CALLUM INNES… Known for his colour-blocked abstract paintings, amongst other work, Edinburgh based artist Callum Innes works for the very first time with light, this work floods the dark tunnel on Calton Road with colour to show the magnificent architecture of the Regent Bridge above.
The bridge was designed in 1814 by Archibald Elliot to create an entrance to Edinburgh where the London Road entered the New Town. It was completed in 1819 and solved the long-standing problem of entering the capital through narrow and inconvenient medieval streets.
Working with architect and lighting artist Gavin Fraser, Innes created a scheme that transforms the flat sides of the lower arch at street level into an illumination of colour. The work follows a brief to create a structured and yet deliberately random order of coloured light, the color has changed several times-emphasising the giant curve of the arch above.
The Regent Bridge is commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and Ingleby Gallery (which I have pictures from coming soon).