V&A Dundee

10-metre Olympia mural unveiled

A large hand-painted billboard, measuring 10 metres wide by 3.5 metres high, has been created by Cobolt Collective to welcome visitors to V&A Dundee.

It is inspired by the original Olympia Swimming Pool, a much-loved Dundee leisure centre that originally opened in 1974 on the same site as V&A Dundee, before moving to a new site on East Whale Lane.

The pool was treasured by many Dundonians and, with the largest flumes in Europe, was a place of play, joy, pleasure and delight for children and adults alike.

This year V&A Dundee will be ‘thinking out loud’ through its programme, opening up conversations about what design means, sparking debate and ideas about the role of design in enriching all our lives.

Over the spring and summer, Cobolt are working with communities to co-design a second mural for the plaza outside the museum.

Cobolt Collective recently achieved international recognition for a mural on the wall of the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, inspired by Douglas Stuart's Booker Prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain.