Lee Tunnel in the National Gallery, Dublin 2019 as part of “Shaping Ireland”
In 1999, Blaise Smith won the Centenary Commission for Cork County Council. He proposed a suite of paintings depicting the Roads, the Road workers and the machines they use for Road building. He spent a year in County Cork, in Council Yards and on the sides of Raods, from modern motorways to tiny boreens. He also made several portraits of County Council Roadworkers, from the Engineers in their office in Mallow, to the Grader Driver and Tarring crew.
The works are currently on Display in Cork County Council’s training facility. The painting “Lee Tunnel” was recently exhibited in the National Gallery in Ireland as part of the Shaping Ireland Exhibition.
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