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Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath

Sir John Rogerson's Quay

Gaswork

John Kindness
2012

Dublin - <i>Baile Átha Cliath</i> /  Gaswork   Dublin - <i>Baile Átha Cliath</i> /  Gaswork

Description

4-metre high art installation commemorating two hundred years of tradition and generations of gas workers. The ellipse-shaped structure is clad in vitreous enamel panels and depicts the history and usage of gas through the years based on anecdotes, observations and personal memories of the artist himself and of many who worked in the old Gasworks.

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Annotation

Unveiled 13 June 2012. The installation was commissioned by Bord Gáis to mark the history and heritage of the gas industry in this area. It also marks the completion of the €170m Dublin Gas Renewals Project, which has seen 1,200 kilometres of cast iron gas pipes replaced with modern polyethyelene, making Ireland's gas network one of the most modern and safe in the world.

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Tags

  • Chicken (Rooster / Hen)
  • Children
  • Dog
  • Kindness, John
  • Kitchen
  • Man in bath
  • Man with dog
  • Man with hare
  • Map
  • Pig
  • Woman with dog
  • Location N 53°20'45" W 6°14'7"

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