In Dublin, by Tina O'Connell. Refinery worker at a sample point, Irish Tar storage tanks, Dublin Port, 1999. Photo. Valerie Connor.
In Dublin, by Tina O'Connell. Examining bitumen tar in hemispherical fibreglass moulds, Irish Tar premises, Dublin Port, 1999. Photo. Valerie Connor.
In Dublin was commissioned by Project Arts Centre, and developed during an Artists' Work Programme residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. As part of her installation, the artist cast a bitumen sphere measuring over 1 metre in diameter and weighing 1 tonne. These photographs were taken during a technical visit to Irish Tar at Dublin Port. They show a refinery worker using a 'sample point' to release bitumen from a large storage tank and the artist examining the final filled moulds with another staff member.