Waterford City Panorama 2016

In 2016 Blaise Smith completed a major commission for the OPW and Waterford City and County Council. Waterford 2016 is a panoramic landscape painting of the city. It is 5 metres (16 feet) wide and made up of 52 separate panels. The painting took over 6 months to complete. It was launched in October 2016 and is on permanent display in the Vestibule of Waterford County Hall next to the Theatre Royal. 


You can listen to a Lyric FM radio interview with Blaise about the project here:

https://cdn.rasset.ie/manifest/audio/2016/1107/20161107_rtelyricfm-lorcanmurrayclassicdrive-culturefil_c21084021_21084022_261_/manifest.m3u8


Blaise Smith unwraps Waterford 2016 - picture: Patrick Browne

Waterford 2016 - click to enlarge

You can see a short (7 minute) film about the background to the painting here:


Also a quick 1 minute  preview of some of the individual panels:



All text and images © Blaise Smith 2017