Now you can buy a print of the soon-to-be-demolished Cork Distillers Bottling plant
Attention, fans of mid-century industrial design.
University College Cork has lodged a planning application to demolish it, but fans can keep a little piece of the unique Cork Distillers Bottling plant alive thanks to local artist Jack Collins.
While a group of citizens, architects, graduates, and students have joined forces to fight the proposed demolition of the Frank Murphy-designed building on the North Mall, Jack has been working on a colourful print of its facade and lemon yellow chimney.
Prints now available of Frank Murphy’s iconic Irish Distillers Bottling Plant. €25 including P&P to Ireland. https://t.co/TV18bgd4gb pic.twitter.com/f1RVmIP4Fm
— JC (@cackjollins) May 7, 2021
The Turner’s Cross-based artist has an appreciation for quirky buildings, having studied architecture before pursuing a career in design.
In fact, Collins recently completed an intricate digital illustration of the Odlums Building in the Docklands, another Cork landmark. The Cork Distillers Bottling plant is the next iconic structure in the series.
“Distinguished by glossy bright yellow glazed brick and a neat window arrangement with sculptural cast concrete, it faces the river on a former island distillery which originally bottled Paddy Whiskey and Cork Dry Gin on the North Mall, Cork City until 2007,” explains Conor English, who started the petition to restore the building.
Jack’s A4 fine art giclée prints are €20 at cackjollins.com.