Carlow Portraits - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Carlow Portraits

A unique new work by artist Tadhg O'Sullivan, based on encounters with forty-three older members of the Carlow community. Supported by Creative Ireland.

05 - 31 October 2021 |

Admission: Free

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Carlow Portraits comprises slow motion video portraits and wide-ranging audio interviews. An intimate and sensitive work, it invites the viewer to spend time with these remarkable people from County Carlow. The participants speak about life, the passing of time, cultural change, and their extraordinary experience of Covid 19. These interviews were conducted during the individual portrait sittings. A website and archive of this project has been made to host these images and stories. Visit it at

Carlow Portraits was created through the support of Creative Ireland.

About the Artist

Tadhg O'Sullivan is an internationally renowned film-maker, sound designer, radio-maker and artist. He was born in Carlow and draws on connections with the local community to make this project deeply collaborative.

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