Doorways/Portals - Karl Burke

Various locations / 7-13 June 2017 / FREE

A site-specific artwork, this work involves a number of subtle interventions made directly onto public pathways in a selection of urban spaces located in Carlow town. The work is concerned with the notion of public urban space, architecture, and fundamental to all buildings: the doorway, the entrance. A quiet work, it will be happened upon, walked over and on and is for all audiences.

Doorways/Portals is part of SITEWORKS 2017, commissioned by Carlow Arts Festival and Carlow Arts Office.

SITE WORKS ’17 presents six new site specific* works of art. Inspired by Carlow and its rich narratives, these works create new perspectives on old stories and inhabit locations in unexpected and refreshing ways. There’s a long tradition of inviting artists to Carlow to make and present works of art. SITE WORKS continues on this legacy o ering a unique platform for artists to come, explore and respond.

This year SITE WORKS was selected from open call by Connie Byrne, Arts Facilitator, Sinead Dowling, Arts O cer, Carlow County Council, Emma-Lucy O’Brien, Curator SITE WORKS ‘17 and Jo Mangan, Festival Director.

*The term site-specific refers to a work of art designed specifically for a particular location and that has a relationship with that location.