St. Mary’s Church, Church St. Graigue / 7-13 June 2017 / FREE

Installed up high in the steeple, Peregrinus responds to the story of a peregrine falcon that nested in the belfry of St. Mary’s Church in Carlow town. Clearing the belfry of unwanted pigeons, the arrival of the falcon at the church led to some addressing it as a ‘miracle’. Through a sculptural intervention, interviews and the gathering of information, artist Cecilia Bullo investigates how stories evolve and mythologies are created. The peregrine falcon’s name originates from the Latin Peregrinus, meaning someone from far away lands, a foreigner with the spirit of travel.

Perigrines 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.