The Wolf O'Brien


The Wolf O'Brien - Brian Hand & Orla Ryan

Above Unit 2, 38-43 Tullow Street /7-13 June / 10am-1am / FREE

The Wolf O’Brien; this film and documentary art work explores the last sighting and slaying of a wolf in Ireland near Mount Leinster in 1786. Illuminating a large glass window pane, you’ll encounter The Wolf O’Brien and his story as evening falls each day of the festival. The work is about scale, extinction, myth and history.

The Wolf O'Brien 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 offering 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 Officer, 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.