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: will be launched on Wednesday 6 October 2021.

The participants: Paddy Behan, Pat Bramley, Eileen Brophy, Marian Brophy, Bev Carberry, Anne Dunne, Collette Fennelly, Tom Geoghegan, John Hickey, Des Hurley, Jimmy Hutton, Lorraine Hynes, Charlie Keegan, Rody Kelly, Sr Kathleen Kennedy, Siobhan Kinsella, Pat Kinsella, Walter Lacey, Karl MacDonagh, Rose McEvoy, Margaret McKenna, Leo Maher, Rory Moran, Betty Murphy, John Murphy, Joe O’Brien, Betty O’Gorman, Tom O’Malley, Maurice O’Reilly, Pat O’Reilly, Margaret O’Rourke, Jimmy O’Toole, Fintan Phelan Snr, Annette Reddy, John Rice, Therese Sheehy, George Sothern, Sean Swan, Michael Timmons, Brid Whelan, Colin Whelan, Noreen Whelan, and Margaret Woods.

About the Artist

Tadhg O’Sullivan is a film-maker, sound designer, radio-maker and artist. He was born in Co. Carlow.

Carlow Portraits was created through the support of Creative Ireland. The work will tour to County Carlow’s libraries in 2022 and be displayed in an outdoor public location in Carlow Town in January 2022.