Sculpture & Combined Media
The Ballygastle Trilogy
Jarlath Slattery is an artist based in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare.
His work is an investigation into his personal connection to the eerie local landscape of 1970s Lisdoonvarna, in North Clare, which had a profound effect on him as a child.
This work focuses on memories and interactions of three specific locations in the adjoining townland regions of Ballygastle and Ballyteige:
A grass-road leading into the old family home that used to terrify him.
An old house where a facially disfigured man lived and also the site of a murder in the 1800’s.
The bog in Ballyteige, where he fell into a boghole aged five.
Jarlath has revisited these locations that planted the roots for his fascination with the Gothic, weird and eerie and retells the three stories using black humour, through a combination of video, photography and Sound Art.