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Artist Victoria Callinan, Founder The Sugar Factory Studios


“I’ve always really believed in Carlow’s creative spirit”

This Carlow artist's studio takes inspiration from the town’s industrial past.

Inspired by Carlow’s most prominent past industry, artist Victoria Callinan founded The Sugar Factory Studios – a vibrant artist-in-residence space.

After living in Dubai, Victoria returned home to Ireland to begin this project and collaborate with other talented artists. Made possible through Carlow County Council’s five-year Culture and Creativity Strategy, the studio draws on the town’s inherent resourcefulness and can-do approach – “I wanted to tap into that spirit that’s alive in our town.”

Watch Victoria talk about her experience in the short video below.


The Sugar Factory Studios

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