Inishowen Artist: Brendan Farren
Failte! Welcome! All the work shown here was created by myself, the Big Green Artist, Brendan Farren. I am based in Greencastle in east Donegal, and live in a big hemp/lime house with my wife Kathleen O’Hara and 3 children.
Here’s a few photos of a community- woven sculpture which was created on the streets of Strabane, Co. Derry on July 18th. The woven pig stands beside Ambrose, a bronze sculpture outside the Alley Theatre, from the imagination of local man Flann O’Brien.
A new video for Brigid’s Day 2016!
The Salmon of Knowledge was spotted on the streets of Derry, Halloween 2015. (Part of North West Carnival Parade.)
Willow Harvesting Video
This video was shot at the start of 2014, during the willow-cutting open day I had. The idea of having a ‘meitheal’-style willow harvesting began in early 2013, when a group of friends and strangers came together after we had a traumatic fire at our home the xmas before. And they wanted to do it again last year, hence the video.
This is called ‘Return of the Dagda’ and was painted in Glenties in 1999. It was bought by Donegal County Council, and is hung in Buncrana Library.
I would like to publicly thank Phil ‘Pip’ Murray, my cuz and oldest friend, for keeping this website t’gether over the years! I hope you enjoy looking at my work.