WELCOME TO THE LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE

Located in the market town of Manorhamilton, North County Leitrim, the Leitrim Sculpture Centre is a major resource for the advancement of skills and knowledge in traditional, contemporary and experimental visual arts.

LSC supports the material practices of artists and furthers creative engagement with the wider contexts of place and community.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: "NORTH WEST SUMMER OPEN 2016"

Over 40 artists from Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal, Fermanagh, Cavan, Tyrone, and Derry. Exhibiting artists are: Aileen O'Donnell, Ann Conlon, Anna Spearman, Anne Michael, Bobby McPherson, Brigit Egging, Jean-Louis Baudry, Tobias Baudry, Catherine Fanning, Catherine McGagh, Comhall MacPhiaraic, Dulta Mitchell, Finn MacPhiaraic, Michael Keaney, Tom Gault, Daithi Magner, David Smith, Des Cullen, Diane Henshaw, Deirdre Houston, Dermott O'Donnell, Dorothee Kolle, Elaine Howard, Eleanor McCaughey, Emer Ahern, Heidi Wickham, Ian Wieczorek, Jim Fee, Joby Hickey, John Cullen, John McHugh, Johanna Nulty, Katrina Regan, Keith McGrath, Kiera O'Toole, Laura McMorrow, Maria Bagnoli, Marie Padden, Mark O'Gorman, Niall Sheerin, Niall Walsh, Niaomi Draper, Orla Kenny, Paddy Lennon, Paul MacManus, Phillip Shiels, Ronan Burton, Rachel Webb, Roisin Wall, Stephanie McGowan, Susan Walsh, Tina Brooks, Trish Wall.

GALLERY OPENING: Friday 12th August, 2016, 5pm -10pm

The Exhibition continues until Saturday 3rd September and runs concurrently with the Five Glens Arts Festival, see below for all Visual Arts and Music events.


Gallery hours: Monday to Saturday 11am - 4pm.
Doors open at front of house from Thursday to Saturday, exhibition can be viewed by calling into reception on other days.

Refreshments available

Everybody welcome.

To view the full details of the NWO2016 please click here.

2016 WORKSHOPS

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Sat 03 September 2016
Documenting Your Work
Tutor: Veronica Nicholson.
Cost:
€48 For Artists Outside of Leitrim and Non Members of VAI & CF.

€20 for Creative Frame & VAI Members. Maximum 10 participants

The importance of good quality documentation of your work cannot be understated. Good photographs can make all the difference to your exhibition proposals, funding applications, curator visits and online visibility. More Info

Sat 10th & 11th September
Photopolymer and Photo-etching Print Techniques (Foundation)
Tutor: Johnny Bulger.
Cost: €180
Photopolymer printmaking utilises a light activated printmaking plate that is etched without the need for acid and produces results similar to the 19th century photographic process of photogravure. You will use ready-made Japanese 'Solarplates' that are exposed to an image and the image is 'etched' into the plastic layer and developed in a mild soda solution. More Info

Sat 10th & 11th September 2016
Sand Casting In Aluminium Workshop
Tutor: Kate Oram.
Cost: €160
Discover the ancient technique of sandcasting, see examples of what you can make, learn how to make a master pattern and then cast it in aluminium and then how to finish it. Advice on suitable patterns (flat-backed or two-part, with no undercuts) will be emailed to you. More Info

Saturday 17th September 2016
Bronze Pour for participants of Mouldmaking Workshops
Tutor: Keith Alan Seybert.
Cost: €310
Students from refractory mouldmaking and those with existing moulds ready to be poured are brought together for different Bronze Pour days. Techniques in preparing moulds and pouring hot bronze are demonstrated and the safe operation of the bronze furnace and cooling and opening casts is covered. More Info

Sunday 18th September 2016
Patination and Finishing of Metal Workshop
Tutor: Keith Seybert.
Cost: €130
Participants will learn safe effective cold-working procedure: cutting, grinding, carving, polishing, hand lapping, and sand blasting. Many helpful "tricks" and time saving "short cuts" will be demonstrated as applicable to this arduous, yet gratifying, process. More Info

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd October 2016
Modelling The Head In Clay - From Life Workshop
Tutor: Jackie McKenna.
Cost: €160
This module is open to beginners and those with some experience in clay modelling.
Students will learn to make an armature and model a head in clay from life. More Info