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 EVENT AND EXHBITION: EVIDENCE OF SMALL BEHAVIOURS

PRINT SYMPOSIUM with THE MANOR PRINT GROUP

GALLERY OPENING: Saturday 7th May, 2016, 3-5pm

Closing Celebration Friday 13th 5pm.


“Evidence of Small Behaviours” is a symposium comprising of several days of generative print explorations on site and culminating in an exhibition in the gallery. The focus is on exploring the edges and essence of print, peer-to-peer learning, and collaboratively producing ambitious, experimental and exciting works. 

'The "Small Behaviours" in the symposium title describes interactions and the reverberations of minor acts “ Glances, gestures, positioning, statements… Intended or not, that continually feed into a situation to reveal social changes in progress” (Lucy Mc Diarmada, At Home In The Revolution – What Women Said and Did in 1916).

Contrasting with this Small Behaviours concept is the very intentional record making of printmaking itself. By working together on image generation, plate production and printing, each individual's small gestures (be that the cutting of a section of block, the sharing of a technique or the inking of a plate) will be made meaningful or coherent, and a historical document of sorts, through the actions of others and the production of work' (Manorhamilton Print Group).

The symposium will comprise of printmaking, discussion and installation and will be co-ordinated by Liz Byrne, Crona Gallagher and Phoebe Dick who run the Peer-to-Peer programme.

Manorhamilton Peer-to-Peer Print Group run weekend workshops and facilitated studio time which are hosted by group members. The programme offers subsidised workshops in various print forms to people with all levels of skill throughout the year. For more information email manorhamiltonprintgroup@outlook.com or check www.facebook.com/TheManorhamiltonPrintGroup

This event is made possible with support from The Leitrim Sculpture Centre, The Leitrim County Council Arts Office and the Mayo Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board.

Gallery opens to public Saturday 7th 3-5pm

Refreshements served, everybody welcome.
Gallery hours: Sunday 8th to Friday 13th, 11am to 4pm. 

2016 WORKSHOPS

DOWNLOAD FULL WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2016

STONE LETTERCUTTING WORKSHOP
Date: Sat 7th & Sun 8th May
Tutor: Seamus Dunbar.
Cost:
€150
Cutting inscriptions in stone is an important part of the stone-carvers craft that has been elevated to an art form in its own right. This module teaches calligraphic and typographic design in combination with precise sculptural skills. More info

TECHNIQUES FOR CERAMIC/POT CONSTRUCTION
Date: Sat 14th & Sun 15th May Tutor: Ross Cochrane/Bettina Seitz.
Cost: €210
This course will teach a series of hand-building techniques for the construction of sculptural forms in clay, including coil-building, slab-building and solid modelling in clay using removable armatures and techniques for hollowing out work in preparation for ceramic firing. Beginners to intermediate. More info

TECHNIQUES FOR CERAMIC/CLAY SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
Date: Sat 28th – Sun 29th May
Tutor: Ross Cochrane/Bettina Seitz.
Cost: €210
An in depth exploration of various ceramic /clay hand building techniques for constructing more challenging and larger forms with detailed information on various types of clays, tools, decorating techniques and the ceramic process in general. Previous experience or prior attendance of basic /intermediate course is essential. More info

WOOD CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP
Date:
Sat 28th – Sun 29th May
Tutor: David Spence.
Cost: €190
The aim of this workshop is to make either a workbench/banker or a treadle lathe from working drawings. This includes complex jointing,de-constructive jointing with mixed materials, understanding the requirements for exterior wood products and the safe use of hazardous chemicals. Students should come with sturdy boots. More info