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: 'The Lost and Found Office' - Seamus Dunbar

Opening Reception: Friday 30th January, 5pm

From October 2012 to February 2013, Dunbar walked the dismantled Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway from Enniskillen to Ballysadare, covering approximately 50 miles (80 km) in 13 stages.  The railway line offers a predetermined route through a rural landscape. As a 19th century venture capitalist enterprise, it raises questions that trouble contemporary anthropology, issues of how we exist in relation to landscape, whether as colonial ‘occupiers’ or indigenous ‘inhabitants’.  Now effectively a ruin, it juxtaposes wildness with cultivation and management.

Shadowing the physical journey is a socio-cultural one, that cuts an exploratory trench through layers of history, from the contemporary threat of hydraulic fracturing, through Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’, back through the history of colonisation to the early Christian era, and deeper still into the iron, bronze and stone ages. As a strategy for walking, Dunbar developed the persona of the ‘milesman’- employees of the Railway Company whose job it was to inspect and repair designated sections of the railway.  The project reflects his interest in the phenomenological nature of creating and experiencing artworks, and in walking practice as a primary tool in research and art making.  The current work invites viewers to undertake their own journeys by drawing on personal memories and experiences while physically interacting with evidences from  the artists own walk. More info.

Exhibition runs until Sat 14th February.


Gallery opening times -  11am-4pm.
Thursday to Saturday - Doors open at front of house.
Tuesday and Wednesday - Go first to central reception at the side of the building. 
Exhibition supported by the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and the Arts Council.

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Vouchers available for 2015 workshops, contact the office at info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

JANUARY 2015 WORKSHOPS

Date: Sat 31st Jan - Sun 1st Feb
Images On Glass - Print And Glass
Tutor: Alison Lowry.
Duration: 2 Days.
Cost: €220
In this in-depth and informative two-day master-class you will learn how to create images on glass using screen-printing and other image transfer methods. More Info

Date: Sat 31st Jan – Sun 1st Feb
Digital Photography
Tutor:
Dave Spence.
Duration:
2 Days.
Cost:
€140
This course is aimed at participants looking to get the most out of their SLR and compact cameras. They will understand manual camera functions; file formats and production workflows. Setting the camera for different scenarios (studio + landscape); Lighting (including high and low key set-up); Composition and photographic intent dialogue. Students should come with their own SLR, compact or smart phones. For Intermediate level. More Info

Date: Sat 31st Jan – Sun 1st Feb2015
Blacksmithing
Tutor: Michael Budd. Duration: 2 Days. Cost: €170
This course teaches you basic forging techniques to create sculptural forms. Students should come with sturdy boots. For beginners of blacksmithing. More Info

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