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.


Friday 22nd September 5 - 9pm


Artist in Residence, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, 2017


Fiona Kelly, Testing- The Great Heap, Screenprint, Bitumin and Plywood, 2017

About the Exhibition: Fiona Kelly’s practice encompasses printmaking, drawing and mixed media sculptural installations, exploring ideas of disposability, the interim and regeneration. During her residency at LSC Kelly explores the architectural potential of re-appropriated materials in a state of rejection; waste concrete from demolition sites, recycled glass, cardboard, plywood, bitumen and limestone dust. Kelly will alter these foraged remnants or by-products of the urban landscape to visually narrate what she considers to be modern fables.

Bio: Fiona Kelly is an Irish Artist whose practice primarily investigates demolition and ecology. She holds a MA from the Crawford College of Art & Design and was awarded a 1:1 for her research thesis and accompanying exhibition The Distillation of Dust (2015).  Her work has been exhibited in Ireland and internationally, most recently in The Dispersed Gallery, Middlesbrough Art Weekender, U.K; Geological Cake, The Burren College of Art & 126 Galway; I Went to the Woods, the artist as wanderer, GLUCKSMAN, Cork; Dust Breeding (Solo) SOMA Contemporary, Ireland; NEU NOW Online Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; There are Thousands of Taps Dripping, (Solo) Ratamo Galleria, Jyväskylä, Finland.  She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Cork City Arts Council Artists Bursary, The Arts Council of Ireland Individual Artists Bursary, Culture Ireland Award, and the European Pépinières pour Jeunes Artistes six month Residency Award. Kelly is represented in the collections of the University College Cork, C.I.T and in the Jyväskylä Museum of Art Finland. www.fionakelly.com

Gallery exhibition runs until Thursday 12th October.



Artist in Residence, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, 2017


Nollaig Molloy, Coal Slack, image from Arigna, Co Roscommon, 2017

About the Exhibition: Daub clay, willow, hazel, coal slack, coal dust, manure, crushed fired bricks, cyanotype, paper, sound, words, text.

Extraction is a series of material experiments with a recurrence of daub clay used within each structure, armature and form. In some cases it is the remaining material within each element of the exhibition, imprinted with a ghost or residue of another. The experiments derive from a fascination with material-to-hand and the resourcing, gathering and collecting of the above list of materials from a land of untillable drumlins.

Bio: Nollaig Molloy is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Roscommon. Graduating from NCAD in 2012, she received a BA (Hons) History of Art and Fine Art Sculpture. Her practice includes drawing, video and site specific sculptural installation.  Recent solo and group exhibitions include Material Witness at Roscommon Arts Centre in 2016, hɛkəl~s (heckles), TACTIC Cork, Cork City in 2015 and HERE/NOW as part of Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon in 2014. Other recent achievements include being awarded a CREATE Artist in the Community Scheme, Project Realisation Award in 2017 to support Sounding the Shore; a project based on Lough Ree, Co. Roscommon in collaboration with Ballyleague-Lanesborough Men's Shed and their geographical supporting network on the lake's shores.
An Individual Artist Bursary from Leitrim Arts Office in 2017, a residency in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary from the Roscommon Arts Office in 2016 and Bealtaine Festival Artist-in-Residence in 2016 and 2017 in the Roscommon Arts Centre. In 2015 she was recipient of CREATE Artist In the Community Scheme, Research and Development Phase with mentor Gareth Kennedy. www.nollaigmolloy.com

Gallery exhibition runs until Thursday 12th October.     



Culture night features include: Metal Casting and Clay workshops for kids; Music from the Mullies Crowd and a Selection of local food, barbecue and refreshments including:


In association with the Green-Door Festival, Leitrim 2017


Peter Cowman, Head SpaceTrain Trip, Wood, 1.6x1.6x3m, 2006

About the Exhibition: The brainchild of eco-architect and educator Peter Cowman, the Living Architecture HeadSpace is a scale model of a building that facilitates us in directly experiencing the power of space and time to unlock the potential of our lives.  HeadSpace reflects on how buildings embody the identity we project onto the world and invites us to reimagine our buildings and our selves in a form closer to the truth of what we are inside. Practical, lighthearted, inspiring and challenging, HeadSpace offers insights into how we might best shape the future we are destined to live. 

Peter Cowman is an architect, eco-builder, writer and teacher delivering Courses & Workshops internationally on the subject of Living Architecture. Graduating from the School of Architecture, University College Dublin in 1976, he began teaching people how to design their own homes in 1989, a task which he still pursues as director of the Living Architecture Centre. Cowman has a special interest in the creation of affordable, healthy, low-impact, mortgage-free buildings and has developed a unique timber framing system for cost-conscious self-builders. Originator of the ‘sheltermaker’ and ‘living architecture’ Cowmans work has been widely publicised in print and broadcast media, worldwide. He lives in south Leitrim. His Sheltermaker's Manual is published by Python Press. His website is sheltermaker.com. Peter's work is on display until Sunday 1st October.

For more detail see: www.greendoorireland.ie 

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.

Leitrim Sculpture Centre
New Line
Co Leitrim
Ionad Dealbhóireachta, Cluainín, Co. Liatroim

Telephone: 071 985 5098




Sat 16 & Sun 17 September 2017
Sand Casting In Aluminium Workshop
Tutor: Kate Oram.
Cost: €140
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. More Info

Sat 16 & Sun 17 September 2017
Vernacular Carpentry  Workshop
Tutor: Niall Walsh.
Cost: €140                  
Participants will use locally sourced hazel and willow to construct simple stools and benches. Walsh will lead the group through the process of locating the raw materials and using hand tools to make furniture in the style of the ‘cottage’ tradition. This is a workshop in sustainability and will outline how the skill taught can be used to make a range of furniture and forms from the locality. More Info

Sat 23 & Sun 24 September 2017
Stone Lettercutting Workshop
Tutor: Seamus Dunbar.
Cost: €130
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. Participants will learn to identify and understand the tools required for stone cut lettering, gain an appreciation of basic letter proportions and layout and a will cut a name or short inscription (12 characters maximum) in stone. More Info

Sat 14 & Sun 15 October 2017
Images On Glass  - Print And Glass Workshop
Tutor: Alison Lowry.
Cost: €220
By combining the silk-screening procedure with multiple print runs (a different run for each colour), it is possible to create elaborate and multi-coloured works of art. By using glass enamels instead of traditional screen-printing paints, it's possible to use the screen-printing process to print on glass. 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. No experience is necessary. More Info

Sat 4 & Sun 5 November 2017
Jewellery Making And Small Scale Metal Fabrication Workshop
Tutor: Fiona Mulholland & Soraya Ricalde.
Cost: €160
This jewellery and small-scale metal/mixed media fabrication course will be an opportunity to work in precious and non-precious materials. The course will explore a wide variety of jewellery making techniques in metal and including other materials such as acrylic and re-cycled will be facilitated. This course is designed for students who are interested in learning basic jewellery techniques and for those with some prior knowledge who want to improve existing skills. More Info

Sat 18 & Sun 19 November 2017
Modelling The Head In Clay - From Life Workshop
Tutor: Jackie McKenna.
Cost: €180
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 

Sat 25 & Sun 26 November 2017
Mouldmaking & Plaster Casting Of Head Workshop
(Stage 2 after participants have done the Modelling The Head In Clay Workshop)
Tutor: Jackie McKenna.
Cost: €190
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We have rooms in self catering accommodation to rent at €25 per night for workshop participants.