|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.
The Leitrim Sculpture Centre
North West Christmas Open 2015
Call for Submissions, we are inviting artists based in the North West of Ireland to submit work for our Christmas Open Exhibition. Click here for more information.
CURRENT EXHIBITION: Opening Reception Friday 13th November 5pm-8pm
Gavin Porter, Alberto, ink on paper, 170cm x 250cm
- Gavin Porter Exhbition Launch: 'Journey of a fruit fly'
Gavin Porter’s practice uses the mediums of drawing and etching to create a visual language through which he explores the territory between the real and the imagined, the sublime and the absurd. Referencing techniques observed in historical engravings, his work exploits the linear, monochrome qualities of these mediums to engage with the uncanny nature of natural forms and phenomena. In this one-person show many of his most recent creations are brought together at the LSC for the first time and include etchings, drawings and large-scale graphic compositions.
Gavin Porter is an artist living in County Roscommon. His artistic output consists of drawing, etching, sound installation and assemblage, with etching being his main medium of choice. He achieved a first class Honours Degree from Sligo IT in 2013 and has continued to exhibit both locally and nationally since. In 2013 he was one of three emerging artists chosen for In Isolation, at Broadstone Studios, Dublin, and has recently had solo shows at Custom House Gallery, Westport, and Gallery No 6, Sligo. In 2014, Gavin was selected for an inaugural residency at Harrington Studios, King House, Boyle, and later that year was awarded first prize at the North West Open exhibition in Leitrim Sculpture Centre. His work has been shown across Ireland and in the UK.
Light refreshments will be served, everyone welcome
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 continues until Saturday 26th November
DOWNLOAD FULL WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2016
HOT GLASS: GLASSBLOWING AND USE OF ELECTRIC FURNACE WORKSHOP
Dates: Thur 26th & Fri 27th, Sat 28th & Sun 29th November (2 classes)
Tutor: Graham Reid.
Cost: discount rate €150 each
These two-day workshops are designed for artists or crafts makers interested in exploring the creative potential of hot glass. Without any, or limited, previous experience participants will first be acquainted with a short history of the medium and the different equipment, tools and safety practices used in the hot glass studio. More info
JEWELLERY MAKING AND SMALL SCALE METAL FABRICATION WORKSHOP
Dates: Sat 21st & Sun 22nd or Sat 28th& Sun 29th November 2015(2 classes)
Tutors: Soraya Ricalde and Fiona Mulholland.
Cost: discount rate €140 each
These two-day courses are aimed at artists, jewellers, crafts and model makers interested in the world of small-scale metal fabrication and jewellery techniques.
HIGH DEFINITION DIGITAL PROJECTION WORKSHOP
Dates: Sat 28th & Sun 29th November 2015
Tutor: Dave Spence.
This two-day course concentrates on High Definition (HD) work that includes stills and moving image preparation with a keen focus on resolution levels/high quality print ready images and video presentation.
DIGITAL PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT & PRESENTATION WORKSHOP
Dates: Sat 5th & Sun 6th December
Tutor: Christine Mackey.
The need to provide dynamic and professional presentations of ones creative work has never been greater. This two day intensive course will develop portfolio presentations skills that utilize image ready stills with text and design layout. More info