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: REMEMBERING 1916

GALLERY OPENING: Sunday 29th May, 2016, 6.30 -9pm

Exhibition continues until Saturday 4th May.


To mark the centenary of 1916 the Manorhamilton Historical Society and the Leitrim Sculpture Centre are organising a series of events to commemorate the life and times of Seán MacDiarmada and the town of Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim on Sunday May 29th from 12pm - 9pm.
 
The day kicks off with a public ceremony to rename Lower Main Street, Manorhamilton after Seán MacDiarmada. This is followed by music, a lecture and exhibition that will reference pivotal moments in the early life of MacDiarmada and in relation to the social and economic development of the town of Manorhamilton from the 1890’s up until the1916 Rising and the present day. A driving force behind the exhibition is the participation of local communities who donated memorabilia and artworks that reflect on MacDiarmada’s own life or which portray a historical aspect of the town.

SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY MAY 29th: INAUGURATION OF SRAID SEÁN MAC DIARMADA, LECTURE AND EXHIBITION

Parade Assembly     Church Car park                                   12.30pm          
(Assembly and registration of all participants.)                                                                                  
Parade Start              The Fire station                                   2.00pm
(Procession)  
           
Inauguration              At Lower Main Street Entrance          2.30pm
(Parade pause and cutting of tape by Maura Mylonas-Grant,
Grandniece of Sean Mac Diarmada and Ecumenical Blessing of Street.)                                          
Ceremony Salute      The Courthouse                                   2.45pm -3.30pm
(Viewing Platform at Bank of Ireland.)
                                               
Festive Concert        Fairgreen platform                              3.45pm -5.30pm
(Reading of the Proclamation by Comdt. Declan Sheridan,
followed by The Army Pipers Recital and The Emerald Revelers.)
                                   
Historic Lecture        The Glens Centre                                5.30pm -6.30pm
(The Impact of the 1916 Rebellion on Manorhamilton
By Dominic Rooney - A must hear!).

Historic Exhibition               The Sculpture Centre               6.30pm -9.00pm
(Manorhamilton in 1916 and a lot more - a must see!
Exhibition continues until Saturday 4th June.
Historical lectures, talks and workshops and opening times to be announced.)

Gallery hours: Sunday - Saturday, 11am to 4pm.
Additional evening times to be announced

2016 WORKSHOPS

DOWNLOAD FULL WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2016

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

STONE CARVING: INTRODUCTION TO STONE CARVING WORKSHOP Date: Sat 4th - Mon 6th June
Tutor: Jackie McKenna.
Cost: €230
This module is open to those with some experience in stone carving and those with a special interest in stone conservation. Students will be introduced to the principles of design for stone and the basic principles of stone conservation. More info

TRADITIONAL PRINT SCREEN-PRINTING WORKSHOP
Date: Sat 11th - Sun 12th June
Tutor: Deirdre Nolan.
Cost: €180
The weekend introduction to screen-printing for beginners is perfect for those wishing to get a feel for the basic methods in screen-printing.
More info

LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP
Date: Sat 11th - Sun 12th June
Tutor: Mary T. Keown.
Cost: €160
This course includes an introductory lecture on artist’s own work then the group will collect images for their landscapes during a trip to Glenfarne wood. The images will be processed in Digital media and then used as source for abstracted landscapes.
More info

BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP
Date:
Sat 18th - Sun 19th June
Tutor:Vanya Lambrecht Ward.
Cost: €150
Participants of this bookbinding weekend will get a broad introduction of the constructing of a book, showing and using a variety of materials and binding techniques over the two days. Two binding techniques (Coptic and Stab stitch) will be further demonstrated and tried out to form a basis for further exploration. More info