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.

EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Umbel[bumble]

ARTIST EXHIBITING: Sarah Ellen Lundy, Artist in Residence, LSC 2017

GALLERY OPENING: Friday 21st July 5pm – 8pm

Refreshments served at 5pm, Everybody welcome.

Continues until Saturday 12th August 2017.


About the Exhibition: Currently working in horticultural settings Lundy’s preoccupations with systems and spaces extends to the natural world in her multi-species collaboration with various plants, insects and human-made structures and systems of knowledge.

Weaving together a series of metaphorical meditations on the complex relations between humans and plant-life, including current environmental threats to the bee, Lundy’s exhibition activates an assemblage of everyday objects, moving images and the ephemeral performance of materials to challenge autonomy in the face of systemic and applied homogenization.

A personal testament to the fragile life-forms that co-habit nature Lundy’s work draws inspiration and incorporates elements from diverse sources and through a strong sense of the absurd the artist seeks to extend through this work an invitation to engage in alternative dialogues

Bio: Lundy is a visual and sound artist based in County Leitrim. She holds BA Arts [English & Philosophy] NUIG hons; an MA Arts Policy & Practice from the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at NUIG [distinction] and an MA Fine Art from the UCA UK [distinction]. She has contributed to RTE Lyric FMs experimental sound show NOVA and performed live at Sonic Arts Waterford festival in September 2016. She was awarded a satellite residency and joint exhibition at 126 Gallery, Galway under the Arts Council Project Award Scheme, October 2016 and was artist in residence in Krems, Austria 2016 awarded by The Custom House Gallery, Westport, Mayo.

www.greyliquidgums.com

https://www.facebook.com/SarahLundyVisualArtist

LSC Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 4pm.
Doors open at front of house from Thursday to Saturday, exhibition can be viewed by calling into reception on other days.

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

info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie
www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie
Telephone: 071 985 5098

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2016 WORKSHOPS

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Saturday 15 July 2017
Mouldmaking & Plaster Casting Of Head Workshop
(Stage 2 after participants have done the Modelling The Head In Clay Workshop)
Tutor: Jackie McKenna.
Cost: €80
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AUGUST
Sat 5, Sun 6 and Mon 7 August 2017
Stone Carving Workshop
Tutor: Jackie McKenna.
Cost: €190
Students will be introduced to the principles of stone carving and design, the identification and uses of different stone and the use of hand tools. Each student will design and carve a simple form that they can take home with them. For beginners to intermediate. More Info

Sat 5 & Sun 6 August 2017
Welding Workshop
Tutor: Michael O’Hara.
Cost: €200
The module was designed to introduce the student to Metal Crafts, which they can apply to their own requirements. Introduction to cutting and grinding techniques and uses of hacksaw; files; drills; hammers; grinders; chop-saw; sanders. Demonstrated competence in MMA/Arc welding including different weld joints – butt weld, lap weld and T-fillet. Students also attempt similar joints through the TIG welding process. More Info

Sat 5 & Sun 6 August 2017
Photopolymer and Photo-etching Print Techniques (Foundation)
Tutor: Johnny Bugler.
Cost: €190
Photopolymer printmaking utilises a light activated printmaking plate that is etched without the need for acid and produces results similar to the 19th century photographic process of photogravure. You will use ready-made Japanese 'Solarplates' that are exposed to an image and the image is 'etched' into the plastic layer and developed in a mild soda solution.  More Info

SEPTEMBER
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

We have rooms in self catering accommodation to rent at €25 per night for workshop participants.