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.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE 2016: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Leitrim Sculpture Centre in association with Leitrim County Council Arts Office, are offering five residencies to visual artists, based at LSC. Each residency includes an artist’s stipend of €2,500 and comes with a one-person exhibition at the end of the residency period.

CURRENT EXHIBITION: Anna Macleod, Artist in Residence 2015, ‘Staid na Talún- A State of Land’.

Opening reception: Friday 21st August 2015, 5pm.
Exhibition continues until Thursday 3rd September

A State of Land takes the 1840’s – 1850’s Geological Survey of Ireland as a starting point to explore historical and contemporary attitudes to rural landscapes in a time of climate change uncertainty. The GSI field sheets were mapped during one of the greatest catastrophes to befall Ireland, The Great Famine. While the survey approach was primarily scientific in mapping the geological formations of the Irish landscape, another mapping function was resource speculation and the identification of potential mineral wealth.

As a counterpoint to the scientific and economic narrative, an interview with historian ProinnsÍos Ó Duigneáin plots the influence of the Land League and how mass mobilisation of the population eventually led to better conditions tor tenant farmers, sowing seeds for the Irish Independence movement. More info

Anna Macleod will be available in the gallery at the following times:
Sat 22nd August | 11am - 5pm
Tue 25th - Sat 29th | 11am - 5pm
Sun 30th 'Inspirational Homes' | 12am - 5pm
Wed 2nd - Thurs 3rd September | 11am - 5pm

Exhibition supported by the Arts Council and Leitrim County Council and made in association with dearclimate.net.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 2015

TP5 Traditional Print Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Dates: Sat 12th - 13th September
Tutor: Debra Bowden
Fee: €160

Japanese woodblock printmaking is an ancient art form dating back to the 8th century. This beautiful technique of carving and printing from woodblocks is a non-toxic technique which uses watercolours and water based inks. The fine structure of Japanese papers enables hand burnishing with a baren (bamboo pad) instead of using a printing press. More info

Stone Lettercutting
Dates: Sat 12th - 13th September 
Tutor: Seamus Dunbar
Fee: €150

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) in stone. More info

W7c Workshop In Vernacular Carpentry
Dates: Fri 18th - Sun 20th September
Tutor: Niall Walsh.
Cost: €170

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

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