|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.
CURRENT EXHIBITION: Art & Agriculture II and Agri-Culture.
Art and Agriculture II and Agri_Culture are two research-based residency projects involving collaborative engagement between artists and diverse agricultural contexts found both locally and around the world. The projects have emerged as an exploratory partnership between Roscommon Arts Centre and the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, based in Counties Roscommon and North Leitrim.
Participating artist Pauline O’Connell, based at Leitrim Sculpture, is working around the theme of memory in relation to the historical significance and value of local co-operatives or creameries to current rural economies in her project “The Milk Well and the Tea Well”.
Roscommon Arts Centre plays host to Simon Carman and Helen Sharp whose project entitled “Wilderness in Modified Landscape” looks at changing patterns of land-use in relation to the grasslands of Roscommon and their connection to the Agricultural Mart based in Roscommon Town.
The work developed by all the artists involved will be exhibited in Leitrim Sculpture Centre from July 25th, coinciding with the Manorhamilton Agricultural Fair.
Art & Agriculture II (Leitrim Sculpture Centre)
Opening reception: Saturday 25th July
Light refreshments: 11am – 4pm
Bar refreshments: 4pm – 7pm
Exhibition continues until 6th August
Gallery opening times - 11am-4pm.
Office Opening Hours - 11am-4pm - Monday to Friday.
Exhibition supported by the Leitrim Sculpture Centre
This exhibition then travels to Roscommon Arts Centre during the dates below:
Agri_Culture (Roscommon Arts Centre)
Opening reception: 6.30pm, 15th August
Exhibition continues until 26th September
For information on both exhibitions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
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JULY & AUGUST 2015 WORKSHOPS
Date: Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd August
Tutor: Michael O’Hara.
The module was designed to introduce the student to Metal Crafts; cutting and grinding techniques and uses of hacksaw etc. More Info
Date: Fri 28th - Sun 30th August
S1 Stone Carving
Tutor: Jackie McKenna.
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. Students should come with sturdy boots. For beginners to intermediate. More info
Date: Sat 29th- Sun 30th August
MF3 Tool Making And Tempering Forge
Tutor: Seamus Dunbar & Jonathan Ball.
This course combines the crafts of the carver and the smith. Participants will be introduced to the Blacksmith’s tools and equipment, basic forging techniques. More info