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: Tomasz Matuszak - ‘NOT QUITE RIGHT’ ', Opening Friday, May 8th, 5-8pm

Tomasz Matuszak’s work is a response to the surrounding reality or place of its making. Framed within a gallery and non-gallery context, Matuszak tries to find a foothold, some story, or a given condition, that initiates a new composition from the use of existing materials. As the artist states: ‘I am always answering to the existing situation. Most of my works are site-specific and refer to a space (indoor or outdoor) and a social or political situation, which also becomes the space of the exhibition’ (Matuszak 2014). 

In the exhibition ‘Not Quite Right’ Matuszak works with the repetition of forms found originally in the gallery architecture at Leitrim Sculpture Centre together with re-moulded objects taken from the surrounding landscape. This approach is a feature of the artist’s interest in the subject of ‘tautology’ and how the potential for something new or different might be realised from the repetition of what already exists. More Info

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. 

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Vouchers available for 2015 workshops, contact the office at info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

MAY 2015 WORKSHOPS

Date: Sat 23rd - Sun 24th May
IT2 Innovative Technology
Tutor: Leo Scarff And Alistair Farrell.
Cost: €130

Technologies; An introduction to 3D CAD, free & low-cost alternatives to AutoCAD, solid & surface model formats & how to exchange with other systems; Generating photo-realistic models for mockups; 3D scanning, how to scan a physical object for 3D Digital Manufacturing; 3D Digital Manufacturing techniques, an overview of 3D Printing techniques and printers, CNC Milling; Demonstrations of 3D scanning & printing. More info

Date: Sat 30th - Sun 31st May
IT2 Innovative Technology
Tutor: Leo Scarff And Alistair Farrell.
Cost: €130

Day 1 = Physical Computing, creating interactive pieces by combining hardware & software; Micro-controllers & sensors, understanding the differences between Arduino & Raspberry Pi, how to use these systems to sense interactions & generate responses; Case-studies, including Wearable technologies & Art installations.

Day 2 = Recent innovations in material creation and processing covering the following: Stone, Brick, Tile, Concrete, Metal, Glass, and Fabric. More info

Date: Sat 30th- Sun 31st May
MC2 Sand Casting In Bronze and Aluminium
Tutor: Kate Oram.
Cost: €210
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 bronze or aluminum and then how to finish it. Advice on suitable patterns (flat-backed or two-part, with no undercuts) will be emailed to you. More info

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