|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.
'North West Open Exhibition 2014'
Opening Reception: 1pm on Friday 25th July
at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton
The North-West Open celebrates the work of artists based in the counties of Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal, Fermanagh, Cavan, Tyrone and Derry.
The ‘finissage’ and award ceremony will be Saturday 23rd August at 3pm and this will coincide with the inauguration of the ‘Dermot Healy Poetry Award’, 2014 and the Five Glens Arts Festival, Manorhamilton, which runs from August 22nd – 24th August.
All exhibiting artists will have a chance to win one of the following awards:
1st - Solo show at LSC within the next two years.
2nd - Private studio with access to technical workspace for one month.
3rd - Access to technical workspace for one month.
Exhibition runs until Sunday 24th August at 4pm.
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. .
LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE, 2015
- CALL FOR APPLICATIONS.
Summer Stone Carving Workshop
Dates: Fri 22nd - Sun 24th August (3 days) 10am - 5pm
Trainer: 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 which they can take home with them.
Jackie McKenna is a co-founder of the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and a driving force for establishing a centre for excellence in stone in Ireland. McKenna has completed many public commissions and is an expert in the use of stone in both public space and as a fine art practice.