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.

UPCOMING EXHBITION: Noah Rose, What Matter / Cén t-údar

GALLERY OPENING: Friday 24th June, 2016, 5 - 8pm

Exhibition continues until Thursday 14th July.



About the Exhibition:
Noah Rose’s work is rooted in a desire to understand, evaluate and find new connections between the past and present, across geopolitical boundaries and different cultural, linguistic, political or religious traditions.  In the present exhibition, Rose explores the power of stones as markers of cultural memory written into the land and as a repository of the language and words we use to signify and emplace power and commemoration.

Working with the material qualities of local quarried stone and contemplating the vast geological time of its formation the artist performs a number of translations in developing the work. These usually start as in-situ drawings and texts inspired by the artist’s research at a number of key symbolic sites, memorials and megalithic tombs found across North Leitrim. Sensory impressions become etched or carved into metal or stone shifting from one medium or language into another subtly changing the form and sentiment of the original.

Words also enter translation, for example when the artist chooses to translate the Proclamation of the Irish Republic into Catalan or where the English version of a poem written by the artist entitled ‘What Matter’ is translated into the Irish and then carved in Cló Gaelach (Gaelic script) into untreated field limestone for the central feature of the exhibition – a Celtic spiral structure evoking the close connection of indigenous Irish culture and language to the meanings and patterns of the land.

About the Artist: Noah Rose’s work crosses a range of artforms and disciplines including sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, furniture/ architectural design, typography, linguistics, cartography, psychogeography and archival collection, and is developed through processes of research, dialogue and social engagement.
Trained at Manchester Metropolitan University Rose has worked as a practising artist since 1991 completing over 50 projects made for public spaces outside the gallery in over 80 locations across Britain and Ireland, as well as across continental Europe. In 2014, he was selected to work on the EU Culture Programme: 'Changing Tracks' public art project that took place in County Mayo in Ireland, Girona in Catalunya and Northamptonshire in England.  Since then he has been working between England and Ireland, as well as continuing to develop projects and exhibitions in Catalunya.

www.noahrose.net

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.

Refreshments available

Everybody welcome

2016 WORKSHOPS

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JEWELLERY MAKING AND SMALL SCALE METAL FABRICATION WORKSHOP
Date: Sat 25th & Sun 26th June
Tutor: Fiona Mulholland & Soraya Ricalde.
Cost: €160
This jewellery and small-scale metal/mixed media fabrication course will be an opportunity to work in precious and non-precious materials. The course will explore a wide variety of jewellery making techniques in metal and including other materials such as acrylic and re-cycled will be facilitated. More info

JEWELLERY MAKING AND SMALL SCALE METAL FABRICATION WORKSHOP
Date: Mon 27th & Tues 28th June
Tutor: Fiona Mulholland & Soraya Ricalde.
Cost: €160
This course is designed for students who are interested in learning basic jewellery techniques and for those with some prior knowledge who want to improve existing skills. More info

WORKSHOP IN VERNACULAR CARPENTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Sat 23rd & Sun 24th July
Tutor: Niall Walsh.
Cost: €160 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. More info                 

STONE CARVING WORKSHOP
Date:
Sat 30th July to Mon 1st August
Tutor: Jackie McKenna.
Cost:
€180
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                 

REPRODUCTION MOULDING FOR ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTS WORKSHOP
Date:
Sat 30th & Sun 31st July
Tutor: Keith Alan Seybert.
Cost: €260
For reproducing objects -first in rubber moulds which may then be used for cold-casting using for example concrete, plaster, resin etc. or for generating a wax ready for refractory investment at later date. More info