|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.
Carl Giffney- 'PEINT': Artist in Residence
Opening Reception: Friday 24th May, 4pm - 7pm
PEINT took place across a three month period spent on residency at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre. For this project Carl Giffney inhabited and performed roles that have to do with resources and their collection. The roles the artist chose to enact are common to the local area and ones that he claims 'have been both idealised and stereotyped at the same time’. They included the Arigna Coal Miner, the Scrap Metal Dealer, the Wild Cat Oil Driller, the Lithium Chemist, the Barytes Miner and the Tinker.
The outcome of PEINT is a solo exhibition that features a 55 minute HD video that documents and explains the process of engaging with three local materials: Barytes, Lithium and Coal. These three materials are ultimately manufactured into a radioactivity stopping paint (or peint) that is presented in the exhibition. The exhibition also lays out the story of this process physically in the gallery with the materials and equipment that were collected and built during PEINT.
Gallery opening times - Wednesday to Saturday 11 – 5pm
Exhibition runs until 6th June 2013.
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2013
LSC is offering a reduced number of workshops throughout 2013 as we are delighted to be facilitating the Leitrim LiveCraft training programme in association with The Leitrim Design House funded by the Leitrim Development Company. Our usual programme of workshops will back in 2014.
NEW: Download Workshop Programme 2013 - PDF
To book any of our 2013 workshops, just return the booking form to us with payment. Please contact us for vouchers.
B&B is available from €20 per night - details will be sent with booking receipt.
Blacksmithing for Novices Workshopwith Michael Budd
Dates: Sat 25th, Sun 26th May
Course Fees: €150 (two days) – 10am to 5pm
Participants will learn the background of forgework, safety, lighting the fire, taking a heat, hammer control and drawing out, to make their first tool on the forge. You will learn hole punching and riveting and then design your own piece to make on the second day. This is a very hands-on course but there will be enough time to reflect on the skills you will develop and the material you are working with. More Info