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.

EXHIBITION LAUNCH: "Altered Enviroments"


GALLERY OPENING: Friday 31st March, 5-8pm

Refreshments served at 5pm, Everybody welcome

Continues until Friday, 13th April 2017


Exhibition statement: 'Altered Environments', is an artist-in-residence exhibition that has been created through a montage of pre-recorded footage taken at music and arts festivals produced in Ireland and Spain during the past 12 years. The artist’s interest lies in how humans alter environments at such ‘living outdoor spaces’ and in turn challenge fixed concepts of urban-rural ‘design’, and the dichotomies of nature and culture through collaborative action and critical pathways for autonomy and freedom.

Inspired by the writings of Architectural theorist Lucas “Rem” Koolhas the project reiterates the extent to which architectural space is no longer thinkable in terms of objectives, program and design and must be understood as an object capable of its own unplanned generative thinking and creativity. These sentiments are taken up by the artist’s own montage methodology in taking a situation and re-translating it into overlapping and multiple readings of conditions past and present.

O'Leary's award winning experimental film 'Moveable Dimensions', which is on show in the gallery, was made possible by two residencies in association with the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and Digital Arts Studios Belfast, Northern Ireland. The project also received support from the Arts and Disability Forum, Ireland and showed at the Duncairn Arts Centre and for Late Night Art with PS2 in Belfast 2017. The film will go on a European tour for the World Culture Festival in Mallorca, Spain, May, 2017.

Artist's Biography: O'Leary (b.1977) is an artist based in the North West of Ireland and a graduate of Art in the Contemporary World, MA, NCAD, Dublin 2013. As a visual artist O'Leary's artworks are multidisciplinary in nature that include drawing, film, photography and interactive media, sculpture, video installation. O’Leary directed a short 'Second Sight | Site' screened at Corona Fastnet Short International Film Festival in Schull, West Cork  and was one of four artists chosen for LOCIS an EU project involving Ireland, Sweden and Poland at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, 2013. In 2012 she was artist in residence for the Well-Beings Project, Leitrim, and took part in the symposium 'Pathways to Practice', at the Glucksman Gallery, UCC, with the Fire-Station Artist Studios, Dublin and ADI 2013. Her short 'Seeds, Seeds, Seeds III, was screened for Culture Night with MART's 'We Wear Short Shorts' at Riverside Studios, London, UK, 2012.

O’Leary has exhibited at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre; Pallas Projects Studios/Gallery, Dublin; Droichead Arts Centre, Uilinn; The West Cork Arts Centre; Working Artists Studio/Gallery, West Cork, IRE; The Whole 9 Gallery, CA, USA; Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh; N.I. Tower Museum Derry; ADF Gallery, Belfast; Newcastle Artists Society's, UK and The Model, Sligo, IRE. Her artworks have been shown nationally and internationally and are held in private/public collections.

LSC 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.

Leitrim Sculpture Centre
New Line
Co Leitrim
Ionad Dealbhóireachta, Cluainín, Co. Liatroim

Telephone: 071 985 5098




Sat 1 & Sun 2 April 2017
Traditional Printmaking Relief/Block Printing Workshop
Tutor: Deirdre Nolan.
Cost: €150
This course will demonstrate the techniques of relief printmaking using the lino block, and MDF. Over a two-day workshop transferring the image to the block, use of tools, blind embossing, chine colle, inking up and printing on the press and by hand will be shown. More Info

Sat 1 & Sun 2 April 2017
Welding Workshop
Tutor: Michael O’Hara.
Cost: €190
The module was designed to introduce the student to Metal Crafts, which they can apply to their own requirements. Introduction to cutting and grinding techniques and uses of hacksaw; files; drills; hammers; grinders; chop-saw; sanders. Demonstrated competence in MMA/Arc welding including different weld joints – butt weld, lap weld and T-fillet. Students also attempt similar joints through the TIG welding process. More Info

Sat 22 & Sun 23 April 2017
Vernacular Carpentry Workshop
Tutor: Niall Walsh.
Cost: €130                  
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. This is a workshop in sustainability and will outline how the skill taught can be used to make a range of furniture and forms from the locality. Students come with sturdy boots for walking in the wood. More Info

Sat 29 April to Monday 1 May 2017
Stone Carving Workshop
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

Sat 29 & Sun 30 April 2017
Sand Casting In Aluminium Workshop
Tutor: Kate Oram.
Cost: €130
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 aluminium and then how to finish it. Advice on suitable patterns (flat-backed or two-part, with no undercuts) will be emailed to you.  Everyday and found objects (bones, shells, nuts, household items) can lend themselves nicely to moulding, as well as your original sculpted patterns. More Info

Sat 6 & Sun 7 May 2017
Stone Lettercutting Workshop
Tutor: Seamus Dunbar. Cost: €120
Cutting inscriptions in stone is an important part of the stone-carvers craft that has been elevated to an art form in its own right. This module teaches calligraphic and typographic design in combination with precise sculptural skills. Participants will learn to identify and understand the tools required for stone cut lettering, gain an appreciation of basic letter proportions and layout and a will cut a name or short inscription (12 characters maximum) in stone. Students come with: sketchpad and basic drawing/writing materials.More Info