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 Exhibition: The Lost Acre

Artist: Laura McMorrow

Exhibition Opening: Friday 9th February 2018, 5pm-8pm

Laura McMorrow, The Lost Acre, Video Still, 2018.

Artists Statement: The Lost Acre

In Irish folklore, ‘the lost acre’ refers to an area in the landscape where you can be lead astray. This enchantment can last for several hours during which your time is unaccounted for and familiar places may look different. In the Irish language the phenomenon is known as Fóidin Mearbhaill, or treacherous soil. Often, a person might hear their name called or see someone they thought they knew and follow, only to be found hours or days or even weeks later with no memory of how they came to be miles away from where they should be.

Incorporating video, sculpture, painting and collage McMorrow’s exhibition appropriates archival landscape imagery in depictions of other-worldly encounters where the everyday is haunted by memory, anxiety and humour. Found materials such as wood, stone and lichen reference the passing of time whilst souvenirs from charity shops often work as surfaces to paintings that subtly shift the meaning of the original.

The video work is a recording of studio experiments. Drawing on the aesthetics of science fiction films and nature documentaries McMorrow uses materials like wax, ice, and jelly to invent a world where the familiar becomes strange. The film seeks to explore the patterns and forces that influence The Lost Acre phenomena and its combination of sensory and surreal perception.

Artist's Bio

Laura McMorrow is a visual artist from Leitrim, Ireland. She holds a Masters in Fine art from the University of Ulster in Belfast, 2012 and graduated with a degree in painting from Limerick School of Art and Design, 2008. In 2017, she was awarded the Burren College of Art Emerging Irish Residency Award and she has work in the National Drawing Collection of Ireland. Recent exhibitions include Devonshire Art Collective, UK, 126 Gallery in Galway and Catalyst Arts Gallery in Belfast. Her practice incorporates video installation, sculpture, collage, and painting.

Exhibition continues until Sat 03 March

Gallery opening times: Tues - Sat 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
New Line
Co Leitrim
Ionad Dealbhóireachta, Cluainín, Co. Liatroim

Telephone: 071 985 5098


The Workshop Programme for 2018 will be announced in March.

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