WELCOME TO THE LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE

MISSION

Leitrim Sculpture Centre is a national resource for advancing the creative practice and knowledge of visual art making and its collaborative engagement with the ecologies of landscape, place and the rural.

Functioning as a testing-ground for creativity and innovation LSC encourages experimentation in the material production and display of compelling and challenging new work whilst facilitating the creative and professional advancement of the artist and art-form alongside increased public engagement in the arts.

Manorhamilton, North Leitrim Culture Night, 2021    

The Manorhamilton, North Leitrim 2021 Culture Night will bring together exhibitions, public demo’s, open studios, live events, music and local food in an evening that celebrates some of the diverse art-forms practiced across the County and the North West. Organised by Leitrim Sculpture Centre (LSC) in collaboration with the Glens Centre and the Fulacht Fiadh Café, based at Manorhamilton Castle, the line-up provides for a fun and entertaining evening for all and includes:

Poetry & Music at the Castle: Filíocht agus Ceol ag an gCaisleán. Á gcur i láthair ag Splódar (1-2pm).

Exhibitions at Leitrim Sculpture Centre: Residency artists Gail Mahon & Aengus Friel, perform their ongoing sound & visual arts collaboration, entitled Matterflow 00-SNS.Christine Mackey presents The Long Field: an exhibition of her research residency exploring the hedgerows of North Leitrim. (3-6pm)

Family Event at The Glens Centre: a unique theatrical opportunity for youngsters to feature on camera with The Blacksod Bay 1866 Co award-winning actors Fidelma Doherty and Keith McDonnell. Videographer and photojournalist, Fergus Sweeney, (RTE, TG4, Sky,ITV) is the director who will work with 6-10 year olds exploring pre-recorded stories with the children’s parts filmed on the day and then edited in. Each participant will then get a copy for posterity. And, who knows, it could be the start of a stellar career! Must be pre-booked see www.theglenscentre.com (2-5pm)

Community projects at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre include, What Gives Me Joy a collaborative video project by the Manorhamilton 24/7 Carers’ Group with artist Róisín Loughrey, LSC Community Pop Up Shop, Main St. (2-5pm) and Discovering the Art of Ceramics, works by members of the North Leitrim Women’s Centre made during workshops with Bairbre Kennedy and Andy Roche, LSC Factory on New Line (3-6pm).

Technical demonstrations at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and participation include Gaelic stone letter-cutting, jewellery, ceramics, metal casting, printmaking and a display of natural-fibre sculpture by artist Anna Macleod. LSC Factory on New Line and Sheehans Print Studio, Main Street (3pm – 5pm)

Local food at Fulacht Fiadh Café  - cooked in a middle eastern style is served free of charge in the gardens of the at the castle (open to all). This will be accompanied by music from Wildfire, an americana-folk trio, courtesy of the Glens, both from 6pm onwards.
Psychedelic rock band TUATH from Donegal will complete the days celebration from 8pm against the atmospheric backdrop of the Castle Grounds. Commissioned by Leitrim Sculpture Centre this event must be pre-booked as numbers are limited.

See https://www.facebook.com/fulachtfiadhcafe/ & check out Fulacht Fiadh Cafe events page for Culture Night tickets.

For updates see www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie . Refreshments are available from 6.30pm in the Castle Gardens.

          
 

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Artists Technical Support Registration
Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Open Call:

Leitrim Sculpture Centre are seeking applications from artists wishing to register as Artists’ Technical Support advisors and/or mentors at its Centre in Manorhamilton Co. Leitrim.

Registered artists may be approached in the future to provide technical support services at the centre and this will be determined by the creative requirements of artists using the Centre on an ongoing basis.

In addition artists may also register to deliver workshop courses at either beginners/intermediary or masterclass/advanced levels. These will also be put forward for selection to the Workshop Programmes developed by the Centre in the future.

Deadline for submission:   20th October 2021
Notification of successful registration:     15th  November 2021

For more information with guidelines and to access the application form please see:

http://www.leitrimsculpturecentre/programme/workshops.html

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Artists Exhibition Residencies 2022
Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Open Call for Applications for 2022

Leitrim Sculpture Centre in association with Leitrim County Council is offering five Exhibition Residencies to visual artist during 2022. Each residency takes place at the Sculpture Centre and includes an artist’s fee of €3,000. The residency comes with a one-person exhibition at the end of the residency period and includes accommodation in a private studio-apartment with broadband; access to all facilities at the centre along with technical and curatorial support. The period of residency is for min 6 to a max of 8 weeks.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 28 September 2021 
Notification by:   Wednesday 20 October 2021

For more information and guidelines on how to apply please see:

http://www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie/programme/residencies.html

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The Leitrim Sculpture Centre is proud to be funded by the Arts Council, Leitrim County Council, Creative Ireland and the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht.

 

 

All workshops are postponed until further notice.

To register an interest in specific workshops, email info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

For more information- see the Workhop Resource Manual

We have rooms in self catering accommodation to rent at €25 per night for workshop participants.