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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.
"What If We Got It Wrong?"
GALLERY OPENING: Friday 16th September, 2016, 5pm -10pm
As part of Culture Night we are launching a group show of seventeen artists- What if we got it wrong? with music and food available in the stone yard into the evening.
WHAT IF WE GOT IT WRONG? / ET SI ON S'ETAIT TROMP?
What If We Got It Wrong? is a touring group exhibition of 15 Irish or Irish-based artists engaged in issues of climate change produced by the Centre Culturel Irlandais in the lead up to the international COP21 Climate Conference in Paris in December 2015. What If We Got It Wrong? - as the performance-poet Lemn Sissay asks us - in measuring progress by levels of industrialisation, expansion and accumulation? A focal point of the exhibition is the ice and waters of the Arctic, veritable barometers of the catastrophic effects of this ‘progress’, with a further important strand being geopolitics and its direct links to questions of energy and biodiversity. Video and multi-media installations, photography, works on paper and canvases bring the complexities and implications of climate change to the fore in works by Emily Robyn Archer, George Bolster, Mark Clare, Alice Clark, Blaise Drummond, Seamus Dunbar, John Gerrard, Andrew Kearney, Susan Leen, Ruth Le Gear, Christine Mackey, Anna Macleod, Selma Makela, Seamus Nolan, Softday and Brigitta Varadi.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with essays by Nora Hickey M’Sichili (Curator), Frank McDonald, Darragh McKeon and Katherine Waugh.
What if We Got it Wrong? toured during 2016 to F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge, N. Ireland; Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford; Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton and finally will show at West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen opening on the 29 October.
LSC Gallery hours: Monday 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.
Artists in Residence at The Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Call for Applications for 2017
Leitrim Sculpture Centre in association with Leitrim County Council Arts Office are offering five residencies to visual artist during 2017.
Each residency takes place at the Sculpture Centre and includes an artist’s stipend of €2,400 and comes with a one-person exhibition at the end of the residency period. In addition to the stipend, accommodation and access to all facilities are provided.
For information and guidelines on how to apply, please see download the
LSC Residency Application Guidelines 2017
Deadline for applications: Monday 14 November 2016 at 5pm
Notification by: Friday 1 December 2016
Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Ionad Dealbhóireachta, Cluainín, Co. Liatroim
Telephone: 071 985 5098
LSC acknowledge the financial support of the Arts Council and Leitrim County Council
DOWNLOAD FULL WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2016
Sat 10th & 11th September
Photopolymer and Photo-etching Print Techniques (Foundation)
Tutor: Johnny Bulger.
Photopolymer printmaking utilises a light activated printmaking plate that is etched without the need for acid and produces results similar to the 19th century photographic process of photogravure. You will use ready-made Japanese 'Solarplates' that are exposed to an image and the image is 'etched' into the plastic layer and developed in a mild soda solution. More Info
Sat 10th & 11th September 2016
Sand Casting In Aluminium Workshop
Tutor: Kate Oram.
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.
Saturday 17th September 2016
Bronze Pour for participants of Mouldmaking Workshops
Tutor: Keith Alan Seybert.
Students from refractory mouldmaking and those with existing moulds ready to be poured are brought together for different Bronze Pour days. Techniques in preparing moulds and pouring hot bronze are demonstrated and the safe operation of the bronze furnace and cooling and opening casts is covered.
Sunday 18th September 2016
Patination and Finishing of Metal Workshop
Tutor: Keith Seybert.
Participants will learn safe effective cold-working procedure: cutting, grinding, carving, polishing, hand lapping, and sand blasting. Many helpful "tricks" and time saving "short cuts" will be demonstrated as applicable to this arduous, yet gratifying, process.
Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd October 2016
Modelling The Head In Clay - From Life Workshop
Tutor: Jackie McKenna.
This module is open to beginners and those with some experience in clay modelling.
Students will learn to make an armature and model a head in clay from life.