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.

Leitrim Sculpture Centre

North West Christmas Open 2018

Call for Submissions

Leitrim Sculpture Centre invites artists based in the North West of Ireland to submit work for their North West Christmas Open. The LSC North West Opens provide opportunities for artists based in the North West counties to exhibit at LSC and promote their work. NW Counties here include: Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal, Fermanagh, Cavan, Tyrone and Derry.

The exhibition will take place in the LSC Gallery on New Line, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim and will launch at 12pm – 7pm Friday 7th December, with the show running until Saturday 22nd December 2018.

Small works in any medium in the form of framed or unframed drawings, paintings, prints or sculpture can be submitted. Up to a maximum of four works per artist may be submitted with a submission fee of €10 per work. All items must be for sale and not exceed 3ft square in size incl. frame. No video works allowed. There is no size limit for 3D sculptural works. LSC takes 25% commission from the sale price stated by the artist.

  1. Submission for selection

Deadline for email submissions is Wednesday 28th November at 5pm.
Digital images of the work must first be emailed as jpegs to: apply@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie or delivered as photographs. Do not deliver original work or send payment for this selection process.

  1. Information
  2. In the body of the email include for each piece: Your Name; ‘Title’; Medium; Size; Date; Price.
  3. Please attach a brief artist statement or description of work and a short bio (no more than half A4 each). Please ensure this information is submitted in a MS Word .doc format.

3. Notification of Selection: Notification to artists of the selection will be on Thursday 29th November 5pm

4. Delivery of work: Selected artists should deliver work to the LSC Gallery on New Line, Manorhamilton on either  Saturday 1st  December or Monday 3rd December 11am to 4pm. Late works will not be accepted. A submission fee of €10 per work will be charged, payable upon delivery of the work.

5. Removal of Work: Work must be collected on Tuesday 8th  January from 11am to 4pm.

Leitrim Sculpture Centre would like to apologize for the late arrival of this information.


UPCOMING EXHIBITION: After the Blacksmith

EXHIBITING ARTIST: Mhairi Sutherland, Artist in Residence

EXHIBITION OPENING: Friday 16 November 2018, 5-8pm


Exhibition Statement:

The work in After the Blacksmith began with a search for the Leland Lewis Duncan archive, a 19th century photographic album of Leitrim. This unique, elusive and meticulous historical document of a colonial, rural Ireland was the starting point for the research, part of the artist's ongoing interest in the history of photography and its relationship with imperialism and appropriation. Connecting drawings and photographic mediums, both analogue and digital, the work in the exhibition has been researched, created and presented within the context of Leitrim itself, as was the original album. Collaboration and conversations with locally based individuals and groups has been a key element of the research, and the artwork reflects these interactions. These include members of the Manorhamilton Camera Club who have been invited to participate, and the historian and priest Liam Kelly, author of the singular publication that explores and presents the photographs of the Leland Lewis Duncan album in The Face of Time. (1995, Lilliput)

About the Artist:

Mhairi Sutherland is a visual artist working in photography, video and drawing. Originally from Scotland, she was awarded a PhD in 2012, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and an MFA (Distinction), University of Ulster, Belfast (1994-96). Recent projects include a commission from the Hasselblad Foundation, Sweden, for Drone Vision: Warfare, Surveillance and Protest, a tri-partite group exhibition in Gothenberg, Lahore and Nicosia (May – September 2018); The Dome, (SIAP Award ACNI, 2017); 1418 NOW Radio Relay commission PRONTO(2016); Why is it Always December?Millennium Court, Portadown (2016). Her work has been exhibited in one person exhibitions in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (Arc of Fire, 2011) OMAC, Belfast (Fig: YS, 2008) Context Gallery, Derry (Fathom, 2002) and Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow (Blackout, 1999). Her artwork has been included in numerous group exhibitions and is represented in private and public collections in the UK and Europe.

Light refreshments will be served, everyone welcome.

Exhibition runs until Saturday 1st December at 4pm.

Gallery Open 11am-4pm Tuesday - Saturday
New Line
Co Leitrim
Ionad Dealbhóireachta, Cluainín, Co. Liatroim

Telephone: 071 985 5098


Artists in Residence 2019

Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Open Call for Applications for 2019

Exhibition Residencies
Leitrim Sculpture Centre is offering five Exhibition Residencies to visual artist during 2019. Each residency takes place at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and includes an artist’s stipend of €2,400. The residency comes with a one-person exhibition at the end of the residency period. In addition to the stipend, residential accommodation, a private studio with broadband and access to all facilities at the Centre is provided. Period of residency is for 8 weeks.

Deadline for applications:          Saturday 1 Dec 2018        
Notification by:                              Friday 14 December 2018           

For more information and guidelines on how to apply, please see our website and download the Guidelines at:


Proud to be funded by the Arts Council, Leitrim County Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht.

The Workshop Programme 2019 is currently being put together, so please email us and we will send it out to you as soon as it is finished. Or check back here later in the year.

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.