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 Summer Open 2018

Call for Submissions

Leitrim Sculpture Centre invites artists based in the North West of Ireland to submit work for their Summer Open.

The exhibition will take place in the LSC Gallery on New Line, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim and will launch on Friday, 3rd August, at 12pm, with the show running until 18 August.

Small works in any medium, framed or unframed drawings, paintings, prints or sculpture can be submitted up to a maximum of three works per artist 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 pieces. 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 submissions is Monday 16 July at 5pm.
Digital images of the work must first be emailed as good quality jpegs to:


Do not deliver original work or send payment for this selection process.

  • Information
  • In the body of the email include for each piece: Your Name; ‘Title’; Medium; Size; Date; Price.
  • Please attach a brief artist statement and a short bio as a word doc. (no more than half A4 each)

3. Notification of Selection: Notification of the selection will be on Friday 20 July.

4. Delivery of work: Selected artists should deliver work to LSC on Sunday 29 & Monday 30 July 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: Saturday 18th August from 3pm to 6pm.

6. Prizes. All exhibitors will have a chance to win a prize.

1st Prize           One month free access to a studio with technical facility of choice
2nd Prize          One month free access to a technical workspace for one month.
3rd  Prize          Free workshop of your choice.



The North-West Open seeks out and celebrates the work of artists based in the counties of Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal, Fermanagh, Cavan, Tyrone, and Derry.

The exhibition is open to a variety of styles, media and levels of experience and so welcomes work by amateurs and professionals alike.

Exhibition Selection

  • The quality of the work within the chosen media.
  • The fulfillment of the brief and presentation of the proposal.

Work must be recently made and relevant to the artists practice and the decision of the selection committee is final.

Criteria for awards are based on:

  • The quality of work in the exhibition.
  • The capacity of the artist to deliver a solo exhibition
  • Innovation within approaches to materials, ideas and contexts.
  • The potential of the work to further support the artist in the development of their practice.

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

Telephone: 071 985 5098


Due to major renovation work in the technical areas of the Sculpture Centre the new Workshop Programme will now be announced in September 2018.

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.