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.

Artists in Residence 2020
Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Open Call for Applications for 2020

Exhibition Residencies
Leitrim Sculpture Centre is offering five Exhibition Residencies to visual artist during 2020. Each residency takes place at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and includes an artist’s bursary of €2,500. The residency comes with a one-person exhibition at the end of the residency period. In addition to the bursary, residential accommodation, a private studio with wifi and access to all facilities at the Centre, is provided. Period of residency is for 8 weeks.

Deadline for applications: Midnight Sunday 3rd November 2019.           
Notification by: 30th November 2019.            
For more information and guidelines on how to apply, please see our website and download the Guidelines at:




Performing North Leitrim is a community-based performing arts collaboration between Leitrim Sculpture Centre, The Glens Centre and communities of North County Leitrim. Advancing co-operation between the two Centres the project supports cross-disciplinary practice through the sharing of resources, knowledge, expertise and skills. Drawing on the idea of collective creativity within diverse arts traditions -  including theatre, performance and installation art, story-telling, sound and music generation, and the performance of the everyday -  the project supports artists and local communities working creatively together in collaboration with the heritage, landscapes and cultures of North Leitrim and the surrounding region.  

Performing North Leitrim includes two projects in 2019: TRACES by Sandra Corrigan-Breathnach and THE TIN TABERNACLE OF TUNES by Little John Nee.

by Sandra Corrigan-Breathnach

Traces is a community arts collaboration organised by the artist Sandra Corrigan-Breathnach. During the first part of the project the artist explored narratives of place in relation to stories she recorded from the HSE Kilgar Group that relate to specific locations in Manorhamilton.  These stories form a sound map pointing to nine audience activated speakers situated throughout the town. Following on from this elements the artist devised workshops, developing drawings from the sound work and creating new traces though a series of performances with the group, with a strong emphasis on how memory, materials, movement and narrative affect our understanding of place.  
The culmination of this work will be shown at the LSC GALLERY on Culture Night Friday 20 September 6pm-8pm with Outdoor Performance Works at the Castle Manorhamilton  - 28 October 2019, 8pm

by Little John Nee

The performing artist Little John Nee is developing a project entitled The Return of the Lesser Known Púca Ó Ruairc. The Púca Ó Ruairc is a tired old soul who has been damaged and disempowered by past experiences, trauma, and his own outmoded attitudes. His return to his old haunts and the incidents he encounters allows him to be radically transformed and to have his integrity as a Púca shapeshifter restored by these experiences in a town that has never been better.  
“The Tin Tabernacle of Tunes” is inspired by the Chapel of Ease at Lurganboy. The “Tin Tabernacle” is a small tin shed structure accessible to the public, where people can enter and play music together on metal drums/chimes/instruments tuned to a pentatonic scale. No musical experience to play is necessary!

For Culture Night, Rain Shed, a sound installation will be open to the public in The Glens.

In this project Nee works with sound, film, video and sculpture in collaboration with members of the North Leitrim Mens’ Group, Manorhamilton.

Sandra Corrigan Breathnach is an artist based in the North West of Ireland.  The primary core of her multidisciplinary practice is the medium of performance art, her practice spans across sculpture, drawing, photography, and sound which intertwine in her performance work. 

Little John Nee is an Irish storyteller, actor, musician and playwright based in the West of Ireland. He is an Irish Times Theatre Award Winner, a Washington DC Helen Hayes Award Nominee, Prix d’Italia Special Mention Award and a member of Aosdána.

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Performing North Leitrim is financially supported by CREATIVE IRELAND under the CREATIVE COUNTIES network involving: the Backstage Longford; the Hawkswell, Sligo; The Dock, Carrick-on Shannon Leitrim; Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon; the Glens Centre and Leitrim Sculpture Centre, North County Leitrim




Works includes performances by:

Alastair MacLennan, Fergus Byrne, Brian Patterson, Analía Beltrán í Janés and Jayne Cherry. Brian Connolly, Sarah Risebourough, James King & Caroline Murphy, Fausto Grossi, Elvira Santamaría Torres, Rainer Pagel, Sandra Corrigan Breathnach, and Keike Twisselman,

Video Works:

Bruce Nauman, Meredith Monk, Stuart Brisley, Boris Nieslony, Andre Stitt, Nigel Rolfe and
Kim Gurney

Key Note Speech

Fergus Byrne 'A History of Performance Art – Trans Global Threads'

Artists Talks by Analía Beltrán í Janés, Keike Twisselmann, Alastair MacLennan, Brian Connolly, Elvira Santamaría Torres and James King. Other events include an evening of Q and A's, a photographic exhibition and educational events.


Gallery Opening Times are Tuesday – Saturday 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.

The Leitrim Sculpture Centre is 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 now available at Workshop Programme 2019

Sat 3 to Mon 5 August 2019 Stone Carving Workshop Tutor:Jackie McKenna Duration: 2 Days. Participants: 7. Cost: €210

Sat 10 to Sun 11 August 2019 Stone Lettercutting Workshop Tutor: Seamus Dunbar. Duration: 2 Days. Participants: 8. Cost: €130

Sat 7 to Sun 8 September 2018
Modelling The Head In Clay -­‐ From Life Workshop Tutor: Jackie McKenna. Duration: 2 Days. Participant: 6 Cost: €190

Sat 14 to Sun 15 September 2019
Jewellery Making And Small Scale Metal Fabrication Workshop Tutor: Fiona Mulholland & Soraya Ricalde. Duration: 2 Days. Participants: 5. Cost: €160

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.