WELCOME TO THE LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE

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.

Upcoming Exhibition: Love Letters

Artist Exhibiting: Katie Holten

Opening: 28th June 2019, 5pm-8pm

Exhibition continues until Sat 20th July 2019


Exhibition Statement: LOVE LETTERS

Katie Holten’s work studies the entangled relationship between humans and Nature. Her recent work investigates language and the crisis of representation as our species adapts to life in the Anthropocene. In Tree Alphabet she relinquishes the basic building blocks of language, replacing all 26 letters of the Roman alphabet with trees. ‘A’ becomes an Apple tree, ‘B’ a Beech tree, ‘C’ a Cedar, etc. Holten used the Tree Alphabet to make her critically acclaimed book About Trees (Broken Dimanche Press, 2015).  Her project at the Leitrim Sculpture Center continues this exploration, creating an alphabetical planting palette, allowing the audience to write love letters with new fonts and exhibit these in the gallery. Other new works include a series of drawings based on the Ogham alphabet and another on the flight of Swifts, whilst Stone Alphabet (2016-ongoing) is an infinite series of drawings made with graphite, ink, stone and water. These alphabet projects start from a simple premise: can we create a language beyond the human? Holten believes there are ‘unconscious alphabets’ all around us waiting to be discovered. A recurring theme in all these conversations is the need for new stories - for ourselves, for our communities, and for our species, in order to address local as well as global problems, to engage in action, and to negotiate change.

Biography: Holten represented Ireland at the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) with a solo pavilion presentation entitled Laboratorio della Vigna. Other important solo museum exhibitions include the New Orleans Museum of Art in New Orleans (2012), Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane in Dublin (2010), The Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York (2009); Villa Merkel in Esslingen (2008), Nevada Museum of Art in Reno (2008) and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2007). She has conceived major public commissions including TREE MUSEUM for New York City (2009-10) commissioned by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Bronx Museum and Wave Hill.
She has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a Fulbright Scholarship, Pollock Krasner Award, MacDowell Fellowship and Bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland. She was recently awarded the Arts and Humanities Residency by the NYC Parks Department and the US Forest Service.

Light refreshments will be served, everyone welcome.

Gallery opening times - 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.

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LSC Pop-Up Shop

Upcoming Exhibition: I AM FROM

Main Street Manorhamilton
Tues 18 June - Sat 29 June 11-4pm (excluding Sunday).
Opening Event - Fri 21st 5pm.


Come and see the collective Film-Poem made by women along the border, and the Portraits and Texts written and imagined by men around our border area. The work presented has emerged from a number of facilitated workshop processes with award-winning Irish American author Michael Patrick MacDonald, the filmmaker Róisín Loughrey, Leitrim based poet/creative writer Monica Corish and Fermanagh based photographer Trevor Armstrong.

Participatory projects undertaken in collaboration with North Leitrim Mens group and NCCWN - North Leitrim Women's Centre.

Funded by International Fund for Ireland.
Exhibition Hosted by the Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

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

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.