A new Spark Exhibition opens this Thursday, May 5 at Mohill Enterprise Centre.
The exhibition entitled ‘Methodos Techne’ opens this Friday 6 – 8pm and is the culmination of the 2015/16 Spark Programme at Mohill Enterprise Centre where artist Leo Scarff has been resident over the last six months.
As part of the Spark Residency, Leo developed a multi-layered digital art, craft and design project which harnessed the facilities at the centre (buildings, hardware, software), the knowledge and skills of the staff, and engagement with the local community, designers, craftspeople and artists.
The resulting project has been part research, part brainstorming/capacity building workshops, part design/craft/art educational project and part artwork exhibition/installation. All these elements combined over the course of the last six months to expand the repertoire of MEC across new disciplines, to explore and demonstrate the amazing local talent in the region, and to create a lasting repository of information which the centre can use into the future.
The exhibition, which is housed in one of the enterprise units at MEC, consists of new work by Leo and the people he had been working with during the residency along with information about MEC and research into design theory collected by Leo over many years, which he has collated for this project.
SPARK is a partnership project of Leitrim County Council Arts Office and the Local Enterprise Office Leitrim supported by the Arts Council.
Leo Scarff is an artist, designer, design lecturer, consultant and exhibition curator originally from Dublin now based in Manorhamilton since 2009. He has over 20 years experience in the art and design world, and has lectured on design and design history since 1999. Leo is a co-founder of the Fablab in Manorhamilton.
Mohill Enterprise Centre provides a wide range of business and creative workshops focused on providing entrepreneurs with the latest tools and technology. The facilities provided at the Enterprise Centre include customised training suites, meeting rooms, creative space, and a range of workspace and industrial units.
Following the opening the exhibition will be open from Mon day, May 9 to Wednesday, May 11 from 10am – 4pm daily.
For more information, please see www.mec.ie