26 May 2022

Made In Manorhamilton launch tonight

Made In Manorhamilton launch tonight

The Opening Reception takes place tonight, Friday, 18th May from 5-8pm at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton.

Made In Manorhamilton presents a collaboration between artist in residence Deirdre Nelson and the residents of the town of Manorhamilton with the Opening Reception taking place tonight, Friday, 18th May from 5-8pm at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton.

It highlights and celebrates the ‘act of making,’ past and present, in a variety of forms, materials, objects, colour and text.  
In developing the project the community are invited to interact with the exhibition by including their own ‘making’ practices and experiences alongside the artist.

Members of the public can loan to the exhibition a wide range of objects, materials, manufactured goods, produce, crafts and historical artifacts that reflect the diversity of making in Manorhamilton both past and present.
All items can be dropped off at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre gallery on New Line, Manorhamilton until Wed 30th May, from 11am – 4pm.

Donations to the exhibition can be collected by the public on Sunday, 3rd and Monday, 4th June between 11am – 4pm.
Deirdre Nelson is an Irish artist/designer based in Glasgow. Nelson studied textiles at Glasgow School of Art 1992 and obtained an M.Phil, in 1996.  

She has exhibited internationally and nationally and undertaken residencies both in the UK and Australia. Her exhibitions include: The Kildas Glasgow School of Art + Touring 2016; Designed with Heart, St Etienne Design Bienalle 2011; Between the Line, Harbourfront Arts Centre, Toronto, Canada, 2013; White, La Porte Peinte Centre for the Arts, Noyens Sur Surein France 2011; Close at Hand Owens Gallery, Sackville NB, Canada 2011; Unexpected Guests, “Homes of Yesteryear, Design of Today” Poldi Museum, Milan, 2010.  

Nelsons commissions include:  Orchard View Continuing Care Facility 2016; Edinburgh Royal Infirmary 2009; Shetland Museum and Archives 2006. 

Residencies include: Walthamstow Wetlands 2017/8; Textilsetur Islands, Iceland 2018; Caterans Common Alyth, Scotland 2017; Platform Arts, Easterhouse Glasgow 2016; Timespan Helmsdale, Scotland 2015; Wigtown Book Festival 2010; Cove Park 2010; IASKA Western Australia 2008; Curtin University 2007.
Light refreshments will be served, everyone welcome.

Exhibition runs until Saturday 2nd June.

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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