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Sculpture Weekend

As part of the Preacher in Stone exhibition, Riverbank Arts Centre is hosting a Sculpture Weekend, which will include workshops, lectures and masterclasses. Included will be events of interest to the professional sculptor, the amateur, and the interested public. The events will take place over the weekend of Saturday the 18th and Sunday 19th of May. For more information contact Catriona Fallon at the number below.

Saturday 18th May
Masterclass 10.00a.m. - 1.00p.m.

Toolmaking and maintenance given by Seamus Dunbar of Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton.
This masterclass will cover the disappearing skills and practical knowledge involved in making your own tools and how to best maintain them. Suitable for experienced sculptors, particularly those working in the medium of stone.

Entry Fee: €12.00

Lecture 2.30p.m. - 4.00p.m.
Public Art Commissions and the Professional Sculptor by Jenny Haughton of Artworking.
A lecture covering the complex area of public art commissions, particularly with regard to the percent for art schemes in operation throughout the country. Jenny Haughton will be giving practical advice to sculptors wishing to understand how to best submit proposals for these commissions, and discussing the opportunities and difficulties involved.

Entry Fee: Admission Free

Sunday 19th May
Sculpture for beginners 10.00 - 1.00 by Deboragh Ní Chaoimhe
A sculpture workshop for beginners, dealing with some of the basic techniques of working in clay. Suitable for adults with an interest in developing their modelling skills and those with some basic understanding of the medium.

Entry Fee: €10.00

Lecture 2.30p.m. - 4.00p.m.
Public Sculpture -Why Is It So Often Controversial? by Judith Hill
Public Sculpture, often a subject of controversy particularly over the last decade, is discussed in this lecture by Judith hill, author of the book Irish Public Sculpture. Judith will examine these works of art and public reaction to them, illustrating the talk with slides.

Entry Fee: Admission Free

Tickets can be booked in person at the Riverbank, by calling (045) 448333, or by e-mail at

For further information, please contact Catriona Fallon on (045) 448314

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