Creative Frame Launch Feb 5th - Leitrim Design House
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Creative Frame Launch Feb 5th

Calling all artists, designers, musicians, performers…!

Practitioners from all areas of the creative sector are invited to the launch of Creative Frame on Friday 5th February, 6-9pm at the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon.

The event will be a valuable opportunity to see what Creative Frame offers and to meet with different people you may not have had the opportunity to meet before. On the evening, together with the launch of Creative Frame’s website, there will be Pecha Kucha style presentations with four practitioners representative of the diversity, breadth and size of the creative sector in this region, namely – award winning architect Dominic Stevens; singer/songwriter Ailie Blunnie; visual artist, Ruth Le Gear; and Stewart Lawn, Director of the Fab Lab, Manorhamilton.  Pecha Kucha is a social night for creative people to discuss and present their work, held at hundreds of venues all over the world. Refreshments will be served and the evening will be topped off with some music and an opportunity for people to meet up and network in a more casual setting.

This event is FREE and open to those working in all areas of the creative sector. If you are interested in advancing your practice, or want to meet and make contact with peers and other professionals in the sector, please come along. Spaces are limited so please register your attendance by email at

What’s Creative Frame about?   Creative Frame is for professional and emerging practitioners from any arts or design field such as visual arts, architecture, music, performing arts, film, craft and product design. Building on the learning from previous projects and Harnessing Creativity in particular, it is a network formed around the ongoing professional development needs of creative sector practitioners and has been developed in collaboration with the community of practitioners in Leitrim and the wider region. Creative Frame is about helping people actively shape and pursue their own continuous professional development. It will help to ensure opportunities don’t pass you by and to find the right people to provide the right help when you need it.

How do I get involved? Please visit Right now we’re looking for people to help us shape the service and once the website is launched, we’ll be looking for practitioners to register and take part.Creative Frame is a project of Leitrim County Council Arts Office and Leitrim Local Enterprise Office with the support of ID2015 and the Arts Council.

Ailie Bluney

Ailie Blunnie

Ailie Blunnie is a singer-songwriter from Carrick on Shannon. Her début EP, “On love.. and other murder mysteries” was released to critical acclaim in August 2013, and she received her first taste of international recognition when her wistful love song, “How much do you love me?” (track no. 3 from the EP), won the UK International Songwriting Competition 2014 (‘love song’ category), and the fourth track, “You Compare Her to a Rose” won a finalist position.

One of her new songs, “I Will Count my Blessings” features on the recent release, ‘Don’t be afraid of the light that shines within you’ – a CD produced by, and in aid of, The Samaritans – alongside Irish artists Hozier, Imelda May, Paddy Casey, Luka Bloom and more. She is currently recording her début album, due for release August/September 2016.“So new, so fresh, and so good” (Carl Corcoran, The Blue of the Night, RTÉ Lyric fm)

Dominic Stevens

Dominic Stevens 


Award winning Architect Dominic Stevens divides his time between building, architecture and teaching. His practice focuses on making homes – from single houses to apartment buildings, often in the Irish countryside. He is a lecturer in the Dublin School of Architecture DIT.

 Ruth Le Gear is currently based in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre as an independent full time artist. She has spent time over the last two years with the Centre of Contemporary Art in Laznia, Gdansk. Her work seeks to make visible the ephemeral and intangible fragments of life. It follows trails; it maps. She produces imagery in moving and still image, sound and installation, illustrating her investigation of phenomena such as water memory. Exploring unquantifiable substances and theories, she in turn uses experimental methodologies and intuitive processes, including those of homeopathy.

Ruth Le Gear

Ruth Le Gear

Her work consists of documentation of her interventions in the landscape. She engages with the land and the landscape, creating a relationship with the essence of the place. The artist utilises inventive scientific methods to capture distillations of an ephemeral environment.


Stuart Lawn

Stuart Lawn


Director of the FabLab Manorhamilton Stuart Lawn is an ex-post punk bassist, ex-indie A&R man, ex-sound engineer, ex-record producer, ex-IT support engineer, ex-technical director and is constantly looking for the next -ex!He is currently the director of FABLAB Manorhamilton, a digital fabrication facility and creative makerspace in rural Leitrim. He believes given half a chance everyone has a great design or an innovative product inside them and he really wants to be there to help make that spark of creativity happen.”