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MAKING TIME is a Leitrim Design House project comprising of a short film and exhibition showcasing some of the stunning work made by a selection of Leitrim’s creative community during the pandemic. Beautiful detailed shots of the artwork together with voiceovers from the makers offer the viewer an insight into how and why this work was created. Making Time will be screened in The Dock performance space on Thursday February 17th, alongside another recent Leitrim Design House production Crafting the Light. Both of these short films were shot in Leitrim in 2021 with the aim of giving local makers a voice during the bleak period of the pandemic. The Leitrim Design House were eager to take this opportunity to capture, document and preserve craft makers and artists reflections during the pandemic. The films reveal that during this dark period it’s also been a time for reflection, growth and creativity. Through the generosity of Leitrim’s creative practitioners in sharing their thoughts and inspirations it brought to the surface how this period of isolation gave rise to new creations and processes. The two short films will run on a loop from 4:30pm until 6pm on February 17th. Members of the public are welcome to drop in anytime during the screening.

An exhibition of art work from Making Time will also be showcased on ARTWALL from Thursday February 17th until Mid March 2022. Participants in both film & exhibition include; textile & fibre artist Catherine Gray, potter Bairbre Kennedy/Lichen ceramics, Jeweller Erika Marks, visual artist Maria Noonan McDermott, Brenda McLoughlin & Niall Miller/Fuinseog Woodland Crafts and visual artist Kate Murtagh Sheridan. The films were creatively produced by visual artist Laura Gallagher on behalf of The Leitrim Design House and filmed & edited by Padraig Cunningham from Pure Designs.

This project was funded by Creative Ireland and The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. Making Time is free to view on The Leitrim Design House YouTube channel from February 18th. Follow us on Facebook for the link and for further information.