Call for Exhibition Proposals

Dunamaise Arts Centre Call for Exhibition Proposals for our 2018/2019 Visual Art Programme is now closed

Applications are welcome outside of the call for proposals, but please note that Gallery exhibitions are set for the 2018/2019 period. Applications invited from professional, full-time artists, emerging artists and amateur artists working in various media/disciplines to display work in the Gallery in the future or as part of the Caffe Latté monthly artist showcase.

Submissions must include:

  • Completed application form
  • A concise outline of the proposed exhibition
  • Artist CV / statement
  • Images of recent / proposed work

(Full Gallery application guidelines; details on criteria; eligibility; venue provisions; selection procedure and Application Form available here)

Applications may be sent to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please note that file size of more than 5MB will not be accepted by this email address.

Digital applications via email are preferable. However, hard copies will also be accepted by post to: Visual Arts Programme, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church St. Portlaoise, Co Laois.

Annual Open Submission Group Show

Please note we also have an Annual Open Submission Group Show where 1-2 pieces can be submitted for selection by a guest curator. This may be preferable for emerging artists building their portfolio and body of work towards future solo shows. (Separate application process).

Annual Open Submission Group Show 2018 call for submissions will open during the Autumn Season. Details will be announced on this page.
See HERE for details.

Artist Showcase at Caffe Latte

Less formal, month long presentations of a small number of works, suitable for a family audience and a cafe setting. Details here.

Apply via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Whisper and Beyond

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An Exhibition by Sinead Dinneen

A series of work relating to personal perceptions and experience of living with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer is presented. A series of related public events, co‑ordinated by artist Pat Wallis, will be hosted for people dealing with death directly and indirectly, with healthcare staff and artists, concerning the lived experience of terminal illness and grief. The positive effects of arts and health engagement aims to deepen our knowledge and sensitivity to the needs of people experiencing terminal illness.

Official Opening Reception

on Thursday 21 February at 7pm
Complimentary refreshments will be served on the evening.

Associated workshops will be run throughout the course of the exhibition with clients of The Cuisle Centre (Cancer support centre, Portlaoise) by the 'Kicking the Bucket' team; Sinead Dinneen, Katie Verling & Pat Wallis. These workshops will use the arts to share stories and experiences of illness in a compassionate and understanding way, to help support a stronger sense of control, identity and change. 

Exhibition open 21 February - 31 March 2019


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10 Printmakers from Graphic Studio Dublin

11 January - 17 February 2019

Exhibition Reception on Thursday 17 January, 7pm

All welcome!

General header Plate Paper Print

This celebration of printmaking invites you to experience the best of contemporary printmaking from Ireland’s oldest print workshop. Each artist showcases their individual vision in a series of small exhibitions within the larger exhibition. Fine art printmaking techniques are highlighted, such as etching, lithography, photo etching and screen printing.

***Take Part! See Workshops for information on Printmaking Classes!

Fitz & the 1st East-to-West Atlantic Flight

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4 - 26 October

Exhibition Reception on Friday 5 October, 7pm (FREE, booking essential)

Designed and curated by Brendon Deacy.

Colonel James Fitzmaurice flew into aviation history by co-piloting the first aeroplane to successfully cross the Atlantic in a westerly direction.

The story of Fitz, from his formative years in Laois to his fearless flight, is told through this fascinating exhibition of original artefacts, infographics and short films.


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Pat Byrne | Rebecca Deegan | Donna Kearns | Ian Keaveny

Sarah Keenan |Kevin McCann | Eoin Meehan

5 - 30 September 2018

This exhibition brings together eight artists from Laois and across Ireland, whose work focuses on the surreal and the fantastical, dreams and the subconscious, the gothic and the macabre.

Exhibition Reception on Culture Night: Friday 21 September, 6.30pm.

Culture Night Event

Friday 21st September 6-9pm with live performances:

An acoustic set by Sugarplum Suicide

A dance performance by Valkyrie Von Storm
Live painting performanceby Sick Kitty (Sarah Keenan)

All are welcome to attend!

Funded by

The Arts Council


Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

Contact The Dunamaise Arts Centre

Box Office Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm.
One hour prior to curtain on the evening of a performance.
Box office 00353 57 866 3355.

General Enquiries: info@dunamaise.ie

Our Sponsors

The Arts Council Laois County Council

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