Call for Exhibition Proposals
Dunamaise Arts Centre Call for Exhibition Proposals for
our 2016/2017 Visual Art Programme has now ended.
Despite the upcoming selection being set for this period, applications are invited on an ongoing basis 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:
· 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 the 2016 Application Form available here)
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.
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).
Sharon Murphy presents Stages
A new exhibition of photography, video and vocal testimony by Dublin-based artist Sharon Murphy, whose practice is rooted in performance.
Set in the world of contemporary dance this work is an extended intimate portrait of young performers as they move, stand still and move again making their mark in the dance of life.
It reveals uncanny tensions between adolescence and adulthood, individuality and uniformity, strength and vulnerability, inner truth and outer performance.
Stages was initially conceived during a year-long artist’s residency (2015-2016) with Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) funded by the Arts Council and supported by Dance Ireland.
Exhibition runs 1 March - 30 April
Official Opening by Mary Nunan, choreographer & performer, on 9 March, 7pm.
This collection presents the very best of printmaking practice, embracing all forms of contemporary and traditional original printmaking, from over fifty artists. The exhibition includes film, installation, sound pieces and artists’ books, pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a ‘print’ and covers a range of concerns from the political and social, the aesthetic and formal, to the self and the personal, creating a dynamic dialogue with other contemporary art practices. www.printmakerscouncil.com. This exhibition tours to Dunamaise via Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin.
Exhibition runs 12 January - 18 February
Official Opening by artist Geraldine O’Reilly, Aosdána on Thursday 12 January, 7pm.
Take Part! Upcoming Workshops & Printmaking Classes for Adults and Children! Contact us for details.
Monica de Bath
Curated with Denise Reddy
An artists' residency at a Bord na Móna peat excavation site at Ballydermot Works, Co. Kildare opened up conversations and interactions with staff and led to Monica’s ongoing, evolving arts practice investigateing tensions between making a living and ecological land use.
This exhibition explores the changing nature of land use, biofuels, restoration and renewable energy projects on the Bog of Allen and Atlantic Bog in Ireland. http://monicadebath.wixsite.com/monicadebath
A series of related workshops will also be facilitated by Monica de Bath.
Dunamaise will host a related seminar Sites of Tension / Sites of Collaboration on Sat 19 Nov.
Exhibition runs 22 October - 27 November.
Exhibition reception on Saturday, 19th November, 5pm
Beneath the Dock Leaf
Superstitions have always held a core place in Irish culture, but as time progresses, the mischievous and malevolent spirits that once occupied the spoken word and imagination are being forgotten, only to be seen as figures of parody.
Pat’s practice explores superstitions and folklore. He takes mythological humanoids and fairies and attempts to portray them in a more realistic and contemporary fashion, rendering them as someone who could possibly pass us by on the street, giving
them invisibility through their normality.
Exhibition runs 14 January - 27 February
Official Opening Thursday 14 January, 7pm