Exhibitions

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 last years 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.

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The Art of SAVAGE TOWN

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The Art of SAVAGE TOWN
Artist Showcase at Caffe Latte
Original artwork from the graphic novel by artist Philip Barrett. In association with Celtic Con, Ireland’s Midland comic Convention taking place on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June, O’Loughlins Hotel, Portlaoise.Written by acclaimed writer/artist Declan Shalvey and illustrated by Philip Barrett, Savage Town is set in Limerick City and loosely based on real events in Ireland at the turn of the millenium. Jimmy ‘Hardy’ Savage heads up a small-time gang in a city gripped by two big-time gangs and his presence has been tolerated - until now. Jimmy is in for a mess of trouble.
Savage Signing: Come meet Writer Declan Shalvey and Artist Philip Barrett at: Thursday 21st June Instore at Celtic Comics from 4pm
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Lynda Devenney | Paradoxical Properties

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Devenney’s hybrid installation Paradoxical Properties investigates the function and form of objects and the structural ambivalence between real and illusionary space. Utilising constructed stage sets, digital video, props, sculptural objects and assemblage, the work seeks to generate environments that incorporate the language associated with theatre and television. These environments mimic and explore space with the intention to appear as rehearsal or fractured scenography that exist as displaced fragments, amplifying its artifice.

Official Opening Thursday 7 June at 7pm, featuring performance

Exhibition runs until 22 July

Annual Art/Craft/Design Exhibition

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Abbeyleix Further Education Centre

Annual Art/Craft/Design Exhibition

Students of QQI level 5 & 6 courses present work in a variety of disciplines including ceramics, textiles, drawing, print and painting. Work explores concepts of memory, identity, gender, landscape, loss and Repeal.

An exciting blend of contemporary art from emerging artists working and living locally.

See art.abbeyleixfec.ie for information on all art courses.

Exhibition will be opened by Leslie Keogh. A curator who has worked in the Natural History Museum in Dublin, and now works with the Heritage House in Abbeyleix.

Official Opening Thursday 3 May, 7pm | Exhibition runs until 2 June

Mary Burke Townscape

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Mary Burke Townscape

10 March - 30 April

Curated by Muireann Ni Chonaill, this is a collaboration between artist Mary Burke, the Department of Sociology at Maynooth University and Laois County Council Arts Office.

Painter Mary Burke was invited to make portraits of the homes of 12 families in Stradbally while sociologist Mary P. Corcoran has interviewed the participating families.

www.maryburke.ie

FREE EVENT from 2:30pm: A Dialogue with Architecture: Reinterpreting the Irish Town

2:30pm: Tour of 'Townscape', by Mary Burke and Muireann Ni Chonaill followed by seminar, chaired by Sinead O'Reilly, Arts Council

Speakers include:

Annette Moloney, Arts Consultant and Public Arts Advisor, Arts Council, will speak about funding opportunities including PERCENT FOR ART and other options for projects

Miriam Delaney, DIT Market Place Ireland at Venice (Mountmellick is featured in the exhibition)

Miriam is an architect and lecturer at the Dublin School of Architecture, DIT. Her research focuses on the history of Irish planned towns and villages.

Miriam is a member of the 'Free Market' team, who are Commissioning and Curating the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, exploring the past and future potential of Irish market towns.

RE-TOOLING YOUR TOWN - How the RIAI Town Tool Kit can help maximise your town's potential with Carole Pollard, FRIAI, DIT.

Carole is a registered architect and Past President of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland 2016-2017, her practice includes teaching, writing and research work in the area of architecture and design and she is an advocate for excellence in the built environment.

Talking Townscape: place attachment and community sentiment in Stradbally, Co. Laois with Mary P. Corcoran, Maynooth University

Mary is Professor of Sociology at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Her research interests lie primarily in the sociology of migration, urban transformation and public culture, areas in which she has published widely.

This is Mary’s second collaborative project with visual artist, Mary Burke.

Michael Parsons, Chairperson Heritage Council

*Short Film Screening of Town written and directed by Orla Murphy, School of Architecture, UCD

Orla is an architect, owner of Custom Architecture, and Assistant Professor in UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy.

She lives in Westport, Co Mayo and has extensively researched and published work exploring the challenges and potentials of rural Irish towns.

5pm Official Opening of Exhibition by Sinead O'Reilly, Arts Council

Funded by

The Arts Council

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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

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