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 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

Journeys

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Spikey Jar Collective | Journeys
Mixed Media by Doreen Bourke, Textile Art & Painting by Janet O’Grady, Nora Reilly, Kate O’Brien, Mel McNally
A group of Laois based contemporary artists present work inspired by their diverse backgrounds and interests and wide ranging experiences.
Exhibition runs 9 August - 15 September | Exhibition Reception Thursday 15 August, 7pm

Lost images of the Nacirema Tribe

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by Darina Meagher| Lost images of the Nacirema Tribe 
Exhibition runs 28 June - Fri 2 August | Artist Talk & Reception Saturday 13 July, 3pm 
Important artefacts discovered in a disused attic space at Dunamaise have been curated by award winning artist Darina Meagher. The long lost images are presented to enlighten and expose an astonishing ancient tribe and their disturbing body rituals. They authenticate a major anthropological study* from the 1950’s by an eminent anthropologist. Come and explore these artefacts and their supporting materials which have baffled all local historians! 
(* “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” by Prof. Horace Milner, Published in The American Anthropologist, vol. 58 (1956), pp. 503-507)

Annual Art/Craft/Design Exhibition

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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, childhood objects, identity, gender, landscape and the feminine. An exciting blend of contemporary art from emerging artists working and living locally.

See @acdabbeyleix on Instagram for insight on all art courses.
Official Opening Thursday 9 May, 7pm | Exhibition runs until 22 June

Textured Flow

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Dance Artist: Erica Pessanha Borges | Photography: Terry Conroy |Visual Arts: Caroline Conway |Videography: Marco Pessanha


A story about movement, illustrated through various media, cultivating an awareness of the tones and textures in the body expressed through dance. This artwork encourages the audience to notice, discover and experience dance movement, by focusing attention on the flow, following the body into the movement born from thoughts and emotions, which compel the body to dance.


11 April - 4 May | Exhibition Reception on Thursday 11 April, 8pm.
All Welcome!

Textured Flow  

Dance Artist: Erica Pessanha Borges | Photography: Terry Conroy | Visual Arts: Caroline Conway | Videography: Marco Pessanha

A story about movement, illustrated through various media, cultivating an awareness of the tones and textures in the body expressed through dance. This artwork encourages the audience to notice, discover and experience dance movement, by focusing attention on the flow, following the body into the movement born from thoughts and emotions, which compel the body to dance.

11 April - 4 May | Exhibition Reception on Thursday 11 April, 7pm. All Welcome.

 

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

Our Sponsors

The Arts Council Laois County Council

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