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.

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PLOT/CEAPACH

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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

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Pat Byrne

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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

 

 

 

Artists Talks

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None currently scheduled.

Groups/Schools visits always welcome.

To arrange to meet any of our visiting artists please contact Michelle on 0578663355


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Brendon Deacy

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Brendon Deacy

Síoraí: Visualising James Fintan Lalor’s Words Today

 (Watch the video trailor for the film screening on Saturday here .)

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Has nothing changed in Government in over 160 years?

James Fintan Lalor declared the Government of 1847 to be ‘Null and Void of Moral Effect’. A New Exhibition of Paintings asks, ‘What’s Changed?’

Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, 7pm, 3rd October 2014 – Robert Ballagh, Aosdána, will formally open Brendon Deacy’s new exhibition inspired by the words of James Fintan Lalor.

Laois native, James Fintan Lalor (1807–1849) dedicated his life to lobbying on behalf of those who were too downtrodden to speak for themselves and had a profound effect on Irish political developments. Pádraig Pearse called him ‘one of the four evangelists of Irish freedom’. With austerity, the homelessness crisis & mass emigration still prevalent today, a new exhibition of Lalor-inspired paintings puts the spotlight on over 160 years of Government and asks the stinging question: has anything changed?

The artist responsible, Brendon Deacy, was commissioned by Laois County Council to produce an exhibition as part of the James Fintan Lalor School 2014. His series of iconic paintings revitalise Lalor’s words with images of contemporary Ireland. The exhibition runs from 3rd October to 8th November and is accompanied by a newspaper, designed in the style of the publications that Lalor contributed to, that is enriched by incisive commentaries by the likes of Robert Ballagh, Clare Short, Ken Loach, Seán Fleming TD, Mick Heaney, Martin Doyle, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, Jim O'Brien & Teddy Fennelly. The newspaper will be available at the exhibition opening and a digital version can be seen and downloaded at: http://www.newspaperclub.com/brendondeacy/wy4aps75-siorai

A short film about the making of the exhibition which features Kevin Lalor Fitzpatrick & Robert Ballagh will close the James Fintan Lalor School 2014 at 3pm, 18th October.

Brendon Deacy is a Laois artist who has published two critically acclaimed artist’s books, ‘The State We’re Out’ and ‘A Life in Relief’. Many notable public collections hold his work. ‘Síoraí: Visualising the Words of James Fintan Lalor Today’ is his seventeenth solo show. He was recently commissioned to make images in response to a series of short stories by prominent writers on the theme of ‘This Means War’ that were published weekly in The Irish Times. He teaches at NCAD and has been a visiting tutor to the Universities of Anadolu (Turkey), Birmingham, Helsinki, San Diego and the Royal College of Art.

Wach a short video of the hanging of the exhibition with the artist.

https://vimeo.com/107765236

www.brendondeacy.com

Funded by

The Arts Council

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Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

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