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.

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

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.

A PAINTED OTHERWORLD

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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!

The Wolfhill Coalmine Project

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A collaborative mixed-media exhibition preserving the memories and stories of Wolfhill miners and their way of life.

With contributions from David Delaney, Ciara Drennan, Pauline Mc Evoy, Stephen Murphy, Jayne Louise Kelly and Joseph Kavanagh. Through writing, photography, digital media and art, the team's interpretations and creative responses to their 12 month residency are presented alongside newspaper & photographic archives, social & community history, artefacts and recorded interviews with former miners, their families and descendants.

Exhibition runs 25 July -1 September | Reception on Wednesday 22 August, 7pm, as part of Heritage Week

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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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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