Open Submission


We are delighted to announce the return of our annual ‘Open Submission’ exhibition at Dunamaise Arts Centre.

This year’s show will feature artworks selected by a guest curator and promises to showcase a great breadth and depth of artistic expression by emerging and established artists.

Guest Selector: Patricia McKenna

A month long Residency at Laois Arthouse, Stradbally will be awarded to one of the selected artists (dates subject to availability). Supported by Dunamaise Arts Centre and Laois Arts Office

1-2 pieces can be submitted in person for selection.

Full details and all relevant dates: Open Submission Application Form.

This years selector is invited to select works from artists working in any media, under the title 'Visibility'.

“I am delighted to be invited to curate and select this year’s Open Submission. As an artist, I have always liked the opportunity to show work without the pressure of a group or solo show - to test the water, as it were, of ideas - to move work out of the familiar into new spaces, new encounters. Stretching Visibility. Placing different types and styles of work together can create exciting visual dialogues and conversations. Parts of those conversations are also with the space of the Centre and with the potential viewers who will add their own vision to the conversation. I look forward to seeing the work submitted and the possible conversations this might lead to.” - Patricia McKenna

Official Opening Friday 17 November, 7pm.

Runs until Saturday 6 January.

For further information please contact; Box Office on 057 866 3355


Details regarding our Call for Exhibition Proposals for 2017/2018 Visual Art Exhibition Programme available HERE

Funded by

The Arts Council


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:

Our Sponsors

The Arts Council Laois County Council

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