Previous Exhibitions

Abbeyleix Further Education Centre

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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 self-identity urban spaces, sub conscious/conscious, memories and psychogeography. An exciting blend of contemporary art from emerging artists working and living locally. See art.abbeyleixfec.ie for information on all art courses.

Official Opening Friday 5 May, 7pm | Exhibition runs until 5 June

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Sharon Murphy STAGES

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Dunamaise Arts Centre presents

Sharon Murphy | STAGES

A new exhibition of photography, video and vocal testimony by Dublin-based artist Sharon Murphy, whose practice is rooted in performance.

Set in the world of contemporary dance this work is an extended intimate portrait of young performers as they move, stand still and move again making their mark in the dance of life. 

It reveals uncanny tensions between adolescence and adulthood, individuality and uniformity, strength and vulnerability, inner truth and outer performance.

Stages was initially conceived during a year-long artist’s residency (2015-2016) with Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) funded by the Arts Council and supported by Dance Ireland.

Exhibition runs 9 March - 30 April

Official Opening by Mary Nunan, choreographer & performer, on 9 March, 7pm. 

All Welcome.

Printmakers Council presents Pushing Boundaries

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This collection presents the very best of printmaking practice, embracing all forms of contemporary and traditional original printmaking, from over fifty artists. The exhibition includes film, installation, sound pieces and artists’ books, pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a ‘print’ and covers a range of concerns from the political and social, the aesthetic and formal, to the self and the personal, creating a dynamic dialogue with other contemporary art practices. www.printmakerscouncil.com. This exhibition tours to Dunamaise via Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin.

Exhibition runs 12 January - 18 February

Official Opening by artist Geraldine O’Reilly, Aosdána on Thursday 12 January, 7pm.

All Welcome

Take Part! Upcoming Workshops & Printmaking Classes for Adults and Children! Contact us for details.

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

 

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