Previous Exhibitions

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

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

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

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The Arts Council Laois County Council

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