Previous Exhibitions

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

 

Beneath the Dock Leaf

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

 

 

 

Open Submission

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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

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


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