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Dunamaise Arts Centre has a new look!

Have you seen our new logo? If you look closely, you will find the source of the inspiration for our new symbol carved into our building’s façade!

Now in our 24th year, we decided that we needed to allow our brand to mature, to highlight and nurture who we are, what we are and who we are for!

The stunning façade of our building, is all that remains of the Old County Gaol, built in 1789 by Richard Harman, James Gandon's clerk of works at the Custom House in Dublin. The stonework features hand carved designs and is a stunning piece of craftsmanship. We think the designs could be imagined as abstract drawings or etchings of dancers, musical notes, foliage or Celtic spirals.

Over the course of development, we worked with the design team at Penhouse, from Ratheniska, Co. Laois to explore and develop our new brand. The outcome is a brand new vibrant and bold logo that is unique to us, that was inspired by a rich heritage and is a representation of the building that is the bridge between artists and the community.

When Penhouse studied the stonework, they were drawn to a section believing it resembled an eye, nicely pairing with a visionary future for Dunamaise, while also resembling the letter ‘d’, which provided a nice link.

The logo is a symbol of re-igniting the imagination, creativity and culture as well as a celebration of the rich heritage and legacy of the arts in our community.

Our new signature – our logo – is the identity to bring that forward as we continue to support generations of future artists and crafts people and expand their audiences.

We hope you like it!

Dunamaise new brand banner

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