Exhibitions

Dunamaise Gallery hosts up to 8 exhibitions annually as well as professional development seminars and networking events for visual artists. Gallery visits for art students and Artists Talks for all audiences welcome people in, to explore the work on show as well learn more about the artists’ careers, their creative practices and processes.

Exhibitions are programmed through a mix of selections from Open Calls, direct invitation and community focused projects. Sometimes tied into the performing arts programme or the calendar of local and national events, each year exhibitions feature work in a variety of media and include solo and group shows.   

The next opportunity to apply for an exhibition will be widely advertised in summer 2021, for exhibitions 2021-2024.  Guidelines and application details will be posted here at that time. 

In the meantime, please enjoy exploring our online Exhibitions below. We look forward to welcoming you back into Dunamaise Gallery as soon as circumstances allow.

Artist's Showcase at Caffe Latte

Less formal, month long presentations of a small number of works, suitable for a family audience and a cafe setting. Details here.

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Textured Flow

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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.

 

Whisper and Beyond

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An Exhibition by Sinead Dinneen

A series of work relating to personal perceptions and experience of living with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer is presented. A series of related public events, co‑ordinated by artist Pat Wallis, will be hosted for people dealing with death directly and indirectly, with healthcare staff and artists, concerning the lived experience of terminal illness and grief. The positive effects of arts and health engagement aims to deepen our knowledge and sensitivity to the needs of people experiencing terminal illness.

Official Opening Reception

on Thursday 21 February at 7pm
Complimentary refreshments will be served on the evening.

Associated workshops will be run throughout the course of the exhibition with clients of The Cuisle Centre (Cancer support centre, Portlaoise) by the 'Kicking the Bucket' team; Sinead Dinneen, Katie Verling & Pat Wallis. These workshops will use the arts to share stories and experiences of illness in a compassionate and understanding way, to help support a stronger sense of control, identity and change. 

Exhibition open 21 February - 31 March 2019

PLATE, PAPER, PRINT

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10 Printmakers from Graphic Studio Dublin

11 January - 17 February 2019

Exhibition Reception on Thursday 17 January, 7pm

All welcome!


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This celebration of printmaking invites you to experience the best of contemporary printmaking from Ireland’s oldest print workshop. Each artist showcases their individual vision in a series of small exhibitions within the larger exhibition. Fine art printmaking techniques are highlighted, such as etching, lithography, photo etching and screen printing.

***Take Part! See Workshops for information on Printmaking Classes!


Fitz & the 1st East-to-West Atlantic Flight

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4 - 26 October

Exhibition Reception on Friday 5 October, 7pm (FREE, booking essential)

Designed and curated by Brendon Deacy.

Colonel James Fitzmaurice flew into aviation history by co-piloting the first aeroplane to successfully cross the Atlantic in a westerly direction.

The story of Fitz, from his formative years in Laois to his fearless flight, is told through this fascinating exhibition of original artefacts, infographics and short films.

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

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