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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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.

A PAINTED OTHERWORLD

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Pat Byrne | Rebecca Deegan | Donna Kearns | Ian Keaveny

Sarah Keenan |Kevin McCann | Eoin Meehan

5 - 30 September 2018

This exhibition brings together eight artists from Laois and across Ireland, whose work focuses on the surreal and the fantastical, dreams and the subconscious, the gothic and the macabre.

Exhibition Reception on Culture Night: Friday 21 September, 6.30pm.

Culture Night Event

Friday 21st September 6-9pm with live performances:

An acoustic set by Sugarplum Suicide

A dance performance by Valkyrie Von Storm
Live painting performanceby Sick Kitty (Sarah Keenan)

All are welcome to attend!

The Wolfhill Coalmine Project

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A collaborative mixed-media exhibition preserving the memories and stories of Wolfhill miners and their way of life.

With contributions from David Delaney, Ciara Drennan, Pauline Mc Evoy, Stephen Murphy, Jayne Louise Kelly and Joseph Kavanagh. Through writing, photography, digital media and art, the team's interpretations and creative responses to their 12 month residency are presented alongside newspaper & photographic archives, social & community history, artefacts and recorded interviews with former miners, their families and descendants.

Exhibition runs 25 July -1 September | Reception on Wednesday 22 August, 7pm, as part of Heritage Week

The Art of SAVAGE TOWN

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The Art of SAVAGE TOWN
Artist Showcase at Caffe Latte
Original artwork from the graphic novel by artist Philip Barrett. In association with Celtic Con, Ireland’s Midland comic Convention taking place on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June, O’Loughlins Hotel, Portlaoise.Written by acclaimed writer/artist Declan Shalvey and illustrated by Philip Barrett, Savage Town is set in Limerick City and loosely based on real events in Ireland at the turn of the millenium. Jimmy ‘Hardy’ Savage heads up a small-time gang in a city gripped by two big-time gangs and his presence has been tolerated - until now. Jimmy is in for a mess of trouble.
Savage Signing: Come meet Writer Declan Shalvey and Artist Philip Barrett at: Thursday 21st June Instore at Celtic Comics from 4pm
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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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