Previous Exhibitions

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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Lynda Devenney | Paradoxical Properties

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Devenney’s hybrid installation Paradoxical Properties investigates the function and form of objects and the structural ambivalence between real and illusionary space. Utilising constructed stage sets, digital video, props, sculptural objects and assemblage, the work seeks to generate environments that incorporate the language associated with theatre and television. These environments mimic and explore space with the intention to appear as rehearsal or fractured scenography that exist as displaced fragments, amplifying its artifice.

Official Opening Thursday 7 June at 7pm, featuring performance

Exhibition runs until 22 July

Annual Art/Craft/Design Exhibition

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Abbeyleix Further Education Centre

Annual Art/Craft/Design Exhibition

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, identity, gender, landscape, loss and Repeal.

An exciting blend of contemporary art from emerging artists working and living locally.

See art.abbeyleixfec.ie for information on all art courses.

Exhibition will be opened by Leslie Keogh. A curator who has worked in the Natural History Museum in Dublin, and now works with the Heritage House in Abbeyleix.

Official Opening Thursday 3 May, 7pm | Exhibition runs until 2 June

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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