Current Exhibitions

A Slanting Sun

Patrick Fitzpatrick    

A Slanting Sun            

Patrick believes the Irish landscape instils a deep bond: one that has nurtured our identity with a strong sense of place and purpose. The 1916 Easter Rising offers a chance to reconsider and question the reality of our myths and dreams that have inspired us to where we are today. Pat’s work explores the value we place in our landscape and statesmen; the close connection of our identity to memory and nature; how we have imbued the landscape with a political and cultural identity and the regenerative balm of nature.


Exhibition runs 4 March - 30 April

Exhibition Reception Thursday 10 March, 7pm

Graduate Award:

From 2016, a recent Graduate of Abbeyleix FEC Art Department will be selected,

bi-annually, to present a solo show as part of a new Artist Support Initiative.

Dunamaise Arts Centre is proud to award Patrick Fitzpatrick as our inaugural selected artist.

Open Submission


Dunamaise Arts Centre announces its

Annual Open Submission Group Exhibition

‘One artist to be awarded month-long residency in The Arthouse, Stradbally’

Dunamaise Arts Centre is delighted to announce the return of our annual ‘Open Submission’ exhibition at Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise.

This year’s Open Submission Group 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: Eamon Colman, Aosdána. 

A month long Residency at Laois Arthouse, Stradbally will be awarded to a one of the selected artists (dates subject to availability). Supported by Dunamaise Arts Centre and Laois Arts Office.  

Official Opening Friday 13 November, 7pm.

Runs until Saturday 19 December.

For further information please contact; Box Office on 057 866 3355


Details regarding our Call for Exhibition Proposals for 2016/2017 Visual Art Exhibition Programme, available HERE

Funded by

The Arts Council


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.

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Our Sponsors

The Arts Council Laois County Council