Dunamaise Arts Centre presents
Laois: A Land and its People by
Portlaoise Camera CLub
Friday 22 August - Saturday 27 September 2014
Dunamaise Arts Centre is delighted to present an exhibition of work by Portlaoise Camera Club from Friday August 22 - Saturday September 27 2014.
Portlaoise Camera Club was founded in 2011. It has a membership of approximately 50. photography enthusiasts. The Club meets every Wednesday night in the Parish Centre. Its primary aim is to assist members, irrespective of their skill levels, to further their learning. This is achieved through workshops, talks, club and national competitions, field trips, exhibitions and the helpful advice of other members.
This year’s exhibition ‘Laois: A Land and its People’ is the second in a series, that has the unifying theme of ‘people with a connection to Laois’ and employs environmental portraiture as its format.
Taking pictures of people sounds simple enough. It was essential however that Club members photographed the people in a location which told their stories. Also the subject had to be a person that the photographer considered had significant connections with the county.
It is planned to record 100 subjects in this manner. The final outcome to be a book capturing in snapshots, the lives of these individuals: thus making a contribution, however small, to the social history of County Laois.
All are welcome to visit the gallery upstairs at Dunamaise and Portlaoise Camera Club's exhibition will continue until Satuday 27 September.
The Dunamaise gallery is open daily Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm. Guided visits to the gallery by school groups or organisations can be arranged by contacting the Dunamaise Box office on 057 866 3355.