An Exhibition to Mark the 15th
Dunamaise Arts Centre
Featuring recent work by a selection of artists from Kevin Kavanagh Gallery including Sean Lynch (recently selected
to represent Ireland at the 56th International Art Exhibition – The Venice Biennale 2015—which has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world); Vanessa Donoso Lopez and Tadhg McSweeney as well as a selection of works by
artists from Kevin Kavanagh Gallery including Nevan Lahart, Paul McKinley, Michael Boran, Ulrich Vogl, Mick O’Dea, Diana Copperwhite, Elaine Byrne, Robert Armstrong, Geraldine O’Neill, Dermot Seymour, Sinead Ní Mhaonaigh and Stephen Loughman.
Dunamaise Arts Centre’s Gallery has hosted exhibitions by Irish and international artists and organisations from the length and breadth of the country as well as further afield since its opening in 1999. A landmark event was the exhibition and auction, held in 2003, in memory of Noreen O’Hare, who had been a board member at Dunamaise. Over €75,000 was raised in aid of the Cancer
unit at St James’ Hospital in Dublin. Also counted among the highlights were exhibitions by artists such as Bernadette Madden, Micky Donnelly, Mick O’Dea, Tom Molloy, Una Sealy and Conor Walton as well as German arist Ulrich Vogl on their exhibitions at Dunamaise. As well as the programme of solo shows, the end of year show by art students at the local Abbeyleix Further Education Centre and the arts centre’s own Open Submission, has become a favourite fixture in the annual calendar. There have also been collaborations with the OPW, UTV, Portlaoise Camera Club and with Portlaoise Prison.
Kevin Kavanagh is one of the Ireland’s leading galleries showing Irish and international contemporary art. In 2008 the gallery moved to a 135m² space on Chancery Lane designed by architect Philip Crowe of MCO Projects. It represents both established and emerging artists from Ireland and abroad. The gallery’s annual programme consists of 8/9 solo and 1 curated group show as well as special events, screenings, performances, artists talks and participation at international art fairs.The gallery has published over 30 books on art.
The exhibition is organised by Kevin Kavanagh to mark the 15th Anniversary of Dunamaise Arts Centre and continues until Friday 1st
Picture Above: Tadhg McSweeney, Untitled, Mixed media dimensions variable, 2013