The Arts Office, Laois County Council hosts regular exhibitions at Laois Arthouse, Stradbally – to view upcoming or previous shows visit the Arthouse website
On permanent display at Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise is a set of ten giclée prints by artist Brendon Deacy titled “Siorai” . Brendon was commissioned by Laois County Council to produce an exhibition as part of the James Fintan Lalor School 2014. This series of iconic paintings revitalise Lalor’s words with images of contemporary Ireland and signify his relevance today. Lalor’s words are portrayed in the style of the posters of his time and presented in the typefaces of that period. Each painting has been faithfully reproduced as a limited editioned giclée print, measuring 360x520mm, individually signed and numbered by the artist. Only twenty prints of each painting were released for sale. Laois County Council purchased this complete first edition of the giclée prints. The work can by viewed Mon-Fri by appointment by contacting 057 8664033.
Laois County Council have a collection of artworks, purchased over the years on display throughout the Council buildings, including works by Cathy Carman, John Keating, Jock Nichol, and local and nationally know artists.
Laois main Exhibition spaces include:
The Dunamaise Arts Centre
T: 057 8663355
Laois Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally, Co Laois
T: 057 86641740
The Gallery @ Abbeyleix Library, Abbeyleix, Co Laois
T: 057 8730020
Mountmellick Library & Art Gallery, O’Moore St, Mountmellick, Co Laois
T: 057 8644572