In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope. Celebrating 10 years at The Laois Arthouse


Laois County Council Arts Office is pleased to present In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope. 10 Years at the Laois Arthouse, an exhibition featuring the work of over 60 artists who have been part of the Laois Arthouse programme since its establishment in 2011.

This anniversary exhibition is a unique opportunity for the artists and Arts Office to celebrate the achievement of 10 years of exhibition making, artist hosting and creative place making with the surrounding community of Stradbally, County Laois and beyond.

It features the work of 64 artists providing their unique insight into Laois-born poet, Pat Boran’s specially commissioned poem The Window Seat, with a stunning series of mixed media creations in a variety of themes.

Pupils from 4th Class, St. Colmans NS Stradbally, on their visit to Laois Arthouse 10th Anniversary Exhibition “In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope.” Photo: Michael Scully

The creative space that the Laois Arthouse has afforded artists and the community of Stradbally is also significant:

“Celebrating the achievements of the Laois Arthouse also highlights the circumstances of artist’s studios and the gap between studio and opportunities to show work. Studio spaces can often be far from ideal, thus spaces such as the Laois Arthouse offer a really precious opportunity for artists to make work away from the demands of the everyday and the opportunity for their work to meet its first audience and engage with new and stimulating places and communities.” Monica Flynn, Curator

Artist, Rennie Buenting with her sculpture ” COP26 A Ray of Hope” and pupils from 4th Class St. Colmans NS Stradbally, on their visit to Laois Arthouse 10th Anniversary Exhibition “In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope.” Photo: Michael Scully

Open times: Tuesday – Friday,  13:00-16:00

Admission Free

If you wish to arrange a school or group visit, booking is essential via the Arts Office:

T: 057 866 4033/4109. Eartsoff@laoiscoco.ie

Artist, Rennie Buenting and Laois Arts Officer – Muireann Ni Chonaill, with Teaching Staff and 4th Class pupils, St. Colmans NS Stradbally, on their visit to Laois Arthouse 10th Anniversary Exhibition “In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope.” Photo: Michael Scully