Mountmellick Art Gallery

Exhibition for December 2022:

We are delighted to host for the month of December from Mountmellick Community School a  6th Year Art Exhibition.‘Moving Forward’ is an exhibition of work created and curated by sixth year students in Mountmellick Community School. These students range in age from fifteen to eighteen years old. The work in this show explores a range of disciplines, from painting and drawing to print-making and mixed-media sculpture. The art students have applied these mediums to explore the theme of ‘Moving Forward’ within their lives independently and as part of the school community. Challenged to envisage life as they progress from school and what this looks like for them, this concept is depicted through colour, symbolism, experimentation, imagery and text. The students have produced exceptional work and we hope you visit and enjoy this expressive collection of artwork during library opening hours.

Exhibition for October/November 2022

Marie Claire Keague’s Art Exhibition: The Gallery in Mountmellick Library is delighted to host Marie Claire Keague’s art exhibition for the month of October. She is a Fine Art Graduate of Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design Born in Dublin and having lived in Africa, Australia and Belgium, has settled in Tipperary. Inspired by her travels and nature and its’ contrasts, Marie Claire creates paintings that evoke a time and a place through the use of colour and texture. Call in during library opening hours to view the exhibition.

Exhibition for September 2022

Deirdre Dunne Art Exhibition: The Gallery in Mountmellick Library is delighted to host Deirdre Dunne’s art exhibition for the month of September. She is an Irish born Artist who studied at Crawford College of Art in Cork Ireland.  Since her studies she has bicycled through Asia, Europe, Africa, The Middle East and Central America, as well as working for 5 years as a Tour Guide in Australia and Africa. Her subject matter varies from everyday kitchen scenes to camels in the Gobi desert. The exhibition will be launched on Tuesday 6th September at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


Exhibition for August 2022

Mountmellick Heritage Society: Mountmellick Heritage Group will curate an exhibition for the month of August including Heritage Week 2022 in the Gallery in Mountmellick Library on the rich and long history of Mountmellick its town and environs and will include documents, photographs, memorabilia and other artefacts in the Gallery in Mountmellick Library during opening hours.

Exhibition for July 2022

Cumann na mBan Exhibition: The Gallery at Mountmellick Library is delighted to host a Cumann na mBan exhibition for the month of July. The exhibition was curated by Mountmellick native Bernadette Dunne with the support of Laois Libraries. The exhibition and related events are part of a long-term and on-going engagement by Laois Local Studies in projects bringing back into the light women’s experience of the revolutionary period. Drop in during library opening hours!

Exhibition for June 2022


The Gallery in Mountmellick Library is delighted to host “Language – Landscape – Migration” is a national exhibition featuring work from members all over the country from 8th – 29th June during library opening hours. The exhibition demonstrates the wealth and depth of techniques and artistry of current practitioners in these textile crafts. This is an exhibition not to be missed!

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Exhibition for April 2022

The Gallery in Mountmellick Library are delighted to host the Laois African Support group for their exhibition celebrating African culture for the month of April. The exhibition will display hand carved wooden figures and framed hand paintings and some traditional musical instruments.Why not drop in during library opening hours to view the exhibition?

Exhibition for March 2022

Mount Henry Art Studios Exhibition:

Mary Slevin from Mount Henry art studios will be exhibiting her own work in the gallery in Mountmellick Library for the month of March. Mary’s work is personal and influenced by her family and surroundings. She works in a variety of mediums using paint stitch and print to create her work. Why not drop in during library opening hours to view the exhibition?



Call for submissions for The Gallery at Mountmellick Library

Calling all artists working in any and all materials, media, styles, genres, themes and concepts to submit proposals for exhibitions for The Gallery at Mountmellick Library.

The Gallery aims to provide exhibition space to local, national and international artists. Submissions are welcome from new and emerging artists as well as established artists.

The Gallery is part of the innovative library which was opened in May 2010 by Laois County Council. Housed in a public building, the Gallery offers an exciting opportunity for artists to bring their work to a new audience.

Offering three interlinked but separate spaces, the Gallery encompasses almost 80m2 of exhibition space.


Guidelines for Artists using the Gallery

Art Gallery Diagram

The Gallery Exhibition Application Form