In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope – Opening Event, Concepts, Curation and a Preview of a Stunning Artistic Collaboration

The exhibition – In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope – beautifully illustrates the connection that exists between the Stradbally Arthouse and the many artists who have stayed, worked and produced pieces here since its inception ten years ago. It’s a wonderful piece of collaborative work created in a time of pandemic, a reaction to the poignancy of the specially commissioned words of Pat Boran’s, The Window Seat.
The exhibition showcases the work of 64 artists working in the locality through a variety of media, from paint to ceramics, sculpture to digital pieces. It’s a must see, and a chance to visit the beautiful gallery in the Stradbally Arthouse.
We’re hope you enjoy this recording from the opening of the In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope. exhibition which gives a valuable insight into the work that went into bringing the collection together, through inception, curation and execution.
(LVD films)
In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope. now runs for an extended period until May 27th. Viewings are from Monday to Friday 13.00 – 16.00 daily. We are happy to facilitate special group visits so, please message for information or contact the Arts Offi

In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope. Our exhibition is now running until May 27th. Come celebrate with us.

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our exhibition In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope. will now run until May 27th!

Already a much loved exhibition, this gives everyone a chance to view the wonderful work created by leading professional artists who have undertaken residencies, exhibitions and facilitated masterclasses at the Laois Arthouse since its inception. Each artist provides 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.

The idea for the 10th Year Anniversary exhibition was conceived by Muireann Ni Chonaill, Arts Officer, who has been managing the Laois Arthouse since it opened.

The Arthouse has hosted over 50 resident artists during its first 10 years and has presented 50 exhibitions. It has also supported emerging visual artists and designers through its residency awards to graduates in association with the Design & Crafts Council Ireland and the National College of Art & Design.

We would love to see you at the Arthouse. It’s the perfect opportunity to view the work of artists in your locality and appreciate the wonderful surroundings of the Laois Arthouse, a place for artists to create, connect and be supported.

Here’s to the next 10 years and thank you for your continued support.

Open times: Tues. – Fri. (13:00 – 16:00) and by appointment. There is no need to book to visit the Arthouse Gallery but should you wish to arrange a group visit, school visit or special viewing please contact the Arts Office for information.

For further details contact    T: 057 866 4033/4109.   E:

Oil Painting Workshops for Adults

A six week Oil Painting Workshops for Adults with Artist Gemma Guihan will commence on:

Wednesday 13th February, 2013 at the Arthouse, Stradbally.

Morning Course:  11am to 1pm

Evening Course:  7pm to 9pm

Fee:  €120

(payable at first workshop).  Materials not included.  Each course limited to 10 places.

To book:  Contact Vernon McNicholas, Arts Co-ordinator at the Arthouse & Library.

Phone:  057 8641740 (Tuesday to Thursday between 10am and 4pm) or email:

Or contact:  Arts Office, Laois County Council at 057 8674342/3 or email:

Gemma Guihan during her oil painting course at the Arthouse