|What Is and What Might Be/ final week/ until 4 August|
|What Is and What Might Be is a new exhibition presented for the 2015 Drogheda Arts Festival, which opened on 27 April.|
The exhibition includes the work of visual artists Miranda Blennerhassett, Neil Carroll, Susan Connolly, Kevin Cosgrove, Fergus Feehily, Mairead O’hEocha, Mark O’ Kelly, Kevin Mooney, Kathy Tynan, Andrew Vickery.
What Is And What Might Be features ten contemporary painters that conceivably share some of the 16th century artist, Hans Holbein’s concerns - spatial and material illusion, fictional and real space, movement between a position of doubt and certainty.
|Workshop for Children/Young People 12+ with artist Kevin Cosgrove|
|Wednesday 29 July 11.30am-1.00pm|
Exhibiting artist, Kevin Cosgrove's session will explore the painting process, with emphasis on the order in which a painter might do things. As reading that as a code or language common in all paintings.
Participants will work with a small stretched canvas and acrylic paints, which are included in the workshop price of €6.
Places limited to 15 people, booking essential on firstname.lastname@example.org or T. 041-980331 during gallery hours.
A workshop session not to be missed!
|Primary School Programme 2014/'15 Display|
|Over the last seven years, Highlanes Gallery has worked closely each autumn with a small group of teachers and their classes exploring an exhibition at the gallery and working both in the gallery and in the classroom with an artist and the gallery team. |
This year’s Primary School Programme extended over two exhibitions and involved the children over two school terms in autumn 2014 and spring 2015. Three schools took part in this year's programme; 4th classes from each of St. Oliver’s Primary School, Ballymakenny Road and Scoil Muire gan Smal, Cartown, and St Ita’s School working with two classes with a range of ages.
The programme included a discussion led by freelance facilitator Lynn McGrane on Parallel Visions: Sculpture and Installation from the IMMA Collection and a gallery talk by the artist Janet Mullarney on her solo exhibition My Mind’s I.
Text and photographic work tracking the programme, and a video featuring responses from children and teachers are on view in the gallery until August 1.
|Paint-Oh the Possibilities!/Children's Summer Workshops - July|
|Paint-Oh the Possibilities!|
Has your child an interest in drawing, thinking and making things? Children’s workshops at the gallery are led by exhibiting artists, facilitators and gallery invigilators exploring their own practice, and the current collection and temporary exhibitions.
The majority of workshops are process-based and explore basic concepts and ideas with children as they are looking. The emphasis is placed on understanding the ideas surrounding the objects or ideas in the exhibitions. Making objects forms part of that process but is not the only goal of the workshop.
The series of workshops in July are presented by four of the exhibiting artists in the exhibition What Is and What Might Be- Susan Connolly, Kathy Tynan, Mairead Oh'Eocha and Kevin Mooney.
|Heritage Week: 22 August, Gallery Talk & Drogheda Brass Band|
|Saturday 22 August 2.00pm/3.00pm|
Highlanes Gallery presents the first of a number of events to mark Heritage Week, coordinated by the Heritage Council.
2.00pm Jack Hanlon, Priest, Painter (1913-1968)
Seamus Ruane, a Docent at the Hunt Museum Limerick, discusses the life and work of Jack Hanlon. Regular visitors to Highlanes Gallery will be familiar with Hanlon’s work The Golden Cage, which was donated to the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection by the Friends of the National Collections of Ireland (FNCI) in 1969.
Following the gallery talk, Drogheda Brass Band perform under the canopy in the gallery courtyard, and consider the theme of 2015 Heritage Week, 'Ireland's Industrial and Design Heritage', in the selection of music performed.
|Relish Cafe and Foodhall|
|Relish Cafe and Foodhall is a fresh vibrant continental style cafe, using quality local produce to create home cooked food in a stylish and sophisticated setting.|
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm.
Relish is also open on Sundays from 11.30am to 5.30pm.