One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People
One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of PeopleOne Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People
A touring exhibition from the Arts Council Collection* curated by Jennifer Higgie

‘On a series of apparently tiresome, flat sittings seeming to lead nowhere – one day, something happens, the touches seem to “take”, the deaf canvas listens, your words flow and you have
done something.’

One Day,Something Happens explores a kind of everyday theatricality. The artists in this exhibition approach figuration in very different ways and the people they depict are both imaginary and real characters.

The exhibition title is a quotation from the artist Walter Sickert, whose beautiful study of a woman from 1906.

The exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour publication that includes an essay by Jennifer Higgie and is available in the Gallery Reception for €23.00, with a selection of exhibition postcards for €1 each.

The exhibition continues until 7 February 2016 and can be viewed each day, Monday - Saturday, 10.30am-5.00pm. The gallery is closed on Sunday.
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Highlanes Gallery present Tales From the Shadows
Highlanes Gallery present Tales From the ShadowsTo mark the winter season and the annual Drogheda Bonanza Festival, Highlanes Gallery is delighted to present Tales From the Shadows, this weekend, Saturday and Sunday 28 & 29 November

At the height of winter, as the nights grow colder, we gather together – families and friends.
At the height of winter, the nights grow longer. Shadows linger and dance in the lamplight.
Watch closely now, for the shadows have travelled far; to many strange lands and wondrous worlds.
And if you listen very carefully, they may speak to you of what they have seen.

These are the Tales From the Shadows…

Tales From the Shadows create bewitching performances that marry storytelling with shadow puppetry; adapting, presenting and performing much loved tales.

Stories featured are The Selfish Giant-Oscar Wilde’s Classic tale, The Steadfast Tin Soldier Hans and The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson, Hansel & Gretel, and Sir William of the Waterlilies by Charles Santore.

Performances are free, but must be booked in advance by telephone T: 041-9803311
Performances last for approximately 35 minutes
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Janet Mullarney: My Minds I/ National Tour-Butler Gallery, October 24
Janet Mullarney: My Minds I/ National Tour-Butler Gallery, October 24Following its successful run at Highlanes Gallery earlier this year, My Minds I, a new exhibition by senior Irish artist, Janet Mullarney, ARHA, goes on national tour, opening in the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny on Saturday 24 October.

Born in Dublin, and living between Ireland and Italy, Janet Mullarney is one of Ireland's most important artists working today. The title of the exhibition My Minds I refers to the idiom mind's eye and to the human ability for visualisation, for the experiencing of visual mental imagery; one's ability to 'see' things with the mind, and to the power of the psychic imagination that communicates important subterranean messages to be deciphered.

The exhibition is curated by Aoife Ruane, Director of Highlanes Gallery, with lighting design by Marcus Costello. The exhibition was awarded an Arts Council Touring Grant and is sponsored by Clarke's Bar, Drogheda, once home to 20th century artist Nano Reid.
Alzheimer Gallery Pilot Gallery Programme
Alzheimer Gallery Pilot Gallery ProgrammeHighlanes Gallery is delighted to announce the launch of a new pilot programme developed especially for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Starting in October, the gallery, in conjunction with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, and with the support of the Franciscan Order, will begin a series of monthly gallery-based sessions for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Dementia-related diseases affect roughly 48,000 people in Ireland, leaves those suffering from it feeling isolated and often frustrated. By providing a friendly and inclusive environment in which people can freely participate in active discussion Highlanes Gallery hopes to allow participants feel like a more active and visible part of the community.

The programme is presented as part of the Azure project, a joint initiative between the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, Age and Opportunity, and a number of museums and galleries in Ireland.
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How To: Teachers, Young People and Art
How To: Teachers, Young People and Art“Contemporary art can be an aspect of the art curriculum that art teachers may shy away from-me included.”

This was what Second Level Art Teacher, Kieran Gallagher said, and it was also the prompt for him to tackle it, head-on.

Highlanes Gallery is delighted to present a project display on his work with his then 2nd Year Students (now TY and 5th Year) where they focused on Theresa Nanigian's exhibition not 2014.
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Relish Cafe and Foodhall
Relish Cafe and FoodhallRelish 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.

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