Siobhan McDonald – A Change in the Signal – Crystalline, until Nov 25th
Siobhan McDonald – A Change in the Signal – Crystalline, until Nov 25th‘My work is about the spirit of discovery of what is still unknown to science, going beyond the edge of the universe and exploring the layers that go back to our origins.’

Highlanes Gallery is delighted to present a new exhibition by the artist Siobhan McDonald, first shown in Paris, in the Centre Culturel Irlandais, earlier this year.

Artist Siobhan McDonald reflects on the creative processes and formative energies in nature contained within atmospheres, molecules, sounds and seeds. Positioning her work within geological history, Crystalline explores our understanding of time and our relationship with a continually changing environment. The themes that animate Crystalline—the deep history of materials and their changing states and the fragility of bodies and landforms exposed to the elements continue through the exhibition.
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Children's Mid-Term Workshops/ Wed 1 and Fri 3 November
ChildrenArtist and facilitator Yvonne Byrne, and facilitator Julie Duhy, lead two Mid-Term Children's Workshops, exploring two of the current exhibitions, A Change in the Signal - Crystalline by Siobhan McDonald, and the 63rd Texaco Children's Art Exhibition.

Post-Halloween, these workshops are for children aged 5 - 13yrs, and charged at €6 per child, with booking essential.
Workshops at the gallery 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. Making objects forms part of that process but is not the only goal of the workshop.

For further information, please telephone Siobhan and Hilary on T 041-9803311 or email info@highlanes.ie Booking www.eventbrite.ie
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Drogheda Municipal Art Collection at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Drogheda Municipal Art Collection at the Royal Hibernian Academy, DublinHighlanes Gallery’s Drogheda Municipal Art Collection is set to go on view in early October in Dublin's Royal Hibernian Academy. The Collection of art which earliest work dates to the middle of the 18th century, and now to contemporary times, was developed first in 1946 by artist Bea Orpen, her husband, businessman, Terry Trench, and the then Drogheda Corporation.

Over 30 works from the impressive collection have been selected including the work of artists Nano Reid, Mary Swanzy and Nora McGuinness, and more recent work by internationally renowned, and Co Louth-based artists, Jackie Nickerson, and Anthony Haughey. The exhibition, which will go on display in the Tony Ryan Gallery at the Royal Hibernian Academy, on Ely Place, Dublin 2, officially opens at 6pm on Wednesday 4th of October, which coincidentally is Highlanes Gallery’s 11th Birthday.
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Creative Space for those living with Alzheimer's and Dementia
Creative Space for those living with AlzheimerIn September 2015, Highlanes Gallery announced the launch of a pilot programme developed especially for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

After the initial programme, the gallery has continued these sessions which focus on a few selected works from the temporary exhibition programme and the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection. Through the programme people have an opportunity to look at art more closely, in a caring, friendly and social environment, discussing the pieces and giving their opinions in a non-judgemental setting.
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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.

Relish take pride in using locally sourced ingredients, imaginatively and creatively presented in each of their cafes, and with a friendly and efficient service.
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