|61st Texaco Children's Art Exhibition/ September 1-7 October|
|Highlanes Gallery is delighted once again to host the exhibition of the 126 winning paintings from this year's 61st Texaco Children's Art Competition.|
The official opening ceremony, to which this year's winning young artists from Drogheda, the Boyne Valley, North Dublin, Co. Louth and Co. Meath have been invited, together with students from schools in the Drogheda area, will take place at 11am on Tuesday, 8 September.
The exhibition will open to the public in advance of this event on Tuesday 1 September, and will continue each day from Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 5pm until Wednesday 7 October.
|Culture Night/ Culture Talks/ Fri 18 September 7- 9.30pm|
|Culture Vulture, Voyeur or Explorer?|
If you are just interested and curious about the world of Culture, we present three special evening talks for Culture Night; from Young People and art, to Art Appreciation and Culture Capital
A Second Level Teacher and his students discuss their gallery-based project, which is followed by a talk considering art in society, closing with a talk on Ireland's largest multidisciplinary arts festival, Galway International Arts Festival.
An night for all, and not to be missed...refreshments will be served throughout the evening
|Janet Mullarney: My Minds I/ National Tour-Butler Gallery, October 24|
|Following 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.
A full colour catalogue with texts by art historian William Gallagher, and writer and documentary maker Manchán Magan, will be launched at the opening of the exhibition in the Butler Gallery.
|Eye Level: Drogheda Municipal Art Collection/ until 7 October|
|Earlier this summer, Highlanes Gallery received Interim Accreditation from the Heritage Council, under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland.|
If you are not familiar with the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, for which Highlanes Gallery was developed, a selection of work from the Collection will be on display until 7 October.
The Collection which holds over 100 works dating from the 18th century to today was originally developed by artist Bea Orpen, her business man, husband, Terry Trench, and a Museum Committee in 1946.
|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.
|One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People/ Opening 16 October|
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