|What Is and What Might Be/ opening Monday 27 April for DAF|
|What Is and What Might Be is a new exhibition presented for the 2015 Drogheda Arts Festival, opening on Monday 27 April at 7.30pm.|
Cllr Kevin Callan, Mayor, Borough District of Drogheda and special guest Richard Wakely, Director, Ulster Bank Belfast Festival will make the opening remarks.
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.
The exhibition is co-curated by Colin Martin, painter, Lecturer and Principal at the RHA School; Cliodhna Shaffrey, Director of Temple Bar Galleries & Studios; and Aoife Ruane, Director, Highlanes Gallery.
|Poems that make Grown Men Cry/ Sunday 3 May, 5.00pm|
|Presented to mark the forthcoming Poetry Day Ireland, May 7, 2015, Highlanes Gallery is delighted to partner Drogheda Arts Festival and Poetry Ireland once again, and this year presents readings from Poems that make Grown Men Cry (edited by Anthony Holden and Ben Holden), with special guest readers including chef and restauranteur Reuven Diaz (Eastern Seaboard, Brown Hound Bakery), comedian Cian Kinsella (Lords of Strut), actor Phelim Drew, and writer and documentary maker Manchán Magan. |
The event is hosted by John O’Donnell, poet and Senior Counsel with music from folk band Rapscallion.