|Alzheimer Gallery Pilot Gallery Programme|
|Highlanes 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.
|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 sorry...in 2014.
Shy of Contemporary Art? / Teacher to Teacher Talk/Tuesday 22 September at 4.30pm/
Art Teacher Kieran Gallagher will give a short gallery talk for teachers on his approach.
This talk is appropriate for teachers and group leaders at all levels working with children and young people. All Welcome.
|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 were invited, together with students from schools in the Drogheda area, took place on Tuesday, 8 September.
The exhibition is on view to the public from Tuesday 1 September, and will continue each day from Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 5pm until Wednesday 7 October.
|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.
|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.
|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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