|Gallery Open Sunday 21 August 12-5pm for Heritage Week|
|To mark Heritage Week, Highlanes Gallery will open additionally on Sunday 21 August, from 12.00-5.00pm.|
Exhibitions on view include the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, The Marmite Prize for Painting V and a display from the 2015/16 Primary School Programme.
Every year millions of Europeans visit historical monuments and sites throughout Europe on European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year. The main aim of European Heritage Days are to promote awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage and to promote Europe’s common cultural heritage.
In Ireland we celebrate European Heritage Days with a full week of events throughout National Heritage Week from August 20th – 28th and is coordinated by The Heritage Council; its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.
|Heritage Week Children's Workshop|
|Join Shauna Sweeney for a fun and creative workshop full of mixed media and collage.|
Discover the evolution of landscape art; from traditional to abstract, through the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection. Explore the landmarks of Drogheda and use them to make your own unique landscape masterpiece.
Workshops are for children aged 5 - 13yrs, and charged at €6 per child, with booking essential.
Book online through eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/heritage-week-childrens-workshop-mixed-media-collage-landscapes-tickets-27210888500 or Telephone 041-9803311
About Children’s Workshops at Highlanes Gallery
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.
|The Marmite Prize For Painting V|
|Friday 8 July sees the long anticipated opening of The Marmite Prize for Painting V. Thirty nine works from artists from Ireland, UK, the US and mainland Europe feature in this year’s exhibition, and were selected from over 1,200 entries from painters at all stages in their practice|
The exhibition launches at Highlanes Gallery on Friday 8 July at 7.30pm, with opening remarks given by artist Mark O’Kelly. A talk, led by artist and Marmite co-founder Marcus Cope and featuring a number of exhibiting artists, including Emma Cousin, Alison Pilkington, Joan Sugrue and Steven Gee, Clare Jarrett will take place the following day on Saturday 9 July at 11am. The exhibition continues until 10 September
Speaking about the Highlanes Gallery’s new partnership with the Prize, Highlanes Gallery Director, Aoife Ruane said, ““We see this partnership with the Marmite Prize for Painting as an excellent opportunity for artists working in both Ireland and the UK and further afield. We anticipate many positive outcomes, not least an exchange of ideas and culture that will enrich everyone, including visitors to the exhibitions both in London and Drogheda.”
|62nd Texaco Children's Art Exhibition|
|Highlanes Gallery will once again host an exhibition of the 126 winning paintings from this year's 62nd Texaco Children's Art Competition.|
The official opening ceremony, to which this year's winning artists together with students from schools in the Drogheda area and the North East region have been invited, will take place at 11am on Tuesday, 6th September.
Induced in the exhibition will be works by seven Co. Louth students who won top prizes in the competition. From Drogheda they are Evan McGrane (17), a pupil at St. Joseph’s; Hannah Murphy (15), from St. Oliver’s Community College; Kevin Nolan (18), from The Hub and Lucy Finn (11), from Termonfeckin.
Other Co. Louth winners, all from Dundalk, are Déaghlan McGovern (7), from St. Malachy’s Boys National School; Cara Pilbeam (13), from St. Vincent’s Secondary School, and Ella Taylor (6), from Scoil Mhuire na nGael.
On Culture Night, drop in to our free Texaco Children's Workshop, between 6 and 9.00pm. No booking required.
|Creative Space for those living with Alzheimer's and Dementia|
|Highlanes Gallery is delighted to announce the launch of a new pilot programme developed especially for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.|
Starting in October (2015), the gallery, in conjunction with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, and with the support of the Franciscan Order, began a series of monthly gallery-based sessions for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
|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.|
Relish take pride in using locally sourced ingredients, imaginatively and creatively presented in each of their cafes, and with a friendly and efficient service.