Opening Wednesday 12th June at 7pm
13th June – 20th July 2019
Gallery Opening Hrs: 10am-4pm Tuesday – Saturday
Inspired by Patrick Kavanagh, Secret Places is a series of paintings by Dundalk born artist and activist Michelle Rogers about the places where we feel completely united with nature, private places, places of personal magic, sometimes shrouded in myth and sometimes the place we escape to in order to feel ourselves alive.
Opening Thursday 17th May at 7pm
17th May – 1st June 2019
Gallery Opening Hrs: 10am-4pm Tuesday – Saturday
North Louth Artists
Featuring a variety of paintings, ranging from abstract to photorealism, in a variety of mediums including oil, watercolour, acrylic and tempera, as well as sculpture in bronze and steel. Artists include: Sandra Bell, Anna Campbell, Gerry Clarke, Irene Woods, Rosemary Warren, Derek Bell, Paula Eigenheer, Patrick Conyngham, Siobhan Conyngham, Ciara Agnew, John O’Connor, Barry Finnegan and Robert Kelly.
Artists: Vivienne Byrne, Nuala Early, Jillian Gott, Laura Gramzow, Brian Hegarty, Breda Marron, Kieran McNulty, Caoimhe Reynolds, Violet Shirran, Rodney Thornton, Dee Walsh.
11 Artists. 8 Studios. 11 Residencies. 11 weeks.
An exciting, experimental pop-up artist studio, residency and exhibition, where eleven artists will work in eight purpose built studios in the gallery space of the Droichead Arts Centre Gallery for eleven weeks. The project aims to highlight the need for dedicated studio space in Drogheda and its environs, in support of its vibrant and active community of visual artists. The project offers an invaluable communal space whereby artists can meet and work. It allows for creative and divergent thinking, encourages public engagement with various creative approaches and disciplines, and represents the quality of ideas and skills within the region.
Borrowed Ground will be accompanied by a series of talks and workshops. The first will be the launch of Art Share, a creative reference library and space where artists, students, teachers, creatives or anyone with a passing interest in art can come to relax, foster ideas or just explore a cross section of contemporary and historical art books and publications. Drop in, meet the artists and browse through our library.
The books range from artist monographs, gallery publications to self published catalogues, teaching and reference guides . The collection includes , painting, sculpture,art history,print, design and photography. We are always on the look out for books on the myriad of other disciplines and encourage artist with self publications or unloved collections to please donate to this project.
Art Share project is a non-profit, community engagement collaboration between ‘thirtythree-45′ and Droichead Arts Centre. Thanks to IMMA (Irish Museum Of Modern Art) for their generous contribution of books to this project and for their ongoing support.
A Droichead Arts Centre Visual Arts Project and Exhibition supported by Drogheda Arts Festival
Borrowed Ground Artists Photo:
Left to right front row: Nuala Early, Violet Shirran, Vivienne Byrne, Breda Marron, Dee Walsh, Kieran McNulty
Back Row: Brian Hegarty, Rodney Thornton, Caoimhe Reynolds, Jillian Gott. (missing from photo Laura Gramzow) Photographer: Jenny Matthews
Friday 3 May – 29 June 2019
Exhibition opening and Artists’ Talk, Friday 3 May at 7:30pm
‘The dominated do not remain in subordination because they misunderstand the existing state of affairs but because they lack the confidence in their own capacity to transform it’ Jacques Rancières from Aesthetics and its Discontents
An oak tree is suspended, inverted, and slowly turning between the upper and lower spaces at Highlanes Gallery, a former Franciscan Church. Tree by Joe Hanly is the starting point for Disruptors, a group exhibition which also includes emerging, established and senior artists, Robert Armstrong, John Byrne, Felicity Clear, Jingze Du, Hannah Fitz, Marie Farrington, Kevin Gaffney, Cliodhna Harmey and Gary Reilly and seeks to interrupt sense-perception and expectations.
A dictionary definition of Disruption is ‘an interruption in the usual way that a system, process, or event works’, historically carrying negative connotations associated with damaging and/or preventative forces; the word Disruption in the 21st century has also acquired, tentatively, more positive associations with innovative techniques in industry, commerce and design in which the disruptor becomes the prompter for new avenues of enquiry and invention – Silicon Valley, Elon Musk, and the writings of business guru Clayton Christensen in Disruptive Innovation, while also in the advancing of social and economic justice in ‘Les Gilets Jaune’ (yellow vests) and ‘Occupy Movement’.
Including painting, sculpture, video and installation, the exhibition itself resists a single narrative, although the works themselves may individually allude, often with some humour, to real sentiments around such universal issues as environment, borders, identity and being, as well as more formal issues within the poetry of their craft and materiality.
Presented on the occasion of the annual Drogheda Arts Festival 30 April – 6 May 2019 and
in association with Age & Opportunity as part of the nationwide Bealtaine Festival – celebrating the arts and creativity as we age
Highlanes Gallery is funded by Louth County Council, and the Arts Council, and by Patrons, Benefactors and Friends of the Gallery.
Highlanes Gallery is open 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday, 10.30am-5.00pm, closed Sunday. T. 041-9803311 W.www.highlanes.ie E. email@example.com