15 July – 14 Sept
Joseph Patrick Haverty, The Blind Piper, 1841, Oil on canvas, 76 x 59cm, Collection of the National Gallery of Ireland, Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.
Oidhreacht: Transforming Tradition (13 July – 14 September 2019) will bring together a range of artworks from the 18th century to the contemporary moment exploring Irish traditional arts & culture. It will include diverse examples, some familiar, many not shown for some time, and will offer a sense of the wide range of representations and expressions of Irish traditional arts & culture in visual art and material culture both in historic and contemporary art.
Featuring a selection of art and some artefacts from major public museums including the National Gallery of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and Limerick City Gallery of Art, and private collections, and beginning with the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection; the exhibition will draw on the rich social, political and aesthetic contexts in which the traditional arts have been expressed.
The exhibition is presented to coincide with Ireland’s largest traditional culture festival Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which takes place from 10-18 August where people across Ireland, Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and around the world will attend the week long competition, summer school and concert programme. www.fleadhcheoil.ie www.highlanes.ie