Highlanes Gallery invites families and individuals to take part in National Drawing Day on Saturday 28 May 2011, events include Curator/Artist’ Gallery talk and workshops for children and teenagers
Children’s Workshop age group 5-8 yrs
Time: 10.45am – 12.00pm
Theme: Crowns and Tiaras
Children’s Workshop age group 9-12 yrs
Time: 12.15pm – 1.30pm
Make a piece of art together using sticky paper
Teenager’s Workshop ages group 13-16 yrs
Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Theme: The Space Around Us
Make a model of your favourite place to be or design a new one.
All workshops will be led by facilitator Lynn McGrane
Cost for all workshops: €5.00. All materials supplied. Please wear old clothes.
Concessions for Highlanes Gallery Friends, Patrons and Benefactors apply
Book now on 041 9803311 or email@example.com
Curator/Artists’ Gallery Talk with David Mabb and Mary-Ruth Walsh will discuss the current exhibition Utopia Ltd.
Admission: free, suggested donations of €2 are most welcome
Highlanes Gallery receives revenue funding from Drogheda Borough Council and programme funding from the Arts Council.
Onsite partners include Andersons Cafe and Louth Craftmark
Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, Laurence Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
Open 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, closed Sunday
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Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh Exhibition 12 March 2011 to 19 April 2011
Highlanes Gallery presents a new body of work by painter Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh.
Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s untitled series explores liminal space, that is, the intervening spaces or interstices between objects and forms. Through this exhibition, spaces are presented with varying degrees of density. The exploration of painting in these works is spare, pared down and presented with a dramatic use of colour. They are suggestive of the performative aspect of painting.
Ní Mhaonaigh’s painting of the frame draws attention to the edge of each work. This, in turn directs the viewer to the central composition presented. These works explore the complexities of looking and the disparity between the image and the construction of the image.
Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh (b.1977) is a visual artist based in Dublin. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Paintings, West Cork Arts Centre, 2010, Paintings, Galway Arts Centre, 2009. Her work has been curated and selected for the following exhibitions, UNBUILDING at the Mermaid Arts Centre, 2010, curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey, Eilis Lavelle and Rosie lynch, Regarding Painting together with artists Diana Copperwhite, Paul Nugent, Sarah Dwyer, Axel Sanson and Esther Teichman, 2010 curated by Elaine Byrne at Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin.
Her work is included in many public collections, including Contemporary Irish Arts Society, Arts Council of Ireland, the Office of Public Works, Dublin Institute of Technology, Boyle Civic Collection, The Mermaid Arts Centre and Aspen Insurance. In 2009, she was shortlisted for the AIB Art Prize and was selected for Futures exhibition at the RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, curated by Patrick T. Murphy and Ruth Carroll. In 2010 she won the Hennessy Craig Scholarship at the RHA.
In 2010, her work was acquired for the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection at Highlanes Gallery; the gallery later publishing a catalogue on Ní Mhaonaigh’s practice with essays by art critic Aidan Dunne and curator Padraic E. Moore.
The exhibition at Highlanes Gallery is planned to travel to the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France later in 2011 and in early 2012 to Millennium Court Arts Centre,Portadown, Northern Ireland.
The exhibition will be opened by Séan Kissane, Head of Exhibitions, Irish Museum of ModernArt on Saturday 12 March at 2.00pm. All welcome.
Gallery admission is free, suggested donation €2.00
Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s catalogue is available at the main reception for €40.00
The accompanying programme developed by Highlanes Gallery includes an Adult Workshop led by the artist (Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh) on Saturday 26 March from 11.00am – 1.00pm and a Workshop for young people (aged 13-17yrs) from 1.30pm – 3.00pm, also led by the artist.
These gallery-based workshops focus on both the practical and conceptual. Booking is advised as places are limited, and all materials are supplied.
Cost: Adult workshop: €10 per adult. Workshop for young people: €5 per person. Concessions for Highlanes Gallery Friends, Patrons and Benefactors apply.
on view in the Irish Cement Room, Highlanes Gallery, Saturday 13 November 2010 – 12 January 2011
Highlanes Gallery, Laurence Street, Drogheda would like to invite you to a lecture this
Saturday, 6 November at 12.00pm
Privilege and Poverty – the life of Alexander Williams
Writer and broadcaster Gordon T. Ledbetter discusses the artist Alexander Williams (1846-1930) and his early years living in Drogheda
Lecture is free to all, suggested donation 2euro
For booking and further information please telephone the gallery and asking for Siobhan Murphy or Hilary Kelly on 041-9803311
Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery
SUMMER PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS
21 Jul 2010 – 31 Aug 2010
Summer workshops, 2009
Venue: Highlanes Gallery
Programme for Children:
Join artists and facilitators in exploring the artwork and ideas in the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection and the current temporary exhibition The Marienbad Palace this summer for 3 unique workshop sessions, each over three days.
The 3-day workshop blocks are age appropriate for 5-8yr olds (W1), 9-12yr olds (W2) and teenagers 13-17yrs (W3) and delivered on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 10.45am-1.00pm.
Cost: The blocks are €30 for the three days, with materials included. There is a 10% reduction for Friends of Highlanes Gallery, and for 2 or more children from one family.
5-8 years Week 1: W21, T22, F23 July, 10.45am-1.00pm (each day)
Facilitator and educator Lynn McGrane looks The Marienbad Palace with the children and considers Abstraction through shape and colour; discusses dreams and reality in a session-Mind Mobiles and facilitates and makes a memory box with the participants.
9-12 years Week 2: W28, T29, F30 July, 10.45am-1.00pm (each day)
Join artist Raphael Hynes exploring Drogheda through the Ages in considering the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, making individual paintings and constructing a 3D model of Medieval Drogheda as a group.
13-17 years Week 3: W4, T5, F6 August, 10.45am-1.00pm (each day)
Artists Declan Kelly and Els Borghart considers perception and ideas of reality through the exhibition The Marienbad Palace. The group will consider and explores ideas of the natural world through the eyes of other creatures large and small using a broad range of media.
Programme for Adults:
Workshop: Tuesday 27 July, 11.00am-1.00pm
Drogheda as a theme
Join artist Raphael Hynes to consider the current exhibition selected from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection that focuses on Drogheda through three centuries. Participants are invited to bring in sketches, photographs or material relating to place, be it Drogheda or their home place.
Cost: €15, 10% concessions apply for Friends of Highlanes Gallery, materials supplied
Gallery Talk: Tuesday 10 August, 1.00pm
Drogheda Municipal Art Collection: Drogheda
Join Brendan Matthews, Community Historian and Archivist at Millmount Museum, author of a History of Stamullen, the Burning of Balbriggan by the Black & Tans in 1920 and Tower of Strength; A History of the Millmount Museum Complex in Drogheda.
Cost: Free, donation of €2 encouraged
Workshop: Tuesday 3 August, 11.00am-1.00pm
An exploration of the world around us through light and shadow
Declan Kelly and Els Borghart consider the current exhibition The Marienbad Palace using some blind drawing exercises, demonstrating some drawing techniques, and looking at tone and shadow.
Cost: €15, 10% concessions apply for Friends of Highlanes Gallery, materials supplied
Gallery Reading: Thursday 26 August, 12.00pm
Artist Amanda Coogan reads the short story The Enormous Space by J.G. Ballard. The story is the starting point of the current exhibition The Marienbad Palace, curated by Jacqui McIntosh.
Cost: Free, donation of €2 encouraged
Gallery Talk: Thursday 26 August, 1.30pm
Historian Seán Collins discusses the current exhibition selected from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection featuring the mace and sword of Drogheda
Cost: Free, donation of €2 encouraged
Booking is advised; telephone Siobhan Murphy and Hilary Kelly on 041 – 9803311, places limited for all workshops.
Gallery Opening hours are:
Monday- Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, closed Sunday and Bank Holidays
Book a free tour for groups or individuals, or drop in and ask the gallery invigilators.
And throughout the summer…
Thursdays at 11.00am: Tours for children and babies (with adults) €5, children free (complimentary coffee and scone afterwards, lemonade for children)
Fridays at 11.00am: Tours for adults €5, (complimentary coffee and scone afterwards)
Highlanes Gallery has onsite partners of Andersons Cafe and Louth Craftmark.
Highlanes Municipal Gallery, Laurence Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth T. + 353 (0) 41 9803311, W. www.highlanes.ie
Exciting programme of events announced for 2010 Drogheda Arts Festival
May bank holiday weekend – Friday 30th April to 3rd May 2010.
The Drogheda Arts Festival has announced another exciting and varied programme for the 2010 Festival kicking off on Friday 30th April. The festival, which runs over the May bank holiday weekend, will host an exciting lineup of local, national, and international artists including the first visit to Ireland by acclaimed Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, a world premiere of a work by Conall Quinn from Upstate Live, music, visual art, family fun and outdoor celebration, and lots more. There is only one place to be this bank holiday weekend – Drogheda!
Friday 30th April will see the official opening of the Festival in the Highlanes Gallery. The Marienbad Palace, a visual art exhibition curated by Jacqui McIntosh is divided between two venues in the town, the Droichead Arts Centre and the Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery. ‘The Marienbad Palace’ brings together works by Laura Buckley, Diana Copperwhite, Jorge De La Garza, Alicja Kwade, Haroon Mirza and Ian Monroe. The exhibition, which includes collage, painting, sculpture, installation and video, takes its title from JG Ballard’s 1989 short story ‘The Enormous Space’ and Alain Resnais’ seminal 1961 film ‘Last Year in Marienbad’. The exhibition explores ideas of reality in a world where virtual reality is always competing with accepted notions of time and space. ‘The Marienbad Palace’ has been commissioned exclusively for Drogheda Arts Festival.
Over the past few years, Louth Contemporary Music Society has brought world renowned composers to Louth, including Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Terry Riley and Valentyn Silvestrov. This year they are delighted to welcome Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina to the town as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival. One of the world’s greatest composers, Sofia Gubaidulina will visit Ireland for the first time to attend a concert celebrating her work. Entitled The Fire and the Rose: the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina, the concert which will take place in St Peter’s Church, Drogheda on May 1st, and will be preceded earlier in the day by the showing of a film on her life and work in the Droichead Arts Centre
Also Saturday 1st May West Street running through the heart of the town will become ‘West Street Wonderland’ for one day only! The Festival aims to revitalize for this day some of the empty spaces on the street, transforming Drogheda’s main artery with music, outdoor performances, and workshops. The emphasis will be on participation and fun, with opportunities for all ages to engage with artists and theatre practitioners.
The other side of the river on Saturday and Sunday will see the Drogheda Spring Food Festival, located on the Waterfront, Scotch Hall. Experience this two-day mini-festival of food offering the tastes and delights of the local food connoisseurs, a farmers market, craft butchers, restaurant tastings, ‘grow your own’ demonstrations and wine seminars.
Theatre and performance also feature strongly in this year’s programme.
– UPSTATE LIVE presents the world premiere of THE ONES WHO KILL SHOOTING STARS A new play by Conall Quinn (winner of the Stewart Parker award), directed by Paul Hayes. This is a highly original entertaining and surreal tale of love and death set on a County Louth beach during World War II. Absurd, bleak and hilarious in equal measure, THE ONES WHO KILL SHOOTING STARS is commissioned by Drogheda Arts Festival, and will undertake a short national tour after its festival performances.
– A double bill from award-winning dancer/choreographer Claire Cunningham showcasing her exceptional dance technique and impressive power. ME (Mobile/Evolution) is a show woven from humorous stories; about doctors and dancing, bikes and ballet; all threaded together and balanced upon, hanging from, spinning on and swinging on crutches. ***** The Herald
– Cirque de Légume will bring their award winning new show The Cirque de Légume to Drogheda. Marvel at the Veget- animal! Enthrall at the Leek of Power! Fantasize over the Onion Strip Tease! WINNER Bewley’s Theatre Award – Dublin Fringe Festival 2009 and NOMINATED Best Male Performer – Dublin Fringe Festival 2009.
– Community involvement is a key element of the Festival and this year Droichead Youth Theatre will bring the audience on a special journey through Secondary School in a site specific theatre piece in St Mary’s Diocesan School.
The Festival once again offers a very strong music element. As well as the much anticipated visit by Sofia Gubaidulina, the other music elements will include:
– Acclaimed South Korean born pianist YOUNG-CHOON PARK performing on the magnificent grand piano in St Peter’s Church Drogheda. Young- Choon Park will be introduced by sports commentator and Lyric fm presenter, George Hamilton. “…individually refreshing, while demonstrating real passion and style as well as outstanding technical proficiency…” Sunday Times
– Music Changes Lives – the young musicians from the acclaimed RTE factual series come to Drogheda to perform at the Barbican Centre. Accompanies by other young music ensembles, this concert promises to be an opportunity to hear great music, and act as an inspiration for all children to explore their musical talents
– Dervish, who will perform for one night only on Monday 3rd May as part of their 21st anniversary celebrations.
– Grammy Award-nominated musical duo, Zero 7 (also nominated for Best British newcomer at the 2002 Brit Awards) with support by Andrew K (External Sounds) & Rob Mullen (External Sounds).
– DJ Ashley Beedle with support by Keith Kelly (External Sounds).
Other events will include a poetry reading and conversation with Poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and the much loved traditional day at Millmount which will this year be held on Sunday 2nd May, with music, craft, Celtic warriors, the firing of cannons, boat-building, and the rapidly-developing Drogheda Fringe Festival.
Full programme details can be found at: www.droghedaartsfestival.ie
The Drogheda Arts Festival is supported by: Louth Local Authorities, The Arts Council, and Fáilte Ireland.
The Fire and the Rose: the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina is presented by Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) in association with Drogheda Arts Festival. The Fire and the Rose: the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina is funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and financially supported by the Drogheda Arts Festival with supported by Louth County Council .
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View the Programme here.
Children’s Holiday Workshops
Led by photographer Eric O’Neil and Hilary Kelly, Highlanes Gallery considering the exhibition Ten Miles Round
Wednesday 7 April, 2010
Workshop 1: 5-8yr olds 11.00am-12.30pm
Workshop 2: 9-12yr olds 2.00pm-3.30pm
- Children are asked to bring an object or toy that is special to them, one that they might like to be photographed during the workshop
Cost: €5 per child and a reduction for more children in one family
This workshop will be documented by Highlanes Gallery for the archive, parents will be asked to sign a consent form on arrival.
To Book: Telephone Siobhan Murphy and Hilary Kelly on 041 9803311 or email Regina Somerville on email@example.com
The exhibition Ten Miles Round by Jackie Nickerson continues until April 21, 2010
Families and children’s groups are welcome to visit the exhibition during the gallery opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, closed Sundays