Bristle: Hair and Hegemony open 6 days a week
Bristle: Hair and Hegemony open 6 days a weekBristle: hair and hegemony draws on the rich scientific, literary, political and aesthetic contexts in which hair plays a central role. It brings together a range of artworks and objects from the 17th century to the contemporary moment, and from diverse ethnic and cultural contexts. It features work by historic and contemporary artists including Albrecht Dürer, William Hogarth, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Matthew and Mary Darly, Hashiguchi Goyo, James Barry, Abigail O’Brien, Joanne Proctor, Stephen Lau, David Hockney, Bharti Parmar, Alice Maher and Helen Chadwick.
In addition to commissioning new work and borrowing a range of contemporary art from emerging and established artists, the exhibition presents art from major public collections, the National Gallery of Ireland, Chester Beatty Library, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, the British Council Collection, the Arts Council of Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland as well as Drogheda Municipal Art Collection and private collections. These wide-ranging examples, some familiar, many not shown before, offer a sense of the extent of representations and meanings given to hair in visual art and material culture over the centuries.
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Culture Vultures 'Summer Holiday' at Beaulieu House/Saturday 12 August 2017
Culture Vultures Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, in association with Culture Vultures, a multi-strand contemporary salon-style event curated/presented by Irish Times arts writer/critic, Tony Clayton-Lea, continues to mark Highlanes Gallery's 10th birthday with a unique evening at Beaulieu House, Drogheda, Co Louth, on Saturday August 12.

The line-up features acclaimed spoken word poet, Colm Keegan, West Cork born singer-songwriter, Marlene Enright, and a special public interview one of Ireland’s most respected and influential artists, Alice Maher.
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Summer Children’s Workshops Bristle: Hair and Hegemony July and August 2017
Summer Children’s Workshops Bristle: Hair and Hegemony July and August 2017Workshops are for children aged 5 - 13yrs, and charged at €6 per child, with booking essential.

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.

Bristle: Hair and Hegemony our current exhibition provides the inspiration and the starting points for this summer's children's workshops.
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Creative Space for those living with Alzheimer's and Dementia
Creative Space for those living with AlzheimerIn September 2015, Highlanes Gallery announced the launch of a pilot programme developed especially for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

After the initial programme, the gallery has continued these sessions which focus on a few selected works from the temporary exhibition programme and the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection. Through the programme people have an opportunity to look at art more closely, in a caring, friendly and social environment, discussing the pieces and giving their opinions in a non-judgemental setting.
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Relish Cafe and Foodhall
Relish Cafe and FoodhallRelish 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.
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