This is Not Architecture, opening Mon 24 April
This is Not Architecture, opening Mon 24 AprilOpening Monday 24 April 2017

Owen Boss, Stephen Brandes, Gerard Byrne, Elaine Hoey, Eithne Jordan,Elaine Leader, Maggie Madden, Colin Martin, Tom O’Dea, Winnie Pun

Architecture and the built environment is discussed and explained entirely through secondary representations- photography, film, drawing, books and TV. Paradoxically the built environment is meant to be experienced in real time and space but it is illustrated and explained through representations.
Architects learn, imagine and conceive of the built environment through representation.

This exhibition looks at how artists represent and discuss the built environment, what are the biases and limitations inherent in representing the real?

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Theresa Nanigian: trying to behave opens at The Lab Gallery
Theresa Nanigian: trying to behave opens at The Lab Gallerytrying to behave 7th April – 5th June 2017 at the Lab Gallery, Dublin

more than my choices 2nd November 2017 – 21st January 2018, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick

just a bit extraordinary 21st ?September – 3rd November 2018, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth

just a bit extraordinary is a national tour initiated by Highlanes Gallery of three distinct exhibitions by artist Theresa Nanigian who creates portraits of contemporary Western life. In her work Nanigian also uses the analytical tools of other disciplines such as sociology, economics, psychology and logic to explore expressions of identity across the human experience.

The exhibition has received a Touring Award from the Arts Council and is sponsored by Drogheda Credit Union, Drogheda-Bettystown-Trim.
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Close Listening: A Rehearsed Reading/ Poetry Day Ireland
Close Listening: A Rehearsed Reading/ Poetry Day IrelandSaturday 29 April at 4.00pm and 7.00pm

To coincide with Poetry Day Ireland and this years theme, Poetry Connects, Highlanes Gallery and Drogheda Arts Festival present are rehearsed reading of selected work from three giants of historic and contemporary poetry from Ireland, the UK and the US – W.B. Yeats, T.S. Elliot, and Sharon Olds.

Acclaimed theatre-maker Sarah Baxter will direct award winning actor Judith Roddy in a reading of two acknowledged masterpieces – the epic Cuchulain’s Fight with the Sea by W. B. Yeats (1983), and the dramatic monologue The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot (1915) – followed by a selection of shorter works of profound understanding and piercing frankness from Stag’s Leap, the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection by Sharon Olds (2012).
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Children's Workshop: Understanding Stained Glass
ChildrenThursday 13 April 11.30am-1.00pm

Join artist and invigilator Yvonne Byrne in this fascinating workshop where using drawing, tissue paper and contact paper, children will gain an understanding of the stained glass process. With Yvonne, children will discuss the difference between the leaded technique used in windows and the copper foiled technique used in Tiffany lamps.

Highlanes Gallery’s former role as a Franciscan church provides a perfect example for this workshop as looking, analysing and discussing the beautiful stained glass windows, which are great specimens of painted glass, the session will also offer exploration into different painting techniques.
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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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Limited Edition Diary and Calendar 2017
Limited Edition Diary and Calendar 2017Limited Edition Calendar and Diary 2017

Highlanes Gallery marks its first decade with this special Calendar focussing on the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection and a week to view 2017 Diary, Artists, Art & Audiences

Both are available at the gallery for €10, or email to arrange for postal delivery
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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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