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Artist – Teacher – Researcher / Professional Practice Winter Session

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Professional Development for Art Teachers

Artist-Teacher-Researcher/ Winter Session

Tuesday 3rd January 8.30am-1.15pm

Highlanes Gallery, the municipal art gallery for Drogheda and the North East is situated in the heart of the Boyne Valley, and close to Brú na Bóinne and Newgrange, which has some of the finest examples of megalithic art in Western Europe.

Join us for an in-depth morning with a visit to the site at Newgrange, led by Muiris O Suilléabháin and Clare Tuffy, followed by an artist’s talk and workshop at Highlanes Gallery, with exhibiting artist (also an ATR), Niamh Porter, and a gallery talk focussing on What Do You See? The Collection as viewed through VTS, with co-curator, and ATR, Kieran Gallagher, closing with a group discussion, with follow-on resources and opportunities.

Tuesday 3rd January

8.30am – Meet, Gates of Highlanes Gallery, Bus to Newgrange (wrap up!)

9:00am – Arrive at Newgrange Monument for special tour with Clare Tuffy & Archaeologist, Muiris O Suilléabháin.

10:00am – Return to Highlanes Gallery

10:30am – Refreshments – Warm up with tea, coffee and breakfast delights in the Lower Gallery.

11: 00am – Artist, Niamh Porter, discusses her work in The Tyranny of Ambition and her working life as an artist and her ATR journey, as she completes the PME in LSAD.

Followed by a painting workshop with Niamh, where she demonstrates the building up of light onto a coloured ground, responding to the architectural forms of the gallery.

12:15pm – ATR Kieran Gallagher discusses the exhibition What do you see? in relation to the curriculum & VTS, and how to approach your local museum and gallery as a resource.

12:45pm – Group Discussion with Niamh Porter, Kieran Gallagher, and Aoife Ruane, Curator/Director, Highlanes Gallery.

1:15pm – Session Ends

The morning session is charged at €25, with bus, materials and morning refreshments included. (Additional Fees by Eventbrite)

Please email aruane@highlanes.ie on booking with any dietary requirements you may have.

  • Type: Adult,Talks,Tour,Workshop
  • Date and Time: January 3, 2023 - 8:30 am - 1:15 pm
  • Costs:€25 (€27.55 with fees)
  • Duration:4 Hours 45 Minutes