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Azure – At home with the Collection

February 12, 2021, 11:00 am - April 16, 2021, 11:00 am

Exploring Art. For People Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Join artist Claire Halpin via Zoom and explore art, and specifically works in our Collection in a friendly, relaxed manner, taking place monthly, on Friday’s at 11am for under an hour.

Look, discover & enjoy.


Book your Zoom place through Eventbrite here;

Azure: At home with the Collection – Nathaniel Hone, Pastures at Malahide

Friday February 12th –

Azure: At home with the Collection – Raphael Hynes, Shell

Friday March 5th –

Azure: At home with the Collection – Janet Mullarney, My Mind’s i

Friday April 16th –


About :For over five years, Highlanes Gallery has been involved in the Azure Programme developed especially for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Looking at the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection and Exhibition Programme, you will have an opportunity to look at art more closely in a caring, friendly and social environment, discussing the pieces and giving opinions in a non-judgmental setting.

Context: Dementia-related diseases affect roughly 48,000 people in Ireland, leaves those suffering from it feeling isolated and often frustrated. By providing a friendly and inclusive environment in which people can freely participate in active discussion Highlanes Gallery hopes to allow participants, and their carers feel like a more active and visible part of the community.

Studies of previous programmes such as those run by the Museum of Modern Art in New York have shown that art therapy and creative expression has been shown to benefit dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, who show greater self-confidence and elevated moods in the weeks following the events. These studies have led to the formulation of the Azure project, a joint effort between the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Age and Opportunity, and a number of Irish Galleries including Highlanes to increase support and awareness of dementia in Ireland.

If you want to discuss any aspect of what a session might involve, please Aoife Ruane on

  • Type: Talks
  • Date and Time: February 12, 2021 - 11:00 am April 16, 2021 - 11:00 am
  • Duration:under 1 hour