Exhibitions

Open Submission 2020

Sunday, 7th June 2020 - Saturday, 11th July 2020

The life and work of Janet Mullarney has inspired our first Open Submission Exhibition and Competition, and it’s in her name that the first prize of €3,000 is awarded to an artist Bernie Masterson on 7th June 2020. We developed the Open Submission to support and highlight new work...

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Two Painters: Kathy Tynan and Andrew Vickery

Saturday, 1st February 2020 - Saturday, 11th April 2020

On Saturday February 1st 2020 we presented a special Artists In-Conversation to mark the opening of Two Painters: Kathy Tynan & Andrew Vickery. Art critic and writer, Rebecca O'Dwyer was in conversation with the artists from 3.30pm, the exhibition opening, beginning earlier at 3pm. Presenting...

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Elliptical Affinities: Irish Women Artists and the Politics of the Body, 1984 to the Present

Wednesday, 6th November 2019 - Saturday, 25th January 2020

Aideen Barry, Sarah Browne, Amanda Coogan, Dorothy Cross, Pauline Cummins, Rachel Fallon, Patricia Hurl, Jesse Jones, Breda Lynch, Alice Maher, Alanna O’Kelly, Kathy Prendergast, Louise Walsh

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Graham Crowley: A Love of many things

Saturday, 21st September 2019 - Saturday, 2nd November 2019

Graham Crowley's exhibition will primarily be a painting show with work from 1976 to 2019. It is an opportunity to mount an exhibition that tells the story of a life in painting, beginning when painting was regarded as 'dead', conceptual art was pre-eminent and post-modernism, emergent. Crowley's...

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Oidreacht: Transforming Tradition

Saturday, 13th July 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

An informal opening talk with some of the exhibiting artists, and other specialists; curators, historians and conservators will take place from 3.30pm. Oidhreacht: Transforming Tradition (13 July - 14 September 2019) will bring together a range of artworks from the 18th century to the contemporary...

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DISRUPTORS

Friday, 3rd May 2019 - Saturday, 29th June 2019

‘The dominated do not remain in subordination because they misunderstand the existing state of affairs but because they lack the confidence in their own capacity to transform it’  Jacques Rancières from Aesthetics and its Discontents An...

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CHAIR: Mary A. Kelly

Saturday, 9th February 2019 - Saturday, 13th April 2019

Jack Kornfield in A Path with Heart describes ‘taking the one seat in the center of the room, opening the doors and windows and seeing who comes to visit.’ When we take the one seat in Buddhist meditation it is said we become our own monastery. We create the compassionate...

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Crossing Lines: Highlanes Gallery & FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio

Friday, 23rd November 2018 - Saturday, 26th January 2019

Crossing Lines is presented by Highlanes Gallery & FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge. The exhibition considers the current global climate, where increasing political and social turmoil have provoked public protest and campaigning on issues including gender, race, sexuality, class,...

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Theresa Nanigian - Just a Bit Extraordinary

Saturday, 22nd September 2018 - Wednesday, 7th November 2018

Theresa Nanigian’s practice involves creating portraits of contemporary Western life, be it a profile of a single individual, a catastrophic event or an entire country. These representations often borrow the analytical systems, tools and aesthetics of other disciplines such as sociology, economics,...

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Rita Duffy - Strength & Glory

Friday, 20th July 2018 - Saturday, 1st September 2018

Deus praesidium, Mercatura Decus - God is our strength and merchandise is our glory - the value of Ireland? A contemporary art project examining the received gestures, symbols and props of Irish life. Drawing on artistic legacy such as that of Andy Warhol who encouraged looking...

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An Act of Hospitality Can Only Be Poetic

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 - Saturday, 30th June 2018

An Act of Hospitality can only be Poetic ‘An Act of Hospitality can only be poetic’ – Jacques Derrida   Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Stephanie Deady, Willie Doherty, Vanessa Donoso Lopez, Anthony Haughey, Dragana Jurisic, Ronan McCrea,...

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Landmarks and Lifeforms: Frieda Meaney and Danny Osborne

Saturday, 3rd February 2018 - Friday, 13th April 2018

Landmarks and Lifeforms is an exhibition of new painting, sculpture, print and film by two west Cork-based artists. It opens to the public at Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda on Saturday 3 February from 3-5pm. The opening reception will take the form of an informal gallery talk with the artists and...

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Siobhan McDonald: A Change in the Signal/Crystalline

Saturday, 7th October 2017 - Saturday, 25th November 2017

‘My work is about the spirit of discovery of what is still unknown to science, going beyond the edge of the universe and exploring the layers that go back to our origins.’ Highlanes Gallery is delighted to present a new exhibition by the artist Siobhan McDonald, first...

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Bristle: Hair and Hegemony

Saturday, 8th July 2017 - Saturday, 23rd September 2017

James Barry, Cristina Bunello, Frederic William Burton, Kate Byrne, Helen Chadwick, Harry Clarke, Sarah Cullen, Matthew and Mary Darly, Albrecht Dürer, Andrew Folan, Saidhbhín Gibson, Jane Giffney, Beatrice Glenavy, Hashiguchi Goyo, Patrick Graham, Sarah Cecilia Harrison,...

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This is Not Architecture

Monday, 24th April 2017 - Wednesday, 21st June 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...

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Susan MacWilliam: Modern Experiments

Saturday, 18th February 2017 - Saturday, 8th April 2017

Highlanes Gallery is delighted to announce its upcoming exhibition Susan MacWilliam: Modern Experiments. This exhibition, touring from Highlanes Gallery’s cross-border partner, the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio in Banbridge is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition...

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In Sense of Place: Student Select

Monday, 28th November 2016 - Saturday, 28th January 2017

A unique exhibition of iconic artworks selected from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection and the British Council Collection selected and curated by Drogheda secondary school students. It was a great opportunity for me to experience art outside of a classroom to see how an art gallery works....

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Some Thing As A Line

Friday, 30th September 2016 - Saturday, 5th November 2016

Anna Barribal, Karl Burke, , Maud Cotter, Gemma Fitzpatrick, Mark Garry, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Barbara Knezevic, Damien Meade, William Mulready, Niamh O’Malley, Kathy PrendergastCurated by Brian FayTaking its starting point from the small painting Miniature of the Artist’s...

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The Marmite Prize for Painting V

Thursday, 7th July 2016 - Saturday, 10th September 2016

Next Friday 8 July sees the long anticipated opening of The Marmite Prize for Painting V.Thirty nine works from artists from Ireland, UK, the US and mainland Europe feature in this year’s exhibition, and were selected from over 1,200 entries from painters at all stages in their practice. Originating...

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Beyond the Pale: The Art of Revolution

Monday, 25th April 2016 - Saturday, 25th June 2016

Beyond the Pale: The art of Revolution is an exhibition curated by Anthony Haughey, Pat Cooke and Aoife Ruane.The exhibition offers a contemporary reflection on The Easter Rising of 1916, perhaps the most critical event in the shaping of Ireland’s modern history. From this source sprang...

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The Swing of the Sixties: Trinity's College Gallery

Thursday, 18th February 2016 - Saturday, 9th April 2016

Highlanes Gallery is delighted to present The Swing of the Sixties: Trinity’s College Gallery,  curated by Richard Wood, graduate of Trinity College Dublin.    The exhibition features key Irish and international works by artists Josef Albers,...

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One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People

Saturday, 17th October 2015 - Sunday, 7th February 2016

‘On a series of apparently tiresome, ­ flat sittings seeming to lead nowhere – one day, something happens, the touches seem to“take”, the deaf canvas listens, your words ­ flow and you have done something.’ 

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Eye Level: Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

Wednesday, 19th August 2015 - Wednesday, 7th October 2015

Earlier this summer, Highlanes Galleryreceived Interim Accreditation from the Heritage Council, under the MuseumStandards Programme for Ireland. If you are not familiar with the DroghedaMunicipal Art Collection, for which Highlanes Gallery was developed, aselection of work from the Collection...

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What Is and What Might Be

Monday, 27th April 2015 - Tuesday, 4th August 2015

Miranda Blennerhassett, Neil Carroll, Susan Connolly, Kevin Cosgrove, Fergus Feehily, Mairead O’hEocha, Mark O’ Kelly, Kevin Mooney, Kathy Tynan, Andrew Vickery InJacques Lacan’s The Four Fundamental...

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Janet Mullarney: My Minds I

Friday, 30th January 2015 - Saturday, 11th April 2015

Senior Irish artist, Janet Mullarney, ARHA presents a new exhibition, her first large scale exhibition in five years, at Highlanes Gallery. Born in Dublin, and living between Ireland and Italy, Janet Mullarney is one of Ireland's most important  artists...

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Tracy Hanna: Holes

Saturday, 15th November 2014 - Friday, 16th January 2015

Tracy Hanna works primarily with video projection to create sculptural objects and environments. Often, the artist presents video footage that captures the textural and tactile qualities of objects and materials, thus bringing a pronounced facet of their physicality into...

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Parallel Visions: Sculpture and Installation from the IMMA Collection

Friday, 12th September 2014 - Tuesday, 4th November 2014

The work of Stephan Balkenhol, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, John Burke, Christo, Michael Craig-Martin, Marcel Duchamp, Rebecca Horn, Brian King, Alice Maher, Frank Morris, Vik Muniz, Liam O’Callaghan, Brian O’Doherty, Vivienne Roche, Beverly Semmes, Kiki Smith and Richard Wentworth...

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Virtually There: New Exhibition by Artists, Children and Teachers

Saturday, 9th August 2014 - Monday, 25th August 2014

VIRTUALLY THERE, a  new touring exhibition of work by artists, children and teachers created through online residencies, now in its final week, will close next Monday 25 August.   The exhibition stems from the Virtually There project by Kids’...

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Re-Framing the Domestic in Irish Art

Tuesday, 29th April 2014 - Monday, 25th August 2014

‘Home is no longer a dwelling but the untold story of a life being lived.’[1]Lucy Andrews; Aideen Barry; Diana Copperwhite; Maud Cotter; Dorothy Cross; Pauline Cummins; Gerard...

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Theresa Nanigian: not sorry

Saturday, 15th February 2014 - Saturday, 12th April 2014

not sorry is an intimate portrait of the Irish teenager and young adult by artist Theresa Nanigian.At a time when almost everything is on display, unrestricted disclosure is the norm and social networking profiles are updated daily on Facebook, not sorry literally...

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