Nine topographical drawings of Drogheda in pen by the self-taught and much loved artist Thomas Markey (1885- 1967) are to go on view as part of the summer Collection exhibition. The drawings, together with the recently conserved large painting on the subject of The Resurrection, donated by the Augustinian Church, will make their first public appearance on the walls of the upper gallery on June 26 2013.
The drawings were purchased for Highlanes Gallery earlier in the year at auction through the unique collaboration and cooperation of three parties; Drogheda Borough Council, the County of Louth Historical and Archaeological Society and the Old Drogheda Society with the intention of retaining them in Drogheda, the County of Louth, and in the excellent care of the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection at Highlanes Gallery.
The opening reception on Wednesday 26 at 7.30pm will include a gallery talk about Thomas Markey by Sarah Gates, art historian and Senior Valuer at Whyte's Art Auctioneers and Valuers, Dublin, who will be joined by Thomas Markey's granddaughter Kathleen Smyth.
Free, all welcome.
For more information, please contact Siobhan Burke firstname.lastname@example.org; T. + 041 9803311
Highlanes Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Drogheda Borough Council and The Arts Council.