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Highlanes Gallery

Highlanes Gallery

Public Institution

Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery marked (national) Drawing Day yesterday (Saturday 23 May, 2009) with a number of
key events including a Gallery Talk and Children’s Workshop around their current exhibition

At 1.00pm the curator of the exhibition Cliodhna Shaffrey brought a group around the exhibition.
The exhibition FLICKS – THE CINEMATIC IN ART features the work of nine artists
J. Tobias Anderson, Suky Best and Rory Hamilton, Jennifer Brady, Martin Healy, Nicholas Jasmin,
Christian Marclay, Bea McMahon, Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg and Paul Pfeiffer.

At the talk Cliodhna said “There has always been a dynamic relationship between cinema and art -art influencing cinema and cinema impacting immensely on the visual image. There are also an increasing number of artists who make work in film – experimental, documentary and feature film. There are many stories to tell; much to be explored, with a new language of the 'cinematographic', emerging which is perhaps appropriate to this crisscrossing of boundaries”.

Located in Highlanes Gallery, and at Drogheda’s McBride Railway Station and Droichead Arts Centre– the exhibition is in three parts. At Highlanes Gallery a group show with New York-based artists Christian Marclay and Paul Pfeiffer, and Australian artist Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, Irish artists Bea McMahon and Martin Healy, J. Tobias Anderson (Swedish) and Nicholas Jasmin (Austrian) (N.I.C.J.O.B.) ; at McBride Railway Station is Jennifer Brady’s (Irish) site-specific sound installation Brief Encounter and at Droichead Arts Centre, British artists’ Suky Best and Rory Hamilton (both from the UK), whose collaborative practice has a mutual interest in Westerns and the lure of the American West, presents their recent animation trilogy Rodeo, as a solo installation.

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP with exhibiting artist Jennifer Brady
Later at 2.30pm a large group of children took part in a children’s workshop led exhibiting artist Jennifer Brady. The group involved created their own ‘zoetrope’ - a kind of miniature mechanical cinema, exploring processes of drawing, animation and movement.

Jennifer Brady’s exhibited work We’ve Still Got a Few Minutes is a site-specific sound installation.
In her work she uses sound and sculptural installation, often in a site specific context. We’ve Still Got a Few Minutes is a sampled audio from David Lean's Brief Encounter (1945) in which the two main protagonists have their last scene together before they end their relationship. (it can be heard at McBride Railway Station, Drogheda)

Exhibition Dates:
Highlanes Gallery and McBride Railway Station 29 April – 23 June, 2009
Droichead Arts Centre 29 April - 30 May, 2009

Highlanes Gallery has developed public programme to accompany the exhibition with Parent and Child Tours every Thursday at 11.00am and General Tours on Friday’s at 11.00am. The Children’s Workshop Series continues with a workshop on Sunday 14 June with exhibiting artist Bea McMahon.

Visitor Information:
Higlanes Gallery is situated in the centre of Drogheda, Co. Louth. Drogheda is a thirty minute train ride from Dublin and 1 hour thirty from Belfast. Please consult and for further details and the gallery website for directions in Drogheda.

Highlanes Gallery is open 7 days a week, Monday – Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 12.00pm – 5.00pm. (Please note, they have recently changed)

Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery opened in October 2006. Highlanes Gallery, an exciting new state-of-the-art facility aims to be one of Ireland's most important visual art spaces presenting a dynamic and diverse programme of temporary exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection. The Collection dates from the middle of the eighteen century and is housed at the former Franciscan Friary Church in Laurence Street in Drogheda.

Highlanes Gallery has onsite partners of Andersons Café and Louth Craftmark at Highlanes Gallery.
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