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Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery

Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery

Public Institution
 
Gallery Programme February-April, 2009
 
  Highlanes Gallery Programme Highlights:

Children's Workshop /Sunday 1 March, 2.00pm-4.00pm
A gallery and studio-based workshop led by painter Raphael Hynes.
For children aged 5-12 years, no booking, places limited to 14
Cost: 5 euro per child (family rate 3 children 13 euro)

Lecture / Sunday 8 March, 2.00pm McWilliam and his artist friends / presented by Brian Ferran
An illustrated lecture which will include the 1957 commissioning of the Altnagelvin Hospital sculpture Princess Macha and William Scott's Four Seasons.
Brian Ferran is an artist, curator and arts administrator. He was previously Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and served at Board Level for many national and international organisations.
With his wife, Denise, he is responsible for researching, locating and bringing together the works for the exhibition McWilliam at Banbridge: a selection
Cost: 4 euro

Lecture / Sunday 22 March, 2.00pm McWilliam in context presented by Amanda Croft MA ADE
Not many internationally renowned artists can claim to have roots in Northern Ireland, but the Banbridge-born sculptor F.E.McWilliam is one whose works have been exhibited regularly alongside those of his heroes- Brancusi, Giacometti, Moore and Picasso. This short, illustrated talk will place 'F.E.' and his work into context of twentieth century sculpture.
Amanda Croft is a Teaching Fellow with the History of Art Department at Queens University Belfast, specialising in twentieth century and contemporary Northern Irish art. She also curates exhibitions, conducts gallery tours, writes critical reviews and is the curator of the UTV Art Collection.
Cost: 4 euro

Children's Workshop / Sunday 5 April, 2.00pm-4.00pm
A gallery and studio-based workshop led by sculptor and installation artist Noel Brennan.
For aged 5-12 years , no booking, places limited to 14
Cost: 5 euro per child (family rate for 3 children 13 euro)

Friday Morning Gallery Tours / 11.00am February, March, April
Guided introductory tours of the exhibition McWilliam at Banbridge: a selection and the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection followed by morning tea/coffee and a scone in Andersons Café.
Cost: 5 euro (refreshment included)

Parent and Child Morning Tours / Thursdays at 11.00am
Join Highlanes Gallery staff on stimulating guided introductory tours of the exhibitions followed by morning tea/coffee and a scone in Andersons Café.
Cost: 5 euro (refreshments included)

Children's Holiday Workshop / Wed/Thurs/Fri 15/16/17 April 2.00pm-4.00pm
A three-day workshop led by artists, craft makers and gallery staff exploring the FE McWilliam exhibition, his life and work practice using a broad range of materials including clay.
For children aged 5-12 years, booking essential, places limited to 14
Cost: 14 euro per child for three days, daily rate 6 euro (3 children 28 euro, 4 euro) (materials supplied, bring an old shirt)

Primary School Teacher's Workshop / Outreach Programme, April, 2009 (date to be confirmed)
Teachers' Session with artist Liz McMahon, Venue: St. Patrick's National School, Drogheda, 2.45pm-5.00pm. Teachers gather with cup of tea/coffee, Welcome 3.15pm Introduction to the afternoon by Liz McMahon.
Liz shows and discusses the DVD Houses and Homes detailing an art project with a Senior Infant Class. Followed by a clay workshop.
Over the past twenty-five years Liz McMahon has been working with children in and out of school situations on visual art programmes. She has been an artist in Creativity in the Classroom a six school programme since its inception ten years ago. Liz was previously Children's Programmes Coordinator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

School and other group visits and tour bookings:
Please telephone the gallery on 041 9803311 or email info@highlanes.ie to make arrangements for a group or special free tour.
 
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