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Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery

Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery

Public Institution
Summer Programme
  Artist Led Workshop Series
Highlanes Gallery has developed a series of 3 workshops for adults led by artists on Saturday mornings in August.

Raphael Hynes, Liam O’ Broin and Diana Copperwhite each lead a morning workshop for adults using their own practice and the temporary and collection exhibitions as a source.

Each workshop costs 15euro per adult with appropriate concessions for unwaged, older people and Friends’ of Highlanes Gallery.

All materials are supplied and included in the cost. Early booking is advised, places limited to 14.

There is no prior experience of materials or knowledge of art required. Adults of all interests and levels are welcome and catered for.

Raphael Hynes – Week 1

Saturday 8 August 11.00am-1.00pm

Using Richard Gorman’s exhibition Shuffle as a starting point artist Raphael Hynes will invite the group to explore the idea of composition. The session will be divided into two parts. In the first part Raphael will give a thirty-minute slide show looking at examples of composition in both representational and abstract art.

The second part will be practical and the group will experiment with ways of composing elements in a picture. This could take the form of arranging abstract shapes within a picture plane as well as arranging still-life elements.

Liam O’ Broin - Week 2

Saturday 15 August 11.00am-1.00pm

Secret Knowledge – the art of the lithographic print

A workshop exploring techniques and methods for creative printmaking through the medium of lithography. Using Richard Gorman’s exhibition Shuffle the group will explore the idea of composition. The workshop will take two parts; the first where artist Liam O’ Broin will discuss his work practice and show examples of current work in the area of print.

Liam will also discuss the concept of a limited edition print and demonstrate the basic techniques of drawing directly on a lithographic stone and then taking impressions. Workshop participants will get to experience this themselves as well as tactile experience of making a print.

Diana Copperwhite - Week 3

Saturday 22 August 11.00am-1.00pm

Diana Copperwhite will look at materials used in making a paint and invite workshop participants to work with watercolour, water and paper considering her own and other artists more contemporary use of the paint. The group will have an opportunity to work on both a small and large scale. Diana will also consider work in both the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection and work in Richard Gorman’s exhibition Shuffle.

Free Guided Tours for Adults (individuals and groups)
Free guided tours of the exhibitions for adults, both those coming to the gallery as an individual or in a group can be booked on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays between 10.30am and 4.00pm. Tours can be tailored to the needs and interests of the group and can be from 15 minutes to 40 minutes.

These tours are available all year round.

(Free, booking required, no numbers limit)

Alternatively, gallery invigilators are happy to answer questions that you might have as a drop-in visitor.

Friday Gallery Tours (followed by coffee)

Fridays all year round at 11.00am

Guided tours of the exhibitions led by Hilary Kelly, Duty Officer followed by tea/coffee and scone in Andersons Café. This is an ideal way for individuals and or small groups to access the gallery.

5e per adult (including refreshments) - booking not required unless there is more that 10 on a group


For more information on this, general enquiries, and booking please call Siobhan Murphy and Hilary Kelly in the gallery on 041-9803311 or email Regina Somerville at with your query.

Visitor Information:

Higlanes Gallery is situated in the centre of Drogheda, Co. Louth. Drogheda is a thirty minute train ride from Dublin and one 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.

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.

Current exhibitions:

Shuffle an exhibition of new work by Richard Gorman
continues until September 22

Drogheda Municipal Art Collection
from 27 June until 18 September

Forthcoming exhibitions:

Texaco Children’s Art Exhibition
opening Thursday 24 September at 11.00am (teachers/ parents and children welcome)

continues until October 28

Paul Seawright Conflicting Account
opening Sunday 27 September at 3.00pm, exhibition continues until October 28

Nano Reid and Gerard Dillon
opening Thursday 5 November at 7.30pm, exhibition continues until January 20, 2010

Highlanes Gallery
Laurence Street
Co. Louth

T. 00-353 (0)41-9803311 (general enquiries, gallery information and booking for all events)



Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10.30am -5.00pm Sunday 12.00pm-5.00pm

Highlanes Gallery has onsite partners of Andersons Café and Louth Craftmark

All details in this programme are correct at time of going to print. Highlanes Gallery reserves the right to alter the programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
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