Highlanes Gallery

This week at Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda on the Boyne, choirs, a recital, late night opening, and a Shack Intervention.

Friday 16 December at 12.00noon
The 5th and 6th class at St Peter’s School, Bolton Street perform Christmas Songs from across the World in Andersons Cafe.

Late opening on Friday 16 December, until 7.30pm
Enjoy evening access to the exhibitions and sample the new evening Tapas menu in Andersons Cafe as well as indigeneous craft and design from Louth Craftmark.

and from 6.00pm to 7.15pm
Irina Coverda School of Music, Student Recital
with a classical programmeincluding the music of Mozart, Schubert, Dancla and Rieding.

Saturday 17 December from 11.00am-2.00pm
In the third of four Shack Interventions, musician Josef Vrtiel will be present in the Shack with artist Thomas Brezing.

“My shack intervention is based on the interpretation of the term Kraut as used by Thomas Brezing. His view shed radically different light to my knowledge of the Krautrock music scene that I’ve been familiar with for two decades, without realizing this deeper connection.

My Shack Intervention will consist of three parts:

– kraut rock juke box

– locally recorded sounds

– live improvisation

The first part is a collection, sampler of mainly instrumental tracks of so-called Krautrock bands recorded in the late 1960 and early 1970, thus the very period when Thomas was born and learned his first steps and perhaps made his first drawings. The second part will consist of locally recorded sounds, capturing sounds of some of the places and moments in the present life of Thomas. Finally, the third part will be based on the input of the moment and should include improvised sounds using Irish bodhrán, tin whistle, harmonica, Tibetan gongs and bass. This could be a solo improvisation or perhaps jamming with Thomas and visitors.

These three parts will create a collage of sounds complementing the visual part of the exhibition. All songs, sounds and actions will be placed at small notes on a chess board and operated by the choice of the public, viewing the exhibition. Inserting these into the shack through a small window will keep the set in random motion.

For more information, go to Highlanes Gallery’s homepage

Highlanes Gallery is grateful for the financial support of Drogheda Borough Council, The Arts Council and Irish Cement Ltd.

Highlanes Gallery is open 6 days a week, Monday- Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, closed Sunday

Highlanes Gallery is open until 7.30pm on Friday 16, and 8.00pm on Friday 23 December.

Highlanes Gallery, Christmas Arrangements:
24 December open 10.30am – 3pm
25, 26, 27 December, Closed
28, 29, 30 December open 12.00pm – 5.00pm
31 December and 1 January Closed
Places available for Emma Brezing’s workshop exploring and creating dolls from Thomas Brezing’s exhibition The Art of Failure isn’t hard to Master, Friday 30 December from 1.00pm-3.00pm for children aged 8-14yrs. Cost: €5.00

Shack Intervention
Saturday 7 January, 2012, 11.00am – 2.00pm
Thomas Brezing and artist Brian Nealon

Check Highlanes Gallery website and facebook for information about  Drogheda Reads Roddy Doyle project events taking place at the gallery early in the New Year.

Forthcoming  Programme:

Samuel Walsh: The Coercion of Substance opening on Friday 20 January, 2012
This exhibition has been additionally supported by an Arts Council Touring Grant.

Primary School Programme, Childrens’ Exhibition in response to The Surreal In Irish Art, 20 January, 2012

Response Room and Drop-in Drawing: Irish Cement Room, daily from Saturday 21 January, 2012