Date(s) - 13/07/2019 - 14/09/2019
Since Drogheda was announced as the host of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2017, Highlanes Gallery have been busy planning an exhibition to coincide with it which would look at traditional culture in visual art.
Highlanes Gallery are delighted to present Oidhreacht: Transforming Tradition which opens on Saturday week July 13 at 3pm, with all welcome to attend the informal opening talk at 3.30pm with contributions from some of the exhibiting artists, and other specialists; curators, historians, and conservators as well as some music and song.
Oidhreacht: Transforming Tradition will bring together a range of artworks from the 18th century to the contemporary moment exploring Irish traditional arts & culture. It will include diverse examples, some familiar, some not seen in public previously, and will offer a sense of the wide range of representations and expressions of Irish traditional arts & culture in visual art and material culture both in historic and contemporary art.
Featuring a selection of art and some artefacts from major public museums including the National Gallery of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and Limerick City Gallery of Art, and private collections, and beginning with the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection; the exhibition will draw on the rich social, political, literary and aesthetic contexts in which the traditional arts have been expressed.
Artists included in the exhibition are Jack Butler Yeats, Frederick William Burton, Elaine Byrne, George Campbell, John Cassidy, Simon Coleman, Ara Devine, Gerard Dillon, Laurence Fagan, Mike Fitzpatrick, Trevor Thomas Fowler, Joseph Patrick Haverty, Grace Henry, Paul Henry, James Humbert Craig, Seán Keating, Daniel Maclise, Philip Napier, Mick O’Dea, Alanna O’Kelly, George Petrie, Nano Reid, and Elizabeth Rivers.