New Highlanes exhibition
LANDMARKS and Lifeforms is an exhibition of new painting, sculpture, print and film by two west Cork-based artists. It opens to the public at Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda on Saturday 3 February from 3-5pm. The opening reception will take the form of an informal gallery talk with the artists and the exhibition’s curator, Ann Davoren at 3.30pm, followed by opening remarks by Dr Susan Steele, Chair of the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA).
Danny Osborne and Frieda Meaney have a lot in common. Both have lived on the Beara Peninsula on the western seaboard, on and off for the past 35 years. Both have migrated to various other countries during that time and now are back living and working in Beara again. Both continue to travel, collecting material, and collaborating with other artists and practitioners. Both artists engage with the landscape in an elemental way, through trekking, sea swimming, boating, archaeological exploration and often working outdoors.
This interest and engagement takes them into the areas of geology, biology, marine science, zoology and biodiversity and is presented in this exhibition through painting, print, video installation and sculpture, combining scientific with artistic interpretations of the natural world.
The exhibitions at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Limerick City Gallery of Art and Highlanes Gallery have been made possible through the support of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Touring and Dissemination of Work Award and the generosity of all venues.
Landmarks and Lifeforms runs from 3 February - 14 April 2018