New High­lanes ex­hi­bi­tion

Drogheda Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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

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