Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, Revolution (video still) 2008
Highlanes Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of an exhibition curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey on the occasion of the 5th annual Drogheda Arts Festival. The exhibition FLICKS - THE CINEMATIC IN ART has been developed with Droichead Arts Centre where it will also be on view. There is one offsite work that will be located in Drogheda’ McBride train station.
The exhibition includes work by the following artists J. Tobias Anderson, Suky Best and Rory Hamilton, Jenny Brady, Martin Healy, Nicholas Jasmin, Christian Marclay, Bea McMahon, Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg and Paul Pfeiffer.
FLICKS - THE CINEMATIC IN ART– brings together work of nine artists who draw on and are inspired by film to create new original works of high imagination. The programme, includes a series of short video and sound works by Irish and internationally acclaimed artists. In many of the works the artists have appropriated directly from film so what emerges from their mixing desks are tautly arranged compositions that form alternative yet surprisingly coherent narratives. In other works the emphasis on creating a new expression is through hand drawn video animations – where the artists have decided what to include or discard from the cinematic image.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday 29 April, at 6.30pm Until 23 June, 2009.
Followed by a screening at Droichead Arts Centre of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest at 8.00pm (presented in carbaret style)