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Highlanes Gallery

Highlanes Gallery

Public Institution
Welcome to Drogheda, A Project by Fergal McCarthy
Artist Fergal McCarthy, photo by Andreas Pettersson
Artist Fergal McCarthy, photo by Andreas Pettersson
  From August 15 - August 18

Artist Fergal McCarthy will become Drogheda’s ultimate visitor by setting up camp in Highlanes Gallery and exploring in minute detail everything the town has to offer from Ireland’s largest flip-flop to the severed head of an illustrious saint.

These hidden gems will inspire a self-penned guidebook to the town and a giant, illustrated map which will be displayed in the gallery along with a salon hang of Drogheda-centric artworks chosen from the Highlanes’ Drogheda Municipal Art Collection.

The artist will express his new found love for Drogheda by playing a daily trumpet serenade to the town on the roof of Scotch Hall at sunrise and sunset specially composed by Nick Seymour of Australian band Crowded House.

Sleeping in the gallery every night will offer the artist a unique experience of Drogheda and visitors to the gallery will meet the artist and view the results of the project.

Fergal’s discoveries and interaction with the town will be continuously shared on Twitter (@fergalmccarthy1). He will lead a daily walking tour of the town culminating with a ‘Welcome to Drogheda’ talking shop on Saturday 17 August with invited guests discussing their favourite Drogheda jewels.

Highlanes Gallery is open 6 days a week, Monday - Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, closed Sunday, However we will be open for the final day of Fergal's Welcome to Drogheda Project on Sunday 18 August, which is also Walled Town Sunday, from 12.00-5.00pm.

Highlanes Gallery is grateful for the ongoing financial support from Drogheda Borough Council and the Arts Council, as well as Patrons, Benefactors and Friends.
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