"DROGHEDA PICTURED THROUGH THE AGES"
View of Drogheda from Ball's Grove, by Gabriele Ricciardelli c.1753- Highlanes Gallery
OLD DROGHEDA SOCIETY
DROGHEDA PICTURED THROUGH THE AGES
A discussion on the image of the town
from paintings, maps and other media.
GOVERNOR’S HOUSE MILLMOUNT
WED 13th FEBRUARY 2013 8pm
Since its foundation in the 12th Century Drogheda has been visually depicted in all types of media, from oil paintings and watercolours to drawings, etchings and even woodcarvings, and by a huge range of artists, from some of the most famous European landscape painters of the 17th and 18th Century to local artists like Thomas Markey, and even by 20th Century legends like Drogheda’s Nano Reid or “Matchstick Men” L.S. Lowry.
In this brilliantly illustrated lecture Nick Reilly takes us through this historic vista, with fresh insights into some of the famous paintings and a whole range of images which would not be familiar to the general public.
Nick Reilly is current chairperson of Droichead Arts Centre and was formerly acting director/project manager for the Highlanes Gallery Project between 1999 and 2007. He also helped co-ordinate the acquisition, financing and re-development of the former Garda Station, Barlow House for the Droichead Arts Centre in the late 1990s.
He has a strong interest in architecture and history - was executive producer of "Nation Building" - an eight part television documentary series on 20th Century Irish architecture for RTÉ broadcast during 2000. He has written on art history and has published in the Irish Arts Review among other publications.
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