Crossing Lines

23 November 2018 - 26 January 2019

An exhibition curated from the Arts Council Collection, National Museum Northern Ireland and artists’ studios.

Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda and the FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge, present a joint exhibition entitled Crossing Lines, which will run concurrently in both galleries from 23/24 November 2018 to 26 January 2019. The exhibition explores ideas of dissent, dissonance, and difference in art and society; embracing change, inspiring hope, and the important role that art and artists have in challenging traditional thinking, provoking reflection, insight and fostering new ideas that often defy the norm.

The work in the exhibition ranges from painting, print and photography to sculpture, video, installation, sound art and performance and is drawn from the Arts Council Collection, the former Arts Council of Northern Ireland collection gifted to the National Museums Northern Ireland in 2012 and artist’s studios. It includes work by well-known, Northern Irish, British and Irish artists including Duncan CampbellStuart BrisleySusan Philipsz, Rita Duffy, Alice Maher, Dermot Seymour, Colin Middleton, Victor Sloan and Joy Gerrard. The diverse range of work in the exhibition considers individual and collective expressions of difference and highlights the important role that art and artists have in challenging traditional thinking, provoking reflection and fostering new ideas that often defy the norm.

Venues

Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda - 23 November 2018 ( opening 7.30pm) - 26 January 2019 

F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge - 24 November 2018 (opening 3pm) - 26 January 2019

Both openings will include a special live performance by artist Nigel Rolfe.

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