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Thursday, 12th September 2019

Highlanes to host 2019 Texaco Children’s Art Exhibition

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 ‘A Ship's Voyage’ by Ryan King (9) from St. Ita's School.

Work by eight Drogheda artists included in country’s top Children’s Art Exhibition

Highlanes Gallery on Laurence Street is the venue once again this year for an exhibition of the 126 winning paintings from the Texaco Children's Art Competition which is now in its 65th year.

The official opening, to which this year's winning artists together with students from schools in the Drogheda area and the North East region have been invited, will take place at 11am on Tuesday, 24th September.

Following this, the exhibition will remain open to the public each day from Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 5pm until Wednesday, 30th October. Admission is free.

 ‘Hidden’ by Sadhbh McDonagh (16) from Ballymakenny College

Amongst the 126 exhibits on show will be works by eight Drogheda students who won top prizes in the competition. They are:

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  • Ryan King (9), a pupil at St. Ita's School, Drogheda
  • Daisy Cuddy (6), from Marymount National School
  • Zofia Koscielecka (5), from Creative Circle, Drogheda
  • Sadhbh McDonagh (16), from Ballymakenny College
  • James Moonan (13), The Arthouse, Drogheda
  • Jacob Finn (12), The Arthouse, Drogheda
  • Lauren Martin (10), The Arthouse, Drogheda
  • Holly O'Connor (10), The Arthouse, Drogheda

Another top Louth winner is Patrick Casey (17), a pupil at St. Brigid's Special School, Dundalk.

Recognised as one of the leading galleries of its kind in Ireland, further information in relation to Highlanes Gallery is available at or by contacting Siobhan Murphy at 041-980 3311.

‘Old Friends’ by James Moonan (13), The Arthouse, Drogheda.

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