21 Sep. 2018, All Day

Culture Night; 2018



Oíche Chultúir | Branar Téatar do Pháistí | Imagination Playground | 3 – 6 pm

The Model will host Branar Teatar do Pháisti; Imagination Playground, a breakthrough space encouraging child-directed free play. It enables children and their families to have hours of fun as they imagine, invent, build and play. This event will be facilitated in both Irish and English. Suitable for children age 7 – 10.

The Breadwinner | 6 – 7.45 pm
An exclusive screening of Cartoon Saloon’s latest film The Breadwinner in The Model Cinema.

The Breadwinner tells the story of 11-year-old Parvana who gives up her identity to provide for her family and try to save her father’s life. The Breadwinner is a celebration of children – for children, whatever their age, wherever they live. The film was directed by Nora Twomey with screenplay by Anita Doron and Deborah Ellis.

Eamon O’Kane; A History of Play | 10 am – 10 pm
In this colourful three-dimensional installation, children are invited to explore shape, colour and constructive design through imaginative and creative play.

Visual Art

Jennifer Walshe; Aisteach | 10 am -10 pm

An ambitious multi-faceted exhibition combining visual art, literature, film, performance and music, will see renowned composer and artist Jennifer Walshe working both as artist and curator of Aisteach; the Avant-Garde Archive of Ireland.

Tour our acclaimed Aisteach exhibition with Jennifer Walshe | 6 pm

The Niland Gallery | 10 am – 10 pm

Yeats: Portrait of a Family. An intimate look at the Yeats Family through the portraits of John Butler Yeats and a selection of other artists. The show features a body of work newly added to The Niland Collection.

A selection of Jack B. Yeats work from The Niland collection is also on display.

Open Studios | 5-9 pm

Artists in the Model’s Studios will be in attendance to greet visitors and talk them through their artistic process.


Sligo Global Kitchen | 5 – 6.30 pm
The communal table at the heart of Global Kitchen is an exciting space for enriching Sligo’s cultural life.

Gallery Talk

Jack Fennell | 7 pm

Join writer Jack Fennell as he presents a gallery talk on his adventures in the annals of Irish science fiction writing to reveal strange and wonderful tales of time-travel, alien visitations and terrifying monsters.
Fennell, who is the editor of A Brilliant Void: A Selection of Classic Irish Science Fiction, considers in this talk both how our ancestors imagined the future world, while also hypothesising what a Martian might perhaps make of a hurling match or the banking inquiry.


*Gallery Performance | with Robbie Blake in response to the exhibition Aisteach | 4.34 – 5.04 pm (High Tide)

Project for the reclamation of the Irish Body; Curated by Jennifer Walshe | 8-10 pm

The galleries that host Jennifer Walshe’s exhibition will be filled with music and movement. Dancers will offer free, short group classes in a wide variety of dances and physical practices, all aimed at absolute beginners.

Free Admission to all events