01 Mar. - 30 Jun. 2012

Wednesday Tours: School Days at The Model

School Days at The Model take place on Wednesdays during term time. Schools are invited to participate in tours of both the Niland Collection and contemporary exhibitions throughout the season.


On-line education guides developed by The Model education team accompany the exhibitions and can be downloaded below. The education guides provide information on the artists and focus on themes which underpin the exhibitions. Gallery and classroom activities accompany each guide.

Double Vision: 11 Feb – 06 May 2012
Double Vision is an exhibition curated by young people (aged 15–20 years) from Sligo and Ballymena which brings together art works from the Niland Collection and the Mid Antrim Museum’s social history collection. An education resource pack for primary schools and a study guide for leaving certificate students accompany this exhibition. The primary school education guide includes classroom activities especially designed for the exhibition and provides information on the artists and focuses on the exhibition themes. Some special features of the exhibition are a silent disco, a talk wall which invites you to post comments and an audio tour. Guided tours are offered to schools on Wednesdays. Booking is advised.

A Series of Navigations: 03 Mar – 15 Apr. 2012
A contemporary art exhibition at The Model which explores questions of identity, the cosmos, philosophy and current world issues. Guided tours are offered to schools on Wednesdays. Booking is advised.

Tracing Paths Drawing Project: We invite school children and secondary school students to participate in “Tracing Paths”,a drawing event as part of their visit to The Model. The drawings are responses to Isabel Nolan’s public art sculpture The Outward Form, recently installed in the grounds of The Model. The drawings will be will be animated and screened at The Model in May.

Click here to download the education pack for primary schools.

Click here to download the education pack for secondary schools.

Click here for link to Young Model/Young Curators interview.

To make this educational resource pack come to life, School Days at The Model offers a tour of this exhibition, although booking is essential for all school groups.

To make a booking, email info@themodel.ie or phone 07191 41405.

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