19 Sep. 2012

Wednesday Tours: School Days at The Model

Free / 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.

Wednesday Tours: School Days at The Model

Free / 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.

Exhibitions

The Niland Collection

05 Oct. 2012 – 27 Jan

Celtic Twilight

This exhibition examines the tensions between the Celtic Revival of Irish arts and literature in the early twentieth century and the birth of the Modernist movement in Ireland.

Due to its fractured history, the relationship between the archaic and the modern in Ireland has been particularly antagonistic. This show explores the way in which ideological tension manifested itself along geographic lines between urban and rural Ireland and particularly, looks at the glorification of the image of the West among Ireland’s artistic community.

The exhibition features a number of works new to the collection by Mainie Jellet, which we have recently acquired on long-term loan.

Contemporary Exhibitions

21 OCT- 25 NOV

Sam Keogh and Lucy Andrews

Irish artist Sam Keogh, based in London, focuses on mixing materials of varied colour, texture and value to produce strangely familiar yet numinous objects. Keogh is interested in how matter can contain power, or the various ways that an object can become important, valuable or auratic. Through a combination of their production and display, these ‘things’ declare the contingency of their power and simultaneously return to themselves as a currency in their own right.

English artist Lucy Andrews, based in Dublin, on the other hand explores spaces of illusion and everydayness through her carefully crafted sculptures that are embodiments of familiar objects. Whether they are large bowls filled with fluid, or more amorphous explorations that seem to mimic or perhaps mock the world we live in.

Comments

No Comments

Please login to post a comment.

Log In

If you don’t have an account, sign up.

Login

Sign Up

If you already have an account, log in.

Sign Up