29 May. 2015

The Model is one of Ireland’s leading centres for contemporary art. We host compelling contemporary art exhibitions by international and Irish artists in our newly redeveloped suite of galleries. We are also home to Sligos municipal art collection, The Niland Collection, shown on a rotation basis. In addition to our music, education and cinema programmes, we also have eight studios for visual arts practice and a full-time, international Artist-in-Residence Programme.

  • Paul Seawright: Things Left Unsaid

    04 Apr. - 31 May 2015 / This project will present a new body of work by internationally known photographer Paul Seawright.

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  • Shared Visions: The Model Collects

    21 Feb. 2015 - 31 May 2016 / This new, semi-permanent re-installation of our collection aims to clearly re-position the Niland Collection as a major artistic asset of the institution. Selected by our new Director Megan Johnston, and co-curated with Emer McGarry, the Niland Collection will expand into three large gallery spaces.

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  • Gallery Tours: Every Saturday

    05 Feb. - 30 Jun. 2015 / Gallery tours of exhibitions to take place every Saturday at 2pm.

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  • Midnight's All A-Glimmer: A Yeatsian Salon

    12 Jun. 2015 / To celebrate 150th anniversary of WB Yeats, we are delighted to present Psychic Lighthouse, which features the work of a number of contemporary artists; Clodagh Emoe, Joachim Koester, Maria Loboda, Goshka Macuga, Susan MacWilliam, Deirdre McKenna, Stephen Rennicks.

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  • Psychic Lighthouse

    12 Jun. - 30 Aug. 2015 / Artists: Clodagh Emoe, Joachim Koester, Maria Loboda, Goshka Macuga, Susan MacWilliam, Deirdre McKenna, Stephen Rennicks Curated by Emer McGarry

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  • Entwined Memories

    13 Jun. - 12 Jul. 2015 / In celebration of the Year of Design (2015) and the Lily Lolly Craftfest, The Model is pleased to announce an exhibition of contemporary Irish textiles. Entwined Memories evokes a myriad of responses and inspiration for textile artists and designers. Work in this exhibition is made in response to memories, threads and stories of life; nostalgic tales, reminiscence, meditative, reflective, reliving, evocative, interwoven, rites of passage, social history and time. _Entwined Memories_ is the fifth annual exhibition curated and toured by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) in conjunction with member organisations, Guilds Associations Networks and Societies.

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