18 Apr. 2014

Current & Upcoming

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 Sligo’s 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.


  • Practice

    Apr. - 04 May 2014 / What happens when artists and children work together? A national touring exhibition of work by artists and children, created through joint processes of exploration and enquiry.

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  • Bealtaine

    17 Apr. - 12 Jun. 2014 / A national cultural festival celebrating creativity as we age The Model’s festival this year is truly intergenerational.

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  • Bealtaine: Art and Coffee Mornings

    17 Apr. - 27 May 2014 / Every Tuesday 6th May – 27th May

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  • The Niland Collection Catalogue: Book Launch

    13 Jun. 2014 / The Model will launch a major catalogue of selected highlights of The Niland Collection.

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  • Mark Garry: A Winter Light

    08 Feb. - 20 Apr. 2014 / The Model is pleased to present A Winter Light, Mark Garry’s most ambitious solo exhibition to date, opening at The Model, Sligo, this February.

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  • The Niland Collection

    09 Feb. - 20 Apr. 2014 / As part of his solo exhibition Mark Garry is creating a number of works in response to The Niland Collection. Garry is interested in the fact that many of the artists in the collection were politically crucial in the development of the state.

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  • Art and Coffee Mornings

    11 Feb. - 29 Apr. 2014 / Every Tues, 11am.

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  • Gallery Tours: Every Saturday

    20 Feb. - 31 Aug. 2014 / Gallery tours of exhibitions to take place every Saturday at 3pm. One tour each month is offered in the Irish language.

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  • What's on this Week?

    17 - 23 Apr. 2014 / Want to know what is happening this week at a glance?

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  • Practice Seminar

    01 May 2014 / A day of discussion and workshops for artists and other professionals interested in exploring collaborative practice between artists and children.

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  • The Niland Collection: Patrick Hall Selects

    01 - 25 May 2014 / The Model is delighted to present an exhibition drawn from The Niland Collection curated by the painter Patrick Hall. Hall’s intriguing selection focuses on works within the collection that might be considered overlooked or are rarely exhibited.

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  • Things go Dark: Symposium

    03 May 2014 / Curator and Critic Francis McKee will present a lecture on the dominant arguments around the Sublime through the ages.

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  • Things go Dark

    03 May - 29 Jun. 2014 / Things go Dark presents a visual exploration of the principles of aestheticism through the work of nine contemporary Irish artists.

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  • Jack B Yeats: The Music has Come

    31 May - 30 Sep. 2014 / On the occasion of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, 2014, The Model presents an exhibition of work by Jack B Yeats that looks at music as a key device in his painting. The exhibition features works drawn from The Irish Museum of Modern Art and The National Gallery of Ireland, as well as from several private collections rarely exhibited in public.

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  • Norah McGuinness: The Stories of Red Hanrahan

    03 Jun. - 07 Sep. 2014 / An exhibition of McGuinness’s illustrations of WB Yeats’s much loved collection of stories.

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  • Yeats Day: Gallery talk with Nicholas Robinson

    13 Jun. 2014 / On the occasion of Yeats Day The Model is delighted to present a talk on Jack B Yeats with historian and political-cartoonist Nicholas Robinson.

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