22 Jul. 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.


  • Susan Hiller

    12 Jul. - 28 Sep. 2014 / This summer The Model presents Susan Hiller’s first comprehensive Irish solo exhibition. Hiller is a highly influential artist and has created an outstanding and diverse body of work over the last 40 years. Often inspired by postcards, place-names, automatic writing and newspaper articles, Hiller probes questions of memory, loss, the sub conscious, and the uncanny in a practice she describes as ‘paraconceptual’.

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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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  • 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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  • Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

    10 - 17 Aug. 2014 / The Fleadh Cheoil is the world’s biggest and best traditional Irish music festival and will take place in Sligo between 10th-17th August 2014 with many events happening here at The Model.

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  • Art and Storytelling: The Stories of Red Hanrahan and The Secret Rose

    01 - 02 Aug. 2014 / Lunch-time sessions of art and storytelling based on The Stories of Red Hanrahan and The Secret Rose, by W.B. Yeats, illustrated by artist Norah McGuinness.

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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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  • Art and Coffee Mornings

    29 Jul. - 05 Aug. 2014 / Book a tour of the exhibitions and discuss what you have learned afterwards in the beautiful surroundings of The Model Café over a complimentary tea or coffee.

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