23 Apr. 2017

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.

  • Jack B. Yeats: Lives

    25 Mar. - 01 Oct. 2017 / This exhibition will enable audiences to trace the development of key characters in Jack Butler Yeats’ work, through an exploration of his illustrations, pencil sketches, watercolours and the iconic oil paintings of his later mature period.

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  • Norah McGuinness: Illustrations to the Stories of Red Hanrahan.

    08 Apr. - 02 Jul. 2017 / An exhibition of McGuinness’s illustrations of WB Yeats’s much loved collection of stories.

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  • Ronnie Hughes: Strange Attractors

    15 Apr. - 22 Jun. 2017 / The Model is delighted to present a major solo, touring show of recent work by Irish artist Ronnie Hughes.

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  • Archiving Activism

    05 - 14 May 2017 / Artist Breda Burns has been commissioned by Bealtaine festival 2017, in partnership with Sligo Arts Office and Mayo Arts Office, to develop a sound and radio-based work, Archiving Activism. This commission has developed in response to the Bealtaine 2017 theme of collectivism.

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  • Masterclass with Ronnie Hughes

    27 May 2017 / Taking in his gallery exhibition, artist Ronnie Hughes will lead a conceptual and practical masterclass on the use of colour. The masterclass will encompass a discussion on his practice, a slide talk about colour and a hands-on afternoon workshop.

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  • PUNC 1x1 Celebration Exhibition

    01 - 25 Jun. 2017 / PUNC 1×1 celebrates the culmination of this unique outreach programme, with an exhibition of The Niland Collection artworks that toured County Sligo national schools in 2016/17. A selection of artistic responses from pupils in the ten participating schools will also be on view.

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  • Selma Makela: Artist-in-Residence

    06 Jun. - 02 Jul. 2017 / Winner of The Model Cairde Award, Selma Makela will be artist-in-residence at The Model during May and June. Based in The Model’s process room throughout this period, as part of her residency Makela will consider the formal themes of painting in the context of her own practice.

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  • Artist Talk: Selma Makela

    15 Jun. 2017 / Artist Selma Makela invites you to look at her work as part of her residency at The Model and will lead a discussion on her exhibition in the Foyer Gallery.

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