23 Jul. 2018

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.

  • Yeats; Portrait of a Family

    09 Jun. - 28 Oct. 2018 / An intimate look at the Yeats Family through the portraits of John Butler Yeats and a selection of other artists featuring work newly acquired from the Yeats Family sale and now on long-term loan to The Niland Collection.

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  • Cairde Visual

    11 Jul. - 19 Aug. 2018 / The Model presents Cairde Visual; Cairde Sligo Arts Festival’s fifth annual open submission exhibition.

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  • Gallery Talk: Dr. Hilary Pyle

    26 Jul. 2018 / On the occasion of the ‘Portrait of a Family’, Dr. Hilary Pyle will shed light on the portraits of the Yeats family in this unique exhibition.

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