28 Apr. 2016

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.

  • Shared Visions: The Model Collects

    01 Jan. - 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.

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  • Sean Lynch Adventure: Capital

    09 Apr. - 12 Jun. 2016 / The Model presents the national tour of the Irish Pavilion from the 56th Venice Biennale, Adventure: Capital by artist Sean Lynch.

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  • Yeats & the West: An Exhibition of Western Worlds

    24 Mar. - 12 May 2016 / This exhibition comes to The Model from NUI Galway, and explores Yeats’s life, work, and legacy through his connections to the west.

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  • Yeats & the West: Public Talk Series

    31 Mar. - 12 May 2016 / A series of talks on Yeats’s connection to the west and beyond takes us inside the makings of a western cultural revolution.

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  • Jack B Yeats: A Broadside

    24 Mar. - 28 Aug. 2016 / The Model is delighted to present a newly acquired gift to the Niland Collection – a complete set of Broadsides edited by Jack B Yeats and published by Dun Emer and Cuala Press each month from June 1908 – May 1915.

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  • Studio +: Five Artists talk about their work

    14 May 2016 / A screening of the film Coney, by Carola Gotta, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and artists Aideen Connelly, Emma Stroude, Diane Roemer, Lorna Watkins and Medbh Gillard who discuss their experience of making work on the island. This special event includes an open-invitation to Lorna Watkins’ studio.

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