26 Mar. 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.

  • Cléa van der Grijn: Reconstructing Memory

    17 Dec. 2016 - 02 Apr. 2017 / The Model is pleased to present an exhibition of newly commissioned work that marks a major turning point in the practice of Irish artist Cléa van der Grijn.

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  • Alexandra Hopf: The Night

    24 Feb. - 16 Apr. 2017 / Alexandra Hopf is a Berlin based artist working across video, painting and sculpture, with a research interest in individual memory, psychoanalysis, and the construction of art history.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Artist Talk In Conversation with Selma Makela

    08 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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