05 Jul. 2015

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

    21 Feb. 2015 - 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. Selected by our new Director Megan Johnston, and co-curated with Emer McGarry, the Niland Collection will expand into three large gallery spaces.

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  • Psychic Lighthouse

    12 Jun. - 30 Aug. 2015 / Artists: Clodagh Emoe, Joachim Koester, Maria Loboda, Goshka Macuga, Susan MacWilliam, Deirdre McKenna, Stephen Rennicks Curated by Emer McGarry

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  • Entwined Memories

    13 Jun. - 12 Jul. 2015 / In celebration of the Year of Design (2015) and the Lily Lolly Craftfest, The Model is pleased to announce an exhibition of contemporary Irish textiles. Entwined Memories evokes a myriad of responses and inspiration for textile artists and designers.

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