24 Feb. 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.

  • Turbulence: Symposium

    08 Mar. 2018 / A seminar for third level students, artists and the general public that focuses on the themes addressed in the exhibition Turbulence.

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  • Turbulence

    02 Dec. 2017 - 22 Apr. 2018 / This exhibition considers the freedom of movement – and the lack thereof – of many people in today’s world, in light of the unsettled nature of global geo-politics.

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  • Eamon O’Kane: A History of Play

    01 Jan. - 31 Dec. 2018 / In this colourful three dimensional installation, children are invited to explore shape, colour and constructive design through imaginative and creative play.

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  • Peter Wächtler: Far Out

    24 Feb. - 25 Mar. 2018 / Far Out, 2016 is a four-minute, hand-painted animation by the German artist Peter Wächtler, in which a solitary figure in a top hat and tails walks towards, but never reaches, a mountaintop castle.

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  • Martin Creed

    31 Mar. - 03 May 2018 / The Model presents three films by Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed.

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  • Louis le Brocquy: The Tain

    27 Apr. - 03 Jun. 2018 / On the occasion of Lorcán MacMathúna’s multi-disciplinary performance The Tain, The Model will present a selection of original illustrations created by Le Brocquy for Thomas Kinsella’s seminal 1969 translation of the great Irish epic, the Táin Bó Cúailnge .

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  • Martin Creed: Words and Music

    03 May 2018 / Join us for an evening of words, music and moving image with renowned artist Martin Creed to mark the end of his exhibition at The Model.

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  • Future Perfect

    05 May - 01 Jul. 2018 / Nairy Baghramian, Kerstin Brätsch, Mariana Castillo Deball, Cyprien Gaillard, Dani Gal, Annette Kelm, Jutta Koether, Armin Linke, Antje Majewski, Henrik Olesen, Yorgos Sapountzis, Nora Schultz, Nasan Tur, Danh Vo, Clemens von Wedemeyer. Curated by Angelika Stepken & Philipp Ziegler

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  • Portrait of a Family

    09 Jun. - 21 Oct. 2018 / Featuring work newly acquired from the Yeats Family sale and now on long-term loan to The Niland Collection.

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