27 May. 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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Jack B. Yeats: Painted Universe

    30 Apr. - 11 Sep. 2016 / This exhibition of Yeats oils features work from his final and most successful period of artistic production, from political works executed in the 1920s to the great masterpieces of the late 1940s.

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  • Thread Song

    24 May - 30 Jun. 2016 / An exhibition of textiles by members of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. ‘Thread Song’ commemorates the life and work of Nobel Prize-winning poet, William Butler Yeats, one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.

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