17 Dec. 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.

  • Chris Doris; The Empty Field

    17 Nov. 2018 - 27 Jan. 2019 / The Model welcomes the work of Chris Doris, a unique and personally intimate gallery experience which draws on the artist’s distinctive synthesis of practices in psychotherapy, art, meditation and other forms of interoception.

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  • Christmas Opening Hours

    06 Dec. 2018 - 01 Jan. 2019 / Closed Mon 24, Tue. 25, Wed. 26 & Thu. 27 Dec.

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  • The Keeper

    09 Feb. - 07 Apr. 2019 / The Model’s first major project for 2019 is The Keeper, an ambitious exhibition that considers why we are drawn to collect, how collections can communicate the concerns of past civilisations to contemporary minds, what kind of knowledge a collection can contain, and what can be lost if a collection breaks up.  The Keeper poses these questions through three distinct strands of inquiry and features works that ponder art historical narratives by four distinguished international artists: Ed Atkins, Susan Hiller, Taus Makhacheva and Elizabeth Price.

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