30 Jan. 2016, 12 – 16.30

Symposium: Drawing as a form of social action

To mark the opening of The Model Drawing / Unforgettable Neighbourhoods The Model presents an afternoon of talks, film, discussions and an exclusive walking tour through the exhibition.
€15 / €10 (with lunch by Sligo Global Kitchen

Speakers: Philippe Van Cauteren, artistic director of S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium, artist Bart Lodewijks, Danielle van Zuijlen, co-curator The Model Drawing / Unforgettable Neighbourhoods, Marie Louise Blaney, The Model and artist Kiera O’Toole. Chair: artist/ lecturer Ronnie Hughes.

12.00–12.05: Welcome—Emer McGarry, acting director The Model

12.05–12.15: Introduction—Chaired by Ronnie Hughes

12.15–12.30: Film screening—Bart Lodewijks in Sligo, a film narrated by Huig Bartels, introduction by co-curator Danielle van Zuijlen

12.30–13.15: Keynote Speaker—Philippe Van Cauteren, Creative Director S.M.A.K. Museum, Ghent, Belgium

13.15–14.45: Lunch by Sligo Global Kitchen—with artist Anna Spearman and members of Sligo Global Kitchen

14.45–15.15: Talk — Perspectives on Drawing with Marie-Louise Blaney, Education Curator, The Model and artist Kiera O’Toole

15.15–16.00: Walking tour through the exhibition with Philippe Van Cauteren in conversation with Bart Lodewijks and the curators

16.00–16.15: Book presentation Sligo Drawings —artist Bart Lodewijks hands over “first copy” of the publication to the residents

16.15–16.30: Unveiling of Bart Lodewijks’ Permanent Sligo Drawing in The Model Atrium by Chair of The Model Board, Donal Tinney with festive bubbles

The Model Drawing / Unforgettable Neighbourhoods will officially open at 16.30pm.

Supported in part by Creative Europe Desk Ireland – Culture Office. A representative from the Culture office will be available at the opening to meet with organisations.