21 Sep. 2018, All Day

Culture Night


Music & Events

Oíche Chultúir
Branar Téatar do Pháistí
Imagination Playground

The Model will host Branar Teatar do Pháisti; Imagination Playground, a breakthrough space encouraging child-directed free play. It enables children and their families to have hours of fun as they imagine, invent, build and play. This event will be facilitated in both Irish and English.
3 pm

Visual Art

The Model Studios
Open Studios

Artists will be in attendance to greet visitors and talk them through their artistic process.
5-10 pm

The Model Galleries

An ambitious multi-faceted exhibition combining visual art, literature, film, performance and music, will see renowned composer and artist Jennifer Walshe working both as artist and curator of Aisteach; the Avant-Garde Archive of Ireland.

The Niland Gallery
Yeats: Portrait of a Family

An intimate look at the Yeats Family through the portraits of John Butler Yeats and a selection of other artists. The show features a body of work newly added to The Niland Collection.


The Model Galleries
Jack Fennell

Join writer Jack Fennell as he presents a gallery talk on his adventures in the annals of Irish science fiction writing to reveal strange and wonderful tales of time-travel, alien visitations and terrifying monsters.
Fennell, who is the editor of A Brilliant Void: A Selection of Classic Irish Science Fiction, considers in this talk both how our ancestors imagined the future world, while also hypothesising what a Martian might perhaps make of a hurling match or the banking inquiry.


The Model Galleries
Project for the reclamation of the Irish Body; Curated by Jennifer Walshe

For Culture Night Sligo 2018 The Model is pleased to present a series of events curated by Jennifer Walshe in response to her solo exhibition Aisteach. The galleries that host Jennifer Walshe’s exhibition will be filled with music and movement. Dancers will offer free, short group classes in a wide variety of dances and physical practices, all aimed at absolute beginners.

Admission to all events is Free