2009 - 2017

  • Norah McGuinness: Illustrations to the Stories of Red Hanrahan.

    08 Apr. - 02 Jul. 2017 / An exhibition of McGuinness’s illustrations of WB Yeats’s much loved collection of stories.

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  • Panel Discussion: Collecting Today

    22 Feb. 2015 / The Model encourages everyone to buy art and to keep creativity at the fore of your everyday life. This panel discussion, with noted national and regional collectors and curators, will discuss not only why they collect artwork but also how they do it and how you might too!

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  • Art and Coffee Mornings

    29 Jul. - 05 Aug. 2014 / Book a tour of the exhibitions and discuss what you have learned afterwards in the beautiful surroundings of The Model Café over a complimentary tea or coffee.

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  • Jack B Yeats: The Music has Come

    31 May - 30 Sep. 2014 / On the occasion of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, 2014, The Model presents an exhibition of work by Jack B Yeats that looks at music as a key device in his painting. The exhibition features works drawn from The Irish Museum of Modern Art and The National Gallery of Ireland, as well as from several private collections rarely exhibited in public.

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  • The Niland Collection Catalogue: Book Launch

    13 Jun. 2014 / The Model will launch a major catalogue of selected highlights of The Niland Collection.

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  • The Niland Collection

    09 Feb. - 20 Apr. 2014 / As part of his solo exhibition Mark Garry is creating a number of works in response to The Niland Collection. Garry is interested in the fact that many of the artists in the collection were politically crucial in the development of the state.

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  • JACK IN THE BOX: Spectacular circus-themed extravaganza

    01 Sep. 2013 / Spectacular circus-themed performance extravaganza on Yeat’s Birthday to celebrate the closing of ‘Jack B Yeats Enter the Clowns’ exhibition. Family Fun for the last day of summer before term starts.

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  • Bealtaine: Celebrating Creativity As We Age

    27 Apr. - 20 May 2013 / The Model Sligo is delighted to present a series of events ‘celebrating creativity as we age,’ for Bealtaine 2013.

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  • Into the Light: 60 Years of Supporting the Arts

    06 Dec. 2012 - 24 Mar. 2013 / To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Arts Council is working in partnership with four prominent Irish galleries: The Model, The Hugh Lane, Crawford Art Gallery and Limerick City Gallery of Art to produce a series of exhibitions as a major national showcase of works by over 100 artists from its collection.

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  • Into the Light

    29 Nov. - 07 Dec. 2012 / Our Galleries are currently closed from 29th November – 6th December for installation of our upcoming show ‘Into The Light – The Arts Council 60 Years of Supporting the Arts’. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Arts Council is working in partnership with four prominent Irish galleries: The Model, The Hugh Lane, Crawford Art Gallery and Limerick City Gallery of Art to produce a series of exhibitions as a major national showcase of works by over 100 artists from its collection. The exhibition in The Model will present works from both the Arts Council Collection and Sligo’s own Niland Collection and will explore strong themes running through both collections, namely, landscape, domesticity, craft and abstraction. Curated by Emer McGarry Commissioned artist: Sean Lynch Artists selected from Arts Council collection: Patrick Collins, Maud Cotter, Brendan Earley, T. P. Flanagan, Marie Foley, Laura Gannon, Mark Garry, Patrick Hall, Alice Hanratty, Cliona Harmey, Katie Holten, Jaki Irvine, Louis le Brocquy, Elizabeth Magill, Alice Maher, William McKeown, Denis McNulty, Isabel Nolan, Tony O’Malley, Kathy Prendergast, Patrick Scott , Constance Short, Estella Solomans, Camille Souter and Clea Van der Grijn.

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  • Closing Celebration: Yeats and Son

    Aug. - 30 Sep. 2012 / To celebrate the success of the current Yeats and Son exhibition which was at the core of the Tread Softly Festival and featured strongly as part of Yeats week this summer, The Model invites you, its friends to an evening of celebration.

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  • Season of Yeats Talks and Tours : Tread Softly

    29 Jul. - 11 Aug. 2012 / Tread Softly Runs from July 29th – August 11th 2012. Throughout this season a number of tours of our current exhibition Yeats & Son will be given. All talks & tours are free of charge, but booking is recommended.

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  • Yeats and Son

    12 May - 30 Sep. 2012 / The closing celebration of the Yeats & Son exhibition is taking place at 5pm on Sunday Sept 30.

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  • Young Curators: Double Vision

    31 Dec. 1969 / As part of The Model’s Young Curator’s Programme, this exhibition features work from The Niland Collection and the social history collection of the Mid-Antrim Museums in Ballymena.

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  • The World of Jack B Yeats

    31 Dec. 1969 / The World of Jack B Yeats features works from every phase of Yeats’ career. Watercolours from his early period – one from as early as 1895 – is on display along with Yeats’ first first efforts in oil, which were firmly grounded in realism, and some of his late, great, expressionistic oils. The exhibition features a work that is new to The Niland Collection. Entitled A Nor’western Town, 1936, the work depicts a view of The Diamond in Donegal town through a window and has come to the collection on a long term loan from a private collector. It’s a lively and colourful work and we are delighted to be in a position to bring it to the people of Sligo.

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  • Ruby Blue Tour: The Outsider

    31 Dec. 1969 / Join us on a tour of the upcoming exhibition, The Outsider, which will explore the major themes of Jack B. Yeats late works. Contextualise these paintings within the artists’ fascinating life and trace the remarkable changes in his work.

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  • The Ruby Blue Social Club

    31 Dec. 1969 / Springtime at The Model sparkles with our new programme for over 55s and friends which will include a selection of screenings of new and old films, an artist talk with Sligo-born artist Frank Conway and a tour of The Outsider – a major exhibition of the works by Jack B Yeats.

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  • Curator's Talk: The Outsider

    31 Dec. 1969 / To mark the opening of Jack B Yeats; The Outsider The Model is organising an unmissable event for Yeats fans.

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  • Flight

    31 Dec. 1969 / Drawn from The Niland Collection, the exhibition Flight explores the way in which artists from the collection have represented otherworldly beings or used mystical visions in their work.

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  • Portraits from The Niland Collection

    01 May - 04 Jul. 2010 / The Niland Collection features many portraits of important figures from early the twentieth century worlds of politics, art and literature. This show will bring together many of these portraits and will particularly focus on those who played important roles in shaping the emerging free-state. The exhibition will include portraits of Land League founder Michael Davitt, gun-runner and revolutionary Roger Casement, as well as writers such as WB Yeats and Padraic Colum, artists Jack B Yeats and Estella Solomons and important collectors and patrons Thomas Bodkin and Kathleen Goodfellow.

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