16 Sep. 2014

Studio+ feat. Helen Sharp and Simon Carman

Helen Sharp and Simon Carman will be working in the Studio+ process space from the 16th to the 20th of September. Helen and Simon will be create a collaborative collage work over the course of the week.

On Thursday the 18th at 4pm Outland Arts will be screening ‘i am here’, a short film by internationally acclaimed DJ and music producer David Holmes, shot by the legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle, with production design by Outlander Helen Sharp.

The Studio+ process space will be open for informal meeting and chatting with the artists from Thursday 18th to Friday 19th September.

As part of her residency, Outlander Helen Sharp will be playing a selection of surfer, Hawaiian, chanson and country vinyl at the invitation of Sligo’s Vinyl Culture on Culture Night at Fureys between 10 – 11.30 on 19th.

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Erin Fox

10 Sep. 2014

Sat. 13th Sept: Floating World Show & Tell Day

Floating World, as part of Studio+, will be holding a show and tell day on Saturday 13th September in Room, from 2 till 5pm, where artists from the collective will be on hand talk about the thinking behind the works, and explain how they were made.

Floating World is made up of Artists from Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, England and Japan.
Their books have been seen in a variety of contexts, from Enniskillen Town Hall to Tate Modern.

Recent exhibitions have included The University of Ulster Gallery and The Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast and the Tsaritsyno Museum in Moscow.

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Erin Fox

10 Sep. 2014

The Model seeks FOH & Administration Assistant

The Model is one of Ireland’s leading centres for the contemporary arts with a varied programme of visual art, music cinema and education.

We are current recruiting participants for the following positions on our Community Employment Scheme.

Position 1: Front of House Assistant
To assist with the running of a busy reception desk, telephone switchboard and Box Office
To assist with the highest quality visitor experience
Computer literacy and experience in a service industry is essential

Position 2: Administration Assistant
To assist with planning and implementation of visual art programming
To assist with the running of an efficient office
Computer literacy is essential
A background in art or humanities is an advantage

Please note: Both positions are offered under the DAST Community Employment Scheme. Please contact your INTERO office to ensure eligibility before making an application.

Further information and CV and letters of application to annebucknell@themodel.ie

Deadline Friday 26 September

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The Model, Sligo

4 Sep. 2014

Studio+ brings Outland Arts to The Model

Diane Henshaw from Outland Arts is working in Room this week until September 05. All week the room will be open to visitors. Diane will be holding a studio tour with tea and cakes and informal meet the artist this Saturday 06 at 3pm.

Outland Arts is an artist-led organisation based in Fermanagh run by volunteers set up to promote and support the ethos of exhibiting contemporary art in rural locations and to support artists who practice involved ideas of the rural and the remote in its widest context. Artists involved must be feral at heart.

Floating World Artists Books will be holding a Show and tell day on Saturday 13 September in Room from 2-5pm. where artists from the collective will be on hand to talk about the thinking behind the works, and explain how they were made.

Helen Sharp and Simon Carman of Outland Arts will be working on Room from 16 – 20 September. Helen and Simon will be creating a collaborative work over the course of the week. On Thursday 18 at 4pm Outland Arts will be screening i am here, a short film by internationally renowned DJ and music producer David Holmes, shot by the legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle, with Production Design by Outlander Helen Sharp. Room will be open for informal meeting and chatting with the artists from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 September.

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Erin Fox

27 Aug. 2014

Artist Talks Archive

Did you miss an artist’s talk or an exhibition opening? Catch up on previous talks or relive the experience by visiting the Artist Talks Archive on our website where you can download and listen to artists in conversation.

Tune in to political cartoonist Nicholas Robinson at Yeats Day, or hear Susan Hiller at the opening of her first Irish solo exhibition, which is currently running here at The Model.

Also included in our archives is Arlene Mc Padden discussing her artistic practice. Arlene’s work can be seen as a metaphor for the discussion of integration and multiculturalism as a demographic model in western society. She uses classification as a form of process within the work, combining materials that highlight hybridisation.

Arlene, who was awarded the RDS Model Niland residency award in 2013 for her startling hybrid taxidermy work, will showcase a solo exhibition in the Hyde Bridge Gallery opening this Thursday August 28th at 7pm. The exhibition will run until September 7th.

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Erin Fox

27 Aug. 2014

Diane Henshaw at Room

Diane Henshaw from Outland Arts will be working in Room from Tuesday 02 to Friday 05 September in the first session from Studio+.

Diane graduated with her Degree in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in Belfast in 1995 and with her Masters in Fine Art from UUB in 2000 and has lived in Fermanagh for the past 12 years.
Her work is based on a process deconstructing drawing and then from fragments reassembling it in a new way with every new work. Her work takes elements of drawing, such as the line, and subjects the to the closest of scrutiny, testing them to the limits.

The process of risk taking, exploration and experimentation are underpinned by a conviction in the power of drawing as a medium, and a determination to assert its continued relevance.

Diane will be happy to talk to visitors to the space during her time in Room next week. She will also be holding a Studio tour with tea and cakes and informal meet the artist on Saturday 06 at 3pm.

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Erin Fox

21 Aug. 2014

Studio+ at the Room, The Model

Studio+ is a new initiative for Artists based in The Room project space at The Model. It will run from September to December 2014. The programme will include interventions, discussions, seminars, screenings and practical workshops. Planned events include
Outland Arts at The Model presenting: ‘Be Wild; That Is How To Clear The River
A clearing for works on-going, for gathering and for exchange’.

Floating World Artists Books will create a ‘Making Room’, where artists can develop book making techniques make books for free using materials provided. Tim Durham will be running a workshop specially designed to help artists photograph their work on Saturday 4th of October, and there will be a series of events exploring Life Drawing by the Graphite and Easel life drawing group based at the Model.

On the 27th and 28th of September Dave Lordan will be presenting ‘New Planet Cabaret’. This weekend workshop is recommended for emerging writers, artists and other creative practitioners.

For information about the programme go to http://www.themodel.ie/education or email
andyparsons@themodel.ie

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Denise Rushe

8 Aug. 2014

Informal Music Afternoons - Sunday August 10th at The Model

Steve Wickham, Deidre Byron-Smith, Nicola Cleary, Aminah Hughes, Anna Houston and Sligo Baroque Orchestra perform a programme based on the music of Carolan and some of his “baroque” contemporaries as an Informal Music Afternoon on Sunday August 10th at 1 pm in The Model, Sligo.

Come and go as you please, enjoy the delicious fare from The Model Cafe while you relax listening to music of
O Carolan, Geminiani and Corelli including Geminiani’s arrangements of Scottish Airs and Steve Wickham’s
arrangements of some of Carolan’s pieces.

Admission €5 – and children go free…
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Denise Rushe

8 Aug. 2014

The Model to be a hub of events for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

The Model is delighted to welcome Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann to Sligo this week with a programme of fun-filled happenings and events taking place.

From morning to late evening, The Model will host an exciting range of workshops and concerts, exhibitions and tours for trad enthusiasts of all ages. As well as being a host to official Fleadh Cheoil competitions, we will also present a programme of events through the Irish language including storytelling sessions for children, art workshops and guided tours of current exhibitions.

Highlights
On Friday 15th, we look forward to presenting a very special concert by Ensemble Éiru. This group of seven musicians has composed a suite of new music in response to the current Yeats exhibition The Music Has Come.


Festivities continue late in to the night at The Model as it hosts the Official Fleadh Cheoil Festival Club from 10pm – 3am from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th. Expect a fun night of trad music and more with acts confirmed including Moxie, Old Hannah, The Firesiders as well as plenty of trad sessions.

Listings at The Model during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

Jack B. Yeats: The Music Has Come
10 August – 18
The Model is delighted to present an exhibition of work by Jack B Yeats that looks at music as a key device in his painting. Throughout his working life Yeats had a strong interest in music – particularly colloquial song that aimed to stir political or patriotic sentiment in the listener. Yeats often sought to capture some of this sentiment in his work, and The Music has Come will consider some of his finest paintings as direct responses to the vernacular music of his day.

Nora Mc Guinness: The Stories Of Red Hanrahan
10 August – 18
On the occasion of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, The Model is delighted to present An exhibition of McGuinness’s illustrations of WB Yeats’ much loved collection of stories.

O’ Carolan & Vivaldi
10 August @ 1:00 pm
The Sligo Baroque Orchestra with Steve Wickham Tickets on the door

Mary Branley and Gregoir Raab
12 August @ 1:15 pm

Recital
12 August @ 4:00 pm
€3

Cuairt Treoraithe i nGaeilge
13 August @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
le Emily Ní Fhaoláin. Tá Dánlann an Model ar cheann de na príomhionaid ealaíne comhaimseartha sa tír. Tugann an tsraith chuairteanna seo deis do chuairteoirí cur síos a fháil i nGaeilge ar an taispeantás comhaimseartha reatha. Ina theannta sin, tá an Niland Collection le feiceáil anseo chomh maith, bailiúchán de shaothar ealaíne ó chuid de mhórealaíontóirí na fichiú haoise, ina meaasc Jack B Yeats, Patrick Collins, Sean Mc Sweeney, Patrick Hall agus Nick Miller.

No Meadows in Manhattan by Brian Leyden & Musician Brian Conway
13 August @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
No Meadows in Manhattan is Brian Leyden’s account of how his American relations came ‘home on holiday’ every Summer at the height of the hay saving and the O’Carolan Festival, and lifted his family out of their workaday lives with their enthusiasm for the ‘old country’, the music and the craic; gracing his childhood summers with a note of emigrant heartache and joy.
€5 an clann

Cuairt Treoraithe i nGaeilge & Scéalaíocht do Pháistí
13 August @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Treoiraithe ag Anna Ni Bhroin agus Emily Ni Fhaolain Cuairt treoraithe i nGaeilge go dtí an Model do dhaoine fásta agus seisiún scéalaíochta do pháistí. Costas €5 an clann / per family A guided tour in Irish of the Model with a storytelling session in Irish for children. Tá Dánlann an Model ar cheann de na príomhionaid ealaíne comhaimseartha sa tír. Tugann an tsraith chuairteanna seo deis do chuairteoirí cur síos a fháil i nGaeilge ar an taispeantás comhaimseartha reatha. …

An Cosán Glas
_14 August @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
_ Ceardlann Ealaíne / Art Workshop (Déardaoin 14 agus Dé hAoine 15 Lúnasa 10r.n.-3i.n.) The Model – Costas: €12 an lá / per day Is beirt ealaíontóirí Gaeltachta iad Deirdre Brennan agus Annjo Carr and díríonn An Cosán Glas ar ealaíon a chruthú a bhfuil nasc aige leis an timpeallacht nádúrtha. Sna ceardlanna seo, faigheann rannpháirtithe deis píosa ealaíne a chruthú le cur ar taispeáint amuigh faoin aer le linn deireadh seachtaine mór na Fleidhe 2014. Tóg lón agus deoch agus bíodh…
€3

Cuairt Treoraithe i nGaeilge
14 August @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
le Emily Ni Fhaoláin Tá Dánlann an Model ar cheann de na príomhionaid ealaíne comhaimseartha sa tír. Tugann an tsraith chuairteanna seo deis do chuairteoirí cur síos a fháil i nGaeilge ar an taispeantás comhaimseartha reatha. Ina theannta sin, tá an Niland Collection le feiceáil anseo chomh maith, bailiúchán de shaothar ealaíne ó chuid de mhórealaíontóirí na fichiú haoise, ina meaasc Jack B Yeats, Patrick Collins, Sean Mc Sweeney, Patrick Hall agus Nick Miller. The Model is one of Ireland’s leading…
€5 (Children under 12 Free)

Gerry Harrington + guest writer
14 August @ 1:15 pm
Gerry, the Kerry Fiddler from Kenmare, was influenced by some great players including Connie O’Connell, Dennis McMahon, Séamus Creagh and Jackie Daly. His recordings include two exquisite albums with accordion player Eoghan O’Sullivan, ‘Scéal Eile’ (1993) ‘The Smokey Chimney’ (1997)); ‘The New Road’ (2000) with button accordion master Charlie Piggott; two albums ‘Fortune Favours The Merry’ (2005) and ‘The Merry Love To Play’ (2007) with very well known Sligo flute player the late Peter Horan from Killavil. Gerry’s latest work…

Comhrá agus Cupán
14 August @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tóg sos, ól cupán, buail le cairde agus deán cairde nua – trí Ghaeilge! Take a break, have a cuppa, meet friends and make new ones – as Gaeilge!
€12

The Harper’s Wake
14 August @ 3:00 pm
Beezneez Theatre Company A newly commissioned work by John McDwyer When Beezneez Theatre Company presented John McDwyer’s specially commissioned new work, The Harper’s Wake, at the 2013 Connacht Fleadh, it received a rapturous reception from packed houses. Now Beezneez bring an newly extended version to the Fleadh for a matinee and evening performance in The Model. When The Harper, Mark, dies suddenly, the brothers Robert and Stephen Callaghan together with their neighbour Kate Ann, arrive to comfort the widow, Hannah,…
€12 3pm matinee 12 Euro | Conc 10 Euro | 5 Euro under 12 8pm show 15 Euro | Conc 12 euro | 5 euro under 12

The Harper’s Wake
14 August @ 8:00 pm
Beezneez Theatre Company A newly commissioned work by John McDwyer When Beezneez Theatre Company presented John McDwyer’s specially commissioned new work, The Harper’s Wake, at the 2013 Connacht Fleadh, it received a rapturous reception from packed houses. Now Beezneez bring an newly extended version to the Fleadh for a matinee and evening performance in The Model. When The Harper, Mark, dies suddenly, the brothers Robert and Stephen Callaghan together with their neighbour Kate Ann, arrive to comfort the widow, Hannah,…
€5

Fleadh Club
14 August @ 10pm
12 per day

An Cosán Glas
15 August @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ceardlann Ealaíne / Art Workshop (Déardaoin 14 agus Dé hAoine 15 Lúnasa 10r.n.-3i.n.) The Model – Costas: €12 an lá / per day Is beirt ealaíontóirí Gaeltachta iad Deirdre Brennan agus Annjo Carr and díríonn An Cosán Glas ar ealaíon a chruthú a bhfuil nasc aige leis an timpeallacht nádúrtha. Sna ceardlanna seo, faigheann rannpháirtithe deis píosa ealaíne a chruthú le cur ar taispeáint amuigh faoin aer le linn deireadh seachtaine mór na Fleidhe 2014. Tóg lón agus deoch agus bíodh do chuid…
€3

Cuairt Treoraithe i nGaeilge
15 August @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
le Emily Ní Fhaoláin Tá Dánlann an Model ar cheann de na príomhionaid ealaíne comhaimseartha sa tír. Tugann an tsraith chuairteanna seo deis do chuairteoirí cur síos a fháil i nGaeilge ar an taispeantás comhaimseartha reatha. Ina theannta sin, tá an Niland Collection le feiceáil anseo chomh maith, bailiúchán de shaothar ealaíne ó chuid de mhórealaíontóirí na fichiú haoise, ina meaasc Jack B Yeats, Patrick Collins, Sean Mc Sweeney, Patrick Hall agus Nick Miller. The Model is one of Ireland’s…
€5 u12 Free

Still Beating Time
15 August @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
The Spirit of Sligo Traditional Music based around the life of Peter Horan from Killavil near Gurteen in South Sligo. This area is steeped in Traditional Music and is also the birth of legendary Sligo musician, Michael Coleman. This film investigates and documents the “Sligo Style” that has emerged primarily from this area and is exemplified through the playing of Peter Horan and Fred Finn. They had a unique combination of Fiddle / Flute described by Seamus Mac Mathuna as…
€3

The Model – Cuairt Treoraithe i nGaeilge
15 August @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
le Anna Ní Bhroin Tá Dánlann an Model ar cheann de na príomhionaid ealaíne comhaimseartha sa tír. Tugann an tsraith chuairteanna seo deis do chuairteoirí cur síos a fháil i nGaeilge ar an taispeantás comhaimseartha reatha. Ina theannta sin, tá an Niland Collection le feiceáil anseo chomh maith, bailiúchán de shaothar ealaíne ó chuid de mhórealaíontóirí na fichiú haoise, ina meaasc Jack B Yeats, Patrick Collins, Sean Mc Sweeney, Patrick Hall agus Nick Miller.

Fiddle 12-15
15 August @ 2:30 pm

Fiddle 12-15
15 August @ 4:00 pm
€18 /€14 conn

The Music Has Come: A new music commission
_15 August @ 8:00 pm
_ The Model has commissioned musicians Jack Talty and Neil O’Loghlen of Ensemble Ériu to compose a suite of new music in response to The Music has Come. Drawing on the hypnotic repetitions of minimalism and the organic improvisatory spirit of jazz, the music of Ensemble Ériu weaves a respectful acoustic tapestry around Irish traditional melodies. Early booking recommended. “Very developed, soulful and meditative music from an impressive musical intelligence.” – Tony McMahon. Tickets €5

Fleadh Club
15 August @ 10pm

Fiddle u12
16 August @ 10:00 am
Free

The Model – Cuairt Treoraithe i nGaeilge do Pháistí
16 August @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm le Emily Ni Fhaoláin Cuairt treoraithe i nGaeilge go dtí an Model do pháistí – imeacht ar leith dírithe ar pháistí. This guided tour of the Model in Irish is specifically for children. Saor in aisce/Free of charge. Tá Dánlann an Model ar cheann de na príomhionaid ealaíne comhaimseartha sa tír. Tugann an tsraith chuairteanna seo deis do chuairteoirí cur síos a fháil i nGaeilge ar an taispeantás comhaimseartha reatha. Ina theannta sin, tá an Niland Collection le feiceáil anseo…

Fiddle Slow Airs u12
16 August @ 12:30 pm
5 an clann

Cuairt Treoraithe i nGaeilge & Scéalaíocht do Pháistí
16 August @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Treoiraithe ag Anna Ni Bhroin agus Emily Ni Fhaolain Cuairt treoraithe i nGaeilge go dtí an Model do dhaoine fásta agus seisiún scéalaíochta do pháistí. Costas €5 an clann / per family A guided tour in Irish of the Model with a storytelling session in Irish for children.

Fiddle Slow Airs 15-18
16 August @ 3:00 pm

Fiddle 15-18
16 August @ 6:00 pm
€15

The Boruma Trio & Martin Connolly
16 August @ 9:00 pm
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Fleadh Club
16 August @ 10:30 pm

Fiddle Slow Airs o-18
17 August @ 10:00 am

Fiddle o-18
17 August @ 1:30 pm
€5

Bígí linn!

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Denise Rushe

30 Jul. 2014

New music commission in response to The Model's Yeats’ exhibition The Music Has Come

The Model, Sligo is delighted to announce details of a new music commission that will see the emerging trad-jazz group, Ensemble Ériu, create a new suite of music in response to an exhibition of Jack B Yeats’ paintings The Music has Come, on the occasion of Sligo’s hosting of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann this August.

Following a successful application by The Model to the Arts Council for a Traditional Arts Commission Award, The Model will introduce Jack Talty and Neil O’Loghlen of Ensemble Ériu to The Niland Collection. Throughout his career Jack B Yeats had a great interest in the vernacular music of his time and often sought to capture the sentiment of particular tunes in his paitnings.

O’Loghlen and Talty will be facilitated in becoming familiar with and researching the paintings, their settings and the performance spaces and contexts at The Model. They will then be given time to write the music in their unique way of combining of traditional music forms with modern and jazz settings. Rehearsal time with the other members of the Ensemble will follow ahead of the premiering of the music during the Fleadh.

Ensemble Ériu draw on the hypnotic repetitions of minimalism and the improvisatory spirit of jazz, to weave an acoustic tapestry around Irish traditional melodies. Founded by concertina player Jack Talty and double bassist and flute player Neil O’ Loghlen, they bring together a chamber ensemble of some of Ireland’s most exciting young musicians from a range of performance backgrounds. The result is a unique combination of the fresh and familiar, a soundscape that is creatively progressive yet rooted in tradition. Following a rousing reception at their debut gig at the Galway Jazz Festival in October 2012, Ensemble Ériu are currently playing concerts and festivals around Ireland to mark the launch of their debut album on Raelach Records.

This project will culminate in a live performance on Friday August 15th during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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