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
Buy Tickets

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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Denise Rushe

18 Jul. 2014

Megan Johnston appointed as new Director of The Model

The Model, home of the Niland Collection and one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art spaces, is delighted to announce the appointment of Megan Johnston as the new Director.

Johnston is a curator, educator, and writer who utilises socially engaged curatorial practice centering on fundamental questions about art, its display, and mediation. She is interested in where sociopolitical/historical issues and creativity converge with visual culture and civil engagement.

Johnston will develop The Model’s role locally and internationally, and will expand a programme that embraces notions of locality rooted in long-term critical inquiries, cross-disciplinary practices, and contemporary visual culture. Johnston is interested in permeable spaces, with diverse activities and multiple formats, devised in collaboration with a network of local, regional, national and international organisations.

Johnston comes to The Model from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she was Lecturer at Minneapolis College of Art & Design and an independent curator. Upcoming curatorial projects include work with the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, http://www.weisman.umn.edu/, and MCAD.

For nearly 20 years, Johnston has worked in leading museums and galleries both in Ireland and the United States, including positions at the Walker Arts Centre, the Weisman Art Museum all in Minneapolis, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Focusing on socially engaged practice, she has curated more than 300 artists’ projects internationally.

Johnston will take up her new role in September.

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15 Jul. 2014

The Model Seeks Applications for a Restaurant

The Model is distinctive internationally as a multi-disciplinary arts organisation led by the contemporary visual arts. The building itself is an architectural flagship housing world-class programming and initiatives.

With outstanding facilities and gallery spaces, a cinema, a world-class collection, exhibition and music programme, The Model is one of Ireland’s most unique cultural spaces.

As a cultural hub, The Model is renowned for its standards of excellence and therefore seeks excellent restaurant applicants. The Restaurant Team will provide food and drink of the highest quality; specifically gourmet, organic and locally sourced produce with well considered vegetarian options always available. The Restaurant Team is to be an extraordinary commercial operation that specialises in creative local, artisanal food (not a catering service) with an ethos that complements The Model. The Restaurant Team will cater Model events and operate as a day time and night time destination restaurant. This is an excellent facility and location with domestic and international visitors flowing through the building 6 days a week to view exhibitions and attend various entertainment events. This is a great opportunity for local businesses.

A coffee dock is also available to let as part of this package

Expressions of interest should be sent to

Restaurant Application
The Model, The Mall, Sligo

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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9 Jul. 2014

Sneak peak at Susan Hiller Exhibition

This week we are busy preparing for the opening of Susan Hiller’s first solo Irish exhibition this weekend. The installations are almost completed and here is a sneak peak of what will be revealed on Saturday!


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Erin Fox

10 Jun. 2014

The Children's Vote - Playhouse in The Model needs a new name

The Model’s Education Department are on the search for a new name for their ‘Kinderwagon’, a mobile, child friendly playhouse for children, located here in The Model.

Children from Carbury NS have been on hand to provide some of their own ideas. The voting booth is now set up at The Model’s reception area where kids and parents are invited to vote.

Prizes include a free place on The Model’s children’s summer art camp, Insect Hotel and Into The Wild, as part of the Thread Softly Festival.

The Model’s Kinderwagon was designed and developed by Gordon Ryan, chief designer at Applied Design, in response to a desire to create for young children a permanent, mobile, immersive and playful environment for children.

Voting is open until Thursday, 3rd July and the naming ceremony will take place during the Thread Softly Festival.

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