26 Apr. 2016

The Model seeks Front of House Assistant

Front of House Assistant
The purpose of the role is to work closely with The Model’s Front of House Manager and team in order to coordinate the Model reception and to aid in the maintenance of a high standard of customer/visitor satisfaction and promotion of all events at The Model. Good communication, organisation and computer skills are key to this role. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team as well as on their own initiative. A background in sales, tourism or a service industry is an advantage, as is an interest in the arts. Training will be provided to the successful candidates.

Duties to include:
To assist in the management of the reception desk including greeting visitors, answering phones and passing on messages to staff.
To provide Saturday and Sunday cover for Front of House as needed.
To sell tickets to all events at The Model via our ticketing service.
To develop and foster good relationships with the public and to act as a public face for The Model as required.
To ensure that the public are aware of our Membership scheme.
To ensure that the public are aware of the importance of donations in allowing us to deliver our programme.
To work as a duty officer for occasional evening performance events including greeting and welcoming artists, monitoring and managing ticket sales, liaising with technical personnel and audiences.
To be fully informed about activities and programmes at The Model.
To assist with mail shots: invitations, events brochures, etc.

The position is available under the INTREO Community Employment Scheme and involves nineteen and a half hours per week. The workweek will regularly include weekends and evenings.

Please submit an up-to-date CV and letter of interest to deirdre@hawkswell.com by Friday 13th May, 2016 5pm.

Please confirm your eligibility with your local INTREO Office before applying for this position

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The Model

19 Apr. 2016

Welcome to The Model shop, the home of crafty goodness.

Here at The Model we like to think we are famous for a number of things:

1) Housing the Niland collection
2) Our contemporary art programme
3) Our diverse music and events calendar
4) Our international film series in partnership with the Sligo film society
5) Housing a café that serves the best coffee in the west
6) Remaining terribly modest at all times

But apart from our better known attributes we are also home to a smaller, more modest collection. Located just beyond the atrium by the front desk is our Model shop, where you can purchase pieces made by local artists, writers and musicians (think Etsy but less virtual, more reality). The Model shop boosts a variety of makers, the majority of whom hail from the made in Sligo craft trail. Artisans like Matt Jones, Martina Hamilton, Ana Faye and Rachel Quinn have kindly agreed to display in our shop so as you can imagine the standard is high. But wait, we hear you cry, why does a contemporary arts centre sell work by local artisans?

Well, the answer is simple. Here at The Model we believe in supporting our local artists with just as much enthusiasm and vigour that we reserve for internationally celebrated artists. We believe in art that engages and interacts with the local community too, that’s why we launched our series “Meet the makers.” M.T.M. is the brainchild of our front of house manager Imelda Ryan-Jones. As part of the series one of our makers from The Model shop sets up a mini-studio in the atrium every Saturday at 3pm to demonstrate how they make their work. So you, the public, have a chance to interact with a real live artist in their natural habitat. There are only three artists left on the series so make sure to stop by. Wood turner Colm Brennan, shrawl maker Nichola Mac Evilly and artist Leonora Neary are lined up to show us all how their work comes to life.

The Model shop also boosts a fine selection of art books. Whether its catalogues, specialist books on Yeats or science fiction anthologies, The Model shop has something to please even the most obscure of tastes. We also sell postcards of J.B. Yeats paintings ready and waiting to be siphoned off as last minute father’s day gifts. So fret no more about finding the perfect gifts for weddings, birthdays, house-warmings or holidays, The Model shop has something for everyone.

Buy local-Support Local

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Rebecca Kennedy

29 Jan. 2016

Interview with artist Bart Lodewijks.

Please see this video by grammar student Fiachra Gallagher Lawson, featuring an interview with artist Bart Lodewijks at The Model on his residency at The Model in 2015.

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The Model

19 Jan. 2016

Bart Lodewijks brings new exhibition to The Model

The Model Drawing / Unforgettable Neighbourhoods

*Symposium: Drawing as a form of social action Saturday 30 January, 12 – 4.30pm
Opening Reception Saturday 30 January 4.30pm*

The Model will open a unique exhibition featuring Dutch artist Bart Lodewijks on 30 January on view until 27 March. The Model Drawing / Unforgettable Neighbourhoods will showcase Lodewijks’s three-year drawing project in the Sligo neighbourhoods of Doorly Park, Riverside and Garavogue Villas as well as similar projects released in cities around the world since 2000. The exhibition includes chalk drawings, which stretch across the gallery walls, and images from the artist’s archive are reprinted in the form of a free limited edition newspaper. Several films on the artist’s work are presented by filmmakers Griet Teck, Robbrecht Desmet, Gunter Blokken and photographer Huig Barteis.

Born in 1972, Bart Lodewijks makes chalk drawings in public and private spaces in urban environments and writes about the process. Drawings and texts come together in publications, made in collaboration with independent art publisher ROMA Publications.

To mark the opening of the exhibition, The Model will present a symposium. Artist and lecturer Ronnie Hughes will chair an afternoon of talks, film, discussions and actions, followed by a presentation of the book Sligo Drawings, a guided tour of the exhibition led by Philippe Van Cauteran in conversation with Bart Lodewijks and the curators. The unveiling of a new permanent chalk drawing in The Model atrium space will follow this at the official opening at 4.30pm.
€15/€10 (Including lunch by Sligo Global Kitchen)
All welcome.
Bookings can be made at www.themodel.ie/exhibitions/symposium

A publication of images and texts by Lodewijks will accompany the exhibition published by The Model and ROMA Publications.

Curated by Marie Louise Blaney and Danielle van Zuijlen.

This project is made possible by the generous support of The Community Foundation of Ireland and Mondriaan Fund, The Netherland.

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The Model

6 Jan. 2016

New Season of Cinema

The Model is delighted to announce a new season of film at The Model Cinema in partnership with Sligo Film Society.

Running each and every Thursday from this week through to April, The Model is delighted to present its spring programme of the very best in international and independent cinema in partnership with Sligo Film Society. Membership and tickets for individual screenings are available through Sligo Film Society from 7.30 pm prior to each screening.

The Gallery Café is open late on Thursday evenings serving treats, a selection of wine, beers and alternative refreshments.

This Thursday’s screening is Tangerines.

Dir: Zara Urushadze, Estinia, Georgia, 2013
89 mins
Language: Estonian
Starring: Starring Lembit Ulfsak, Giorgi Nakashidze, Elmo Nuganen, Mikhael Meskhi

Set during the brutal 1992 Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, this humanistic story follows elderly Estonian farmer Ivo nursing two injured men from opposite sides, in his small farmhouse. As both men recover, and Ivo remains stoically neutral, we observe this brilliant examination of conflict & humanity.

Full list of screenings at The Model Cinema:

Thu. 07 Jan. 8pm Tangerines
Thu. 14 Jan. 8pm 99 Homes
Thu. 21 Jan. 8pm In the Courtyard
Thu. 28 Jan. 8pm Mistress America
Thu. 04 Feb. 8pm My Skinny Sister
Thu. 11 Feb. 8pm Sunset Song
Thu. 18 Feb. 8pm Taxi Tehran
Thu. 25 Feb. 8pm Qual d’Orsay
Thu. 03 Mar. 8pm Miss Julie
Thu. 10 Mar. 8pm The Assassin
Thu. 24 Mar. 8pm The Grump
Thu. 31 Mar. 8pm Youth
Thu. 07 Apr. 8pm Chronic
Thu. 14 Apr. 8pm Rams

Further information on The Model Cinema can be viewed online at www.themodel.ie

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The Model

11 Sep. 2015

We can never go home: an elegy for a lost Yugoslavia

We are delighted to add this title by Internationally acclaimed photographer Dragana Jurisic to our bookshop shelves! The book was reviewed in today’s Guardian.

Click here to read the article.

8 Sep. 2015

Culture Night at The Model, Friday 18 September, 3pm to 11pm

Friday, 18 September, 3pm – 11pm, FREE
Culture Night Sligo provides a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to participate and experience in fun and exciting artistic events.

Ceardlanna Rithima le Rossa O’Snodaigh, 3 – 5pm (G)
For the first time The Model presents a programme for Irish Language Culture Night with a range of events suitable for every member of the family. Our Rhythm Workshop with Rossa Ó’Snodaigh from Kíla will give children of all ages the opportunity to learn about over 16 unusual instruments from strings to percussion.

Guided Tours (G)
Very special, interactive guided tours of The Niland Collection will take place in both Irish and English throughout the evening.
Irish Language Tour 5pm
English Language Tour 6pm

Robert Jarvis aroundNorth
Workshop 15 – 18 years, 4.30 – 6pm
Performance 8 – 11pm
The Model is delighted to present a very special sound art performance with Robert Jarvis. As the Earth spins on its axis, and day becomes night becomes day, our view on the near universe changes as seen by the changing positions of the stars in the sky. aroundNorth offers listeners the opportunity to hear this phenomenon in real time. As stars cross equally spaced virtual lines emanating from Celestial North Pole, their sound is heard corresponding to their position in the sky, size, distance from Earth, brightness and temperature, creating a mesmerising sound map of the universe as viewed by our turning planet. If the stars were a musical instrument, how would they sound?

From 4.30 – 6pm Robert Jarvis will conduct a workshop with teenagers aged between 15-18 years. They will discuss the installation’s creation and consider through various exercises, the scope of the astronomical challenge. Participants will be encouraged to bring musical instruments so that they can create their own version of the installation.

Open Studios 5 – 9pm
Culture Night presents a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to visit the studios of the artists who work everyday at The Model. There audiences can meet the artists, view their work and discuss their individual artistic practices.

Irish Language Film Shorts 6 – 9pm
A selection wonderful Irish language films with themes ranging from love to comedy. A unique cinematic experience. Titles included: Rúbaí, Beirt le Chéile, Rince, Céad Ghrá, Cáca Milis (starring Brendan Gleeson), El Toro agus Yu Ming is ainm dom.

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The Model

Related Programming

3 Sep. 2015

Volunteer Open House

We’d like to invite you to our Volunteer Open House on Thursday 10 September, 4 – 6pm. Our Open House will showcase exciting new volunteering opportunities as we re-launch our Volunteer programme. Members of our staff and volunteer team will engage and share their experience of participating in an artistically vibrant and diverse arts centre. We are committed to providing you with a fulfilling and worthwhile volunteering experience, whether your interests lie in events, tour guiding, education etc… Free refreshments are also available. Further details of the roles can be found on http://www.volunteersligo.ie/ from Tuesday 01 September.
For more info contact: getinvolved@themodel.ie or come join us on the day.

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The Model

2 Sep. 2015

Sligo Global Kitchen soundbite

Check out this audio piece recorded by Fiona Mc Garry of Sligo Global Kitchen from Parkfest in July


Sligo Global Kitchen emerged out of the Model’s collaborative arts project between resident artist Anna Spearman and those living in direct provision in Sligo. The project began as a gesture of solidarity, and an opportunity to link available resources with local needs. An open invitation to those living in direct provision to come to the Model to cook and share a meal with family and friends has evolved over time into a conversation about how we can use these everyday rituals of cooking and eating to make connections between people and communities both within Sligo and further afield.

Sligo Global Kitchen has held a number of public events to date including a Bob Marley celebration, a recipe swap at The Bureau of Radical Accessibility in the Model in collaboration with resident artist Daniella Palimariu and most recently a sell out food stall at Cairde’s Parkfest. If you are interested in getting involved by sharing recipes and cooking skills, or in meeting people over a plate of food you can join our mailing list by emailing annaspearman@themodel.ie.

This project has been supported by the Model, GIY and AIB’s Get Ireland Growing Fund, the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts and the Ireland Funds.

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Erin Fox

26 Aug. 2015

Liminal Spaces Exhibition

The Model, in collaboration with IT Sligo, are pleased to present the forthcoming exhibition Liminal Spaces: Art, Architecture and Place.

Saturday September 12th at 5pm

This ambitious exhibition of new work of six international artists and the entries to the Yeats 2015 International Architecture Competition, represents a year long collaboration between architects, artists, scholars and institutions in reimagining the potential of the North West region, seeking new territories of experimentation with ideas of site, place and of enduring relevance to the community. The starting point of the process was both the place and the poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W.B. Yeats.

Liminal Spaces Artists:
Felicity Clear, Michele Horrigan, Maurice O’Connell, Andy Parsons, Clea van der Grijn, Corban Walker

This project has been made possible by the support of Hazelwood Demesne Ltd, Yeats2015, IT Sligo, Western Development Commission and The Model

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Jennifer Donovan