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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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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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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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

21 Aug. 2015

The Model is recruiting!

We are recruiting people to fill a number of exciting supporting positions with The Model. Positions include two Front of House Assistants, who will support the operation of a busy reception desk and box office, and two Programme Assistants who will work across The Model multi-disciplinary programme. These roles are a great way to gain practical experience in a fast-paced arts centre. The roles are all 19.5 hours per week and candidate must be eligible for DSP Community Employment Scheme. Eligibility can be checked via Intreo. Job descriptions are available by request from imeldaryanjones@themodel.ie

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21 Aug. 2015

Psychic Lighthouse Closing Event Invitation

You are invited to particpate in a site-specific event that marks the closing of Psychic Lighthouse on Sunday, 30th August 2015, 7.30pm.

*As places are strictly limited, we ask that you R.S.V.P. to imeldaryanjones@themodel.ie

Please wear clothes that are suitable for the outdoors and footwear suitable for rough and potentially wet terrain.

Meeting point: The Model Reception at 7.30pm

Special thanks to AVA Systems Limited for their support of this event.

Click here to view full invitation

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12 Aug. 2015

The Model remembers Seamus O'Boyle

The Model Board are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Seamus O’Boyle, fellow Model Board member. Seamus was an outstanding member of the community who worked tirelessly for the people of Sligo, he will be greatly missed by The Model and all the people he served in the community. On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to his family

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30 Jul. 2015

Family Fleadh at The Model

The Model is delighted to welcome back Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann to Sligo where the focus is on a family friendly fleadh with a range of fun performances, screenings and workshops for children and families.

A special Informal Music Afternoon curated by Seamie O’Dowd kicks off the week long of events at The Model on Sunday August 9th from 1 to 3pm. As always with IMA, audiences can expect a mixture of classical and baroque music with a special focus on Irish composers and a healthy infusion of traditional music in honour of the fleadh. Tickets are €5 and children go free for the afternoon of music in the warm and bright environs of The Model Atrium.

Next up The Model will present selected highlights from the IFI Family film festival in association with the IFI and Access cinema. There will be a range of screenings and a createschool workshop for ages 8 to 12 where will work creatively, using new media technologies, to storyboard, script, film and produce their own trailer.

An Cosan Glas return following their series of sell out workshops at the fleadh in 2014. As Gaeilge, participants will make their own illuminated lanterns to take home or exhibit in The Model. Participants can join a one-day workshop or come back a second day and join in the fun of making larger installations.

At the weekend families can enjoy a mini céili suitable for all ages. Learn how to céili dance in a fun-filled environment on the afternoon of Friday August 14th. Join us for a family concert with Kíla on Saturday August 15th- an outstanding Irish band who play an exciting fusion of Irish and Eastern European music. Don’t miss their wonderfully interactive and eclectic music, which is simply brimming with energy and vitality.

Finally we have street theatre with Ouch Entertainment’s ‘Hot Potato’ – an outdoor spectacle featuring circus, theatre and potatoes! Join us for this utterly ridiculous and very funny celebration of some of the important features of our Irish heritage including Peig Sayers and the potato. Suitable for all ages.

For more information or to book any of our family events at The Model, please see www.themodel.ie or phone 071 -9141405

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28 Jul. 2015

Corban Walker

Corban Walker (b. 1967, Dublin, Ireland) gained recognition for his installations, sculptures, and drawings that relate to perceptions of scale and architectural constructs. His local, cultural, and specific philosophies of scale are fundamental to how he defines and develops his work, creating new means for viewers to interact and navigate their surroundings. Walker has mounted several exhibitions internationally since graduating from Art College in 1991. His work is part of numerous public and private collections around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Irish Museum of Art, Dublin. Walker represented Ireland at the 54th Venice International Art Biennale 2011. Corban Walker has lived and worked in New York since 2004.

Walker will present a talk in the Bureau of Radical Accessibility on Wednesday 29 July at 1pm.

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