Irelands Favourite Painting

The campaign to find Ireland’s Favorite Painting got underway in earnest last night with the screening of Masterpiece on RTE1 at 10.15. We are really excited here at The Model, with the inclusion of Jack B Yeats Communicating with Prisoners, 1922 from The Niland Collection. Jack is one of Ireland’s

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Films rarely run as deep as this long, dark night of the soul

This week The Model Cinema will be a treat for all lovers of film with the screening of Polish director, Agnieszka Holland’s, In Darkness (W ciemności) and * Once Upon a Time In Anatolia (Bir zamaniar Anadolu’da) by Turkish director, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s (pronounced ‘Bil-ger Jey-lan’). Both films have an

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Yashima Rahmoune interviews Moxie ahead of tonight’s gig with Beoga

Beoga will be playing The Model on the 14th of April with support from Sligo’s own Moxie. In the run up to Moxie’s Model debut, I (Yasmina Rahmoune) got the chance to catch up with the boys and ask them a couple of questions. How did the band form? We

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‘Silent Frames’ leaves for MASS MoCA

At the end of the month we shall be saying goodbye to the imposing artwork that has made its home in the gallery atrium for many months. ‘Silent Frames’ (oil on linen, 2011) was created by our former artist in residence (summer 2011) Etienne Zack. ‘Silent Frames’ was painted on

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Two film reviews – ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ & ‘Margaret’

Martha Marcy May Marlene is a dark indie film in a similar vein to last year’s Winter’s Bone. The narrative of the film is unreliable, with unexpected flashbacks disrupting the sequence of events; these show a young mind in trouble, reflecting the fragmented memory of the main character. Our Cinema

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Margaret

Upon first hearing about, Margaret, I did my usual research; who is writer? who is in it, who is directing and what’s it about? The story itself revolves around 17-year-old Lisa Cohen (Anna Paquin), a high school student living in New York who feels certain that she inadvertently caused a

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