Punc 1×1 at The Sligo School Project

This month, Sligo School Project responded to the artworks in a series of interactive workshops, examining and experimenting with intriguing aspects of the three paintings which were on display in their school this autumn. In the workshops 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class students explored ideas, textures and colour with

Continue reading

Lankum – Interview

Lankum are one of the most intriguing bands to ever spring from Irish soil. During their Irish winter tour, before they took to the stage at The Model Sligo, Rebecca Kennedy sat down with Ian to talk tours, fans and tradition. How’s the tour going? It’s going really good. It’s

Continue reading

Turbulence: Rebecca Kennedy’s take on the opening celebrations

On Dec. 01, The Model celebrated the opening of our new major contemporary art exhibition with a spectacular array of events. Turbulence is a major exhibition that explores the way in which contemporary artists are responding to the refugee crisis today. The exhibition features work by artists Rossella Biscotti, Elaine

Continue reading

Punc 1×1 at Ardkeeran National School

Unfolding, throughout the 2017/2018 academic year PUNC1×1 is a unique county-wide outreach programme initiated by The Model. Seven works from The Niland Collection are currently on display in participating schools.The pop-up exhibition is shown on a rotation basis and initially the children are not given any information about the artist

Continue reading

Daniel Chester – Open Studio

There is a contemplative, sublime and somewhat sombre quality in Daniel Chester’s landscapes. When shown during the 2016 Cairde festival, his large-scale rural landscapes emanated a beauty that was both haunting and tender, it was no surprise then, when Chester became the recipient of The Model Cara Award 2016, a

Continue reading

Lecture / Frederic William Burton and The West with Dr. Marie Bourke

Thu. 16 Nov., 6pm, €5 Dr. Marie Bourke (former Keeper-Head of Education), curator of the exhibition: Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art will reflect on the life achievements of Burton, including his work in the West of Ireland. Bourke will shed light on this leading water colourist of

Continue reading