A seminar for third level students, artists and the general public that focuses on the themes addressed in the exhibition Turbulence. The symposium will question the role art can play in influencing policy and bringing about lasting social change. Speakers Elaine Hoey, Gülsün Karamustafa and Cengiz Tekin will be joined by a human rights activist to discuss the contemporary refugee crisis.

Part One.

Part Two.

This is a recording of a symposium on British Art Now, hosted at The Model, in Sligo, on the occasion of Ghosts of Other Stories, an exhibition drawn from the British Collection of contemporary art. The symposium examines key trends in British Art throughout the 90s.

Chaired by Irish academic Maeve Connolly in conversation with artists Elizabeth Price, Simon Bedwell, Stephen Sutcliffe and curator Francis McKee.

Session One.

Session Two.

Ronnie Hughes in conversation with Martin Herbert. A major touring retrospective of the work of the renowned artist, Ronnie Hughes supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, opened at The Model in Sligo on 15th April and runs until 22nd June, before moving to Limerick City Gallery of Art from June to August and the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin from September to October 2017. ‘Ronnie Hughes: Strange Attractors’ consists of a large body of the artist’s recent work, which showcases a pronouncedly idiosyncratic approach to making both paintings and drawings.

Arts House broadcast on Sun. 29 Jan 2017 on Ocean FM. Harry Keaney interviews Cléa van der Grijn whose solo show RECONSTRUCTING MEMORY opened at The Model on 17 December 2017.

The Model is pleased to present an exhibition of newly commissioned work that marks a major turning point in the practice of Irish artist Cléa van der Grijn. Reconstructing Memory is a multifaceted experiential and textured exploration of the societal disparities in approaches to death, in both Mexican and Irish cultures. Through her artistic practice van der Grijn seeks to unravel the rational, social and emotional circumstances that are constructed in different cultural approaches to death. Film, audio, photography, sculpture, painting and installation are all sensitively utilised in this rich, beautiful and considered exhibition.


A conversation between Turner Prize winning artist Elizabeth Price and art critic Declan Long at the opening of Price’s first solo show in Ireland at The Model, Sligo. Emer McGarry, Acting Director of the Model Sligo introduces Declan Long who addresses the audience before introducing Elizabeth Price. Price takes us through her work and discusses her practice and her experience of installing the exhibition at The Model, Sligo. Following an interesting and inspiring discussion between artist and critic the audience are invited to join the discussion.


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