24 Apr. 2018

The Model is one of Ireland’s leading centres for contemporary art. We host compelling contemporary art exhibitions by international and Irish artists in our newly redeveloped suite of galleries. We are also home to Sligos municipal art collection, The Niland Collection, shown on a rotation basis. In addition to our music, education and cinema programmes, we also have eight studios for visual arts practice and a full-time, international Artist-in-Residence Programme.

  • Martin Creed

    31 Mar. - 03 May 2018 / The Model presents three films by Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed.

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  • Louis le Brocquy: The Tain

    27 Apr. - 03 Jun. 2018 / On the occasion of Lorcán MacMathúna’s multi-disciplinary performance The Tain, The Model will present a selection of original illustrations created by Le Brocquy for Thomas Kinsella’s seminal 1969 translation of the great Irish epic, the Táin Bó Cúailnge .

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  • Martin Creed: Words and Music

    03 May 2018 / Join us for an evening of words, music and moving image with renowned artist Martin Creed to mark the end of his exhibition at The Model.

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  • Future Perfect

    05 May - 01 Jul. 2018 / Nairy Baghramian, DAS INSTITUT (Kerstin Brätsch & Adele Röder), Mariana Castillo Deball, Cyprien Gaillard, Dani Gal, Annette Kelm, Jutta Koether, Armin Linke, Antje Majewski, Henrik Olesen, Yorgos Sapountzis, Nora Schultz, Nasan Tur, Danh Vo and Clemens von Wedemeyer. Future Perfect is an exhibition by ifa, the Institut fur Auslandsbeziehunge presented by the Goethe Institut and The Model, Sligo.

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  • Home

    10 - 31 May 2018 / A collaborative project by poet Enda Wyley and visual artist Anita Groener, this film-poem interprets tales of home and belonging, rooted in community conversations. Home is a Bealtaine Festival commission supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

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  • Eamon O’Kane: A History of Play

    26 May - 31 Aug. 2018 / In this colourful three dimensional installation, children are invited to explore shape, colour and constructive design through imaginative and creative play.

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  • Portrait of a Family

    09 Jun. - 28 Oct. 2018 / An intimate look at the Yeats Family through the portraits of John Butler Yeats and a selection of other artists featuring work newly acquired from the Yeats Family sale and now on long-term loan to The Niland Collection.

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  • Cairde Visual

    11 Jul. - 19 Aug. 2018 / The Model presents Cairde Visual; Cairde Sligo Arts Festival’s fifth annual open submission exhibition. Building on the success of 2017’s successful partnership with The Model, this show will feature work from both Irish and international artists across a broad diversity of media.

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