20 Oct. 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.

  • Yeats; Portrait of a Family

    09 Jun. - 16 Dec. 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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  • Jennifer Walshe; Aisteach

    01 Sep. - 04 Nov. 2018 / The Model is delighted to present an ambitious and multi-faceted gallery project combining visual art, literature, film, performance and music, which will see renowned composer and artist Jennifer Walshe working both as curator and creator of Aisteach; the Avant-Garde Archive of Ireland.

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  • Anna Spearman; Artist-in-Residence

    16 - 28 Oct. 2018 / Studio Exhibition; Sun. 14 – Sun. 28 Oct. Artist Talk: Thu. 25 Oct. 2pm

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  • Chris Doris; The Empty Field

    17 Nov. 2018 - 27 Jan. 2019 / The Model welcomes the work of Chris Doris, a unique and personally intimate gallery experience which draws on the artist’s distinctive synthesis of practices in psychotherapy, art, meditation and other forms of interoception.

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  • Chris Doris; Taking History

    01 - 08 Dec. 2018 / Another in Doris’ series of ‘relational inquiries’, this work offers a series of one to one confidential sittings with the artist in which therapeutic processes and the convention of portraiture coalesce. Individuals are invited to engage in a series of private, joint inquiries with the artist into the sitter’s sense of self and potential.

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