19 Feb. 2019

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.

  • The Keeper; To have and to hold

    09 Feb. - 14 Apr. 2019 / Featuring the work of over 70 Irish and international artists and designers including Ed Atkins, Susan Hiller, Taus Makhacheva and Elizabeth Price, and the biggest showcase of The Niland Collection to date.

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  • The Essentials of Cranmore

    27 Feb. - 20 Mar. 2019 / A community exhibition by residents of Cranmore. Led by artist Ken Gunning, residents and participants provided a generous hospitable insight into their community through the lens of photography.

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  • Richard Bolhuis; Underground Bliss

    27 Apr. - 23 Jun. 2019 / A solo exhibition by visual artist, musician and composer Richard Bolhuis presented by The Model partnership with the Museum De Buitenplaats.

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  • Cairde Visual 2019

    06 Jul. - 18 Aug. 2019 / The Model is delighted to present the third year of our partnership with Cairde Sligo Arts Festival’s on their annual open submission exhibition.

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  • Torsten Lauschmann

    31 Aug. - 03 Nov. 2019 / The Model will present Torsten Lauschmann’s first Irish solo exhibition with support from the Goethe Institut Irland. Lauschmann’s work, notable for its innovative and idiosyncratic approach includes photography, sound, video, online projects, performance and installation.

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  • Maria Loboda

    16 Nov. 2019 - 02 Feb. 2020 / In the final exhibition of 2019, The Model reconnects with Maria Loboda, an outstanding contemporary artist with a strong international reputation, who previously participated in the group exhibition, Psychic Lighthouse, at The Model in 2015.

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