21 Sep. 2012
Culture Night: Sligo
FREE / Culture Night Sligo is an evening of free culture for all ages taking place on Friday Sep. 21 2012.
Over 20 events, all free-of-charge, will take place at Sligo’s leading arts venues; The Hawk’s Well Theatre, The Model and The Factory. Running from early evening until very late, there will be something for everyone, young and old alike.
An evening of fun family films and activities featuring the much loved classics The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and the original Toy Story.
Kids (and even parents) are invited to dress up as a character from their favourite film. Face painters will finish off the look and prizes will be awarded for the best outfits on the night. There will be a special activity area for kids after each screening.
5pm. The, Deep, Dark Wood
A mischievous short animation starring the Big Bad Mouse, created by local animator Catherine O’Kane, 2012.
5pm The Gruffalo
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood’ …see the beautiful Oscar nominated animation, The Gruffalo, from the much-loved children’s books by author, Julia Donaldson.
5.30pm The Gruffalo’s Child
The Gruffalo’s Child tells the delightful tale of the little gruffalo, who ignores her father’s warnings and tip toes out into the snow in search of the Big, Bad Mouse!
6.15pm Toy Story
Disney Pixar presents the original Toy Story.
On Andy’s birthday, a new toy arrives, Buzz Lightyear, a space cadet who thinks he’s a real space ranger, on a mission to return to his home planet’to infinity and beyond….’
8pm – 10pm
The inimitable John Lambert aka Chequerboard returns to perform material from his upcoming new instrumental album ‘The Unfolding’ which comes four years after his critically acclaimed album Penny Black that received a 5 star review from the Irish Times. Chequerboard utilizes a plethora of machinery to create layered textured emotionally charged guitar pieces.
Chequerboard has also invited Japanese electronica artist Midori Hirano to perform on the night with renowned Dublin based animator Fergal Brennan providing visuals for both performances.
5pm – 10 pm
Relay is a call and response style sound project commissioned by The Model during his 2007 residency. It has now evolved to a 16 part series curated by Lambert, and features some of Ireland’s best sound artists and musicians.
Galleries open until 10pm
Up The Walls
Up The Walls is an exhibition of international and Irish artists who are all exploring painting in new and innovative ways.
Etienne Zack (CA)
Carsten Fock (DE)
James Beckett (ZA/NL)
Mairead O’Heocha (IE)
Sonia Shiel (IE)
Anna Bjerger (SWE)
Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen (DK)
Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (RO)
Yeats & Son; Paintings by Jack B Yeats and John Butler Yeats.
These two separate but interrelated exhibitions, drawn from The Niland Collection, look at the artistic achievements of two members of the Yeats family – Jack B Yeats and his father, the portrait painter John Butler Yeats. Although both gifted artists, John and Jack were vastly different both in terms of personality and creative output. This exhibition includes several of Jack’s masterpieces from The Niland Collection as well as two, rarely exhibited, early works, which are both new to the collection Political, 1898 and Robert Emmet at Carrignagat, 1898.
A chance for the public to encounter the exciting goings-on behind the doors of some of The Model Artists Studios, including that of artist-in-residence for September, Leonie Young (France).