4 Nov. 2014

News from Rome: Bart Lodewijks scales the quay wall overlooking the Tiber!

Artist Bart Lodewijks climbs the famous quay wall overlooking the Tiber! All in pursuit of a drawing!

Whilst in Rome, Lodewijks couldn’t resist the impulse to climb the famous Roman city quay wall, to make yet another one of his famous chalk drawings, not unlike the chalk drawings which have appeared and disappeared in Sligo’s Doorly Park neighbourhood over the last couple of years. The great views over the Tiber and the ancient city are a magnificent backdrop for this incredible drawing.

Bart Lodewijks returns to Sligo again in Spring 2015, where he will continue to make drawings in the city. Bart Lodewijk’s residency at The Model will culminate in an exhibition at The Model in Autumn, 2015.

Artist Bart Lodewijks, artist-in-residence at The Model since 2011, is currently participating in an exciting group show at the Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea in Rome, with Roma Publications – an independent art publisher founded by artist Mark Manders and graphic designer Roger Willems. The exhibition, which opened in October features new drawings by Lodewijks and other artists, which can be viewed on the following link: www.romapublications.org/Fondazione_Giuliani.html.

4 Mar. 2014

Sligo Children's Book Festival - a jewel in the crown of community arts

The Model, Kid’s Own and Hawks Well are delighted to launch Sligo Children’s Book Festival for the second year running. Preparations for the festival have started already with the exciting installation of the Kid’s Own Book Factory in The Model foyer tomorrow morning. The life-size mobile cardboard book factory has been designed by Kids Own and the very talented design students of the BA Product Design course, Sligo IT.

An exhibition of children’s books, made by children at Kids Own Book Press workshops at The Model can be viewed in The Model’s bookshop from March 6th. The fabulous Mr. Foley, the Radio Operator plays host to young audiences at Hawks Well Theatre on Sunday, 3 pm; whilst Rumpelstilskin creates a scene in The Model theatre at 2 pm. Oh, and a brunch special will be served from noon in The Model Café.

The Model warmly invites you to The Sligo Children’s Book Festival to be launched by Lady Mayor, Marcella McGarry, on Thursday, March 6th at 6 pm.

Click here for more details.

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