7 Dec. 2018

Christmas at The Model: What's on?

The Model is delighted to announce a festive programme of events, exhibitions and classes sure to keep the whole family entertained throughout the Christmas season. The run-up to Christmas will see the return of beloved Model favourites like Sligo Global Kitchen, A History of Play, and a sold-out Family Day Christmas Special, as well as our contemporary art programme, and a children’s free secret seasonal screening.

To feed the kid’s festive fun, bring them along to a free secret movie screening at 1.30pm, on December 16th. Ping Pong Diplomacy, an interactive art piece by Mark Clare is also situated in The Model foyer if you fancy challenging the family to a tournament this Christmas!

Sligo Global Kitchen will be holding their final event of the year on Saturday, December 15th. As this is the last event of 2018, SGK has promised a BIG BANG featuring Christmas flavours from El Salvador, music by The Sligo Gospel Choir, DJ Magictunez and our Syrian friends from Ballaghadereen. Music kicks off at 3pm, with food following at 4pm.

Sligo Global Kitchen are also holding an information session by Akidwa and IOM on “Reaching out, Becoming Inclusive,’ which will take place from 12pm to 1.30pm. Attendees are welcome to drop in at any stage. Everyone is welcome, and the events are free (with donations appreciated), so bring family and friends to break bread with the wider Sligo community.

The Models galleries are open with Chris Doris; The Empty Field, Eammon O Kane; a History of Play and, Yeats; Portrait of a Family. Kids will enjoy exploring Eamon O’Kanes ‘A History of Play’ throughout December. This interactive exhibition, inspired by the work of Kindergarten founder Frederick Frobel, is a colourful wonderland that encourages imagination and learning.

Chris Doris; The Empty Field, is a unique and personally intimate gallery experience which draws on the Mayo based artist’s distinctive synthesis of practices in psychotherapy, art and meditation. This striking exhibition will remain open until January 27th 2019.

Yeats; Portrait of a Family, provides 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. This exhibition was extended by popular demand and will come to close on December 16th 2018 so be sure to see this wonderful exhibition before it’s too late.

Keep Christmas cultured with Sligo Film Society’s final screening for 2018 – director John Carroll Lynch’s ‘Lucky’, featuring actor Harry Dean is on show at 8pm on December 13th.

Why not take up a new hobby this December? Graphite & Easel, a peer-led life drawing class, open to beginner’s takes place from 10.30am to 1.00pm every Friday until December 21st.
The Model will be closed for the Christmas holidays on Mon 24, Tue. 25, Wed. 26 & Thu. 27 Dec. We will be open again Fri. 28 & Sat 29 Dec. 10.30am – 3.30pm. The Model will then be closed for New Year’s celebrations on Sun. 30, Mon. 31 Dec, Tue. 1 Jan. Our regular schedule will return on Wed. 2 Jan

Posted By

Rebecca Kennedy