Culture Night 2019

Culture Night Sligo, 2019 promises to be another colourful and creative night of cultural activities for all ages.  This year’s event sees the return of our ever-popular, fun-filled Baby Culture Night, as well as Irish language events. Culture Night 2019 is brought to you by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with The Model, Sligo Arts Service, the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Sligo Youth Theatre and the Yeats Society.



Turas treoraithe ag am lóin agus plé neamhfhoirmiúil ar bhailiúchán Niland sna geailearaithe trí Ghaeilge.

Lunchtime guided tour and informal discussion of The Niland Collection in the galleries through the Irish Language.

School tour 11am, Public tour 1pm



Look forward to an afternoon of light and colour on the theme of climate change at The Model.

Eamonn O'Kane; A History of Play

Eamonn O'Kane; A History of Play


Sligo Global Kitchen, 5 - 6.30pm

Sligo Global Kitchen

Sligo Global Kitchen

Winners of the Irish Food Writers' Guild Community Award, Sligo Global Kitchen brings communities together to enjoy a global food experience. Come with friends and family and discover new tastes and flavours at Sligo's most communal table.

Sligo Global Kitchen is generously funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland.

Community Foundation for Ireland


Visual Art

Open Studios, 5 - 9pm

Artists will be in attendance at The Model's Artist studios to greet visitors and talk them through their artistic process.

Studio Artist Michael Wann

Studio Artist Michael Wann

The Model Galleries, 5 - 9pm

Kiera O’Toole, Michael Wann, Art for Blind, Cormac Cullinan

Kiera O'Toole'Toole

Michael Wann

Art for Blind

Cormac Cullinan

The Niland Collection: To Have And To Hold

This very special exhibition celebrates 60 years of The Niland collection and features works by Jack Butler Yeats, Paul Henry, Norah McGuinness, Sean McSweeney, Dorothy Cross, Mainie Jellett, Mary Swanzy and many more.

The Niland Collection; To Have and to Hold

The Niland Collection; To Have and to Hold

Torsten Lauschmann: 13 September 1752

The Model is delighted to present Torsten Lauschmann’s first solo exhibition in Ireland. Lauschmann’s work is notable for its innovative and idiosyncratic approach across a range of formats including photography, sound, video, online projects, performance and installation.

Torsten Lauschmann, War of the Corners, 2018. Photo credit: McAteer Photo

Torsten Lauschmann, War of the Corners, 2018. Photo credit: McAteer Photo







Goethe Institut



Species Counterpoint, 7pm & 8.30pm

The project involves the creation of a 25 minute soundtrack which will be an exploration of animal and plant species under threat of extinction in County Sligo because of the effects of climate change. Interviews undertaken with local people regarding causes of species extinction, fragments of the interviews will then form part of a soundtrack which will also include field recordings and some recorded musical elements from the soloists. In addition to this, a score will be created by Dutch saxophonist Ties Mellema and Sligo based saxophonist Cathal Roche. Produced in collaboration with Creative Sligo.

Between the two performances Cathal Roche will perform his sound installation – The Whispering Gallery from 7:30pm

Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson

Ties Mellema

Ties Mellema

Cathal Roche

Cathal Roche







Sligo County Council    Creative Ireland Programme


See the Culture Night Sligo Programme or visit for further details

Admission: Free

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