Fri. 17 Sep. 2021
Our gallery spaces will remain open to the public until 7pm on Culture Night with no booking required.
Booking is essential for all other events. And please note that café service will not be available on the night.
Jack Butler Yeats; Salt Water Ballads
We are proud to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jack Butler Yeats in his home town of Sligo. This very special exhibition entitled Salt Water Ballads, showcases for the very first time, a suite of 21 newly conserved, sea-themed watercolours, as well as Yeats’ own collection of model boats. These pieces were generously gifted to The Model in 2018 by a private donor, and were conserved thanks to support from the Heritage Council in 2020.
New original artworks by Yeats were revealed during the conservation process, and they will be on view, alongside several other maritime works, for visitors to enjoy in public for the very first time. These works tell the fascinating story of Theodore, the Pirate, a character invented by Yeats, and documented in several of his artworks and stories. The evening will include pop-up maritime-themed activities in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jack B. Yeats.
Alison Pilkington; I Build My Own Island
Through a series of interconnecting paintings, drawings and artists books Pilkington has produced a show at The Model that explores her connections to Sligo. A series of recurring characters inhabit surreal landscapes that evoke lakeshores, seashores and distant mountain ranges.
As is particular to Pilkington’s practice, she draws on eclectic references from the poetry of WB Yeats to the paintings of El Greco and the cinematic imagery of Ridley Scott and Andrei Tarkovsky; all of which collide and merge in a richly allegorical body of work.
Kids Culture Night at The Model
From 4 pm
Puppet-Making Workshops for Children.
4.00 pm (Sold Out)
4.45pm (Sold Out)
5.30 pm (Sold Out)
6.15 pm (Sold Out)Book Now
A family friendly arts and crafts workshop. Come in on Culture Night and design your own pirate puppet – and help us launch a colourful and vibrant museum of pirate puppets. We are transforming one of our gallery spaces into a high sea adventure and pirate haven, which will be open to interact with and add your own pirate puppets throughout the autumn.
All workshops are free but advance booking is essential.
Each session is limited 10 participants max. Please present your e-ticket on arrival to The Model.
Time Travel Theatre present: Pirates
A slap stick performance by Time Travel Theatre
5.00pm (Sold Out)
6.00pm (Sold Out)
To celebrate the opening of our Museum of Pirate Puppets, we have invited Time Travel Theatre to present ‘Pirates’ for one night only. This completely immersive family friendly show brings life to the Pirates of Sligo’s past in a charming and slapstick comedy of errors. A live performance with animated characters and shadow play theatre, it promises to enchant the audience in an evening of theatrics and stunning visuals. Bring along the young ones and join in the Pirate experience with prizes for best dressed Pirate and Most Gruesome Swashbuckler!
Performances are free but advance booking is essential.
Performances have limited capacity. Please present your e-ticket on arrival to The Model.
Tallyho – see you on Culture Night
Ruth Clinton and Cormac Mac Diarmada
Performance: 8pm (Sold Out)Book Now
Cormac MacDiarmada (Lankum) and Ruth Clinton (Landless) will perform new interpretations of old songs, accompanied by fiddle, viola, synth and theremin. Drawing inspiration from Irish and American traditional music – via Angelo Badalamenti – their music has dark and dreamy undertones and features themes of love, loss and the supernatural.
Performance is free but advance booking is essential.
This performance has limited capacity. Please present your e-ticket on arrival to The Model.