Fri. 3 Feb. - Sun. 9 Apr.

Opening Reception
Fri. 3 Feb.
5pm - Tour of the exhibition with artist Niamh O'Malley
6pm - Opening remarks with Director of the Arts Council Maureen Kennelly

The Model is delighted to present Niamh O’Malley; Gather – the critically acclaimed exhibition that represented Ireland at the 2022 Venice Biennale. In this unique show, works from Ireland at Venice are brought into an expanded dialogue with a larger selection of O’Malley’s recent artworks. This substantial exhibition also reveals and considers the influence of the west of Ireland on her work. Born Co. Mayo, O’Malley uses many materials including steel, limestone, wood, and glass. She shapes and assembles objects to create a purposeful landscape of forms. Sculptures tall and free-standing, ground-bearing and cantilevered sit alongside rhythmic and looped moving image. This exhibition is a call to gather. It invites movement and communality. It is both lure and demand, for touch, encounter, and occupancy.

The Irish Tour of Ireland at Venice is supported by the Arts Council as part of its commitment to promote the visual arts to Irish audiences. Curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey and Michael Hill.

Image: Niamh O’Malley, Gather. Installation view, Pavilion of Ireland, 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Photography by Ros Kavanagh.

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Ireland at Venice is an initiative of Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council. Additional funding and support is provided by: Office of Public Works; Dublin City Council; Temple Bar Cultural Trust; Dublin City Arts Office; Mayo County Council; Mayo Arts Service; Mayo  Creative Ireland; ARUP; iGuzzini; Dublin Port Company; TU Dublin; Limerick School of Art and Design, TUS; Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire; Lismore Castle Arts; The Model, Sligo. Thanks to the Ireland at Venice Supporters: Hugh Lane Gallery, Ice House Hotel, Peter Barrett, Peter Crowley, Paul Gannon & Anna Devlin, Emma & Frederick Goltz, Anne Mathews, Sara Moorhead, M. O’Brien, Adrian & Jennifer O’Carroll, Marija & Stefan Stolitzka.

              

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