A Call Out To Children, Families & All Of Sligo’s Communities

Geraldine O’Neill, The Age of Unreason, 2012, RHA Collectio

In an exciting new initiative, The Model has commissioned two of Ireland’s most distinguished artists to paint the portraits of 10 young Sligo citizens, aged between 8 - 13 years. The finished paintings will become part of Sligo’s municipal Niland Collection, where they will represent these children and their communities into the future.

Our vision is that these portraits will reflect the breadth and diversity of all of Sligo’s communities in 2023. We want to include and represent children from all kinds of backgrounds and abilities. We now invite Sligo people to nominate a child sitter to represent their community by having their portrait painted for our shared municipal art collection.

Two of Ireland’s most accomplished portrait painters, Mick O’Dea and Geraldine O’Neill, have been commission to create the portraits in consultation with the children, their families and The Model’s Director, Emer McGarry.

To express your interest please email education@themodel.ie

The Sunset Belongs To You is kindly supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland and the Arts Council.


Current Exhibitions