My Pick – Heike Thiele

As part of our My Pick series we asked Heike Thiele, Assistant Curator at The Model, to choose her favorite work and tell us why. ‘A Sunday Morning in Sligo’ is a watercolour that depicts a young man jumping from a mud bank to a pool below. A friend watches

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Emer Mc Garry interviews Ronnie Hughes on Strange Attractors

The following text is the synthesis of a number of conversations between the artist Ronnie Hughes and curator Emer Mc Garry regarding his artistic practice. EM: What is it that excites you about painting? RH: That’s a very complex question but the obvious things are formal qualities – colour and

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The Model presents Cairde Visual Submissions Open / Deadline June 12th

(Heidi Wickham, Emer Mc Garry, Tara Mc Gowan and Cormac O’Leary. Image by Barra Cassidy) In 2013, a group of established Sligo based artists came together with Cairde Sligo Arts Festival with an aim to create a significant, international open submission exhibition for the North West. Cairde Visual was born

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My Pick – Alexandra Hopf

This painting, ‘Singing the Minstrel Boy’ by Jack. B Yeats has triggered my ongoing fascination with the stage. I have been fascinated with it since I was a child. My mother was a trained circus performer and I can remember very vividly my first theatre performance. Ever since then, the

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Imelda Ryan jones

My Pick – Imelda Ryan Jones

The painting that I have chosen for the My Pick series is Leaving the Far Point by Jack B. Yeats. I love that Jack depicted himself, his wife Cotty and his favorite uncle walking on a Sligo beach in the image. Jack presented the painting to his wife two months

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Elizabeth Price

Interview with Elizabeth Price

Friday, the 24th of June was a glorious, sunny day. Not that any of The Model staff noticed. We were too busy to be concerned with temperamental Irish weather. Turner Prize-winning artist Elizabeth Price was opening her first solo show in Ireland in The Model, the following day and the

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