Open Call for Inclusion in Culture Night Sligo 2021 Programme

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Fri 17 September 2021 between 4pm and 10pm. Special and unique events are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available FREE of charge.   Culture Night Sligo

Continue reading
Alison Pilkington, Standing on the shore with a fire in my head

Exhibition explores Alison Pilkington’s connections to Sligo

The Model is very pleased to present an exhibition of fresh and exciting new works by Sligo-born artist, Alison Pilkington. Through a series of interconnected paintings, drawings and artists’ books, Pilkington has produced a show at The Model that explores her connections to Sligo.  Speaking about the exhibition, Artistic Director,

Continue reading
Mabel Chah

Appointment of Mabel Chah to board of directors

The Model is delighted to announce the appointment of Mabel Chah to its Board of Directors. Cameroonian born, Chah is an acclaimed singer songwriter, former asylum seeker, community activist, and business graduate who came to Sligo in 2013.  Before leaving Cameroon, Chah had enjoyed success with her Hip Hop band

Continue reading
Jack B. Yeats, Theodore of The Gulf

The Model reopens with major cultural event Salt Water Ballads

We are delighted to reopen to the public on Thursday 3rd of June with what is sure to be the major cultural event of 2021. We are proud to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jack Butler Yeats in his home town of Sligo, with a very special exhibition entitled Salt Water Ballads. The

Continue reading
‘Birds Watching’ project, 2019

The Body Electric; An Interview with artist Suzanne Walsh – Part 2

The Body Electric; An Interview with artist Suzanne Walsh – Part 2 by Marie-Louise Blaney. Marie-Louise Blaney is the Education Curator at The Model, Sligo.   Entrevue On rewilding, the Burren and writers who inspire. MLB   I really liked the French origin of the word “interview” (entrevue), which means to

Continue reading
An artwork by Marie Foley in The Body Electric exhibition

The Body Electric to be launched online

A unique online programme called The Body Electric will unfold throughout April and May on The Model’s digital platforms. Taking Walt Whitman’s iconic poetic celebration of the human being as its title and its point of departure, The Body Electric explores the human form, embodiment and the lived experience through key works in The Niland

Continue reading