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

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‘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

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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

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The Model’s Mid-Term Break Activities for Kids

Children! Ever thought about starting your own sketch book or learning how to collage? Well then look no further than The Model: Inside Out! We have lots of fun and colourful art activities to keep you busy this midterm! Beautiful drawings of Sligo landmarks by some of our finest young

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Featherheads & Dreamers; Winter Embers

Featherheads and Dreamers is a project developed some years ago at The Model Sligo to present a myriad of perspectives from the worlds of music, poetry, performance, literature, and visual art, combining established artists and emerging voices– a mini festival over the course of an evening. The title derives from

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An online programme for Christmas

We are delighted to present an online programme free of charge over the Christmas season. A selection of Sligo-based artists and performers will connect with audiences through a very special winter edition of Featherheads and Dreamers. At the same time we are excited to share the work of Sligo’s youngest artists, who helped us put together new creative activities

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