Geraldine O’Neill, Children's Portrait Project

The Sunset Belongs To You – A Major Children’s Portrait Project brought to you by The Model, Home of The Niland Collection

A Call Out To Children, Families & all of Sligo’s Communities 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. The finished paintings will become part of Sligo’s municipal Niland Collection, where they will represent

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The Model to be designated a Museum

Gallery selected to join Heritage Council of Ireland Museum Standards Programme The Model is delighted to announce its selection to join the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI). This prestigious programme was established by The Heritage Council to benchmark and promote professional standards in the care of collections within the Irish

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We are delighted to have been awarded funding by The Heritage Council to conserve original works by Jack B Yeats.

The works, nine of Jack Butler Yeats model boats and a very special wooden travelling case lined with Jack’s own original watercolour drawings, joined the Niland Collection in 2018 and were part of a very special acquisition of a considerable body of artworks from the Yeats Family sale at Sotheby’s.

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What to expect when you visit The Model

Here at The Model, we were thrilled to open our doors again last week. Those who visited will have noticed some changes to the visitor experience, which we have introduced to curtail the spread of Covid-19, and to ensure that all of our visitors and staff have the safest experience

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Karen Power No Mans Land

The Model announces reopening and releases a 5 minute cut of Karen Power’s no man’s land

The Model, Sligo, is set to re-open on Thursday 23 July.  Adapting to the current situation due to Covid-19, the arts centre will open its award-winning building, galleries and cafe while maintaining appropriate social distancing guidelines and Covid-19 prevention protocols.  The last few months have been a profoundly difficult time

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The Sea Around Us

Coming Up In 2020

In 2020, our electic, diverse and multidisciplinary artistic programme brings acclaimed Irish and international practitioners to Sligo and its communities, in dynamic and vibrant exhibitions, events, residencies and public engagements. We are proud to announce two ambitious new commissions.Turner-Prize nominated artist, Ciara Phillips (CA/IE) will explore the possibilities of communal and

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