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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New works on long-term loan to The Niland Collection

The Model is delighted to announce that The Niland Collection will receive a new body of works through the generous donation of Jobst Graeve. The new additions to the collection include 21 works by 14 acclaimed Irish artists such as Maud Cotter, John Gerrard, Mick O’Dea and Robert Ballagh; and

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Informal Music Afternoon

Music Stars of tomorrow to feature in Informal Music Afternoon, – along with master musicians Seamie O’Dowd and Kieran Quinn

It is not unusual for Sligo’s mixed-genre Informal Music Afternoons to include students as part of the programme, but the fourteen top students coming from Dublin on Sunday March 31st is something of a first. The programme will also include two very well established Sligo musicians, Seamie O’Dowd and Kieran

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