New works on long-term loan to The Niland Collection

Mick O’Dea: Jobst Graeve, oil on canvas, 116 x 89 (In Progress) Photo by Mick O’Dea

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 include photography, paintings, video, and installation pieces.   These works will augment the existing Graeve Collection on long term loan to Sligo’s Municipal collection. 

Interim Director, Emer McGarry said of the new acquisition “The Model is honoured to accept this generous donation from Jobst Graeve, on long term loan. The new works, many of which are currently on view, will act as a wonderful legacy of our current exhibition, The Keeper; To Have and to Hold, which closes next week. They will give our audiences the opportunity to engage with artworks by some of Ireland’s leading artists within the context of our collection for years to come.”

Several of the works are currently on display at The Model as part of The Keeper: To Have and to Hold, until Sunday 14 April. The closing of the exhibition will be marked by a very special party on the evening of Saturday 13 April. All are welcome to attend what promises to be a fantastic night of music. The closing of this ambitious show will celebrated by a Live Mix by internationally acclaimed artist John Gerard, with support by Edel Doherty (Art for Blind Records). The event is FREE with one free welcome drink per person on presentation of ticket. Prior booking at essential to reserve your ticket. The Keeper; To Have and to Hold is open until 8pm on Saturday 13 April

The Niland Collection’s 60th anniversary exhibition To Have and to Hold, which features over 100 works, will continue at The Model throughout 2019 and into 2020.