We’re delighted to announce details of an upcoming exhibition of a selection of Jack B. Yeats’ work, taken from The Niland Collection, mounted as part of the2009 Yeats Festival Season. The Exhibition, entitled Jack B. Yeats: The Sligo Paintings will open on Friday 24th July at 4pm in Sligo Art Gallery and will run until August 14th, opening Mon – Sat from 10am – 5.30pm.
The Yeats Festival Season is a three-week Season of events including poetry readings, lectures, lunchtime theatre, art exhibitions, kids workshops and much more. The Festival Season is presented by some of Sligo’s key cultural organisations, who have all come together to celebrate the creativity of the Yeats family, most especially brothers W.B and Jack B. Yeats, and to highlight the special inspiration provided by Sligo for their work.
The exhibition celebrates the influence of Sligo on Yeats’ work and brings together many of his finest paintings from The Niland Collection. Read more about the exhbition and the accompanying free Childrens Workshops here>