Schools out with Sligo Street Artists

We’ve been making waves with our innovative youth programme Young Model since 2006, and it’s back in action this February mid-term with Sligo graffiti artists Feargal MacFadden and twin graffiti brothers Paraic and Kevin McGloughlin.

These three street artists were recently commissioned by Sligo Arts Service to create a piece of Street art on the walkway between Tracey Avenue and Knappagh Road and their work is still on display there. You can read more about that project, and the artists motivations here>

For Young Model Without Walls these three artists will will show participants how new technologies for street communication can work, using the Model Niland’s upcoming exhibition Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War for inspiration.

Rinning From February 16 – 20 inclusive, this is aFREE programme, supported by the Model and Sligo Leader Partnership Company but you must pre book. You can book or find out more by dropping Linda a line or calling her on 071-91 41405.

Aimed at people aged between 14 and 20 years old, Young Model is a programme for young people interested in contemporary art, film, music and technology. Over the last two years young model participants have worked with artists, musicians, filmmakers and curators on some exciting and truly innovative projects ranging from recreating Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory to setting up visual arts festival Gracelands. Young Model have made their own films, music tracks and artworks in a host of different sessions over the life of the programme.

After the first week of workshops ends on February 20th Young Model will continue with a number of events between February and May, based in a new studio space on Wolfetone Street in Sligo town. If you can’t make the mid-term programme you can still take part in the studio programme later in the Spring. Artist Andy Parsons who has worked on the YM programme since its inception will also have his artist studio based here over this time. Andy will devise a series of workshops with the Young Model members and programme public events on Thursday evenings with and for the group.

Numbers are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis so make sure to get in touch if you’re interested in taking part.

Supported by Sligo Leader Partnership Company