The Model in May

We’ve lots going on at the minute so here is a copy of the newsletter we just sent out. The RSAG tickets have already been won but if you want to be on future monthly email outs just enter your email on the homepage

Faith. Geopolitics. Art

We’re currently installing our next exhibition Medium Religion; a major international exhibition produced by ZKM and brought to Ireland by The Model, which provocatively enters sideways into the world of religions. This multi-layered project tackles contemporary representations of religion and religiosity, which is extremely timely given the coverage this week of Dermot Aherne’s proposed “Blasphemy Bill”. Read our blog on whether this exhibition might test the bill, or see flickr to see pictures of the first works arriving to Castle Street.

We’ll email you an invitation next week but Medium Religion opens with a FREE curators talk from Boris Groys at 5pm on Saturday 23rd May and continues until Sun 16th August, with a FREE Public Symposium on Sat 20th June and free tours in June & July.


Drumbeats for Castle Street

This Saturday May 9th New Spaces for Music will be hosting the outstanding musicianship of multi-instrumentalist, and live drummer R.S.A.G with special guests Threadpulls in Castle House. Doors at 8.30pm with show to kick off at 9pm. Tickets €1o on the door. Read more>

*Just for you, we have two free tickets for the first person to answer correctly – What does RSAG stand for? Hint- see the gig page*


Bibio contributes to Relay

As our regular visitors will know we’ve commissioned an online music project called Relay which was devised by, and is curated by, John Lambert- aka Chequerboard. Initial sound recordings taken in the Model building have been relayed through a number of incredible sound artists and musicians, and we’re very excited to include influential Electronic musician and composer Bibio to the Relay roll call. His free track is available to listen to and download right now.


Young Model. Open Studio

Young Model have been very busy lately and with their Graff work is on display in Castle Street as a taster they’d like to invite you over to see what else they have been getting up to. An open studio event will be held on Friday May 22nd at Wolf on Arm, Wolftone Street.



For the past two years The Model has been working along with Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, have been working on a project called PACE for the last 2 years, and we are delighted to announce the launch of the online resource.


Handball Alley to echo with music

Emer Mayock’s performance in the Handball Alley on Sunday 31st May for New Spaces for Music is sure to be a summer highlight so don’t forget to mark it in your diary.


Niland Exhibition planned

We’re in the early stages of planning a summer exhibition of Jack B. Yeats work for the inaugural Yeats Festival. Watch this space for more details.