We hope that you are all staying safe and well during this difficult time. As you know The Model building remains closed to the public. However, our creative engine continues to turnover behind the scenes and The Model: Inside Out is updated with exciting programming for Children & Families, as well as General Audiences each week. We are delighted to share our major exhibition The Sea Around Us with you all remotely during this time of closure, as well as to present a programme of Zoom talks, illustrated essays, reading groups and more.
The Sea Around Us
The exhibition looks our complex relationship with the sea and features work by John Akomfrah, Susanne M Winterling, Karen Power, Shaun Gladwell and Forensic Oceanography, as well as a specially commissioned essay by Irish artist Rosie O’Reilly. Don’t miss an extract of Karen Power’s wonderful sound installation no man’s land, which can be heard on pages 61-62
In Focus Talk: Boat Builders with Andy Parsons
Wed 15 Apr 11.30am
Watch back on Zoom
Over the coming weeks we will continue to present our popular talks series In-Focus via Zoom. The first of these talks is with Strandhill-based artist Andy Parsons and is presented on the occasion The Sea Around Us. This talk will focus on a body of work Andy created in response to the Metal Mariners Boat Building project in Finisklin, Sligo, where boats are collectively made and mended. This talk will take participants on a boat journey, from the creation of small sketches and drawings to the development of a 14-foot oil painting, that the artist made over an entire year.
Karen Power, Natural Creators Early Years Sound Workshop
Tues 28 Apr, 2pm 2-4 years / 4pm 4-6 years
To be held via Zoom
Places limited, early booking advised
Natural Creators is an exploratory music/sound programme with a new approach to creative learning and play. It is designed and facilitated by Irish composer/sound artist/improviser Karen Power, who is currently composer-in-residence at The Model. Using found sounds from the natural environment, this workshop encourages children’s natural openness and curiosity through a series of composing, improvising, listening and play activities, creating their very first composition.
Children & Families
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Stimulating artistic activities for children are added to our website each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They have a special focus on works from The Niland Collection and have a particular interest in the Yeats Family’s unique spirit of creative collaboration – from printing and making magazines together, to miniature theatre and illustrating one another’s work. Check them out here to make your own comic strip, cubist collage, pirate map and even learn how to draw like Jack B Yeats!
Mary Swanzy & Cubism
Illustrated Essay by Marie-Louise Blaney
Wed 22 Apr
Education Curator Marie-Louise Blaney discusses Mary Swanzy’s practice in the context of European Cubism and the Irish Avant-garde of the twentieth century.