The Model Launches New Online Programme – The Model: Inside Out

In response to Covid-19, The Model is temporarily closed to the public

Dear friends and audiences,

Since our building closed to the public, our team has been busy preparing an exciting and colourful new online programme, The Model: Inside Out, where people of all ages can learn more about art and artists from their homes. As part of this initiative, we will add fresh and stimulating artistic activities for children to our website each week. These will have a special focus on the Yeats Family and their spirit of creative collaboration, from printing and making magazines together, to miniature theatre and illustrating one another’s work.

We are especially excited to announce that a digital version of our current exhibition The Sea Around Us is being developed and we look forward to sharing this with you soon. We are also delighted to announce a new online Sound-Art project with our Composer-in-Residence, Karen Power for young children and their parents, which we will present in April.

Over the coming weeks, we will present intergenerational activities that children and grandparents can undertake together while they are apart. We will enhance our Niland Collection online database with more works, texts and audio descriptions, and we will use this time to look back at some of our critically acclaimed shows over the last five years.

In times of crisis such as this, the Arts become even more important as a means of positive creative expression and engagement, and they play a key role in helping us to stay healthy and positive. Please consider donating to The Model so that we can continue to provide access to the Arts to our audiences in the days ahead.

Join us for The Model: Inside Out and explore the many different ways you can continue to learn about, experience, and make art through our online activities. Please don’t forget to share your artwork with us on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter channels. We very much hope that you will all stay well in the coming weeks.

Best wishes,

Emer McGarry