What’s Going On at The Model This Weekend ?

There’s lots to see and do at The Model this weekend for visitors to Sligo and natives alike. We’re also open this Bank Holiday Monday from 12 – 5pm to welcome extra visitors to Sligo for the Lissadell concerts and the Sligo Fringe Festival. We look forward to seeing you here.


The Living Ginger: The Characters of Jack B. Yeats

‘The Living Ginger: The Characters of Jack B. Yeats’ explores Yeats’ fascination with those who lived on the margins of society people who, in his own words, had “something of the living ginger of life in them”.  Over a career spanning seven decades, Yeats repeatedly painted the tramps, travellers, circus performers, drunks, sailors and gypsies that populated his youth in Sligo. Featured pieces include character portraits from Yeats’ early work in watercolours.

Duncan Campbell: Make it New John

The Model has co-commissioned Irish-born filmmaker Duncan Campbell’s new work ‘Make It New John’, which tells the story of the DeLorean car, its creator John DeLorean and the workers of the Belfast-based car plant who built it. The film contrasts the DeLorean dream with its downfall during a critical period in Northern Ireland’s history and the canonisation of the DMC12 as a symbol of the American myth of mobility.


You’re Only Massive: Audiodetour

A site-responsive audio walk for two people, commissioned by The Model, Sligo. Audiodetour is an mp3 audio walk which layers choreography, soundscapes and songs on top of the real Sligo and asks you to use everyday spaces with a playful sense of experimentation, exploration and adventure and to keep an ear out for the hidden histories of caregivers and bankers.

The Audiodetour is for two people to take together, each with their own mp3 player. You can download the tour from The Model’s site and put it on your own player, or go to Third Wave Music and borrow two mp3 players.


The Travelling Suitcase Art Workshop The second of our wonderful children’s workshops happens this Saturday from 1-3pm.

An old and mysterious suitcase plays centre stage in an intriguing and fun-filled workshop. Help unpack a suitcase full to the brim of ideas, and through drawing, painting and Art games.
Suitable for children ages 4-7 years

This workshop is currently full, to join the waiting list or book any of the other Inside Out / Outside In workshops call The Model on 071-914 14 05 or email tickets@modelart.ie

Opening Hours This Weekend:

The Model is open from 11am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Saturday, and from noon to 5pm on Sundays. We’re delighted to announce that The Model will also be open this Bank Holiday Monday, 02 Aug. from noon to 5pm.

Parking and Access Details:

The Model is centrally located between The Mall and Connaughton Rd. Access to The Model is via the new entrance on Connaughton Rd.