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March 2017

Jack B. Yeats: Lives

March 25 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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Free

This exhibition will enable audiences to trace the development of key characters in Jack Butler Yeats’ work, through an exploration of his illustrations, pencil sketches, watercolours and the iconic oil paintings of his later mature period. In a practice that spanned seven decades and displayed a wide variety of styles, it is interesting to note that Yeats’ subject-matter changed very little from his earliest work to his latest. The characters he encountered in the west of Ireland – the sea-farer,…

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June 2017

Eamon O’Kane; A History of play

June 29 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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In this colourful three-dimensional installation, children are invited to explore shape, colour and constructive design through imaginative and creative play. Created by artist Eamon O’Kane and inspired by Frederich Frobel, the founder of Kindergarten. Suitable for families, early years, schools and groups.

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July 2017

Cairde Visual

July 6 @ 10:00 am - August 6 @ 3:30 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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Free

The Model presents Cairde Visual, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival’s fourth annual open submission show. The exhibition will feature work from both Irish and international artists across a great diversity of media. Gallery Talk 6pm. On the occasion of Cairde Visual three artists are invited to talk about their practice. Official Opening 7pm

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Family Days at The Model

July 16 @ 11:30 am - October 15 @ 2:30 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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€10

These fun Sunday workshops are individually themed in response to The Model’s exciting programme of exhibitions. Drawing on contemporary sculpture, the workshops will include animation, creative printmaking and construction with recycled materials. These workshops are for children aged 6+ and their parents/guardians. Family Days are: Monthly: 16 Jul., 20 Aug., 17 Sep., 15 Oct. 11.30am – 2.30pm €10 for 1 adult and 1 child €12 for 1 adult and 2 Children 2 children max per Adult Booking in advance is…

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Tread Softly Festival County Sligo

July 17 - July 30
Sligo, Ireland + Google Map

www.treadsoftly.ie Tread Softly… is Sligo’s annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Yeats family through visual art, theatre, guided walks and literary events from July 17th to 30th. The festival runs in conjunction with the 58th International Summer School and Sligo Jazz Festival; all joining forces to create a central cultural festival for Sligo at the height of the busy tourist season. Japanese theatre company set to perform during Festival New addition of creative writing and literary events…

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Tread Softly: The Art of Harlequins

July 18 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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Drop in to the process room and experiment with collage materials and theatrical processes of making and creating. This response room will explore the colourful characters in the work of Jack B. Yeats. Suitable for all ages.

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Tread Softly: Lunchtime Tours

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - July 27 @ 3:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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Free

Tread Softly is Sligo-wide arts festival celebrating the cultural legacy of the Yeats family and is presented in collaboration with Blue Raincoat Theatre, Hawk’s Well Theatre and Sligo County Council. Lunchtime Tours: Gallery tours will take place at 2pm on: Tue 18 Jul Wed 19 Jul Thu 20 Jul Tue 25 Jul Wed 26 Jul Thu 27 Jul

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Boyle Arts Festival 20th-30th July 2017

July 20 - July 30
Boyle, Boyle
Roscommon, Ireland
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www.boylearts.com The nationally acclaimed Arts Festival will open on July 20th and continue until July 30th and there are over fifty events to choose from, in an eleven-day calendar of art, music, drama, film, comedy, spoken word, children’s events, workshops and literature. Some of our headline artists this year include: Brian Kennedy, Declan O’Rourke, Eddi Reader, Anúna, Regina Nathan, The Celtic Tenors, David Power & Martin Hayes, Goats Don’t Shave, Miriam O’Callaghan, Rackhouse Pilfer, Michael McHale, John McGlynn, Chris Kent,…

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Oliver Laric

July 22 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 3:30 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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Free

Oliver Laric’s practice, which comprises sculpture, video and installation, explores both historical and contemporary image economies. In particular, his work attends to the dynamic context of images: how they move, transform and replicate as part of an ever-evolving visual culture. For his exhibition at The Model, Laric presents a recent film work. Composed of found and newly animated image sequences in which bodies metamorphose from one form into another, or are caught between two states, the untitled film dialogues with…

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Creative Art & Craft Summer Camp

July 24 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 2:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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€110

Children will develop their natural creativity throughout a series of selected fun art and craft activities, which will naturally develop children’s confidence, attention span, dexterity, problem solving skills and imagination and is facilitated by Sinéad O’Hanlon. €110, Book directly with Sinéad on 086 222 2708. creativeartforkids@gmail.com

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Creative Art & Craft Summer Camp

July 24 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 2:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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€110

Children will develop their natural creativity throughout a series of selected fun art and craft activities, which will naturally develop children’s confidence, attention span, dexterity, problem solving skills and imagination and is facilitated by Sinéad O’Hanlon. €110, Book directly with Sinéad on 086 222 2708. creativeartforkids@gmail.com

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August 2017

Artists Select: Kiera O’ Toole

August 5 @ 10:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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Free

Kiera O’Toole is invited to select works from The Niland Collection, that resonate with her own artistic interests. The artist will discuss her practice in the context of her unique response. Kiera O’Toole Exhibition: Sat. 5 Aug. – Sat. 2 Sep. Artist Talk: Sat. 26 Aug., 2pm, Free

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High Winds Move slowly

August 19 @ 10:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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Free

The Model is delighted to present High Winds Move Slowly, a very special two-person exhibition with Dutch artists Arno Kramer and Henk Visch. This show, which is curated and toured by the Museum De Buitenplaats in the Netherlands, marks the first time that these two artists have been brought together in one exhibition. While Arno Kramer is predominantly engaged in making drawings and drawing-installations, Henk Visch focuses on sculpture in the broadest sense of the word. Both artists however experiment…

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The Murphy Beds

August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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€12 - €15

The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary) present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. They have performed and collaborated with artists across the folk spectrum including Beth Orton, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Anais Mitchell, and Sam Amidon. Regular Ticket: €15 Concession: €12 This performance is part of Undercurrents, Divergent Paths in Contemporary Folk, a new series of music curated by composer and musician Emer Mayock, which will run throughout…

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Leitrim Glens Sportive

August 20
Bee Park Manorhamilton Community Centre, Manorhamilton
Leitrim, Ireland
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  Fancy an exciting cycle and a trip away to the North West?  We’ve just the cycle to suit you! The Leitrim Glens Sportive organised by Leitrim Glens Cycling Club this August 20th 2017 is similar to the Wicklow 200, with 200km and 100km routes to choose from. The 100km route is within the abilities of all club cyclists who train regularly. The 200km route is for endurance cyclists who have trained specifically for the distance and climbing involved, with…

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Family Day Summer Special

August 23 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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€2 - €10

Family Day Summer Special with Secret Screening €10 one adult, one child / €2 per additional child
 Celebrate the last days of summer at The Model with family and friends at our Hula-Hoop themed party! Come and have
a go at print-making and create your very own ‘hula’ accessories. We will end the day with a secret screening FREE of charge in
The Model Cinema! This action- packed Family Special promises to sizzle with fun and excitement

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September 2017

Artists Select: Micheal Wann

September 9 @ 10:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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Free

Michael Wann is invited to select works from The Niland Collection, that resonate with his own artistic interests. The artist will discuss his practice in the context of his unique response. Michael Wann Exhibition: Sat. 9 Sep. – Sat. 7 Oct. Artist Talk: Thu. 5 Oct., 2pm, Free

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Graphite & Easel: Weekly Life-Drawing Sessions

September 15 @ 10:30 am - December 15 @ 1:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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€10

Peer-led group sessions for artists, creative practitioners and anyone interested in life drawing. These Friday sessions are artist-led and open to everyone. Come and join this dynamic and motivated group to further your drawing skills in the inspirational setting of The Model. €10 members Please bring your own materials For more information contact emmastroude@gmail.com / 086 0513509

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Culture Night

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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Free

The Model presents a dazzling array of colourful events for children and families. See the Culture Night Sligo brouchure for more details.

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The Art of Drawing with Michael Wann

September 26 @ 2:30 pm - October 3 @ 4:30 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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€120

An intensive six week course experimenting with drawing styles and techniques. Michael Wann is a practicing artist at The Model Studios. Tuedays, 2.30pm – 4.30pm (inter. & adv.), €120 Booking: email studio@michaelwann.com or call Michael Wann on 087 930 3528

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