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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

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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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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August 2017

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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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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Claremorris Open Exhibition

September 16 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm

The 2017 Claremorris Open Exhibition will take place in Claremorris from 16th September to 30th September. Over the years Claremorris, a small town in the heart of Mayo located between the old art world of continental Europe and the new of America, has produced a high-quality exhibition of contemporary art and this is the uniqueness of the Claremorris Open Exhibition. The adjudicator will be Tom Morton, a writer, independent curator, and Contributing Editor of frieze magazine. His exhibitions include: ‘Apparat’ at The…

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Career Zoo West – September 2017

September 23
Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit
Galway,
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Career Zoo is going West! Having held our last 12 events in Dublin, Career Zoo has decided to shake things up. We're packing our bags and bringing Career Zoo to Galway Racecourse on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. Career Zoo is an unmissable opportunity for employers who are looking to meet and network with Ireland’s brightest talent. 78% of candidates at Career Zoo are experiences professionals, looking for opportunities in the tech, bio pharma and professional services industries. Employers will also be able to…

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Vita House Roscommon, Psychology Course

September 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Why do we think, feel and act the way we do? Psychology explores these issues, and more, it looks into the underlying story behind the story! We are delighted to announce that registration has commenced for our very popular one-year Level 7 Certificate in Psychology. The course draws a wonderful cross-section of people of all ages and from all walks of life. The venue is Vita House Roscommon and it is delivered in association with NUI Maynooth. The timetable comprises…

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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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Enterprise Start Workshop Westport

September 27
mayo ideas week

Enterprise Ireland is hosting an Enterprise Start Workshop on Wednesday September 27th 2017 in the Leeson Enterprise Centre Westport Co. Mayo. The workshop is targeted at potential entrepreneurs with an innovative business idea that has the potential to be scaled up significantly within three years and be export driven. The workshop is practical, interactive and thought provoking. Participants will be provided with comprehensive information to understand the business development process including the key success factors and potential pitfalls as well…

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October 2017

This is an Irish Dance: Studio Series 1 Jean Butler and Neil Martin

October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligo,
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€20 - €25

Specially re-imagined for The Model’s East Gallery, this is an Irish dance: studio series 1 is a duet for dancer and cello that explores the often invisible interplay between dancer and musician in live performance. The movement and music created simultaneously through improvisation raises questions about who is leading and who is following. Choreographed by Jean Butler and composed by Neil Martin with design by Frank Conway, the piece reveals an intimate, playful and dramatic dialogue between body and instrument,…

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the xchange

The Xchange 2017

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - October 6 @ 1:00 pm
Radisson Sligo, Ballincar
Sligo, Ireland
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You’ve seen Dragon’s Den, Entrepreneur of The Year and all those other mentoring, networking and business shows – The Xchange offers the best of everything to give ambitious business leaders a competitive edge. The Xchange takes place on October 5th and 6th 2017 in The Radisson Blu Hotel, Ballincar, Rosses Point, Sligo and it’s now open for companies to register their interest. This unique event has the single aim of sharing information and stories of success with participating businesses, so…

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Gala Harvest Feast, A Celebration of Sligo Food Trail

October 13 @ 7:00 pm
Radisson Sligo, Ballincar
Sligo, Ireland
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€65

The “Secret’s is in the Mix” at the Sligo Food Trail Gala Harvest Feast, a celebration of Sligo’s finest foods. Indulge yourself in a carefully selected decadent 9 course tasting menu celebrating local ingredients, from Sligo's finest Chefs. A must on the food lovers calendar. Sligo has a rich heritage for fresh seasonal organic and local produce. This certainly comes to the forefront in this amazing experience created by the Sligo Food Trail, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way and known…

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November 2017

The Man in Woman’s Shoes

November 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Dock, St. George's Terrace
Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim,
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€1818

“Astonishing Acting….” The New York Times ***** “ A miniature masterpiece” The Times of London **** Set in October 1978 - Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The Man In The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks to town and back again. It is a beautifully observed piece, utterly simple and Murfi’s “astonishing acting” has been widely praised. The show is…

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December 2017

David O’Doherty : Big Time

December 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Dock, St. George's Terrace
Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim,
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€1818

An evening of musical comedy with David O’Doherty. David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs. David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour. As seen on Channel 4’s…

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