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Programme of Events

Mar. – May 2012

Welcome to The Model’s programme of events for March to May. We are delighted to present an exciting programme of leading national and international art exhibitions, screenings of world cinema in conjunction with the Irish Film Institute, and a music programme featuring an eclectic mix of established live performers and fresh new music and talent.

The Model is a unique cultural institution and is privileged to be home to one of Ireland’s most significant art collections, which includes many works by Jack B. Yeats. We invite you to engage our unique programme, experience the architecture of The Model building, have a meal or coffee, and enjoy the wide range of culture and creativity on show.

We also have a wide-reaching education programme, which features Double Vision, an exhibition curated by Young Curators from Sligo and Ballymena, funded by the International Fund for Ireland.

The Model Team.

Primary Funders Sligo Borough Council

Sligo Borough Council

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

Mud Bodies, Oisin Byrne, Christopher Mahon, 2010

A Series of Navigations 03 MAR. – 15 APR. Official Opening: Saturday 03 Mar., 6pm Oisin Byrne & Christopher Mahon. Kristan Horton. Alison Kobayashi. Renzo Martens. Bea McMahon. Avi Mograbi. Megs Morley & Tom Flanaghan. Sophie Nys. This is Going to Take More Than One Night. Jonathan Wells. This group exhibition presents a number of artists whose work traverses different dimensions of reality, identity and reportage. Each work, at its root, has a form of investigation – questions about sexual identity, the cosmos, the canons of philosophy, the meaning of life, third world poverty or the relevance of art itself.

Confronting these questions, the roles of the artists begin to emerge: chameleon, imposter, investigator, reporter, analyst, traveller, nominalist, parodist. The audience is left to ponder the questions, not easily answered, but definitely provoking. Curator’s Tours: 1pm. Wed. 21 Mar. 1pm. Wed. 11 Apr.


Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education Will & Mary and Charles & Diana. Sean Keating, William and Mary, watercolour on paper. Charles and Diana, tea towel, linen, 1981.

Double Vision Curated by Young Curators 11 FEB. – 06 MAY This unique exhibition, curated by young people (aged 15-20 years) from Sligo and Antrim brings together art works from The Model’s Niland Collection and The Mid Antrim Museum’s social history collection. Featuring a silent disco in the west gallery, with music by local young musicians, Double Vision is far from conventional. Young Curators are young people from Ireland’s North West and Co. Antrim who share an interest in Visual Art. They have met 3

regularly over two years to devise creative projects and to share their thoughts and opinions on a range of subjects. The exhibition Double Vision is a culmination of this process and considers issues of citizenship, identity and cultural democracy. Curator’s Tours: 1pm Wed. 16 Mar. 1pm Wed. 18 Apr. Young Curators is generously funded by The International Fund for Ireland

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education Image, Still from Solaris. “I don’t even know who I am anymore. Who am I? Do you know who you are?” Hari asks. “Yes, all humans do,” Kris Kelvin replies.

All Humans Do 21 APR. – 27 JUN. Official Opening: Sat. 21 Apr., 6pm. 12 Irish Artists: David Beattie, Rhona Byrne, Brendan Earley, Aleana Egan, Fergus Feehily, Mark Garry, Kevin Kirwan, Bea McMahon, Niamh O’Malley, Locky Morris, Dennis Mc Nulty & Tasmin Snow. In Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Solaris (1972), psychologist Kris Kelvin mysteriously meets his dead wife on a space station. She is confused and asks Kelvin who she really is. Michel Foucault wrote in The Politics of Truth, “One of the main moral obligations for any subject is to know oneself, to tell the truth about oneself, and to constitute as an object of knowledge both for other people and oneself.” The artists in this show reflect on everyday

experiences of materials, literature, music, interaction with knowledge and the incomprehensible phenomena of aspects outside of the self, which we accept but may not understand. The artists’ processes tell of their journey and the choices and mistakes made, perhaps analogous to getting to know oneself. Curated by Aoife Tunney


Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

The Niland Collection The Niland Collection, one of Ireland’s most significant public art collections, begun by Nora Niland in 1959, is housed at The Model. It features work by many of Ireland’s most acclaimed twentieth century artists.

Jack B. and John Butler Yeats: Father and Son 12 MAY. – 02 SEP. 2012 These two separate but interrelated exhibitions drawn from The Niland Collection look at the artistic achievements of two members of the Yeats family John Butler Yeats and his son Jack B. Yeats. Although both gifted artists, John and Jack were vastly different both in terms of personality and creative expression. While John was a gifted portraitist, he never achieved the critical success he craved in his own lifetime. Jack,


on the other hand, was celebrated both in Ireland and internationally during his long career and is now remembered as one of Ireland’s greatest twentieth century artists. These exhibitions will feature many well-known and much celebrated works by both painters. Curator’s Tours: 1pm. Wed. 16 May 1pm. Wed. 13 Jun. Free of charge but booking is advisable. Group Bookings available, a nominal fee applies. To book tel: 071 914 1405

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

Jack B. Yeats, Singing the Minstrel Boy, Oil on canvas, 1923, © Dacs on behalf of the artist’s estate.

The Niland Collection on Tour

The Celtic Twilight Galway City Museum 18 Jan. – 16 Apr.

Selected works from The Niland Collection will continue to tour to other venues in Ireland in 2012. The current and forthcoming touring exhibitions include:

Norah McGuinness: Illustrations to the Stories of Red Hanrahan Roscommon Arts Centre 16 Mar. – 26 Apr. Female Artists from The Niland Collection Galway City Museum 21 Apr. – 9 Jul

The Model home of The Niland Collection


Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

The Model Cinema Produced in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute,The Model screens the best in independent, Irish and international fillms on new release. Highlights for this season include Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen as Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud in A Dangerous Method, Roman Polanski’s Carnage, and Glenn Close’s adaptation of George Moore’s Albert Nobbs. Double Screenings The Model Cinema is delighted to expand its cinema programme with double screenings on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Double screenings begin on 29 Feb with Golden Globe winning The Artist and George Clooney’s Oscar nominated turn in The Descendents. To celebrate we are hosting a drinks reception in The Model at 5.30pm. Do come along! New screening times Wednesday – Thursday: 6.15pm & 8.15pm Friday: 6.15pm Sunday: 3.15pm & 6.15pm New advance online tickets at €7 and special Early Bird Booking prices available. Tickets to both screenings are just €10! Please check for details, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. 7

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method. Directed by David Cronenberg.

Stroll-In Cinema (For parents/minders & toddlers) The Model is delighted to present to you cinema in a child friendly environment. Bring your baby or toddler and stroll in and out as you need. Thu. 01 Mar., 12.30pm The Artist Dir. Michel Hazanavicius, Fra/Bel. 2011, 100min. €5 / Free admission for children The Artist was the favourite at Cannes last year and is capturing audiences hearts all over the world; this loving recreation of the glory days of silent cinema is utterly captivating. This silent black and white movie is suitable for parents, babies and toddlers.

Slice Café at The Model Now serving light food and beverages for all cinema screenings. Why not enjoy Brunch at Slice Café at The Model. Open Wed. – Sat.: 11am – 5.30pm Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Sunday Munch Offer at Slice Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Slice and The Model’s 3.15pm Matinee screening for just €15 Sunday Brunch: 12pm – 4pm

Further Screenings available. See or local press for details.


Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

The Model Music and Comedy Sat. Mar. 3, 8pm Con Brio presents Immortal Beloved The ConTempo String Quartet €20 / €18 / Formed in 1995, the ConTempo Quartet from Romania has toured the world extensively and has won a record 14 international prizes. The programme includes two of the best-loved string quartets in their repertoire and a new piece by Northern Irish composer Deirdre McKay. Tickets available through the Hawk’s Well Box-Office


Sat. Mar. 10, 8pm Craic in the Box Presents David McSavage €18 / €15 / Early Bird €14 (Early Bird offer applies to advance online bookings before Feb. 29) Comedy fans will be delighted to hear that David McSavage is back for another night of uproarious comedy. Be sure and catch the star of RTE’s The Savage Eye up close and personal. “McSavage is the most divisive comedian in the country. Wild…uncontainable, imagination on the loose” – The Evening Herald

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

Get The Blessing

Fri. Mar. 16, 10pm Get The Blessing (Late night Gig) €15 / €12 / Early Bird €10 This Bristol-based four-piece have deftly ploughed their jazzy postrock furrow since their award-winning debut album All Is Yes back in 2008, drawing comparisons to acts such as Tortoise and Polar Bear. Drummer Clive Deamer and bassist Jim Barr have played with trip-hop legends Portishead, and Deamer has recently been recruited by none other than Radiohead as their second live drummer for 2012.

Sat. Mar. 23 and Sun. 25 Feis Shligigh The 83rd Annual Festival of Irish Cultural Events and Competition in Sligo Feis Shligigh was founded in 1903 as a Gaelic Feis for Connacht. The aims are the revival of our national language and heritage. This year’s Classical Vocal and Instrumental section of the Feis will take place at The Model. Full programme details are available at 10

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education Michelle O’Rourke

Sun. Apr. 1 Sligo New Music Series: Ergodos, I Call to You €15 / €12 / Early Bird €10 (Early Bird Offer applies to advance online bookings before Mar. 23) As part of our new quarterly Sligo New Music Series, Ergodos will perform a programme of newly arranged pieces, centered around the work of Johann Sebastian Bach. Drawing from Bach’s organ chorale prelude, Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, I Call to You features both new works and arrangements of the chorale prelude. Composers include: Jonathan Nangle, Simon O’Connor, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Garrett Sholdice. A cast of the most eclectic and exciting chamber musicians working in Ireland today will perform the music: Ergodos Musicians, featuring Cliodhna Ryan (violin), William Butt (cello), Jonathan Sage (clarinet) and Michael McHale (piano), with mezzo-soprano Michelle O’Rourke (Ergodos Voices, Tryst). I Call To You is an Ergodos production curated by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Garrett Sholdice. I Call To You is presented at Castalia Hall with the support of a Touring Award from the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.


Sat. May. 19, 8pm Double Bill: We Cut Corners & Come on Live Long €10 We Cut Corners’ debut album Today I Realised I Could Go Home Back-wards was nominated for the choice Music Prize 2011 and received four stars in The Irish Times and Hot Press and The Sunday Times named it “Album of the Week – 2011 has finally produced its first buzz band.”

Come on Live Long Beoga

Sat. Apr. 14., 8pm Beoga €15 / €12 / Beoga’s sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition however, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola-style jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always returns to a wonderfully bouncy Irish sound. Irish Music Magazine writes, “Beoga are at the forefront of the new Irish wave.”

Come on Live Long formed in 2010, released Mender in 2011 and have been described by as “One of our favourite Irish bands”. “Specialising in dreamy folktronica with a futuristic twist, Come On Live Long sound remarkably assured for a band that didn’t exist a couple of months ago” – Hot Press Magazine. 12

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

Sat. Apr. 7, 8pm Craic in the Box presents Jarlath O’Regan With support by Paul Tylak €15 / €12 / Early Bird €10 Known for his appearances on The Panel, Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, The Apprentice You’re Fired and The Rumour Room, Jarlath Regan has taken the back roads to success in Irish comedy. After five years, two bestselling books, one cult hit comedy album and three critically-acclaimed Fringe shows he is taking his biggest and best show on tour through the back roads of Ireland for the first time ever.

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

The Model Education A season of drawing runs this Spring to coincide with the investigative themes of current exhibitions. We invite everyone to “think with your hands” at the following events.

Mar. – Apr. Tracing Paths at The Model reception Free / Inspired by the recently unveiled sculpture by Isabel Nolan, this public art drawing project invites you to create drawings at The Model. Materials are available at reception and your creation will be animated in a black & white film to be screened in The Model atrium throughout May. The Outward Form was commissioned by The Model in partnership with the Sligo Arts Service.


Drawing from Life Fri. 02 Mar. – Fri. 25 May Fridays 11.30am – 2.00pm The Model Education room €10 / €8 (lunch-time rate) / A selfled drawing practice, where anyone interested in drawing from life can join in. A life model will be in situ in the Education Room. Please bring drawing tools such as paper, sketchbooks, charcoal and soft pencils. Thursdays Mar. 08 – May 31 5.30 – 7.30pm Drink and Draw Come along and enjoy fortnightly drawing sessions in the relaxed environment of the Atrium café where chatting, drawing and sketching go hand in hand. All levels and ages are welcome. Slice Café at The Model will be open for hot food, cakes and drinks.

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

Michael Wann, Once a Dwelling 8, 2008, Charcoal & wash on canvas

National Drawing Day SAT. 19 MAY 11.00am – 1.00pm Sligo Abbey €15 / An outdoor drawing event led by artist Áine O’Gara. We invite you to draw in response to your senses at the iconic and ancient Sligo Abbey. Immerse yourself in this inspiring environment and in the many myths and legends surrounding its violent history. Explore and discover inspiration for your drawing in the dark cavernous rooms and the light drenched cloister arcade. Make your own charcoal drawings and contribute to a group piece that will be hung on the Abbey’s railings.

2.30 – 5.30pm Drawings from the Landscape €15 / €25 to attend both workshops / Within the chosen mediums of charcoal, water and pencil there exists a wide and versatile imperfection of process. It is in the smudge and drip and simple dirt of the medium that there exists both vital and flawed elements of mark-making, where the spontaneous and accidental become of equal importance to that of the rational and intentional. A drawing worskhop led by Michael Wann in the Education Room at The Model. Booking Essential. 14

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education Garret Daly, Director, Who is Dervla Murphy?

The Model Talks Join our monthly talks at The Model where artists in residence, writers, curators or individuals of varied backgrounds collaborating with The Model deliver engaged and informal discussions. Open to everyone and always free of charge. Kristan Horton Artist-in-Residence, Wed. Feb. 29, 6pm Horton's multi-disciplinary practice includes sculpture, drawing, photography and video. He researches his subjects in an intensive studio practice, ultimately realising his artworks through inventive and experimental uses of media, including digital technology. Alison Kobayashi Artist-in-Residence, Wednesday Apr. 11, 6pm Aoife Tunney Curator, All Humans Do, Wednesday Apr. 26, 6pm Carsten Fock Artist-in-Residence, Wednesday May 30, 6pm (supported by Goethe Institut)

The Model Philosophy Discussion Group The Model is establishing a monthly Philosophy Discussion Group. Suggested texts are read in advance and a general discussion, led by a different party, takes place each time. In collaboration with IT Sligo. To participate email, subject “Philosophy Discussion Group�

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Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

Imagining Alice, multi-media performance by BA Hons Arts Students, IT Sligo

The Model is delighted to be hosting two events by the BA Hons Performing Arts Students at IT Sligo in May. Tue. May 08 – Sun. May 13 Theatre Design Exhibition An exhibition of theatre designs created by the students including designs for Oscar Wilde’s Salome and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Opening is at 6 pm Tue. 08 May, 6.30pm Imagining Alice A unique multimedia performance piece by the students in association with Blue Raincoat Theatre Company.

Young Model Young Model is a group of young people who share an interest in visual art. Meeting regularly at The Model young people aged 15 19 years are encouraged to devise creative projects, establish networks with other youth groups and share their thoughts and opinions on a range of topics. An ongoing part of this programme is The Interview where Young Model get a chance to work with and interview artists, curators, musicians and individuals in collaboration with The Model. If you are interested in joining Young Model please contact or phone 071 914 1405. 16

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

The Model Ruby Blue Ruby Blue at The Model invites over 50s and friends to explore new ways of looking at art through talks, workshops & film screenings.

Marolly Rowan and Celine O’Sullivan

Wed. Apr. 25, 1pm Johnnie Lawson A Talk with The Artist Education Room Free / Artist Johnnie Lawson has recently completed a residency at The Leitrim Sculpture Centre. His exhibition, Once I was a Child is a poignant portrayal of older people’s memories of childhood. The Artist has been invited by The Model to share his experience of making this work. Booking is essential as places are limited.


Sat. 28 Apr., 1pm Seeing The Hidden Sligo Arts Service, Ire., 2010, 35 min Free / This collection of short films ‘Seeing the Hidden’, commissioned by Sligo Arts Service for Bealtaine Sligo 2010, explores the cultural wealth of the areas of Killavil, Skreen, Ballinafad, Gleniff Horseshoe Area (Ballintrillick) and Sligo Harbour. Artists collaborating on the project are filmmaker Caroline Clancy, visual artist Catherine Fanning, writer Maura Gilligan, photographer James Fraher and writer & poet, Dermot Healy.

May is the month where we celebrate creativity in older age. Sat. 05 May, 5pm Who is Dervla Murphy? Followed by a discussion with Director Garret Daly Dir: Garret Daly, Ire. 2011, 60 min €4 / Dervla Murphy is Ireland’s most prolific travel writer. A fiercely independent woman who turned her back on societal conventions at a time when few were as brave, this documentary explores the woman behind the words. Sun. 13 May, 1pm Estella Introduced by Writer/Director Steve Woods Dir: Steve Woods, Ire., 2000, 60 min €4 / With six major works of the artist, Estella Solomons in the Niland Collection, the documentary ‘Estella’, brings her amazing life as an artist and revolutionary to life with interviews from Brian Fallon and Hilary Pyle. The screening will be followed by a tour of the current Niland Collection exhibition ‘Father & Son,’ examining the works of John and Jack B. Yeats. (Estella’s portrait of Jack B. Yeats is part of the Niland Collection.) Booking is essential for the tour, as places are limited.

Dermot Healy, photo Dallan Healy

Sat. 19 May 5pm The Writing in the Sky Followed by a reading by Dermot Healy Dir: Garry Keane. Ire., 2011, 54 min €4 / An Arts Lives documentary, this is the story of an outstanding poet, biographer and novelist, Dermot Healy. “I think of Dermot Healy as the heir to Patrick Kavanagh” - Seamus Heaney Wed. May 09 at 1pm Ruby Blue Talk with the artist, Michael Wann. Artist studio, The Model Free / The artist, Michael Wann will give a talk on his practice, which will coincide with his solo exhibition in ‘room’the studio artists’ exhibition space at The Model. Sun. 13 May at 2pm & Thur. 24 May at 1pm Tours Free / Bealtaine tours of the current Niland Collection exhibition ‘Father and Son,’ examining the works of John Butler Yeats and his son, Jack B. Yeats. Booking is essential for all events. 18

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

Bealtaine at The Model

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

The Model Schools Schools Days at The Model Free / School Days at The Model take place on Wednesdays during term time. Schools are invited to participate in tours of both the Niland Collection and contemporary exhibitions throughout the season. On-line education guides developed by The Model education team accompany the exhibitions and can be downloaded from The Model website, The education guides provide information on the artists and focus on themes which underpin the exhibitions. Gallery and classroom activities accompany each guide. Wed. 14 Mar. 10.30am – 1.30pm National Gallery of Ireland Leaving Cert Study Days Free / An Art History Study Day for Leaving Cert Students. The


topics for the series have been chosen to reflect the strengths of the national collections and as a response to specific requests from art teachers. The talks are intended as a revision tool for students backed up by visual examples from national and local collections. The topics for 2012 are: The Renaissance Impressionism to Abstraction Early Irish Art Modern Irish Art (1890 - 1960) Art Appreciation: Young Curators / Double Vision Please note: the study day is an intensive revision session aimed at students sitting the Leaving Cert Art Exam in June. To book email or phone 071 914 1405

Exhibitions Cinema Music and Comedy Education

Rudo y Cursi

Foreign Film for Secondary Schools The Model runs a series of film screenings for Secondary Schools students in support of their language studies curriculum at Senior Cycle and Transition Year Level To book email or phone 071 914 1405 Thu. Mar. 22., 11am Catfish (Senior Cycle and Transition Year) USA, Documentary, 2010, 84 mins Dirs: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman €4 per student / A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.

Thu. Apr. 19, 11am Rudo y Cursi (16) (Spanish Senior cycle) Dir: Carlos Cuarón Mex./USA, 2008, 103 mins English Subtitles €4 per student / Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, famed for their performances in Y Tu Mama Tambien turn their talents to directing in this comical drama. Thu. Apr. 26, 11am Tomboy (French Senior Cycle and Transition Year Students) Dir: Céline Sciamma France, Drama, 2011, 84 mins English Subtitles €4 per student / When ten-year-old Laure and her family move house, Laure decides to rename herself Michael. Her new neighbours mistake her for a boy. Will she be able to keep up the pretence? 20

Getting Here by Car Coming from Dublin / Galway follow the N4 onto the Sligo ring road and through several sets of traffic lights until you cross a bridge. Take the right turn to cross the bridge onto Markievicz Rd, (signposted for The Model). Follow the one-way system, taking a left uphill onto Connaghton Road. Continue straight up the hill and pull into the car park’s second entrance, once you see The Model building. This is a metered car park and costs €2.50 for the day. The Model is wheelchair accessible. Please call for exact locations of accessible parking spaces.

By Bus Bus Eireann operate a city service schedule, which includes a stop at The Model. For more information phone 071 916 0066 or see Admission & Bookings Admission to all exhibitions is free. Tickets for film and music events may be purchased online at, or by calling our Box Office at 071 914 1405. Early Bird Offer Discount ticket prices are available for advance online bookings. For a limited time only. Opening Hours Wed. – Sat.: 11am – 5.30pm Sun: 12pm – 5pm Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

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Cover: Etienne Zack, Detail from Silent Frames, 2011, oil on linen, 269cm x 376cm, currently on display in The Model Atrium.

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