Tuesday, December 8, 2009


The Model takes an integrated approach to programming, with a strong focus on contemporary culture and relevant global currencies mediated inclusively to diverse audiences. The Model is now undergoing a major Redevelopment that will see its operations and programme expand by over one third.

The new Model Building re-opens in 2010. With expanded facilities and space, The Model promises to be one of Ireland’s most unique art spaces. Inclusive of its Redevelopment are seven studios available for rental by professional artists.

Studio rentals are available for twelve-month durations from 12 - 36 months.
Fees for the studios are subsidised. There will be 24hr access as well as broadband access as generally available throughout the building at a small additional cost. Applicants should note that the studios are not residential.

The deadline for the receipt of applications for studio space at The Model is Friday 5 February 2010.

For further information contact:
The Model, Unit 6 Cleveragh Retail Park, Cleveragh, Sligo (temporary address)
T: 071 914 1405
E: emer.marron@modelart.ie

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Drink And Draw

Tuesday the 17th of November sees a special night for those of you with an artistic side. Taking place in Furey's Pub, Sligo at 8pm the Drink and Draw club will offer people a chance to socialize and sketch at the same time.

The Drink and Draw Social Club was founded out of mutual love of socializing, drinking and drawing by Dave Johnson, Jeff Johnson and Dan Panosian.
Drawing on napkins, menus, wallsand sometimes even a sketchbook or two, this informal group huddles around the tables and booths of pubs and taverns for the unusual camradarie that it promises to bring.
The club started in America and has spread out across the country, with Drink and Draw clubs cropping up in San Diego, LA, New York Miami and more recently spreading to England and Cork City.

The evening invites artists and non-artists of all levels to participate. Simply bring sketchbooks, pencils and a willingness to sketch or doodle as you chat and drink.
This event has been organised by Wayne O' Connor and supported by SLAM! “In the same way that musicians jam, Readers form book clubs and writers have creative writing workshops, this evening invites anyone to draw and share ideas or inspiration” says Wayne “while at the same time soaking up the atmosphere and having a few drinks in a pub environment”. All are welcome*
Log on to the founders website at http://www.drinkanddraw.com/ for more information.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Highlights of Art Crawl'09 & Culture Night

Thank you to everyone who attended Art Crawl '09 on Culture Night it was a great turn out. If you have any photos of the night you can post them on our facebook page. Have a peep of the highlights from the Crawl on our video below.
Thank you to John Lambert aka. Chequerboard for letting us use his track "Sun through Rails".

Thank you to all the Artists who submitted their work:
Donal Adams, Marvin D. Baldemor,
Brigit Beemster, Gareth Boyle,
Tina Brooks, Stephen Brown,
Adam Burthom, Dominic Callaghen,
Lisa Cannon, Bara Cassidy,
John Collins, John Conway,
Brigid Corcoran, Dominic Corrigan,
John Cullen, Simon Dobson,
Mary Kate Dolan, Karina Drogowska,
Killian Dunne, Catherine Fanning,
Sarah Feehily, Marie Flaherty,
Shane Finan, Dave Folan, Linda Foy,
Conor Gallagher, Lynn Gavin,
David Gearty, Hillary Gilligan,
Clea Van Der Grijn, John Gunning,
Yvonne Henry, Diane Henshaw,
Lillin Ingram, Audrey Kavanagh,
Patricia Kelly, Niall Kerrigan,
Su Kinnon, Elizabeth Kinsella,
John Lane, Johnnie Lawson,
Joanne Leydon, Damien Magee,
Rebecca Massey, Talie Mau,
Laura McGown, Paul McManus,
Molly Mishkas, Sean Mullery,
Paul Murray, Sophia Murray,
Marguerite Newell, Frank O' Brien,
Siabhra O' Brien, Cormac O' Leary,
Kathleen O' Leary, Yvette O' Tool,
Angus Philip, David Roche
Marolly Rowan, Collette Sheerin,
Sarah Stevens, Harriet Tahany,
Tara Moran Woods.

Northside Community Resource Centre

ArtMart Studios

Castle Street Window Display

Push Remote Arts

Lover's Tree Trail

A Big Thank You to all our sponsors and everyone that supported us.
Art UpStairs, Ballast Signs,
Craftsman Press, Eason,
The Elizabeth Ann Desert Collection,
The Embassy, Sean Feehily,
Foley's Bar,The French Market.
Furey's Pub, Hargadons Pub,
Martin Reilly Motors,
Ooh La La Chocolat,
Sligo Credit Union,
Sligo Community Resource Centre,
Sligo Northside Community
Partnership. Ltd.,
The Paint Pot, Tesco.

Dominic Callaghen, Peter Cannon,
Odhran Cogan, Dominic Corrigan,
Marie Flaherty,
Audrey Kavanagh, Johnnie Lawson,
Tim Newell, Aaron Robinson,
Marolly Rowan
and the volunteers from Sligo VEC.

The Sligo Arts Council, ElliottHarris,
The Model Arts and Niland Gallery & The Sligo Arts Gallery.

And a special thank you to Mayor Jim McGarry for opening our event at the Northside Community Resource Centre.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

ART CRAWL "09 September 25th-27th

Event starts at 6pm at the NorthSide Resource Centre, maps will be available on the night to locate our venues.

A group exhibition showing a wide variety of media in various locations such as the Northside Community Resource Centre on Forthill, ArtMart Studios on the Mall, Push Remote Arts on Market Yard and a window display on Castle Street.

Local Artist Hilary Gilligan initiates a live public art project entitled “LOCAL? ” with the S.L.A.M! Art Crawl on Culture Night. The participating public are invited to label themselves for the evening as either “Local” or “Foreign”.
The artist requests that you reverse roles and label yourself the opposite of what you may perceive your identity to be. What happens? Let us know at www.slamart09.blogspot.com.

Also for the event is an out-door installation by Dooney Rock by Conor Gallagher. The installation is based on the Lovers tree. (A tree that has conjoint itself hence the name). Along the trail to this tree will be sketches and drawings by the artists. The aim is to encourage people to sketch their own interpretation of the tree and soak up the atmosphere.

Another out door installation takes place on the benches by the garavougue river from the town centre to Doorley Park. Rebecca Massey's installlation will consist of brown paper bags placed on each bench containing two pieces of bread, an information leaflet on duck feeding and information and facebook address of the newly formed 'Preservetion of Duck Feeding Conservation Society, Ireland.
The public will be invited to feed the ducks and then visit the facebook site to comment on there duck feeding experiences.
Any unused bags or stray rubbish will be collected by the Artist at the end of the crawl.

This Art Crawl has been organised for Culture Night 2009.

***Thank you to our sponsors
Art UpStairs, Ballast Signs, Craftsman Press, Eason,
The Elizabeth Ann Desert Collection,
The Embassy, Sean Feehily,
Foley's Bar,The French Market.
Furey's Pub, Hargadons Pub,
Martin Reilly Motors,
Ooh La La Chocolat,
Sligo Credit Union,
Sligo Northside Community
Resource Centre,
Sligo Northside Community
Partnership. Ltd.,
The Paint Pot, Tesco.

***Thank you to Sligo Arts Council, The Model Arts and Niland Gallery & ElliotHarris for all their support.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Culture Night


For Culture Night, S.L.A.M! is hosting an Art Crawl. We want Artists living in, round or have a connection with Sligo to submit work for the event.
So far places of venue are the NorthSide Resourse Community Centre on Holborn Hill, the windows of the old ESB building on Thomas Street & Castle Street and Pulse jewellery shop on Market Street.

There will be a meeting on Wednesday 19th of August at the NorthSide Resource Centre at 7pm, to talk about Culture Night and any ideas you would like to put forward for the event.

If you would want to submit work you can bring the following requirements on the night or email us at slamart09@gmail.com

2 JPEG images of your work with name/title/size/price (if for sale) and an Artists statement about your work.