Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Meeting at The Old Mill

There will be an open discussion on Thursday 3rd of June at 6pm at the Old Mill on Union Street for anyone interested in taking part in setting up a new Art Studio/Group.
A very informal meeting to find out what people’s expectations are and a chance to exchange any ideas.
This project depends on a collective participation, your ideas and involvement will help to create a space that we can all benefit from.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Artists Studio Space in Sligo & Call Out For Artists To Join

A new and exciting studio space is under way at the Old Mill on Union Street in Sligo.
The space that is going to be used is 4000 sq ft with the intention to have approximately 20 – 24 artists sharing the space on a 12 month contract basis with a view to keeping the space active on an ongoing long term basis.  The space will provide a hub, privately run by the collective artists but also open to the public and to be used for studio workspace, gallery space, exhibitions, photographic studio, storage, coffee/ meeting / social space, workshops and for film viewings.

Matthew Tucker is one of the Artist involved in setting up the Art Space. Currently a student at Sligo I.T, he and a number of students from the Art Department are focused on seeing this project augment.

First they must undergo the establishment of a committee of 8 members to manage, administrate and be responsible for the studio space and once this is agreed they will be in a position to sign the lease of the Old Mill.
They are currently on the look out for 3 or 4 artists from outside of the IT who would be interested in becoming committee members. Artists must be committed to art practise, responsible, innovative and enthusiastic about the project.

There is also the look out for any Artists simply looking for studio space. A price has not yet been confirmed but the monthly rental fee for a work space/studio will be extremely affordable, final numbers (not exceeding 24) will dictate the price but in any case the figure will be below €100 monthly.

The objective of the space at the Old Mill is to create a lively, open and engaging environment for local artists to work and art lovers to come and get involved, giving artists the opportunity to show their work and communicate with an audience.

If you are interested please e-mail or call Matthew directly at the following contact details.

Matthew Tucker
+353 (0)86 236 2430

Friday, May 21, 2010

Residencies available at Leitrim Sculpture Centre 2010/11

Leitrim Sculpture Centre are offering 5 residencies to visual artists in 2010/11.  
Deadline is 5pm, June 18th, 2010, Notification by July 9th 2010.

More details can be found here or you can email them at the following address


Sunday, May 9, 2010

THE MAGIC NUM3ER @ ArtMart Studios May 8th - 15th

The resident artists of ArtMart Studios will be hosting their first exhibition since the opening of the establishment in July 2009.
The Magic Num3er will feature the works of artists Lisa Cannon, Sophia Murray & Siabhra O’ Brien. The exhibition will consist of contemporary styles, pop surreal imagery and heart warming perceptions that promise to be thought provoking, diverse and engaging. Works will be for sale.
Opening night Saturday 8th of May @ 7pm. Will continue until the 15th of May.

Opening Times:  Monday - Saturday 11am - 5pm

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

John Conway @ Riverbank Arts Centre

Sligo artist John Conway has teamed up with Dundalk artist Paul Woods with their new exhibition Miltary Zones. John will be showing paintings and drawings based on the Irish Air Corps. The exhibition takes place at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Opening night is Thursday May 6th at 6.30pm.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

French artist looking for Sligo artists to participate in event in conjunction with the Model.

French artist Thierry Geoffroy will be arranging a series of events he calls Critical Runs in Sligo, from his home in Denmark in the run-up to The Model's reopening exhibition, Dorm. People are invited to run in three different events – organised so that political issues are discussed while jogging.

These three runs will happen on the 28th and 29th of April and will take place in the centre of Sligo town. Thierry is particularly looking for artists of any discipline, and people aged 50+ for two of the runs, but everyone is welcome for the third. The runs have taken place all over the world from the Brooklyn Bridge to Athens, Greece and are a great opportunity to meet new people, get issues off your chest and contribute to an art project while you’re on the run.

For further information please visit 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sleepover @ The Model

The Model reopens May Day with their new exhibiton DORM which will include a Public Sleepover Project where people can register to spend the night within the building. Guests are invited to sleep on sleeping aparatuses designed by Design students attending Sligo I.T. Dorm will be a night of celebration with art, music, performances, food & drink & all night events throughout The Model building. More information here

Monday, March 22, 2010

Damian Magee exhibition at The Higher Bridges Gallery


Friday 26th March 2010 at 8pm Exhibition continues to the 28th April 2010

Opening speech by: The Chairman for Fermanagh District Council Councillor Robert Irvine
9am - 5pm Mon - Fri & Sat 10am - 4pm

The Highter Bridges Gallery
at the Clinton Centre Queen
Elizabeth Road
Co. Fermanagh
BT74 6AA

T. 0286632 5050 ext 245

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Drink & Draw II

We are delighted to announce another Drink & Draw, put together by Wayne O' Conner. Its been a while since the previous one back in Novemeber 2009. As before the club invites anyone interested in doing a sketch over a chat and a pint. A very informal evening, all is required is a sketchbook and a pencil/markers whatever takes your fancy.

Founded by Dave Johnson, Jeff Johnson and Dan Panosian, the Drink & Draw Social Club was founded out of a mutual love of socializing, drinking and drawing. Drawing on napkins, menus, walls and 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 and recently spreading to England and to Cork City.

EVENT VENUE: Furey's Bar

EVENT TIME: Tuesday 23rd @8.00pm
RSVP on our facebook page here Look forward to seeing you there