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The Model, home of the Niland Collection

Open today: 10:30 - 15:30
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Every City should have a gallery of this quality.

There were two exhibitions on. One a series of paintings created by a psychotherapist who would... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vincent D
Lovely gallery space, with stimulating exhibitions

The Model is an impressive space, both inside and out. We saw a terrific, contemporary exhibition... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard L
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The Model, home of The Niland Collection, is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres. The building boasts a café, a bookshop, a wonderful gallery circuit, a purpose built performance space and digital cinema and a suite of impressive...more
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The Mall, Sligo F91 TP20, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were two exhibitions on. One a series of paintings created by a psychotherapist who would have been better to stick with the psychotherapy. The other fabulous exhibition by and about Jack Yeats. It was a lovely exhibition. The venue is a most attractive reuse...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Model is an impressive space, both inside and out. We saw a terrific, contemporary exhibition there, as well as the Jack B. Yeats exhibition.

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

To say it was August bank holiday weekend, there wasn’t much going on. One of the galleries was closed for changing an exhibition. The others weren’t really contemporary art and I’m not at all sure I thought much of Jack Yeats’ work! The shop was...More

1  Thank betweensnowandsky
Reviewed 3 July 2018

What a great treat a stylish modern gallery in the middle of Sligo. To say it punches above its weight is an understatement this was a pleasant a gallery experience as any I've been to. The bonus here was a collection of portraits of the...More

1  Thank markg428
Reviewed 16 June 2018

A very unexpected and quite lovely modern art museum! Was a bit disappointed with the current show, Yeats portraits, was expecting son Jack, but saw father, John...huge talent, but still prefer his son...an icon in ireland, but sadly unknown elsewhere!

1  Thank Lisa78570
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This is the sort of sophisticated venue normally only found in a much larger city. Interesting permanent and temporary exhibitions of the highest international standard. Exemplary re-use of an old building with cutting-edge intervention. Good cafe. Good access for disabled within the building, though disabled...More

1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Attended a great concert in the Model recently.Entertainment was world class. The building is old but modernised. The cafe is very pleasant but a bit slow to get served.

1  Thank Pat C
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Great Global food for free! Very tasty and one man show a treat! The beautiful singer raised out spirits for a better more equal world!! There are so many talented and creative refugees just waiting around Globe House to give their best foot forward in...More

2  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Built as a school originally, the building lends itself (with the addition of some inspirational modifications) to a exhibiting collections. The light is superb and although I'm no art lover (I like what I understand) the collections on show included some stunning pieces. I loved...More

1  Thank Linda_Laleston
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The Model Arts centre is one of the biggest and best contemporary Art centres in the whole of Ireland and it's free. Home of a large permanent collection of turn of the 20th century internationally renowned Sligo artist Jack B. Yeats which in itself is...More

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