For the last two years, The Model in Sligo has been undergoing extensive redevelopment and it’s now ready. The arts centre now has a purpose-built theatre and cinema space; new galleries; nine studio spaces, and a new restaurant.
To celebrate, The Model have put together a programme for 2010. It kicks off this Friday the 16th with the Sligo New Music Festival featuring Gavin Bryars on April 16th before opening to the public on May 1st. Over the coming months there will be music from Donal Dineen’s Fresh Air, Julie Feeney, R.S.A.G. and Duke Special.
Here are some highlights of upcoming events:
Sligo New Music Festival
16 – 18 Apr. / The Sligo New Music Festival returns to The Model from 16th – 18th April 2010 with the early, ground-breaking music of Gavin Bryars, including his classic works The Sinking of the Titanic and Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet. Gavin Bryars will be in Sligo for the festival, and will participate in a public discussion about his work over the weekend. Bryars’ long-term collaborators The Smith Quartet will be the guest ensemble for the festival, coming to Sligo from London for the event.
Opening on 1st May, -Dorm’ features work by 22 international artist collectives. The exhibition also incorporates musical performances (by Donal Dineen, Patrick Kelleher, CatScars, Hunter Gatherer, School Tour and Children Under Hoof), artist discussions and a public sleepover project into its opening weekend. -Dorm’ will feature a range of installations referencing pagan traditions; projects involving political activism, and collaborative photo and performance exhibits.
18th-20th June: Animation Film Festival
The Animation Film festival is presented in association with Cinema North West, Darklight Film Festival and Synth Eastwood. The festival will bring together the best of new Irish animation and leading innovators in the fields of music, technology, art and cinema. Their work will be showcased through a series of screenings and public discussions.