This exhibition examines the influence of Sligo and the West on the development of Yeats’ creative practice. Having spent his childhood in Sligo town in the care of his grandparents and extended family, Jack Yeats was deeply inspired by the people and landscape of the area. This exhibition will reflect that interest in place throughout the arc of his artistic practice, from his earliest documented oil painting completed in 1897, to the expressive and emotive visions of his later years, the setting of which is always unmistakably Sligo.
The exhibition is specially curated with physical distancing in mind, and will allow the viewer to explore each work, or group of works, at a safe distance from other audience members.
The Model, Sligo, is open Thu-Sat, 12-4pm each day from 23 July.
Plan your safe visit to The Model
The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our utmost priority at this time. Please review our new guidelines below to ensure that you have a smooth and safe visit.
- Entry is strictly via our entrance at The Mall, and exit is through Connaughton Road
- Ticketing is not necessary. Our staff will take some details on entry so that contact tracing can be facilitated if required
- Our award-winning building, galleries and cafe will be open, the capacity of each space will be indicated on signage at entry
- Please observe our new one-way system throughout the building and galleries
- Hand sanitizing stations are available on entry and throughout the building
- A queuing area is available in our Foyer space
- We encourage visitors to wear masks
- The cloakroom and locker facilities are temporarily unavailable. To protect our artworks large bags and / or umbrellas are not allowed in the galleries
- Due to physical distancing measures our toilet facilities are reduced at this time
- Please respect the safety of our other visitors and staff and maintain the appropriate social distancing
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