The Model Reopens

The Model, Sligo is set to reopen on Thursday 23rd of July and I was delighted to be asked along today for a preview of the exhibitions and to find out more about the plans for opening in our new normal. Emer McGarry, the director of The Model, gave us a guided tour of the... Continue Reading →

The Breakfast Club

I've always wanted to be part of a breakfast club (there is a nod to the 1980s here) so when I heard about the Artists' Breakfast Club at The Model Sligo I was very interested. Although half of me was wondering would it be acceptable to me to go. As I walked in I was... Continue Reading →

A Blizzard in July

I am so thrilled and honoured to have the photo above accepted into the Cairde Visual Exhibition. I wasn't sure if I should enter into the Open Submission which invited entries from Irish and International artists but I decided if I didn't give it a shot I'd never know. The email came through to say... Continue Reading →

Sligo Global Kitchen

Yesterday Lucy and I went along to the Sligo Global Kitchen at The Model. The Sligo Global Kitchen was a project started to create a space for people living in direct provision to cook and share food from their different cultures with others. It's an initiative by artist Anna Spearman and is supported by The... Continue Reading →

January Highlights in Sligo

The days are dull, the nights are long, I think we could all do with something to look forward to so here are some suggestions. Sligo parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9:30am at Doorly Park. This is free and you are encouraged to run at your own pace. Sligo Global Kitchen returns to The... Continue Reading →

Culture, Curry and Chocolate

  I had a bit of free time this afternoon. It feels like it's been months since I've had any time to just mooch around so it was lovely. First stop was to the Hamilton Gallery to have a look at the 'Invited Artists Exhibition'. It's a really lovely exhibition, there are some very talented... Continue Reading →

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