Unique literary event in The Model

Free literary event

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Unique literary event in The Model

The Model in Sligo is delighted to present a unique literary event free of charge to the public on Sunday November 13.

Contemporary poets including Kinlough's Monica Corish, Peggi Gallagher, Eilo Molloy, Maeve MacDermott, and Winifred McNulty will read from their work and look back at poetry from the 20th century.

Selected readings are inspired by Fanned Apart, an exhibition of female portraits from The Niland Collection currently on display at The Model until February 2017.

The Model, home of The Niland Collection, is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres. Sligo’s municipal collection, the impressive Niland Collection of art, is one of the most notable collections in Ireland and featuring works by John and Jack B. Yeats, Estella Solomons, Paul Henry and Louis Le LeBrocquy among others.

On November 13 fifteen selected oil paintings by artists including Estella Solomon, Barbara Warren, George Russell and Jack B. Yeats portray women in Ireland from different perspectives and with different artistic approaches.

Inspired by selected lines from the poem ‘Anna Liffey’, by Irish poet Eavan Boland, this special exhibition curated by Heike Thiele on the occasion of the centenary of the 1916 Rising, allows a glimpse into women’s lives in the twentieth century.

The exhibition also features many female painters from The Niland Collection and illuminates the connections and friendship within the circle of gifted women and men in a turbulent century.

Label texts that accompany the exhibition, by young Irish writer Rebecca Kennedy, offer a personal response to each painting.

The Model are delighted to offer this literary event free of charge from 2pm on Sunday, November 13. Advance booking is recommended.

Advance Booking: themodel.ie/music/looking-back-and-out