Connections - Group Exhibition at The Hamilton Gallery
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At The Hamilton Gallery
5 October to 2 December 2017
Sophie Aghajanian, James Allen and Neisha Allen
I feel that Marie Heaney’s statement, in an exhibition catalogue,
best describes my work when she wrote… “This artist suggests rather than
states, preferring lateral vision to the direct gaze….the tension
between light and dark has been a constant in Sophie Aghajanian’s work
from the beginning. She’s fascinated by light and its ramifying
effects….she talks with equal enthusiasm about the importance of shadows
and how she finds them almost more alive than the actual objects. In
her work the relationship between light and dark is ambiguous, the
balance between them delicately poised and dangerous.”
The two main themes that currently dominate my recent work, and which
will be reflected in this exhibition, are the sea, with its ever
changing moods, colours and tensions and figures in landscapes –
reconstructions of those echoes of lost moments of time found in the
shadows of old memories
My work is based on memories and observations. I use found objects In
my work, sometimes those that trigger memory. Although my work comes
from inner vision as well as external observation, I focus on detail to
achieve an air of heightened reality. I also use images of buildings and
people, juxtaposing the two to add further meaning.
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Education Autumn/Winter Programme at The Model
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Lecture / Frederic William Burton and The West with Dr. Marie Bourke. Thu. 16 Nov., 6pm, €5
Dr Marie Bourke, (Curator of Frederic William Burton: For the Love of
Art currently on view at The national Gallery), for a talk exploring
Burton’s excursions in Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Kerry between 1839-41
that left the artist with an abiding love for the people and landscape
of the west of Ireland. Frederic William Burton, the Clare-born painter
who was director for 20 years of the National Gallery in London.
Burton’s 1864 work, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs was voted Ireland’s
favourite painting by the public in 2012. Bourke will shed light on
this leading water colourist of the Pre-Raphaelite era.
Art Trap, Sundays 2.30am to 2pm, €60 for 4 weeks/ €15 per class.
This November sees the
return of the much loved ArtTrap, a Sunday programme of workshops for children.
Facilitated by artists Ana Faye and Sinead O’ Hanlon, this series of fun creative
activities is designed to encourage children to explore the galleries and learn
about contemporary art through making, experimenting and discussion. ArtTrap is
a series of five unique workshops running each Sunday until 10th Dec.
Family Day Christmas Special, Sun. 17 Dec. €10 for one adult + one child/ €2 per additional child.
will be a fun-filled cracker of a workshop that
promises to sparkle with Christmas magic. Children and their parents can
bring home hand made decorations and just to top it all, the workshop
will be followed by a Christmas film for all the family in The Model
Sligo Latin Dance. Thursdays until 19 Dec., 11 am. €5
Dance at the Model is making its much-anticipated return at last! These
sessions are an introduction to Latin Dance taught by Loander and
Jesus, Latin dancers from Venezuela. Learn to Salsa, Merengue, and
Bacheta in a fun, ambient environment. What better way to de-stress,
relax and learn a new skill, whilst getting fit and having fun. Enjoy lunch afterwards in The Model cafe, with Spanish specialties.
Sligo Global Kitchen, Sat., 18 Nov. & 16 Dec.
SGK will continue to cook up a storm at the Model each month. SGK
is an art and food project, bringing diverse and multi-cultural communities
together at a communal table. So bring your friends and family along and
discover new tastes & flavours at Sligo’s most communal table. SGK
takes place at 3pm
on the third Saturday of every month. Sligo Global Kitchen will also
cater for the opening of Turbulence, a major exhibition opening at the
Model on Sat. 02 Dec.
Science Week. Tue 14 - Sun 19 Nov., FREE
series of quirky short videos vy Professor Richard Wiseman on
incredible illusions that will blow your mind, interactive experiments
to bamboozle your brain, magic and practicle science tricks. Suitable
for all ages
Secondary School Films, Thu. 23 Nov, & Thu., 07 Dec., 11 am
A film programme for secondary school students in partnership with the Irish Film Institute, will
focus on both German and French - The
Wild Soccer Bunch, a German coming of age tale and My life As A Courgette, a beautifully animated Swiss/French will be
showing on 11am, Thu. 23 Nov and Thu. 7. Dec. respectively.
School Tours, Sept. 2017 - May 2018
The exciting pop-up
Niland Collection programme Punc 1x1 will continue to unfold throughout the
year in schools throughout the county. Schools are also invited to visit our
wonderful collection of art and tour our contemporary exhibitions all year
round. Please contact The Model for more details on our tour programme.