01 July - 30 September 2012
Venue: The Model
Yeats & Son;
Paintings by Jack B Yeats and John Butler Yeats.
These two separate but interrelated exhibitions, drawn from The Niland Collection, look at the artistic achievements of two members of the Yeats family - Jack B Yeats and his father, the portrait painter John Butler Yeats. Although both gifted artists, John and Jack were vastly different both in terms of personality and creative output. John was an irrepressible intellectual who entertained many of the era’s creative thinkers in his studios, and several of these people are the subjects of his portraits in this exhibition. Jack Yeats remains one of Ireland’s best loved and most accomplished artists. Much of his work is deeply influenced by the people and landscape of his beloved Sligo. Jack lived for most of his youth with his maternal grandparents in the town, and cut his creative teeth on this experience of Irish life there. This exhibition includes several of Jack’s masterpieces from The Niland Collection as well as two, rarely exhibited, early works, which are both new to the collection Political, 1898 and Robert Emmet at Carrignagat, 1898.
Hilary Pyle Gallery Talk
Aug. 24 at 1pm
Curator and art critic Hilary Pyle will present a Gallery Talk in The Model on Yeats & Son.
The Model is delighted to present Dr. Hilary Pyle, once described as the ‘doyenne of all Jack Yeats scholars’, in a unique gallery talk on the current exhibition, Yeats & Son on August 24th at 1pm. This is an unmissable event for Yeats fans.
Pyle is the foremost expert on the painter Jack B Yeats and has written extensively on his life and works, she is the author of what has been deemed the definitive biography of the great Irish artist - Jack B Yeats, A Biography
Closing Celebration of Yeats and Son
Sunday September 30 at 5pm.
This occasion will be marked with words from the Mayor of Sligo, Cllr. David Cawley, Chair Bernie Butler, and special guest, the writer and broadcaster, Vincent Woods. Light refreshments will also be served.
Set in the beautifully light atrium, Slice Café is the perfect spot for lunch or a coffee after a visit to Up the Walls. Enjoy, an assortment of homemade Cakes and Pastries, Delicious Soups and Salads, Hot Sandwiches, Coffee, Organic tea and great Wine.
Local Suppliers include; Woodville farm, Dawn fresh Sligo fruit and Vege, Connacht Gold Dairy, Edward Walsh +Son, Donegal craft butchers.
Tue – Sat: 10am – 5:30pm
Sun: 12 – 5pm