The Model presents: To Our Friends and Patrons – An Invitation

Visual Art / Discussion



Organization: Bealtaine Festival

Event location: Zoom

City/Town: Zoom / Zoom

County: Sligo

Event dates: 22 May 2020 - 22 May 2020

Event Venue: Online via Zoom

Event time: 11.30am

Contact phone: 01 853 5180



The Model Inside-Out in partnership with Age & Opportunity, Bealtaine At Home 2020. This event involves reminiscence and discussion, celebrating the show band era, with artist Michael McLoughlin. It is part of a participative social project, which the artist calls a ‘social sculpture’, that remembers, documents and celebrates the Show Band era in Sligo. The project will evolve over the course of the year as the artist collects, records and documents through a series of online discussions and meetings, linking in and collaboration with those who remember. Artists of this distinct musical era and their surviving audiences are especially welcome to join our first session. Michael McLoughlin is a visual artist working in a wide variety of media including drawing, video, sculpture and sound. Since the mid-1990’s McLoughlin has consistently examined the value placed on feelings of ownership, belonging and connection experienced by both the individual and the collective. Commissioned by The Model, this project is supported by Creative Sligo, and Age & Opportunity Bealtaine at Home 2020.