The Model is delighted to present a unique literary event on Sunday 13 November. Contemporary poets Peggi Gallagher, Monica Corish, Eilo Molloy, Maeve MacDermott, and Winifred McNulty amongst others 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.
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. Advance booking is recommended.