Double Vision, the exciting new exhibition at The Model, Sligo curated by Young Curators will be opening this coming Saturday February 11, 2012
Running from February 11 until May 6 2012 this special exhibition has been curated by two groups of young people from Sligo and Antrim as part of The Model’s Young Curator’s Programme.
The title, Double Vision, reflects the shared vision of the two groups of young people in putting together the exhibition and is also the name of a song by Rory Gallagher, who once played the Flamingo Ballroom in Ballymena in 1971. This particularly highlights the theme of art and music connecting and bringing people together, which is integral to this project.
It features work from The Niland Collection and the social history collection of The Mid-Antrim Museum in Ballymena and also includes a Silent Disco in the collection galleries, with music provide by local young musicians. The opening will include live performances from local bands with a reception of milkshakes and hotdogs as served in The Flamingo Ballroom, Ballymena, Co. Antrim.
The Model’s Young Curator Programme involves a group of young people aged 15-20 who share an interest in visual art meeting regularly at The Model to devise creative projects, establish networks with other youth groups and share their thoughts and opinions about a range of topics. Together they have formulated a trailer for the event, you can watch it here <http://vimeo.com/34961346> .
Over two years the groups have worked with curators at both The Model and The Braid Museum to gain an insight into working with both collections and acquire an understanding of the role of a curator.
Young Curators has been the result of an International Fund for Ireland cross-border partnership project, bringing together young people to consider issues of citizenship, identity and cultural democracy.
This project would not have happened without the generous support of The International Fund for Ireland and has been run in partnership with The Braid Museum, Ballymena, Co. Antrim.