Events


Yeats & the West Exhibition Tours & Talks
Thursdays 24 March – 12 May

Curators Tours 1pm. Public Talks 6pm

Free entry

 The Model, Sligo

23 Saint Patrick

This series of talks on Yeats’s connection to the west and beyond takes us inside the makings of a western cultural revolution. Talks from experts in the field range from exploring the pioneering art and craftwork of the Yeats family to W.B.Yeats’s own life and loves, considering his some of his most controversial and sexy poems; they reveal the extraordinary plays of his brother, the artist Jack B. Yeats, and alongside the Model Gallery’s newly unveiled Broadside collection, showcase his design and print work; and they weigh the wider forces that turned a cultural revolution into a real one.

Speakers include the curators of the exhibition Dr Adrian Paterson and Barry Houlihan (NUI Galway), Professor Adrian Frazier (NUI Galway), Professor Margaret Mills Harper (University of Limerick and outgoing Director of the Yeats International Summer School), Dr Hilary Pyle (former Yeats Curator at National Gallery of Ireland), Dr Ian Walsh (NUI Galway), Dr Mary Harris (NUI Galway).

Curators tours of the exhibition take place every Thursday at 1pm

Unless stated all talks take place every Thursday at 6pm in the Model Theatre.

24 March – Exhibition Opening with NUI Galway President James J. Browne, The Model Chair Donal Tilley, and Senator Susan O’Keeffe

 

31 March1pm– Guided tours of Yeats & the West and NUI Galway Archives

Barry Houlihan, Archivist, James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway

 

7 April – ‘Lake Isles, River Eyots: making Innisfree with the Yeats family’

Adrian Paterson, English, NUI Galway

 

14 April – ‘A Disturbing Influence: Maud Gonne in the life of W.B. Yeats’

Adrian Frazier, English, NUI Galway

 

21 April – ‘Jack B. Yeats’s A Broadside: a sheaf of ballads or a battery of guns?’

Hilary Pyle, former Yeats Curator at the National Gallery of Ireland

 

28 April – ‘W.B. Yeats and the Problem of Crazy Jane’

Margaret Mills Harper, University of Limerick, & outgoing Director of the Yeats International Summer School

 

5 May – ‘A Vaudeville of Frustration: The Theatre of Jack B. Yeats’.

Ian Walsh, Centre for Drama Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway

 

12 May – ‘Romanticism and Realism: Pearse, MacNeill, the Revival and the Rising’

Mary Harris, History, NUI Galway

For schools events Thursdays  enquire schoolvisits@nuigalway.ie

The Model opening hours

Tues – Sat: 10am – 5.30pm

Thurs: 10am – 8pm

Sun: 12 – 5pm

Mon: Closed

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Previous events:

Talks, symposiums, tours, and other events took place throughout the exhibition’s run at NUI Galway from June 2015 to February 2016.

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Fergus Bourke: Hawthorn Tree, Connemara

Fergus Bourke: Hawthorn Tree, Connemara

Exhibition Closing

with

Prof Margaret Mills Harper

‘Yeats & the Problem of Crazy Jane’

5pm Monday 15 February

Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

Meg Harper

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Prof Kevin Barry

Yeats and the Act of Dying

15 December 2015

Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

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Western Worlds

a day at Yeats & the West

Friday 29 November 2015

Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

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Culture Night 

at Yeats & the West

NUI Galway

Culture Night

 

Monday 13th July 2015 at 4.30 pm

Official Launch of Yeats & the West

in association with Yeats2015 & Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society

Prof. Daniel Carey, Ronnie O’Gorman, Sen. Fidelma Healy Eames, Sen. Susan O’Keeffe, and Dr. Adrian Paterson, at the launch of Yeats & the West at the Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway, 13 July 2015. The exhibition features many talks and special events throughout its run until December 2015 and has free admission.

Prof. Daniel Carey, Ronnie O’Gorman, Sen. Fidelma Healy Eames, Sen. Susan O’Keeffe, and Dr. Adrian Paterson, at the launch of Yeats & the West at the Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway, 13 July 2015. The exhibition features many talks and special events throughout its run until December 2015 and has free admission.

Monday 13th July 2015 at 4.30 pm

Come and join us for the launch of Yeats and the West!

Kick off the Galway Arts Festival in style with our official opening.

Take a tour of the exhibition with wine in hand. The opening features a reception with refreshments, introductory talks, and readings from our special guest Moya Cannon.

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