Portrait Lab: The Model, Sligo

Gemma Tipton, The Irish Times, October 26, 2022
“Historically, it’s the powerful and rich who get painted,” says Geraldine O’Neill. “Here it’s the future.” O’Neill is featured in The Model’s new exhibition, Portrait Lab, which explores one of art’s oldest subjects. Alongside Mick O’Dea, she has been commissioned to paint the portraits of 18 Sligo children who were chosen, according to the exhibition’s curator, Emer McGarry, to reflect the diversity of the next Sligo generation. The resulting portraits will take their place in The Model’s Niland Collection.