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Education and Community > Talks, Lectures & Events

Listen to Talks & Lectures

You can listen back to a selection of previous Talks by visiting our soundcloud channel. IMMA has a dynamic talks programme with regular contributions from artists, historians and curators, all discussing underlying themes from the Exhibitions and Collection programmes at IMMA.

Selected recordings are part of the IMMA Audio Archive in operation from 1991 to present.

Book Talks & Lectures

Booking is essential for all Talks and Lectures at IMMA. Tickets are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. Find below details and booking information for the current programme. Please check back regularly as new talks and events are added each month.

Talks, Lectures & Events 2015

20 Jul 2016
18:00 to 19:30
Artists Performative Response: Carol Rama/Aideen Barry
Working between the personnel and kinetic, artist Aideen Barry presents a live performative film that invites the public to experience contested spaces of the domestic, studio and gallery as it relates to ideas of obsession, claustrophobia, and femininity in both artists’ practice.

22 Jun 2016
14:00 to 17:30
Seminar: Sexuality, Identity & the State
Comprising of presentations by artists, writers, curators, educators and psychoanalysts, this seminar address issues of gender, sexuality, identity and the state as it relates to the work of artists, Hennessy, Rama and others. Participants will draw on queer theory, feminism and psychoanalysis across a wide range of disciplines, considering wider research agendas that span the history of art, culture and society.

20 May 2016
13:00 to 14:00
Artists Discussion with Simon Fujiwara and Michael Lesslie
Artist Simon Fujiwara and renowned screenplay writer of Michael Lesslie (Macbeth, 2015), explore processes of script writing, heroism and conventional Hollywood narratives, as it relates to the historical biography of Roger Casement. Moderated by Rachael Thomas, Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, IMMA.

15 Apr 2016
06 May 2016
Listen/Join In: (ACW)NCAD at IMMA - The Politics of Participation: Public Spheres
Lead by MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD, this series of seminars focuses on the theme of ‘public spheres.’

04 Apr 2016
16 May 2016
Listen/Join In: (ACW)NCAD at IMMA - A Fair Land/ A Far Land
Lead by Declan Long and Francis Halsall and ACW students, these discursive seminars will focus on themes related to the IMMA/ Grizedale Arts residency, studio and summer events programme under the title A Fair Land.

04 Mar 2016
23 Jul 2016
Curators Lunchtime Talk Series : Drop In
Join IMMA curators for insightful exhibition walkthroughs, where a thematic selection of artworks are explored in detail, providing background information on IMMA’s exhibition programme. See the schedule for respective exhibitions and participating curators on the next page.

Further Information

If you are experiencing difficulties while making a booking please email a request for ticket/s to: You will receive notification of your booking by email. Or telephone: +353 1 612 9918.

For further information please contact Sophie Byrne, Assistant Curator: Education & Community Programmes, Tel: +353 1 612 9913, Email:

Photograph: Mirjam Keune, IMMA Artists’ Panel.


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Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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