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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 2014

08 May 2015
21 Jun 2015
Focusing on developments in contemporary art, this seminar aims to provide a forum for emerging post-graduate researchers and scholars to present their research as it relates to the topic Art | Memory | Place. Researchers from all related disciplines are invited to apply. however the emphasis is on visual culture and modern and contemporary art.

16 May 2015 National Drawing Day at IMMA
Human beings have been drawing for tens of thousands of years, with the earliest examples still as fresh as the day they were drawn on the walls of caves deep underground. For the National Drawing day on Saturday the 16th of May IMMA invites you to stay in touch with our cave dwelling ancestors and join us for a collaborative wall drawing project based on our new collection exhibition Fragments.

23 May 2015
10:30 to 16:30
As a precursor to the forthcoming Etel Adnan exhibition at IMMA, artist Emma Haugh will run a free workshop around Adnans writings. No previous knowledge of Adnans work is necessary to participate in this day-long event. Interested? Come read with us, lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day.

03 Jun 2015
18:00 to 20:00
IFI + IMMA present a Screening and Discussion with Stan Douglas
Stan Douglas (photographer and filmmaker) and Walter D. Asmus (Theatre/film director and collaborator with Samuel Beckett) will consider Beckett’s influence on cinema in a discussion moderated by exhibition curator Seamus Kealy (Director, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria).

06 Jun 2015
14:00 to 15:00
Artist’s Conversation with Stan Douglas
Stan Douglas and Seamus Kealy (exhibition curator) discuss the presentation of selected works for Mise-en-Scène at IMMA.

14 Jun 2015
13:00 to 14:15
IMMA Summer Rising Festival
Tour of Bully’s Acre: Dublin’s Oldest Cemetery: Join historian and author Paul O’Brien (OPW) as he tells the story of this little known graveyard.

14 Jun 2015
15:00 to 15:30
IMMA Summer Rising Festival
Tour of the Formal Gardens - Cathal O’Sullivan (Craft Gardener, OPW) discusses the heritage and vistas of the formal gardens.

14 Jun 2015
12:00 to 17:00
Artist Led Archive: Reactivation | Megs Morley
Are you, or have you ever been involved in an artist collective, or artist-led initiative in Ireland or Northern Ireland? Megs Morley, artist and independent curator of the archive in collaboration with NIVAL invites you to contribute to this nationally significant project, documenting over 40 years of artist-led activity in Ireland.

14 Jun 2015
15:30 to 16:30
Critical Talk | Strategies of Collaboration and Resistance
Megs Morley discusses the history of Irish artist-led and self-organized initiatives and their troubled pasts.

01 Jul 2015
13:15 to 14:00
Lunchtime Gallery Talk | Etel Adnan
Rachael Gilbourne (Assistant Curator, Exhibitions, IMMA) introduces the new exhibitions of works by renowned artist, poet and writer, Etel Adnan.

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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:

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