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Listen to Talks & Lectures

Listen here to previous Talks and Lectures by artists, historians, curators and others, who discuss a range of themes and artworks in connection to the Exhibitions and Collection programme 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 Talks and Lectures programme at IMMA.

Talks, Lectures & Events 2014

03 Dec 2014
08 Mar 2015
Irelands National Collections | Talks Series
Trove exhibition partners invite you to explore the treasures of their collections with their in house specialist team of curators and conservators through a series of talks taking place across the partner institutions ; NGI, NMI, NMI - Mayo and Crawford Gallery

28 Jan 2015
18:30 to 19:30
Roundtable Discussion | Collecting for the Public
This discussion addresses the key factors that determine the objects we choose to collect for our nationanl collections. Speakers include Catriona Crowe (Senior Archivist, Special Projects National Archives of Ireland). Panelists include: Christina Kennedy (IMMA), Nigel Monaghan (National History Museum) Peter Murray (Crawford Gallery, Cork), Ann Hodge (National Gallery, Dublin) and Nessa O’Connor (National Museum Ireland).

31 Jan 2015
14:00 to 15:00
Artist Conversation | Duncan Campbell
Duncan Campbell (Turner Prize Winner, 2014) discusses his current exhibition at IMMA with Dr Maeve Connolly (Lecturer, IADT).

04 Feb 2015
18:30 to 19:30
Lecture | David McConnell
David McConnell (Fellow Emeritus Smurfit Institute of Genetics, TCD) discusses primal events of the known universe and questions whether they can tell us anything about art and the creative impulses of artists.

06 Feb 2015
13:15 to 14:00
Lunchtime Talk | Archiving Performance: Collecting, Presenting and Mediating
Jennifer Fitzgibbon (art historian and NIVAL Administrator) examines issues with forming an archive of performance and how impermanent practices are documented, stored and presented for future use, with particular reference to the collections of the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL).

11 Feb 2015
18:00 to 19:00
Discussion | Post Punk Reflections
This discussion reflects on the musical energy and resistance of punk culture and its broader impact on the changing cultural and political conditions of 1970s to now. Popular culture, activism and Northern Irish politics and society will be explored. Speakers to be announced.

13 Feb 2015
13:00 to 14:00
Conversations Revisited | Nigel Rolfe + Alastair MacLennan
Prominent artists Nigel Rolfe and Alastair MacLennan revisit previous conversations and statements published in the Irish art magazine Circa in 1980s and 1990s.Discussion moderator; Catherine Marshall.

26 Feb 2015
18:00 to 19:00
IADT ARC + IMMA - Lecture by Maeve Connolly
Dr Maeve Connolly explores the changing form and function of broadcast and film archives, focusing on issues of access, dissemination, archive oriented art practice, and the role of the artist as mediator of the archive.

28 Feb 2015
14:00 to 15:00
Artist Conversation | Dorothy Cross + Lisa Le Feuvre
Dorothy Cross and Lisa Le Feuvre (Head of Sculpture, Henry Moore Insitute, UK) discusses how artist-curated exhibitions open up new ways we can look and think about art.

07 Mar 2015
14:00 to 15:00
Artists Conversation | Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler
Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler discuss their exhibition Sound Speed Marker with curator Sean Kissane (Curator,Exhibition,IMMA).

18 Mar 2015
18:30 to 19:30
Artists’ Response | Sarah Pierce and Gerard Byrne
Artists Sarah Pierce and Gerard Byrne will discuss past-tense fictions and ready-made dramas in response to the film processes of Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler’s collaborative practice.

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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