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IMMA announces the programme for SUMMER RISING: The IMMA Festival

4 – 14 June 2015
Following the hugely successful first edition of the summer festival in 2014, IMMA announces programme details of SUMMER RISING in 2015 with a 10 day line-up of events for all ages from Thursday 4 to Sunday 14 June 2015.

Taking place throughout the galleries, gardens and grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, day and night, SUMMER RISING is a celebration of art, food, music and live performance. Opening on June 4 with summer exhibitions by Canadian artist Stan Douglas and Lebanese artist Etel Adnan, SUMMER RISING includes:
The IMMA SUMMER PARTY (Saturday 6 June, 8pm till late, tickets €15), an evening of food and cocktails, live outdoor performances, music and DJ sets as the sun goes down, including: In the Silence of the night, curated by Mary Cremin, live outdoor performances by Dorit Chrysler on theremin, interventions by artists Ruth Proctor and Lee Welch, spoken word performances by Ella De Burca, Sarah Jones and Dimitra Xidous; music curated by Peter Maybury (Thread Pulls) & Dennis McNulty includes Rainfear, Das DJ, Press Charges (Sunken Foal), Simon Conway and Ellll; and food & cocktails by Concrete Tiki (Michelle Darmody of The Cake Cafe and artist Fiona Hallinan) with offerings by Designgoat, Fish Shop and K Chido Mexico.

GARDEN RISING on Saturday 6 June and Sunday 14 June, (12noon to 5pm), a free daytime programme for all ages in IMMA’s stunning gardens, with food workshops, artist talks, performances and family-friendly activities, including:
A specially commissioned theatre performance by THEATREclub; artist Stan Douglas in conversation with curator Seamus Kealy; interactive art installations by Ed Devane, Joe Coveney and Slavek Kwi; family-friendly workshops where you can create your own Edible Gingerbread Canvas and Food Fanzines from family recipes with Cliodhna Prendergast of Breaking Eggs; forage in the IMMA meadow to make herbal tea mixtures with Freda Wolfe of Intelligent Tea and Wild Irish Foods; learn about fermenting and preserving foods with April Danaan; butchery workshop with Joe Rumburger; garden tours, critical talks and more.

For those who are peckish, Concrete Tiki (Michelle Darmody of Cake Café and artist Fiona Hallinan) have created pre-bookable lunch PICNIC BINDLES (€25) to enjoy at Garden Rising, featuring a selection of great Irish food, beautifully and thoughtfully presented with help from artists Tuomey, Williams & Watt and Arran Street East.

CONCRETE TIKI RAZING (Sunday 14 June, 6.30-10pm, tickets €20), A party in the gardens of IMMA, curated by Concrete Tiki (Michelle Darmody and Fiona Hallinan), to mark the end of the SUMMER RISING festival, including a welcoming cocktail by Domestic Godless and a South Indian feast by Madina followed by handmade nougat, wild tea, drinks and dancing the evening away around the tiki.

Other SUMMER RISING events include Happenings pop-up outdoor cinema in the IMMA meadow on 12 June, Mornings at the Museum family workshops on 10 and 11 June, Summer Camp for teens 9-11 June, and much much more.

Day-time events free. Tickets from €15.00 for food and night-time events.
Full programme and ticketing details at
For further information and images, please contact Patrice Molloy +353 (0)1 612  9920 [email protected] or [email protected]

Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.