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Irish Museum of Modern Art opens exhibitions in Carlow and Tallaght

Two exhibitions from the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s Collection open to the public this October – one in Carlow town, the other in Tallaght, Co Dublin – as part of IMMA’s National Programme. Bogadh comprises selected works from the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s Collection and works by students from St Joseph’s Primary School, Hacketstown, Co Carlow, and coincides with the second SPLANC Childrens’ Festival. Bogadh (movement) opens to the public at Presentation Convent, Carlow on Saturday 14 October 2006. In Tallaght Community Arts Centre the film work Hereafter by Paddy Jolley, Rebecca Trost and Inger Lise Hansen opens to the public on Monday 16 October 2006.

For Bogadh students from St Joseph’s Primary School, worked over six days with artist Terry O’Farrell to create their own unique art work inspired by pieces on loan from the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The young people’s work is shown alongside Irish and international artists. The children’s workshops were supported by the Department of Education and Science. Works included in the exhibition range from Helena Gorey’s Red 1, a work on dvd which pays homage to the endless diversity hidden in the overall order of the universe, to Rebecca Horn’s Take me to the other side of the ocean, which measures the passage of time and life.

Hereafter was created when, in 2002, Paddy Jolley was commissioned to make a film in Ballymun, Dublin, – an area targeted for radical social and economic change due to Dublin City Council’s plan to regenerate the area by demolishing and rebuilding residential housing and services. As part of this plan, residents were requested to move from flats in tower blocks, which in many cases were their lifetime dwellings, to new contemporary houses. Jolley in collaboration with German artist, Rebecca Trost and Norwegian artist/animator, Lise Inger Hansen, focused on the newly vacated flats – and the physical items left behind. Hereafter will be accompanied by a series of workshops for primary schools supported by the Department of Education and Science.

IMMA’s National Programme is designed to create access opportunities to the visual arts in a variety of situations and locations in Ireland. Using the Collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and exhibitions generated by the Museum, the National Programme facilitates the creation of exhibitions and other projects for display in a range of locations around the country. The National Programme establishes the Museum as inclusive, accessible and national, de-centralising the Collection, and making it available to communities in their own localities, on their own terms, in venues with which the audience is comfortable and familiar.

Bogadh continues at Presentation Convent Carlow until 20 October 2006.

Hereafter continues at Tallaght Community Arts Centre until 14 December 2006. 

For further information and images please contact Patrice Molloy or Monica Cullinane at Tel: +353 1 612 9900; Email: [email protected]

3 October 2006