English painter Derek Hirst attended Doncaster Art School and the Royal College of Art, London. In 1966, Hirst became the first Artist-in-Residence at the University of Sussex. He taught at York University, Canada from 1971 to 1973. As an artist of place, Hirst’s work was influenced by his travels to Spain, Morocco and the Far East. He exhibited worldwide and his work is held in significant collections including the Arts Council of England; Tate, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Brooklyn Museum, New York
To ensure the health and safety of the public, in line with current government restrictions, IMMA’s galleries will close from 24 December until further notice. All tickets purchased for Paula Rego, Obedience and Defiance exhibition will be refunded over the next two weeks. We appreciate your patience during this time.