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Whether you are a formal learner, or just curious to find out more, we can help you to engage with creativity, conceptual thinking and cultural meaning at IMMA.

Slow Art At IMMA

Slow Art encourages us to slow down and delve deeper by spending time looking closely at one artwork, or a small selection of work. By giving ourselves time, we can make meaningful connections with art, often discovering new ways of looking at the world and prompting interesting questions. At IMMA, we have a selection of ways that you can try a Slow Art experience. See below for more details.

Slow Art Sessions invite you to take a close look at artworks from IMMA’s Collection and Exhibition Programme in free, welcoming, conversational tours. 

If you’d rather try slow art on your own, at a time that suits you and with an artwork you choose, why not listen to our Slow Art Soundtrack, available on the IMMA Horizons Soundcloud HERE. 

Our Slow Art Video Series invites you to take a short, virtual tour of selected artworks from IMMA’s Collection and grounds – check them out by clicking HERE.



Dates and Details

Below is an outline of upcoming dates for Slow Art at IMMA. 

Slow Art Sessions at IMMA

Talking about an artwork with someone else can open our eyes to new details and reveal things we did not see at first. These tours will help you to slow down and spend time with selected artworks, discussing them with others in a convivial and supportive atmosphere.  

Join us on the first Saturday and third Thursday of each month at 11am.

  • Thursday 18 April April: 11am – 12pm
  • Saturday 4 May: 11am – 12pm
  • Wednesday 8 May:  11am – 12pm
  • Thursday 16 May: 11am – 12pm

Meeting Point: IMMA Reception
Free, no booking required

Take time for yourself and experience something new – these sessions take a relaxed pace, taking a closer look at a selected works from IMMA’s current exhibitions. All are welcome to sign up for this free programme, no previous experience required. 

If you would like any more information about coming along, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. 

Slow Art Online

Check back soon for details of our new Slow Art Online programme, beginning in 2024.

In the meantime, if you’d like to tap into a Slow Art experience in front of an artwork you choose, have a listen to IMMA Horizons | Slow Art Soundtrack, available on Soundcloud HERE.

To access a PDF transcript of the Slow Art Soundtrack, click IMMA Horizons Slow Art Soundtrack Transcript


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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.