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Curator's Voice

Exhibition Design
The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now: The Anthropocene

Design plays an intricate and emotive role throughout the galleries of the museum-wide exhibition The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now. From raw red tones and icy cold blues to the textured surface of the han...

by Claire Walsh / Sun Mar 13th, 2022
Curator's Voice

The Artist’s Mother: Lucie and Daryll

IMMA's Head of Collections, Christina Kennedy, introduces us to The Artist's Mother, a project created in responses to the Freud Project. Inspired by Lucian Freud’s paintings of his mother, Lucie, the projec...

by Christina Kennedy / Sun Mar 14th, 2021
Curator's Voice

Curating at IMMA, through a queer lens by Seán Kissane

Seán Kissane, Curator of Exhibitions at IMMA, looks back at the exhibition on Patrick Hennessy he curated in 2016. Hennessy was one of the first Irish artists to depict his life as a gay man in the face of s...

by Seán Kissane / Thu Jun 25th, 2020
Collection / Curator's Voice

IMMA Collection and Our Place in Space

This week our daily #IMMACollection social media posts explored the theme ‘Our Place in Space’. Our Head of Collections, Christina Kennedy, selected 7 works, one a day, that connect with this theme.

by Christina Kennedy / Fri Apr 24th, 2020
Curator's Voice

Two artists – Janet Mullarney and Tim Robinson

Here we reflect on two remarkable artists and people, Janet Mullarney and Tim Robinson, who we had the pleasure to work with and get to know over many years. Our thoughts are with their families and many fri...

by / Thu Apr 9th, 2020
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A Vague Anxiety by Seán Kissane

The exhibition A Vague Anxiety at IMMA invited a range of emerging Irish and international artists to consider the macro and micro anxieties that inform a certain experience of the world today. In this essay...

by Seán Kissane / Thu Aug 22nd, 2019
Curator's Voice

Giovani Anselmo: An Artist for all Seasons

We invited curator Jonathan Carroll to respond to the subject of Rosc focusing in particular in the legacy of Rosc and its position within an international context.

by Jonathan Carroll / Wed Dec 20th, 2017
Curator's Voice

Patrick Hennessy and the power of artworks

IMMA Curator Seán Kissane observes how his own relationship with artworks in the exhibition Patrick Hennessy De Profundis has changed over the course of the show.

by / Tue Jul 12th, 2016
Curator's Voice / Visual Art

Kissing in public

As part of the Curator's Voice series we invited curatorial duo RGKSKSRG (Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain) discuss their project This is Public & Sexy, a one-night collection of artworks, choreographer...

by / Fri Feb 26th, 2016
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Introducing new programme: Art | Memory | Place

Lisa Moran, Curator: Education and Community Programmes, introduces a new programme entitled Art | Memory | Place beginning in October 2015 and running over the course of 2016.

by Lisa Moran / Wed Oct 21st, 2015
Curator's Voice / Visual Art

Video:: What does love mean to you?

The curators of the exhibition 'What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now', introduce the core ideas and themes within the exhibition.

by / Mon Sep 28th, 2015
Curator's Voice

Video. Karen Sweeney introduces Karla Black

Karen Sweeney (Exhibitions, IMMA) introduces Karla Black's dynamic new body of sculptural work currently on show in the gallery spaces of IMMA.

by / Mon Jun 29th, 2015
Curator's Voice

Diving into the National Collections with Dorothy Cross

IMMA curator Johanne Mullan dives into the National Collections with artist Dorothy Cross.

by / Wed Mar 4th, 2015
Curator's Voice / Performance Art

You are invited to experience ROADKILL

IMMA is hosting ROADKILL; an evening of live performance, installation, video and music by multi-disciplinary artists, programmed in parallel to the Primal Architecture exhibition.

by / Fri Jan 30th, 2015
Collection / Curator's Voice

IMMA Collection, Conversations. Elaine Reichek and Helen Chadwick

Marguerite O'Molloy, Assistant Curator: Collections, talks about the current IMMA Collection display Conversations, and the recent introduction of works from Elaine Reichek and Helen Chadwick.

by / Fri Dec 19th, 2014
Collection / Curator's Voice

From the Collection – Elinor Wiltshire

Marguerite O’Molloy, Assistant Curator: Collections, introduces a group of works by Elinor Wiltshire from the IMMA Collection, currently on show as part of the current IMMA Collection display Conversations. ...

by / Tue Nov 18th, 2014

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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.