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Mid-Term at IMMA : Halloween Workshops

Wed Oct 22nd, 2014

Halloween is nearly here and IMMA has a host of workshops and activities for families and young people during the mid-term break. Following on from a successful first series during the summer holidays, the free family workshop Mornings at the Museum returns, from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 October and Explorer, IMMA’s on-going weekly family workshop, bookends the mid-term break on Sundays 26 October and 2 November, 2pm – 4pm.

For Young People we have a very hands-on, artist-led workshop with Felicity Clear connected to the IMMA Collection exhibition Conversations, and the fantastic Theatre Lovett, purveyors of fine theatre for children, women and men, return for their unique take on the IMMA Collection through Conversations, Exhortations, Exhaustions. See below for all the details and how to book.

Teens and Young People | 3-day Art Workshop

Tue 28 Oct – Thu 30 Oct | Artist Felicity Clear
12-15 year olds: 11am – 1pm each day
15-18 year olds: 2pm – 4pm each day
Felicity Clear leads a free mid-term art workshop, in which young people will gain insight into contemporary art practice, through visual research activities, sculpture and construction processes, and drawing. The workshop will take place in IMMA’s studios, and participants will be encouraged to explore the three-dimensional artworks included in the IMMA Collection exhibition Conversations.

Theatre Lovett | Conversations, Exhortations, Exhaustions

Louis-for-webJoin Theatre Lovett as they scale the heights, inhale the airs and stare down the graces amongst IMMA’s marvellous collection. Engage yet again with Theatre Lovett’s fearless acknowledgement of their own limits and their happy curiosity of what lies beyond, beside or within us all. What does any of this mean? Please come and hazard a guess. Loose, comfortable clothes optional but please no squeaky shoes. Ages 7+ and adults of all ages.

Morn at Museum LoRes Trish Maggie 27.08.14 SAM_0087 (640x479)Mornings at the Museum | IMMA Family

Tue 28 Oct – Thu 30 Oct | 10 – 11am each morning I Drop in
Free family workshops during the mid-term. Drop in and experience some of IMMA’s current exhibitions; then children and grown-ups can join in an art workshop based on the experience. Meet at the main IMMA reception at 10am.

 IMMA Culture Night 2014 LoResExplorer | IMMA Family

Sun 26 Oct and Sun 2 Nov | 2pm – 4pm | Drop in
Drop in to our free weekly gallery workshop where IMMA staff introduce families to an art project based on selected artworks currently on show. Explorer is drop-in, free and continues every Sunday until 7th December.


There are also several free exhibitions open over mid-term:
Second Sight : The David Kronn Photography Collection is open in the Garden Galleries until Nov 9th and is free of charge. The exhibition is full of compelling and unusual portraits including work by Annie Leibovitz, Amelia Stein and Doug DuBois and compelling images of Ireland shot by John Hinde and Evelyn Hofer, among others. Video:: Collector David Kronn takes you through some of his favourite works

Conversations, a selection of diverse displays from the IMMA Collection,  is open in the West Wing in the main building and presents a wide selection of artists and work, including a selection of works by Brian Maguire, Guggi, Mary A. Kelly and Barrie Cooke which exemplify how certain works are acquired for the IMMA Collection. Barrie Cooke’s Bone Boxes, dating from the 1970s, and two more recent paintings, pay tribute to his recent passing.

Also exhibited is a selection of works co-curated by artist Caroline McCarthy, shown with works from McCarthy’s own studio including Group Coordination (Red), 2011, which she has reconfigured in response to the gallery architecture.
IMMA is open daily from Tuesday to Sunday, and will be open from 12noon – 5.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 October.


Up Next

Christina Kennedy on David Hendriks

Sat Sep 13th, 2014
Currently on view from the IMMA Collection is an exhibition of works that not only shows particular artists’ practice at a given time but also consciously draws attention to a key figure in the story of cultural production in Ireland, in this case David Hendriks and his renowned gallery.  First called the Ritchie Hendriks Gallery (as a tribute to his Hendriks’ grandmother) it was later renamed David Hendriks Gallery. Originally from Jamaica, Hendriks came to Ireland via London to study economics at TCD.  Encouraged by friends including Cecil King and Patrick Hennessy he opened his gallery in 1956 first at 3, St Stephen’s Green and from the early 1960s at No. 119 which he ran until his death in 1983.  The early years of the Hendriks Gallery coincided with the extreme recession of the 1950s when there were very few opportunities for artists to have their work seen or less still bought.  Leo Smith was the only other gallerist who had recently opened the Dawson Gallery. Victor Waddington was in the process of moving his gallery to London. Along with some private income Hendriks set up a framing business to help subsidize the gallery’s activities. From the beginning he showed a variety of artists as well as exhibitions of prints by Picasso and Matisse. His initial list of Irish art...

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. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.