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The Freud Project presents IMMA with an opportunity for five-year research programme with third level colleges. This includes a collaborative research programme with the School of Art History and Architecture at Trinity College and TRIARC, and a long-term research project with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD)’s School of Education exploring the potential of the Freud Project as a resource for teachers.

School of History of Art & Architecture & TRIARC, TCD

IMMA and the School of the History of Art and Architecture/TRIARC, Trinity College Dublin, are working together on a joint programme in the context of IMMA Collection: Freud Project this includes the co-mentoring of a postdoctoral fellowship supported by the Irish Research Council and a joint programme of talks and lectures focusing on the work of Lucian Freud.

National College of Art & Design

The NCAD partnership is commencing its third year and the School of Education faculty showcased their work from Year 1 on September 28th 2017 at IMMA and on April 21st 2018 at the third arts in education portal national day at Maynooth University in partnership with Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education. IMMA is extending these partnerships to other third level teacher training colleges and in association with curriculum reform at Junior and Leaving Certificate level with the NCCA.

About the Artist

Lucian Freud 1922–2011

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century. Renowned for his portrayal of the human form, Freud is best known for his intimate, honest, often visceral portraits. Working only from life Freud’s studio was intensely private and he mainly worked with those he was close to, often asking subjects to sit for hundreds of hours over multiple sittings to better capture the essence of their personality.
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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. 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.