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8 – 13 March 2013, The Drawing Project, DunLaoghaire

474: mise-en-scène, an exhibition resulting from a collaborative project between the Institute of Art, Design and Technology and IMMA’s National Programme. As a component of their seminar studies module at IADT, graduating students of the BA (Hons.) in Visual Arts Practice co-curated this exhibition of works from the IMMA Collection in response to the theme ‘mise-en-scène’. The project focused on the behind the scenes work of the Museum Collections Department exploring the various aspects of caring for a Collection, including conservation, storage, technical and installation considerations.  474: mise-en-scène consisted of an extensive programme of talks and workshops with IMMA Curatorial, Mediator and Technical staff. 

Artists included in the exhibition are Stephen Antonakos, Robert Ballagh, Christo, Michael Craig-Martin, Marcel Duchamp, David Godbold, John Kindness, Sol LeWitt, Paula Rego, Richard Wilson and Paul Winstanley. Through their curation and installation decisions, the students investigated how bringing these works together might create a critical conversation on the selection, staging and behind-the-scenes aspects of creating an exhibition.

A selection of student’s own work is also being shown as part of the exhibition. 

Opening hours:
Monday –Saturday: 11.00am – 8.00pm
Sunday: 12noon – 6.00pm

The Drawing Project is located in DunLaoghaire town centre; it can be reached easily by public transport and is located directly across the road from both DunLaoghaire DART station and the 46a Bus terminal. See

Talks, workshops and events 

All events take place in The Drawing Project.

Opening Night: Thursday 7 March, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition Opening by Sarah Glennie (Director, IMMA) and Annie Doona (Director, IADT)
Hospitality from 6-9pm in The Travel Cafe and Restaurant (Next door to The Drawing Project)

Mise-en-scène: Live Art workshop: Saturday 9 March, 2pm – 4.30pm
The performance group from IADTs Visual Arts Practice course will conduct a live art workshop based around the idea of the mise-en-scène. This workshop is open to the public. RSVP to 087 6642172.

Behind the scenes: A Conversation on the mise-en-scène: Monday 11 March, 6.30pm -8pm
A conversation between three leading visual practitioners. Ciaran O’Melia – Freelance Designer (Stage, Costume and Lighting); Eleanor Lawler – Visual Artist and Curator of LIVESTOCK (a performance event at The Market Studio) and Robert Ballagh – Exhibiting Visual Artist.

David Godbold – Exhibiting Visual Artist, Tuesday 12 March, 2pm – 3.30pm
Artist talk followed by Q&A session on the ‘behind the scenes of irony and iconography’, chaired by Sinead Hogan.

Closing Event: A Night of Performance Art: Wednesday 13 March, 6pm -8pm
A night of short performances restricted to the idea of the mise-en-scène. This event will culminate in a discussion by Project Arts Centres Assistant Curator and IADT Graduate Ciara McKeown.

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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.