As part of the AZURE Network, IMMA offers tailor-made tours for people living with dementia and their family, friends, and carers. In the relaxed and welcoming environment of the museum, participants can discuss and explore our exhibitions, facilitated by IMMA staff members who are trained in providing art tours for people with dementia.
The next tour takes place on Friday 1 March at 11am, when you can join Barry in exploring work by the artist Fergus Martin, as featured in the exhibition ‘IMMA Collection: Then and Now, Fergus Martin’.
We will meet at IMMA’s main reception at 11am. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes. Afterwards you are invited to join IMMA staff for complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits in the Kemp Sisters IMMA Café. The Café is situated in the old kitchens of the Royal Hospital, another great talking point. We will take a short stroll across the courtyard to reaching the café, which is fully accessible by lift.
Irish artist Fergus Martin attended the Dun Laoghaire School of Art before living in Italy between 1979 and 1988. Encompassing paint, sculpture and photography, Martin’s practice considers ideas of space, form, material and the surrounding environment. He has exhibited extensively, and his work is represented in collections including Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; the Arts Council of Ireland and the Office of Public Works. Martin is an elected member of Aosdána.View Artist
Chairs will be supplied throughout the galleries, and there are lifts and access for wheelchairs in both buildings. IMMA can provide manual wheelchairs if pre-booked. Please contact Caroline via email [email protected] or phone 01-612 9955 in advance of visiting if you have particular requirements regarding access.
Getting to IMMA
You can find out more information about how to reach IMMA, including a google map here.
You can pre-book your attendance in advance, or you can just drop in. We know schedules can change so don’t worry if you need to cancel a booking closer to the time.
You can book for an Azure tour by contacting Bairbre Ann via email to [email protected] or phone 01-612 9955.