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Documentary Season
September – October (selected dates), Lecture Room
To coincide with the exhibition Inner Worlds Outside a series of documentaries on Outsider Art will run for the duration of the exhibition.  Inner Worlds Outside is a landmark exhibition by some of the greatest 20th century artists together with those of Outsider artists – individuals producing art from the “fringes of society”.  Comprising some 140 works, the exhibition explores the many myths surrounding Outsider artists, showing the parallels between Insider and Outsider artist and the impact of unknown Outsiders on the work of many of the greatest artists of the past 100 years.  The exhibition is built around the Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection, on loan to IMMA since 1998. The exhibition is located in the New Galleries and the Gordon Lambert Galleries.

Screening Schedule

Admission to all screenings is free

Images of environments, buildings and sculpture parks built by Intuitive artists from Europe and the USA.  These environments have become known variously as “Visionary Environments” and “Contemporary Folk Art Environments”. 

Tuesdays 11.30am – 12.30pm
12, 19 and 26 September, 10 October

OUTSIDER ART: Inside the Outside
2001, Filmed and directed by Paul Bernays
Programme in 3 parts exploring the notion of Outsider Art and looking at artists working outside the‘establishment’.
Part 1: Mediums: Pearl Alcock and George Melly, Madge Gill, Raymond Morris
Part 2: Psychotic art: Adolf Wölfli, Valerie Potter
Part 3: Self-taught Artists: Scottie Wilson, Albert Louden

Tuesdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm
12, 19 and 26 September, 10 October

This section presents portraits of some artists included in the Inner Worlds Outside exhibition: Scottie Wilson, Albert Louden and Sava Sekuliæ.

Wednesdays 11.30am – 12.30pm
13, 20 and 27 September, 4, 11 October

IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL: the Mysterious Life and Art of Henry Darger
2004, Written, edited and directed by Jessica Yu
This feature length documentary, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu and produced by Susan West, explores the parallel lives of legendary Outsider artist Henry Darger. Reclusive janitor by day, visionary artist by night, Darger’s 15,000 page novel details the exploits of the Vivian Girls, seven angelic sisters who lead a rebellion against godless, child-enslaving men.
Please note that this is not a children’s film.  Parental guidance advised.

Wednesdays 3.30pm – 4.50pm
13, 20 and 27 September, 4, 11 October

Saturday 3.30pm – 4.50pm : 7 October
Sundays 3.30pm – 4.50pm :  10 September, 8, 15 October

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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.