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Earth Rising, IMMA’s new Eco Art Festival, presents over 70 contributors, artist commissions, talks, workshops, Seed STUDIO and showcases a stunning Built to Disappear eco pavilion sponsored by Lioncor and designed by Reddy Architecture + Urbanism. Over the three days, Earth Rising will plant the seeds of sustainability, enabling audiences of all ages to participate, discuss, experiment, and innovate. The festival, which focuses on citizens assembly, brings together a wide variety of eco artists, practitioners and activists from across the island of Ireland. An eclectic live music line up and a variety of food stalls will add to the energetic atmosphere on site promising an engaging and enjoyable free day out for everyone.

Central to the festival is the Built to Disappear project, a new site-specific pavilion, titled Éirigh, located in the IMMA Courtyard. Éirigh is the result of a dynamic partnership between Lioncor and Reddy Architecture + Urbanism to create a unique gathering space that uses environmentally conscious approaches to materials and assembly that highlight the relationship between the environment, art, architecture and construction.

A combination of over 70 unique contributions and interventions will take place over IMMA’s 48-acre site. Architects, storytellers, biologists, performers, designers, musicians and film makers will combine inspiring artistic interventions and civic exploration of eco creativity, with workshops, talks and events.

IMMA Talks brings together the festivals thought leadership platform, exploring the big issues and challenges of the day. Key note talks will be given by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, author, consultant and entrepreneur who is building the Low Carbon Design Institute and Lucy Jones, author of Losing Eden, Why Our Minds Need the Wild.

Artist commissions include Kind Words Can Never Die, a visually stunning new site-specific installation created by artist Navine G. Dossos for the IMMA Courtyard; an immersive sonic installation by Em’kal Eyongakpa in the Formal Gardens; and the idiosyncratic seating structures found across the site, titled Y O U N G F O S S I L, created by Forerunner.

Seed STUDIO will open its doors over the three days to showcase research, practices and projects which have formed Seed STUDIO activities over the last six months. A schedule of activities will include screenings of Emoe’s latest project Classroom in the Sun, a Seed STUDIO Reading with Niall Mac Coitir and an open Studio for those curious to find out more about Seed STUDIO.

Earth Rising is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and is presented in partnership with Lioncor.

Please Note:
– Earth Rising is an outdoor event so please wear appropriate clothing.
– We encourage visitors to make their way to IMMA via bicycle, walking or public transport, please visit Getting to IMMA for further details.
– All events work on a first come basis and there is also a large amount of drop-in events throughout each day.
– There will be a variety of food stalls including The Flying Dog, The Salt Project and The Salty Buoy. 


Programme of Events

Below is a daily programme of events under the headings –  Performances, Talks, Music and Workshops. There are also exhibitions and outdoor installations to explore each day. Events operate on a first come basis and there is a large amount of drop-in events.

Friday, 21 October
3.00pm - 9.00pm

Earth Rising Official Opening
Time: 6:45 – 9pm / Location: IMMA Campus
Join us to celebrate the launch of IMMA’s first Eco Art Festival. The festival will be officially opened by Anja Murray, ecologist, environmental policy analyst, and broadcaster. There is lots happening on the night including the launch of Éirigh Eco Pavilion in the IMMA Courtyard with live music and food stalls. All welcome.

PERFORMANCES

Imaginarium: Incubating wild futures  participatory performance, Breaking Cover Collective
Time: 3 – 6pm / Location: Grove near the Front Lawn Pavilion 
With this Imaginarium made from Living Willow, you can enter an immersive space that ignites each of your senses and invites you to respond to some potent questions about our ‘wild future’. Olfactory art by Erin Quinn.

Feet of Clay, Thomas Duffy with Breaking Cover Collective
Time: 4 – 4.30pm / Location: Front Lawns
With his feet covered in terracotta clay with pioneer species wildflower seeds and Ash, the artist will walk in repetitive arcs as the clay gradually falls into the lawn tracking his path.

Ear to the Globe: Music from the Ecological Front-line, Nigel Wood
Friday: 3 – 5pm / Location: Pavilion 1
DJ Nigel Wood plays music from far-flung countries at the edge of climate breakdown.

You Breathe Me – Traces we leave behind, Silke Michels and Tomasz Madajczak
Friday: 4 – 4.30pm, 6 – 6.30pm , 8 – 8.30pm / Location: Garden Gallery
You Breathe me – Traces we leave behind, is an interactive immersive experience through film projections and a sound map created by experimental re-connection with the elements throughout the festival. What trace do you leave?

Repercussion, Nicholas Brown
Time: 7 – 7.30pm / Location: Pavilion 1
Nicholas Brown’s electroacoustic performance piece, Repercussion (2022), investigates how creative sound recording can help us rethink our relation to so-called ‘nature’.

Rhyme & Reason, The Accidental Rapper 
Friday: 7.30 – 8.30pm / Location: Pavilion 1
The Accidental Rapper uses rap to interrogate some of the more damaging aspects of modern society while highlighting the effects on both the planet and its inhabitants.

Attention to Befriend the Dying/Earth (featuring poetry by Paula Meehan), Oana Sânziana Marian
Friday: 7.30 – 8.30pm / Location: Garden Gallery
A talk, conversation and poetry reading with the artist-scholar Oana Sânziana Marian and ecofeminist poet Paula Meehan, about how giving attention to disused space (internal and external) can be cultivated as a grief practice.

BLAZE, Dorone Paris
Friday: 8.30 – 9pm / Location: Pavilion 1
BLAZE was written in line with the Glasgow Climate Summit that took place last year. The piece highlights the destruction, the severe climate change and al that will be lost if we don’t act on time.The piece contains turmoil & destruction, at the same time as very gentle and soft moments, with hope that those extreme emotions will trigger in us all a sense of urgency to saving this planet; for ourselves, for our children, for any living being.

TALKS

Surf and Turf; an uncertain future? Ros Burgin
Time: 4.14 – 5.15pm / Location: Studio 5
Using art to explore the most significant issue of our time, join panel discussion with Gavin McCrea from Irish Surfing Association, Brianna Bambic from Allen Coral Atlas, Dr Karen Joyce, Co-founder of SheMaps and GeoNadir and Karin Dubsky of Coast Watch Ireland, followed by an audience Q+A.

‘(Un)Touched Landscape’ The Eco-System of Collaborative Artistic Practice, Laura Skehan and Claudia Breitschmid
Time: 5.15 – 6.15pm / Location: Studio 5
Laura Skehan and Claudia Breitschmid will talk on their collaboration and practices working with the natural world. The artists will discuss less invasive methods of artmaking with the land and how as practitioners, we can have mindful interactions with the surrounding environment.

Deep time, peatlands and creative activism, Youth-led collective RE-PEAT
Time 6.30 – 7.30pm / Location: Studio 5
This interactive talk with provide participants with the basics of peatlands and why they are so important, as well as some tools to think about them in new ways, including through the perspectives of deep time and creative activism.

Open doors to Seed STUDIO
Time: 3 – 5pm / Location Studio 14

Seed STUDIO doors will open, welcoming visitors to meet with artist Clodagh Emoe and engage with developing research and projects. Further details
Screening of A Classroom in the Sun
Time:  3 -5pm / Location: Studio 13

MUSIC

Séamus Harty
Time: 4 – 5.30 pm / Location: Courtyard
Séamus Harty is a singer songwriter from Tralee. He has been busking and gigging around Ireland since he was 15. His musical influences include Ray Charles, Paolo Nutini and Bill Withers. His music blends genres of blues, folk and soul.

Emileo
Time: 6- 7pm / Location: Courtyard
Emileo was born in Germany, lived in the South of Spain at the age of 16 and fell in love with Morocco four years later. Her alternative music seethes with individuality and is rooted in the local music cultures of her different homes of heart. She sings in five different languages. She released her debut EP Lord of the Fish in 2021 and has supported artists such as Tori Amos and Mundy.

Jamie D’Arcy
Time: 7.30 – 8.30 pm / Location: Courtyard
Jamie D’Arcy is an indie-folk artist whose music encapsulates the emotions of searching to find and accept one’s true self in today’s society, with his lyrics detailing accounts of relationships, social scenarios and inner dialogue with himself. D’Arcy is a passionate advocate against fast fashion and so performing at Earth Rising is important to the artist in spreading awareness and how to look at sustainable futures through art, architecture, and design.

WORKSHOPS

Weaving a narrative: Spatial and Social Exploration of the IMMA Grounds
Time: 11am – 4pm / Location: Outdoors
Socially engaged artist Sophie von Maltzan and a group from UCD and NCAD invite the local community to weave willow installations.  Come and join us to create a community of place through creating sculptures together.

The Sally Garden, Elida Maiques
Time: 3 – 4.30pm / Location: Garden
Planting and managing a sally garden (sally/salley/salix/willow) on the grounds of IMMA. This long-term project involves local communities in setting up and taking care of this source of local, sustainable materials for art production, which will also boost the biodiversity of IMMA.

“WoolStock” Celebration of wool, ShamrockSpring
Time: 3 – 4.30pm / Location: Lecture Room
Wool Symposium Farm presents a  FireSide Artist Talks hosted by  Rachel Tuffy, Textile Designer, NCAD, that includes Professor Jane McCann, presenting “Wool Works” merging  influences from Ireland, Wales and Finland; Caroline Kuyper, Craftivism with yarnbombing messages on issues of ecological and climate justice;  Dr Niki Collier,  Community Artwork engagement role in connecting sustainable arts and impactful community engagements; Deirdre Lane advocate for wool use; innovative farmers Percy Podger, Organic Yarn farm journey with Fergal Byrne and  Joan Lucey.

From Cradle to Cradle, Joshua Clarke & Jasmin Marker
Time: 3 – 4pm, 4 – 4.45pm, 6.15 – 7.15pm / Location: Pavilion 2
From Cradle to Cradle is half talk, half workshop examining forest waste ecologies while reflecting on the current human production cycle and contemplating a better way through hand-on learning of how to grow mycelial objects.

Alone Again, Natura-Diddily 
Virtual Reality Application, Andrew McSweeney

Tune: 3 – 9pm / Location: Pavilion 2
An interactive Virtual Reality application that explores the idea of digitizing and converting natural assets such as rocks, plants and historic monuments into mixed realities. Users are invited to experiment and delve into the results of organic objects. Environmental topics such as climate change and cultural preservation can be difficult in terms of how they are portrayed in visual art, however, new technologies and tools such as VR enable viewers to personally reflect on these important discussions.

The Rediscovery Centre, Rediscover Furniture Workshop and Demo: How to butcher a chair, Nessa Doran O Reilly, Roger Warburton
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 3
A workshop to co-create with visitors a new upcycled furniture piece. The workshop will involve deconstructing common household items of furniture and then creatively rethink, redesign and reconstruct the broken-down components to create a new piece of furniture.

Discover Cyanotype Printing with Peatland Plants with RE-PEAT, Bethany Copsey, Lukas Fraser, Frankie Turk, Deirdre Lane)
Time: 3 – 9pm / Location: Pavilion 2
Come join RE-PEAT in playing with light, nature and your imagination as we make cyano-blue peatland prints!

From Culture to Culture, Joshua Clarke & Jasmin Marker
Time: 3 – 7.15pm / Location: Pavilion 2
From Culture to Culture is a series of ‘Mushroom’ Table Discussions – calling for fundamental rewiring of our thinking and doing – taking fungal behaviour as a focal point for conversation. (The project highlights the interconnectedness of all problems and actions from biological to human culture – from generating knowledge to harvest.)

Sun and Games by Megan Best and Michael Soro, Native Events
Time: 3 – 9pm / Location: Colonnades
Sun and Games uses the power of play to break down cultural barriers and create a fun and engaging race to a 1.5 degree world.

Snakes and Ladders: How to escape the despair snakes and climb the hope ladders of climate action, Dóthain Collective
Time: 3 – 9pm / Location: Pavilion 3
Facing up to the climate crisis can feel like a game of snakes and ladders. Join us for an interactive game of snakes and ladders, acknowledging our climate journeys, that aims to evoke an action-based response from those who play.

The Wild Weave-a-torium, Marta Romani & Karl Logge
Time: 3.30 – 5pm & 6 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 3
Over and under, windershins and turnwise… visit The Wild Weave-a-torium in different states of play throughout the festival and you can be sure to try your hand at spinning, weaving and yarning fibers together with the artists.

An Alchemy of Colours, Sylvia Maher
Time: 3 – 5pm / Location: Colonnades
A creation of pigments from plants, using historical techniques while discussing the contemporary uses of plants and nature as materials in our modern world, and what part they could play in a more colourful future.

Micro-ecologies: Seeing and Sensing Soil, Eileen Hutton & James Haughey
Time: 3 – 9pm (demonstration on the hour) / Location: Pavilion 2
Artist Eileen Hutton and horticulturalist James Haughey present a soil-based installation, a series of participatory stations that will demonstrate the process of soil chromatography. This project builds upon participants’ existing knowledge and skill sets, providing multiple entry points for engagement and conversation

Spiral at Plastic Waste Mural Workshop, Rachel Druett
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 3
In this drop-in mural workshop, help turn plastic waste in to a pointillism portrait of Bjork and David Attenborough. Discover their work exploring and celebrating the environment. Start thinking outside the plastic box!

The Narrative of Place, Natasha Ariff
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Studio 11
Tune into the wonder of the natural soundscapes around us – nature’s orchestra or the ‘narrative of place’ through our short film. Learn through an audio demonstration how birdsong can be used to train your ears to listen rather than hear.

Felt Stained Glass Bird – Be Part of the Flock, Niki Collier
Time: 4pm / Location: Vaults Room
Are you curious about wool? Come and make a felt stained glass art in wool. This workshop is suitable for artists of all ages and diverse abilities. Come and join the movement.

Corp Criadach Seed Bombs, Hi Vis Witches
Time: 7 – 8.30pm / Location: Pavilion 2
Art & Magic Collective Hi-Vis Witches will host 3 performative events inviting the public to cast a spell with them and create Corp Criadach Seed Bombs to enliven the IMMA grounds.

IMMA: Rapid Training for ‘Change Makers’, Elaine Garde, Garry Jones, Mary P O’Connor
Time: 7.20pm / Location: Éirigh Eco Pavilion
This creative happening invites participants to experience the power of connection while learning fun ways to work as a leader. Learn how to orchestrate a Rain-dance and lead Spiral Dances. All ages and abilities are welcome.


Saturday, 22 October
12.00pm - 7.00pm

PERFORMANCES

Walking on the Earth, Breaking Cover Collective
Time: 12 – 12.30pm / Location: From Garden Terrace through IMMA grounds
Slow meditative walk giving a form to space, time and interbeing in an uncertain world

Imaginarium: Incubating wild futures, Participatory performance – Breaking Cover Collective
Time: 12.30 – 5.30pm / Location: Grove near the Front Lawn Pavilion
With this Imaginarium made from Living Willow, you can enter an immersive space that ignites each of your senses and invites you to respond to some potent questions about our ‘wild future’. Olfactory art by Erin Quinn.

The Botanical Alchemical Laboratory, Participatory Performance – Breaking Cover Collective
Time: 1.30 – 5.30pm / Location: Studio 10
A second Imaginarium exploring human interventions with, and extractions from, our fellow botanical and animal worlds. You are invited to join us and participate with live performances and happenings taking place at intervals between 2-5 pm.

Celebrate Soil Performance, Mary Hoy with Breaking Cover Collective
Time: 1.30 – 1.30pm / Location: Grove near the Front Lawn Pavilion
Exploration in motion of emotional interconnections between tree, soil and human organism.

‘We are Free’ Performance, Sophie Rieu & Mary Hoy with Breaking Cover Collective
Time: 2 – 2.30pm / Location: Grove near the Front Lawn A sculptural and movement reflection on our inherent entanglement within society and the natural world forcing us to reconsider the meaning of ‘individual freedom’.

Inter-Action, Bbeyond
Time: 2 – 3.30pm / Location: Courtyard 

Bbeyond’s aim is to raise people’s consciousness of live/performance art as being integral to the world in and around us, inspiring reflection and enriching lived experience. Bbeyond encourages greater access to and appreciation of performance art, through facilitating modes of active private/public participation, allowing people from all sectors of society to experience and enjoy performance art directly.

You Breathe Me – Traces we leave behind, Silke Michels & Tomasz Madajczak
Times: 2 – 2.30pm, 4-4.30pm, 6.6.30pm / Location: Garden Gallery
You Breathe me – Traces we leave behind, is an interactive immersive experience through film projections and a sound map created by experimental re-connection with the elements throughout the festival. What trace do you leave?

Wallflower Performance, Rebecca Bradley with Breaking Cover Collective
Time: At intervals 2 – 5pm / Studio 10
A Performance exploring fragility, collapse, loss and becoming invisible in the company of plants

Thought Forms Performance, Carmel Ennis with Breaking Cover Collective
Time: At intervals between 2-5 pm / Location: Studio 10
Drawing inspiration from Nevine Khan Dossos use of Annie Besant’s Thought Forms, the artist investigates the relationship between plant life, feeling and colour.

Qanuk Snowflake, durational Performance – Paola Catizone
Time: 3 – 5pm / Location: Grove near the Front Lawn Pavilion
This performance engages with ice, body, water and time. Its duration will be dictated by the time the ice takes to melt. Costume made in collaboration with textile artist Brigid Mc Clean. Performance will be in motion through the grounds, Ice installation on display from 12pm to 7pm.

Distillation, Luke Casserly
Time: 3 – 3.30pm & 4- 4.30pm / Location: Studio 13
Part lecture, part performance, this is a creative attempt to look at our human relationship to the Irish bog landscape through scent.

Rhyme & Reason, The Accidental Rapper
Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm / Location: Pavilion 1  
The Accidental Rapper uses rap to interrogate some of the more damaging aspects of modern society while highlighting the effects on both the planet and its inhabitants.

BLAZE, Dorone Paris
Time: 5.30 – 6pm / Location: Pavilion 1
BLAZE was written in line with the Glasgow Climate Summit that took place last year. The piece highlights the destruction, the severe climate change and al that will be lost if we don’t act on time.

TIDAL, Úna Keane
Time: 6 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 1
An immersive audio-visual performance by Irish neoclassical pianist / composer Úna Keane, exploring the passage of Tidal Energy generated in a Lunar cycle: through Piano, Electronics, Visuals, Spoken word & Field recordings.

Luna Park: A Social Choreography, Eleni Kolliopoulou
Time: 6 – 7pm / Location: Courtyard
This is a participatory artwork that will be enacted by the participants. We will seek to embody together in playful way what is democracy.

TALKS

Anthrome / Biome Soundwalk, Robert Coleman
Time: 12pm, 2pm & 4pm / Location: Start at the Formal Garden Terrace
A reflection on the dichotomy of the natural versus manmade. The development of this walk included a period of research and field-recording on the grounds of IMMA. The concepts of durational and non-human listening will be explored. This brings an awareness of timescales and also lifeforms generally not considered into focus, shaping a broader experience of our place in the living world.

THE FUTURE IS IN THE FIELD, Lisa Fingleton
Time: 11am – 12pm / Location: Garden Galleries  
Lisa Fingleton and a team spent 3 days at the National Ploughing Championships talking to hundreds of farmers in sunshine and rain about taking climate action and protecting biodiversity. She drew their ideas onto a 30-metre wall, which was then transported to IMMA. Supported by Creative Ireland and is an extension of Lisa’s role at embedded artist with the Creative Climate Action Project: Corca Dhuibhne Inbhunaithe.

Let’s Talk Trees, Steven Doody
Time: 12 – 1pm / Location: Lecture Room
A conversation and Q&A to discuss how to advance the conversation of Irish Forestry. Speakers are Dr Gerhardt Gallagher, Artist/Forester, Dr Geraldine O’Sullivan, IFA Senior Policy Executive Environment & Forestry. Noelle Ameijenda, Sylvesters GAA Malahide/Tree Planter, Ray Ó Foghlú, Hometree, LEAF International, Dr Rory Harrington, Senior Scientist at Vesi Environmental.

Seed STUDIO Reading Group #4, Clodagh Emoe
Time: 12.20 – 1.30pm / Location: Studio 14
Seed STUDIO Reading #4 is hosted by Clodagh Emoe with invited guest Niall Mac Coitir. Mac Coitir will read extracts from his comprehensive and enlightening book Ireland’s Wild Plants, Myths, Legends and Folklore, sharing his knowledge of the different aspects of plant folklore, including their roles in magical protection, their use in charms and spells, in Irish place names, and in early Irish poetry.

Seed STUDIO Screening of A Classroom in the Sun
Time:  12 – 2pm / Location: Studio 13

Open doors to Seed STUDIO
Time: 3 – 5pm / Location Studio 14
Seed STUDIO doors will open, welcoming visitors to meet with artist Clodagh Emoe and engage with developing research and projects. Click here for further details on Seed STUDIO.

Live off the Landscape, Brianna Marshall Crowe
Time: 1 – 2pm / Location: Studio 5
Brianna Marshall Crowe’s work is informed by sustainability, the Quaker ethos and the celebration of our natural world, using cloth manipulation to tell stories. Using a range of ingredients with seaweed, she has created bio-plastic alternatives to unsustainable plastic buttons and cutlery.

Keynote Talk with Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino of the Low Carbon Design Institute 
Time: 2pm / Location: Pavilion 1 / Further information
Deschamps-Sonsino discusses the building of the Low Carbon Design Institute, exploring how creative and design professionals can integrate climate change knowledge in their practice, alongside guiding principles for advocating sustainable design that informs the award-winning Design for Planet Festival 2022. A discussion and closing Q+A will follow.

Irish Wildlife Sounds, Seán Ronayne & Natasha Ariff
Time: 2 – 3pm / Location: Studio 11
Join ornithologist and wildlife sound-recordist, Seán Ronayne, who specialises in documenting bird and mammal vocalisations, as well as broader natural soundscapes. Seán will recall his sound-recording stories from both abroad and in Ireland, sharing some of his favourite audio files, discoveries and adventures, as well as sharing his techniques.

Birdwatching with Pat Smiddy
Time: 3 – 4pm / Location: Meeting point at Studio 5
Birdwatch in the grounds of IMMA with Pat Smiddy along with a Q&A. All ages are welcome!

Designing the Pluriverse with the Rights of Nature, Environmental Justice Network Ireland
Time: 3.30 – 5.30pm / Location: Studio 5 & Outdoors
Join Dr Peter Doran of Queen’s University Belfast for a conversation on the Rights of Nature with special guests James Orr (Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland) and Declan Owens (Ecojustice Ireland). They will outline the significance of the ongoing conversation on the island of Ireland about the Rights of Nature and its local, national and global significance for designing an ecological society in Ireland incorporating pluriversal principles. ‘Earth Rising’ can help inspire the rise of the Rights of Nature.

MUSIC

David San Clair and Katie Phelan
Time: 12.30 – 2 pm / Location: Courtyard
David San Clair
aka David O’Brien (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano) is a Louth/Dublin based musician. He performs with his band consisting of Josh Hackett O’Reilly (Lead Guitar), Cam Teehan (Drums), Louis Younge (Violin, saxophone), Dara Abdurahman (Bass) and Katie Phelan (Backing Vocals). David’s style is a blend between folk, rock and indie which provides a unique repertoire for audiences.
Katie Phelan creates honest, heart-warming and inspired songs of self-expression and melodic masterclasses. Following the release of her second single ‘Duvet Day’. Katie is one of the most exciting names on the indie folk-pop scene right now, with a signature sound of beautifully delicate vocals, warm acoustic guitar and charming lofi samples.

Reylta
Time: 3.45 – 5.15pm / Location: Courtyard
Reylta is a singer songwriter from rural Galway performing as a four-piece band. Her music creates haunting stories with catchy melody lines.  Reylta released her debut electronic single Fools Games in 2019 and has recently completed recording her first album. Environmentally conscious and living a sustainable life is at the core of Reylta’s ethos as an artist and she is also designing merchandise that is made with sustainable, durable materials.

WORKSHOPS

Weaving a narrative – Spatial and Social Exploration of the IMMA grounds, Sophie von Maltzan
Time: 11am – 4pm / Outdoors
Socially engaged artist Sophie von Maltzan and a group of UCD and NCAD invite the local community to weave willow installations on the IMMA grounds for the Earth Rising festival.
Come and join us- no need to book, the aim of the project is to create a community of place through creating sculptures together.

Prop and Costume Making Workshops for Children and Young People, Spooky Beore
Times: 11.30am – 3.30pm / Location: Studio 9
Spooky Beore will present two days of creative workshops for children and young people from local schools and youth services to produce props and costumes to use in their family friendly eco panto “Between the Heavens and the Deep Blue Sea,” which they will present on the final day of the festival.

From Growing to Knowing, Joshua Clarke & Jasmin Marker
Time: 12 – 1pm, 1.30 – 2.30pm / Location Pavilion 2
From Growing to Knowing is a workshop teaching beginner’s mushroom cultivation while contemplating how different growth stages relate to our modes of thinking and doing.

Discover Cyanotype Printing with Peatland Plants, RE-PEAT (Bethany Copsey, Lukas Fraser, Frankie Turk, Deirdre Lane)
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 2
Come join RE-PEAT in playing with light, nature and your imagination as we make cyano-blue peatland prints!

Create the Future with Monkeyshine team, Kareen Pennefather & James Jobson
Time: 12 – 5.30pm / Location: Studio Street
This is a collaborative artwork that invites participants to create an interactive celebration of connection, fragility and resilience. Tune into your connections with your fellow Earth inhabitants and create a piece of artwork, that will become part of a collective sculpture celebrating the fragility and resilience of our Earth Community. This is a fun workshop. Age guide: family audiences 5+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

Snakes and Ladders: How to escape the despair snakes and climb the hope ladders of climate action, The Dóthain Collective
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 3
Facing up to the climate crisis can feel like a game of snakes and ladders. Join us for an interactive game of snakes and ladders, acknowledging our climate journeys, that aims to evoke an action-based response from those who play.

The Wild Weave-a-torium, Marta Romani & Karl Logge
Time: 12 – 2pm & 4 – 6pm / Location: Pavilion 3
Over and under, windershins and turnwise … visit The Wild Weave-a-torium in different states of play throughout the festival and you can be sure to try your hand at spinning, weaving and yarning fibers together with the artists.

Micro-ecologies: Seeing and Sensing Soil
Time: 12 – 7pm (demonstrations on the hour) / Location: Pavilion 2
Artist Eileen Hutton and horticulturalist James Haughey present a soil-based installation, a series of participatory stations that will demonstrate the process of soil chromatography. This project builds upon participants’ existing knowledge and skill sets, providing multiple entry points for engagement and conversation

Sun and Games, Megan Best & Michael Soro, Native Events
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Colonnades
Sun and Games uses the power of play to break down cultural barriers and create a fun and engaging race to a 1.5 degree world.

Curlew Mask Making Workshop, Friends of Ardee Bog
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 3
Curious about Curlews? Is your interest peaked by their long beaks? You could once hear the Curlew in every county of Ireland, but now this beautiful bird could go extinct in Ireland. Join us for a Curlew Mask Making workshop, learn about our work surveying these birds on Ardee Bog and become part of a flock to take over IMMA!

Crafting Worlds: Co-creating with Plants, Katerina Gribkoff
Times: 12 – 2:30pm, 3 – 5pm, 5:30 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 2
Artist Katerina Gribkoff will facilitate a day of playful sculpting in collaboration with plants. Participants will use simple construction techniques and a mix of recycled, found, and natural materials to craft sculptures around plant companions.

MORE CLAY LESS PLASTIC IRELAND, Martha Cashman
Time: 2 – 3pm / Location: Studio 5
Demo Eco friendly Ceramic Birdfeeders. Make and Take family fun event Create your favourite garden bird to take home

Corp Criadach Seed Bombs, Hi Vis Witches
Time: 2 – 3.30pm / Location: Pavilion 2
Art & Magic Collective Hi-Vis Witches will host 3 performative events inviting the public to cast a spell with them and create Corp Criadach Seed Bombs to enliven the IMMA grounds.

DRAWING TO SAVE THE WORLD, Lisa Fingleton
Time: 2 – 4pm / Location: Garden Galleries
Come draw the future you would like to see with artist Lisa Fingleton. Are you concerned about climate change, biodiversity loss and food security? Have you got ideas about how we can transform our food and farming systems? How can we transition to a fairer and more sustainable future?

An Alchemy of Colours, Sylvia Maher
Time: 3 – 5pm / Location: Colonnades
A creation of pigments from plants, using historical techniques while discussing the contemporary uses of plants and nature as materials in our modern world, and what part they could play in a more colourful future.

The Sally Garden, Elida Maiques
Time: 3 – 4.30pm / Location: Garden
Planting and managing a sally garden (sally/salley/salix/willow) is a long-term project that involves local communities in setting up and taking care of this source of local materials for art production, which also boosts biodiversity. Willow is a native tree supports hundreds of species is a truly sustainable material.

The Rediscovery Centre, Rediscover Furniture Workshop and Demo: How to butcher a chair, Nessa Doran O Reilly & Roger Warburton
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 3
A workshop to co-create with visitors a new upcycled furniture piece. The workshop will involve deconstructing common household items of furniture and then creatively rethink, redesign and reconstruct the broken-down components to create a new piece of furniture.

Plastic Waste Mural Workshop, Rachel Druett
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 3
In this drop-in mural workshop, help turn plastic waste in to a pointillism portrait of Bjork and David Attenborough. Discover their work exploring and celebrating the environment. Start thinking outside the plastic box!

The Narrative of Place, Natasha Ariff
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Studio 11
Tune into the wonder of the natural soundscapes around us – nature’s orchestra or the ‘narrative of place’ through our short film. Learn through an audio demonstration how birdsong can be used to train your ears to listen rather than hear.

From Culture to Culture, Joshua Clarke & Jasmin Marker
Time: 3 – 7.15pm / Location: Pavilion 2
From Culture to Culture is a series of ‘Mushroom’ Table Discussions – calling for fundamental rewiring of our thinking and doing – taking fungal behaviour as a focal point for conversation.

From Foraging to Mindfulness, Jasmin Marker & Emma McKeever
Time: 3.30 – 4.30pm, 5.30 – 6.30pm / Pavilion 2
From Foraging to Mindfulness demystifies fungi identification and considers how foraging can encourage mindfulness and a deeper connection with our natural world.

Spiral at IMMA: Rapid Training for ‘Change Makers’, Elaine Garde, Garry Jones, Mary P O’Connor
Time: 3.30pm / Location: Éirigh Eco Pavilion
This creative happening invites participants to experience the power of connection while learning fun ways to work as a leader. Learn how to orchestrate a Rain-dance and lead Spiral Dances. All ages and abilities are welcome.

IDEN Lab: Step into the Doughnut, the four lenses, Rob Shorter, DEAL & Roisin Markham, IDEN 
Time: Open 1-6pm, workshop 3.30 – 4.30pm / Location: Terrace
Step into the Doughnut is a 60-min fun and accessible interactive workshop to discover how we might reimagine our economy that works for the planet. Experience the concepts of Doughnut Economics through connecting to your communities and the natural world in an interactive way.

Native Plants and Creativity weaving, plaiting, twisting, spinning, Sonia Caldwell
Time: 3.45 – 7pm /Location: Studio 9
Drop by to learn about plants that can be found in the wild that can used for making both useful objects and artistic creations. There will be activities throughout the day in making twine from nettles, rope from rushes and plaiting head crowns for kids and the basics of making a basket from materials that grow around us.

“WoolStock” Celebration of wool with ShamrockSpring
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Lecture Room

Wool Symposium Farm presents a  FireSide Artist Talks hosted by  Rachel Tuffy, Textile Designer, NCAD, that includes Professor Jane McCann, presenting “Wool Works” merging  influences from Ireland, Wales and Finland; Caroline Kuyper, Craftivism with yarnbombing messages on issues of ecological and climate justice;  Dr Niki Collier,  Community Artwork engagement role in connecting sustainable arts and impactful community engagements; Deirdre Lane advocate for wool use; innovative farmers Percy Podger, Organic Yarn farm journey with Fergal Byrne and  Joan Lucey.


Sunday, 23 October
12.00pm - 7.00pm

PERFORMANCES

Body to body: Conversations with the Non-Human, Breaking Cover Collective  
Time: 12 – 12.30pm / Location: Formal Garden Terrace
Exploring contact and communication with plants and objects through movement.

Heart Im-plant Performance, Sophie Rieu with Breaking Cover Collective  
Time: 1 – 1.15pm / Location: Grove near Front Lawn 
A giant plant pot, a loud heartbeat, a human being slowly morphing into plant.

Mutualism performance, Karen Aguiar with Breaking Cover Collective  
Time: 1.30 – 2pm / Location: Grove near Front Lawn 
Reflecting and evoking the wild within ourselves, tuning in with ancestral knowledge and symbiotic relationships with the land. Collaborators: artist Niki Collier (costume made from wool fibres) and artvist expert in Syntropic Agroforestry Davi Leon (sound/spoken piece)

Imaginarium: Incubating wild futures, Breaking Cover Collective  
Time: 1.30 – 4pm / Location: Grove near Front Lawn 
With this Imaginarium made from Living Willow, you can enter an immersive space that ignites each of your senses and invites you to respond to some potent questions about our ‘wild future’. Olfactory art by Erin Quinn.

The Botanical Alchemical Laboratory, Breaking Cover Collective  
Time: 2 – 5pm / Location: Studio 10 
This will function as a second Imaginarium, focusing on vegetation.

The Metamorphic Symbiocene Party, Breaking Cover Collective in collaboration with DJ Nigel Wood.
Time: 2 – 4pm / Location: Courtyard
A celebratory tribute to our animal, plant and elemental kins. Through movement, stillness, sound and silence we will pay tribute to our animal, plant and elemental kins. A sensory feast of zoomorphic and phytomorphic shape shifting. Viewers can participate in this carnival of interconnectedness or just observe.

You Breathe Me – Traces we leave behind
Times: 2 – 2.30pm, 4 – 4.30pm / Location: Garden Galleries
An interactive immersive experience through film projections and a sound map created by experimental re-connection with the elements throughout the festival by Silke Michels (performance/sound) and Tomasz Madajczak (projections/sound installation).

Distillation, Luke Casserly 
Times: 3 – 3.30pm, 4 – 4.30pm / Location: Studio 13 
Part lecture, part performance, this is a creative attempt to look at our human relationship to the Irish bog landscape through scent, presented in in association with the Goethe Institut.

An Eco Panto: Between the Heaven’s and the Deep Blue Sea, Spooky Beore
Time: 3 – 4pm / Location: Studio 9 
Family friendly Eco Panto following the adventures of an unlikely pair of friends, an Albatross and a Sea Dragon, thrown together in a quest to bring back their families and friends and save their home, the ocean from disaster.

Ear to the Globe: Music from the Ecological Front-line, Nigel Wood
Times: 4.30 – 5.30pm / Location: Pavilion 1
DJ Nigel Wood plays music from far-flung countries at the edge of climate breakdown.

Repercussion, Nicholas Brown 
Time: 5.45 – 6.15pm / Location: Pavilion 1
Nicholas Brown’s electroacoustic performance piece, Repercussion (2022), investigates how creative sound recording can help us rethink our relation to so-called ‘nature’.

The Four Elements‘, Burning Circus
Time: 5.45 – 6.10pm / Location: Meadow 
A circus performance with aerial acrobatics, performed by Elinor Sherwood, Gavin Quinn, Polina Shapkina, Brona Howard, Jose Espinoza Diaz, Belen Vergara Amado.

TALKS

Sustainability in Business – Brazil: A Case Study
Time: 12 – 1pm / Location: Studio 5  
“The Role of Consumer Behaviour in Achieving Sustainability: Brazil x Ireland” and the presentation of two case studies on Brazilian sustainable living entrepreneurs in Ireland – Pat Kane from reuzi and Giselle Makinde from Cream of the Crop.

Anthrome / Biome Soundwalk, Robert Coleman
Friday: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm / Location: Start at the Formal Garden Terrace
A reflection on the dichotomy of the natural versus manmade. The development of this walk included a period of research and field-recording on the grounds of IMMA. The concepts of durational and non-human listening will be explored. This brings an awareness of timescales and also lifeforms generally not considered into focus, shaping a broader experience of our place in the living world.

TIDAL Composition Workshop with Q&A
Time: 1 – 2pm / Location: Studio 5 
Irish pianist/composer Úna Keane brings us behind the scenes on her innovative TIDAL Project, an immersive audio-visual project exploring the passage of Tidal Energy generated in a Lunar cycle through piano, electronics, visuals, spoken word and field recordings.  Úna will share details of her project and host a Q&A with key guest speakers working in the Ocean Renewables sector in Ireland.

Keynote Talk with Lucy Jones author of LOSING EDEN
Time: 2pm / Location: Pavilion 1 / Further information
This talk by Lucy Jones, author of LOSING EDEN, Why Our Minds Need the Wild presents on new scientific research that shows why forging a bond with nature is critical for our health and wellness, while also raising awareness about the alarming effects of its absence.

Panel Discussion with Clodagh Emoe, Seed STUDIO
Time: 2pm / Location: Pavilion 1
To follow Jones’ keynote talk a panel discussion with artist Clodagh Emoe will be moderated by Cathy Fitzgerald, that explores the connection between Jones work and some of the ideas motivating Emoe’s recent projects that includes The Classroom in the Sun (2021-22) and Seed Studio (2022).
Seed STUDIO Screening of A Classroom in the Sun
Time:  12 – 2pm / Location: Studio 13

Open doors to Seed STUDIO
Time: 12 – 1pm / Location Studio 14
Seed STUDIO doors will open, welcoming visitors to meet with artist Clodagh Emoe and engage with developing research and projects. Click here for further details on Seed STUDIO.

Irish Wildlife Sounds, Seán Ronayne
Time: 2 – 3pm / Location: Studio 11 
Join ornithologist and wildlife sound-recordist, Seán Ronayne, who specialises in documenting bird and mammal vocalisations. Seán will recall his sound-recording stories from both abroad and in Ireland, sharing some of his favourite audio files, discoveries and adventures, as well as sharing his techniques, many of which even the novice with the most basic of equipment can adopt.

Our native plants, Our Heritage and Our Creativity Sonia Caldwell / KILCOE STUDIOS 
Time: Sunday: 4 – 5pm / Location: Studio 5  
Sonia will talk about plant materials like rushes, willow, straw, flax and more, and discuss what they were used for in the past and their potential uses for today. She will have samples of materials and objects to see during the talk. Creativity in the past was often linked to necessity and customs and people mostly used what was around them to make what was needed for clothing, shelter, food and trade as well as seasonal customs. Sonia Caldwell is an artists and sculptor who has also been researching native plants through her work with Kilcoe Studios and also the Heritage for school scheme.

MUSIC

The New Brass Kings
Time: 12.30 – 2pm / Location: Courtyard
The New Brass Kings were a huge hit at IMMA Outdoors this summer. The band features Trumpet, Trombone, Alto and Tenor Sax, Sousaphone, and a percussionist with a harness mounted setup. There is no way you will not be smiling while The New Brass Kings bring joy to our courtyard playing hits from the likes of Billie Ellish and Bruno Mars, and other brass classics.

Pinhole 
Time: 4. 15 – 5.15 pm / Location: Courtyard
Pinhole are a quirky Irish-based band, brandishing the “alternative” flag but deliberately skating over genre boundaries their unique sound. Their approach to song writing has been likened to “a dark fairytale”. From delicate melodies to raw mayhem, they take you on a roller coaster journey of the senses. Singer of Pinhole, Ciara O’Flynn has written one of their songs in response to the climate crisis and the work of Greta Thunburg. O’Flynn and her partner founded Gortnacrusha Biodiversity Farm where they have planted over 5000 native trees, including new native hedgerows, three orchards and are also maintaining one-and-a-half-acres of meadow habitat.

WORKSHOPS

Give Voice to Climate Resilience, Rachel Dempsey, Full Circle Change
Saturday: 12 – 1.30pm & 4 – 5.30pm / Location: Vaults Room
A participative workshop for everyone, regardless of vocal talent, to give voice to their feelings about the ecological crisis. Through sharing and group harmony singing, we will use our voices to cultivate and explore climate resilience.

Weaving a narrative: Spatial and Social Exploration of the IMMA Grounds
Time: 11am – 4pm / Location: Outdoors
Socially engaged artist Sophie von Maltzan and a group from UCD and NCAD invite the local community to weave willow installations.  Come and join us to  create a community of place through creating sculptures together.

Spiral at IMMA: Rapid Training for ‘Change Makers’
Time: 12pm / Location: Éirigh Eco Pavilion 
This creative happening invites participants to experience the power of connection while learning fun ways to work as a leader with groups. Be trained to orchestrate a Rain Dance and lead Spiral Dances. Using simple techniques such as Body percussion this engaging workshop will culminate in a magic change-makers ceremony. With Elaine Garde, Garry Jones, Mary P O’Connor. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Limit 50.

IDEN Lab: Step into the Doughnut, the four lenses, Rob Shorter, DEAL & Roisin Markham, IDEN 
Time: Open 12-5pm, workshop 3.30 – 4.30pm / Location: Terrace
Step into the Doughnut is a 60-min fun and accessible interactive workshop to discover how we might reimagine our economy that works for the planet. Experience the concepts of Doughnut Economics through connecting to your communities and the natural world in an interactive way.

The Four Lenses
Time: 2 – 4pm /Location: Terrace 
Four Lenses is a 120-minute fun interactive workshop to explore bringing the doughnut to your place. Join us to move through how we might reimagine our economy. The goal of the Doughnut is to meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet, but what does this mean for the neighbourhoods, cities, districts or nations where we live?

From Culture to Culture, Joshua Clarke & Jasmin Marker
Time: 3 – 7.15pm / Location: Pavilion 2
A series of ‘Mushroom’ Table Discussions calling for fundamental rewiring of our thinking and doing – taking fungal behaviour as a focal point for conversation.

From Foraging to Mindfulness, Courtney Tyler
Times: 12 – 1pm, 1.30 – 2.30pm / Location: Pavilion 2
From Foraging to Mindfulness demystifies fungi identification and considers how foraging can encourage mindfulness and a deeper connection with our natural world.

From Forest to Plate to Mind, Courtney Tyler, Spore Shore (Connor McCrorie), Jasmin Marker
Times: 3.30-4.30pm, 5.30-6.30pm / Location: Pavilion 2
A live harvest from our mushroom table and culinary expedition. The food will be accompanied by a conversation about how cooking and farming processes connect us with our non-human environment.

Plant Playgrounds #2,
Mia DiChiaro, Sinead O’Connor, Katherine Hall

Time: 12 – 3pm. Location: Outdoors
Plant Playgrounds #2 is a sustainable call to re-ground and rise into feminine tree-body relations. Pop by and listen to the QR code audio invitations, follow the movement play and add your movement hopes to an evolving paper installation elevated in the tree branches. This Plant Playground involves a series of embodied activities for play with trees – Ancient, Past, Present, Future, Infinity tree rings. We invite you to move intuitively and trust your body’s natural rhythm. Please bring a mobile device to access the QR code and headphones.

Create the Future, Monkeyshine
Time: 12pm – 5.30pm / Location: Studio Street
Create the Future is a collaborative artwork that invites participants to create an interactive celebration of connection, fragility and resilience. Come and tune into your connections with your fellow Earth inhabitants and create a piece of artwork, that will become a fractal in a collective sculpture celebrating the fragility and resilience of our Earth Community. This is a fun and playful workshop. Age guide: family audiences 5+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

An Alchemy of Colours, Sylvia Maher
Time: 12 – 6pm / Location: Courtyard Colonnades
A creation of pigments from plants, using historical techniques while discussing the contemporary uses of plants and nature as materials in our modern world, and what part they could play in a more colourful future.

Plastic Waste Mural Workshop, Rachel Druett
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 3
Continuous, drop-in plastic mural workshop. Help turn plastic waste in to a pointillism portrait of Bjork and David Attenborough. Discover their work exploring and celebrating the environment. Start thinking outside the plastic box!

The Narrative of Place, Natasha Ariff
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Studio 11
Tune into the wonder of the natural soundscapes around us – nature’s orchestra or the ‘narrative of place’. Learn through an audio demonstration how birdsong (a form of biophony) can be used to train your ears to listen rather than hear. Finally we move through the IMMA landscape, recording the sounds that capture the present moment, a story in time and space of the Earth Rising festival.

The Rediscovery Centre, Rediscover Furniture Workshop and Demo: How to butcher a chair
Nessa Doran O Reilly, Roger Warburton
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 3

Our mission is to demonstrate the incredible transformative possibilities offered by upcycling. The workshop will involve inviting visitors to help in the deconstruction of common household items of furniture, to experience and appreciate the construction and materials involved. Visitors will then be challenged to creatively rethink, redesign and reconstruct the broken down components to create a functional piece of furniture.

Discover Cyanotype Printing with Peatland Plants, RE-PEAT
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 2
Come join RE-PEAT in playing with light, nature and your imagination as we make cyano-blue peatland prints.

“WoolStock” Celebration of wool, ShamrockSpring
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Lecture Room
Wool Symposium Farm presents a  FireSide Artist Talks hosted by  Rachel Tuffy, Textile Designer, NCAD, that includes Professor Jane McCann, presenting “Wool Works” merging  influences from Ireland, Wales and Finland; Caroline Kuyper, Craftivism with yarnbombing messages on issues of ecological and climate justice;  Dr Niki Collier,  Community Artwork engagement role in connecting sustainable arts and impactful community engagements; Deirdre Lane advocate for wool use; innovative farmers Percy Podger, Organic Yarn farm journey with Fergal Byrne and  Joan Lucey.

Creating Biodiversity, Amy Brannigan
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 2
A mixed media multisensory workshop using found materials gathered in the natural environment. Amy will demonstrate how she uses natural organic materials to produce her artwork based on Irish flora and fauna and discuss her interest in Irelands wildlife and biodiversity as well as her methods in foraging for natural art materials. Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside Amy and create their own individual artwork. Accessible, inclusive and open to all ages and abilities.

Sun and Games, Megan Best and Michael Soro, Native Events
Time: 12 – 7pm /Location: Courtyard Colonnades
Sun and Games uses the power of play to break down cultural barriers and create a fun and engaging race to a 1.5 degree world.

Curlew Mask Making Workshop, Friends of Ardee Bog
Time: 12 – 7pm / Location: Pavilion 3
Curious about Curlews? Is your interest peaked by their long beaks? You could once hear the Curlew in every county of Ireland, but now this beautiful bird could go extinct in Ireland within 5-10 years. Today we can still hear the curlew in Ardee Bog, but for how much longer? Join friends of Ardee Bog for a Curlew Mask Making workshop, learn about our work surveying the Curlew on Ardee Bog and become part of a flock of Curlews to take over IMMA for the afternoon.

The Wild Weave-a-torium, Marta Romani and Karl Logge
Time: 1:30 – 4:30pm / Location: Pavilion 3
Over and under, windershins and turnwise… from first time weavers to more experienced hands, inside the nomadic lab and collective tapestry workshop of the artists Marta Romani and Karl Logge, you are invited to experience the meditative rhythm of timeless gestures. Come and visit The Wild Weave-a-torium in different states of play throughout the festival and try your hand at spinning, weaving and yarning together with the artists during their live, participatory labs.

The Sally Garden, Elida Maiques
Time: 3 – 4.30pm / Location: Garden
Planting and managing a sally garden (sally/salley/salix/willow) on the grounds of IMMA. This long-term project involves local communities in setting up and taking care of this source of local, sustainable materials for art production, which will also boost the biodiversity of IMMA.

Corp Criadach Seed Bombs, Hi Vis Witches
Time: 5 – 6.30pm / Location: Pavilion 2
Art & Magic Collective Hi-Vis Witches invite audiences to cast a spell with them and create Corp Criadach Seed Bombs to enliven the IMMA grounds.


Exhibition & Installations

Earth Rising Exhibition / Garden Galleries
Explore a wide range of artworks that connect with the themes of Earth Rising. 

Artworks are presented by the following artists: Adrian O’Connell, What are we building in there?; Amy Brannigan, Creating Biodiversity; Angelica Garcia, The 10 Years Wall; Ann Ensor, Cultures rising; Brianna Marshall Crowe, Live off the Landscape; Catherine McDonald, Past, Present, Future; David Bickley and Hina Khan, Salt; Éidín Griffin, Husks; Emily Miller, Bombus Study 3; Jenny Owens, The Seas Within Us; Laura Skehan & Claudia Breitschmid, Nature; Talking; Lieselle McMahon, Memento Mori; Lisa Fingleton, THE FUTURE IS IN THE FIELDS presented in partnership with Creative Ireland and The National Ploughing Championship Project; Lucy Peters, Jeans and a Nice Top from 8.99 (2021) & Black on Black with Accessories in Silver (2022); Lynn Haughton, Material World; Mark Clare, eidolons; Mir Fitzgerald, Food for Thought; Noelle Gallagher, Fractals and Jaybirds; Oana Sânziana Marian, Attention to Befriend the Dying/ Earth; Rennie Buenting, Ireland Can Grow Its Own Sugar!; Silke Michels & Tomasz Madajczak, You Breathe Me; and Sundara O Higgins, Interval.

Earth Rising Outdoor Installations / IMMA Campus
Explore a wide range of installations located across the IMMA campus.

IMMA Outdoors Commissions: Navine G. Dossos, Kind Words Can Never Die; Em’kal Eyongakpa, Mámbáy bebhɛp 43t / besáŋ berat / bakay nɛkɔ; and Forerunner, Y O U N G F O S S I L. 

Installations are presented by the following artists: Breaking Cover Collective, Imaginariums: Incubating Wild Futures; Chinedum Muotto, Seeking Refuge; Elinor Sherwood, Lost In The Knowledge That I Don’t Know; Emmett Cathcart, Nature Cleansing; Helio Leon, The Sea of Dissolution: John Conway, An Ideal Location; Laura Flood, Three Sisters; Mark Clare, Shockwave; Martha Cashman, MORE CLAY LESS PLASTIC IRELAND – Eco friendly Ceramic Birdfeeders; Mimi Seery, I See You; Rebecca Tighe, Blanket Statement;  Ros Burgin, Lifelines &  Island 2; Shannon Carroll & Rosie O’Reilly, Tréimhse Nua; Sinead Curran, PlantsGarden; Sonia Caldwell, Cruinneas; Stephen Roddy, Signal to Noise Loops v5; Steven Doody, Hiding a forest in plain sight; and William Bock and Tomasz Madajczak, Listening Stones

“WoolStock” Celebration of wool, ShamrockSpring 
Location: Lecture Room
Works on display by “Wool Works” Collective including jewelry by Susan Smith; Claire Cawte, Hand Felt EcoPrints; Susan Furneaux, artist, educator and craft consultant in Newfoundland and Labrador; Craftivism by Caroline Kuyper; Dr Niki Collier, Community panel artwork installation with felt stained glass. Meet the artists and craftivists throughout the weekend.


Earth Rising Location Map

Please also explore the IMMA Campus to view Outdoor Installations which can be found throughout the site.

Outdoor Earth Rising Artist Map PDF 

 

Outdoor Earth Rising Artist Map PDF

Earth Rising Talks Playlist

Listen back to our keynote talks through our IMMA Talks playlist on Soundcloud.


Contributors

A combination of over 70 unique contributions and interventions will take place over IMMA’s 48-acre site.

List of Contributors

Adrian O’Connell; Amy Brannigan; Andrew McSweeney; Angelica Atzin Garcia; Ann Ensor; BBEYOND; Breaking Cover Collective (Karen Aguiar, Rebecca Bradley, Paola Catizone, Thomas Duffy, Carmel Ennis, Mary Hoy, Laura O’Brien & Sophie Rieu); Brianna Marshall Crowe; Catherine McDonald; Chinedum Muotto; David Ian Bickley & Hina Khan; ShamrockSpring (Caroline Kuyper, Deirdre Lane, Jane McCann, Niki Collier); Dorone Paris; Dóthain Collective (Darragh Wynne, Caitríona Kenny, Gary Tyrell & Ellen Hegarty); Éidín Griffin; Eileen Hutton & James Haughey; Elaine Garde & Garry Jones; Eleni Kolliopoulou; Elida Maiques; Elinor Sherwood; Emily Miller; Emmett Cathcart & Maya Cathcart; Friends of Ardee Bog; Helio León; Hi-Vis Witches (Heather Gray, Megan Scott, Sara Serpilli); Jasmin Märker, Connor McCrorie (Sporeshore), Courtney Tyler (Hips and Haws Wild Crafts), Josh Clarke, Emma Mckeever; Jenny Owens; John Conway; Karl Logge & Marta Romani; Katerina Gribkoff; Laura Flood; Laura Skehan & Claudia Breitschmid; Lieselle McMahon; Lisa Fingleton; Lucy Peters; Luke Casserly; Lynn Haughton; Mark Clare; Martha Cashman; Mia DiChiaro, Katherine Hall & Sinéad O’Connor; Mimi Seery; Mir Fitzgerald; Monkeyshine; Natasha Ariff & Laura Sheeran; Native Events; Nicholas Brown; Niki Collier; Nigel Wood; Noelle Gallagher; Oana Sânziana Marian; Patricia Kane; Rachel Dempsey; Rachel Druett & Laura Merren; Rebecca Tighe; Rediscovery Centre; Rennie Buenting; RE-PEAT (Bethany Copsey, Deirdre Lane, Frankie Turk, Lukas Fraser); Robert Coleman; Roisin Markham; Ros Burgin; Shannon Carroll & Rosie O’Reilly; Silke Michels & Tomasz Madajczak; Sinéad Curran ; Sonia Caldwell; Sophie von Maltzan; Spooky Beore; Stephen Roddy; Steven Doody; Sundara O’Higgins; Sylvia Maher; The Accidental Rapper; Tom Lane & Jessica Traynor ; Úna Keane; William Bock & Tomasz Madajczak.


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