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Welcome to our weekly Explorer at Home activity. This week we invite you to make your own note cards from pressed flowers to send to loved ones. Inspired by the Irish artist William McKeown and his beautiful drawings, ‘Primrose II‘ (2003) and ‘Snowdrop’ (2008) from the IMMA Collection. McKeown’s luminous, near abstract paintings explore states of mind, such as happiness and freedom, and qualities of nature, like light, air and sky.

Here is an easy way to make your own notecards

1. Begin by collecting small Spring flowers or leaves that can be pressed.
2. Use some grease proof paper to press the flowers and put the paper in between the pages of a heavy book.
3. Leave for a few days until the small flowers or leaves have been dried.
4. Then get a sheet of A4 paper and fold in half.
5. Decorate the paper card sticking the small flowers on with pritt stick (glue).

A beautiful way to celebrate Spring and share with loved ones. 

Make sure to tag us with the #ExploreratHome hashtag so we can see your art and include it on our website.

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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.