It will be a different kind of festive season this year and at IMMA we are delighted to bring back our wonderful big Christmas tree to our Courtyard. But this year, we are adding something extra special. Taking inspiration from the ancient Irish custom of the ‘rag tree’, The People’s Tree, Ribbons & Rags merges festive glamour with folkloric tradition. We invite you to share your wishes, hopes, and dreams for the coming year by writing them on a ribbon or a rag so they can be bowed or knotted to the tree, creating a symbolic collective gesture at this exceptional time in our lives.
What you will need:
Now, let’s get to work:
IMMA staff will then tie your precious wish to The People’s Tree. Your wish will sparkle among the others and we hope that the magic of the season will lift your heart!
Finally, here are a number of ways to send us your wish:
Visit the Ribbons & Rags post box at IMMA:
Drop your ribbon or rag into our special Ribbons & Rags post box located in IMMA’s Courtyard.
Send your wish in the post to:
Irish Museum of Modern Art
The Royal Hospital
Dublin D08 FW31
Submit your wish online:
If you can’t make it in person or send it by post and want to take part, please make your wish here.
We will write your message onto a ribbon for you and tie it onto the tree.
Check out IMMA’s social media channels for images of The People’s Tree over the holidays and follow the hashtag #ThePeoplesTree.