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Join Claire Walsh, Collections, IMMA, for an insightful walkthrough of the exhibition IMMA Collection: A Fiction Close to Reality. It has been developed in response to themes within the adjoining exhition IMMA Collection: Then and Now, Janet Mullarney. In both exhibitions the artists explore inner worlds and ideas of memory and inherited narratives. No need to book in advance, just come to the Meeting Point in IMMA Reception.

This is part of our informal curator’s talk series, where an IMMA curator who has worked on a particular exhibition will guide you through a short 30-40mins walkthrough of the work, highlighting key pieces of interest. In most cases the curator will have worked directly with the artist, or their estate, and can provide a fascinating insight into the artist’s practice, and the overall process of exhibition making at IMMA.

Mary Farl Powers

Mary Farl Powers 1948–1992

Mary Farl Powers moved between the United States and Ireland until she settled in Dublin in the 1970s. Powers studied at the Dun Laoghaire School of Art and the National College of Art and Design. She joined the Graphic Studio, Dublin, in 1973 and developed an extensive body of print work which also incorporated cast paper and paper sculpture. She was a founding member of Aosdána in 1981, and the Graphic Studio Gallery in 1983. She served as a director of the Graphic Studio for many years.

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Janet Mullarney

Janet Mullarney 1952–2020

Irish artist Janet Mullarney attended the Accademia di Belle Arti and Scuola Professionale di Intaglio, Florence. Incorporating a range of materials including bronze, wood, plaster, foam, cloth, glass and wax, her dynamic sculptural works reference religious iconography, art history and human relationships. Mullarney’s work is represented in public collections including that of the Arts Council, the OPW, and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

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Betsabeé Romero

Betsabeé Romero b.1963

Betsabeé Romero attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Concerned with themes of memory, identity and human migration, Romero’s practice draws on popular culture and the traditions of Mexican art. Her work has been exhibited worldwide including at the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and the Museo del Barrio, New York, and is held in collections including the Daros Collection, LACMA, and the Museum of Modern Art of Houston. 

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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.