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We have lots of online material and activities for you to do and access from home. Explore the IMMA Collection Online with over 3,500 artworks; view artworks with IMMA Screen a new online screening series presenting film and video works from the Collection; make art with Explorer at Home and our Teens at Home art projects; join our live talks; watch our exhibition videos; read our online magazine and lots more.

On 18 September we will be celebrating Culture Night with a day long programme of online events. The online programme begins with an Armchair Azure, a dementia-inclusive live Azure tour delivered via Zoom available to people living with dementia, their families, friends and carers. This is followed by the launch of the fifth film work to be presented as part of IMMA Screen, Helen Cammock’s The Long Note, 2018. From 4pm join us for virtual walking tours on the biodiversity of the IMMA gardens and the hidden history of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham broadcast on our website; a family art workshop for you to do at home; a cookery demonstration with Peaches Kemp from the Kemp Sisters Café and lots more. At 6pm, IMMA’s Director Annie Fletcher will broadcast the launch of Culture Night and celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions. For those who do not have the chance to see the exhibitions in person on the day, our curators and visitor engagement team will be presenting a selection of the works to our audiences online. A full programme of events is available, check out our Culture Night page for details.

From 18 August we are delighted to present Isabel Nolan’s two video works, Sloganeering 1-4 (2001) and The Condition of Emptiness (2007) as the fourth instalment of IMMA Screen  an online screening series showcasing film and video works from the IMMA Collection. Previously only shown in an exhibition space, IMMA Screen provides an exciting opportunity for audiences to view artworks by Helen Cammock, Phil Collins, Vivienne Dick, Kevin Gaffney, Isabel Nolan and Alanna O’Kelly in their own homes. The current screening of Isabel Nolan’s two video works, is available until 14 September 2020.

Follow our social media channels to check in on our daily activity on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Make sure to tag us and use our hashtags so we can engage with you online. 

The following is a comprehensive guide to help you access all our online activities, please check back regularly as we add more content regularly.

We wish everyone well and to stay safe.

Explore the IMMA Collection Online

Explore the IMMA Collection Online, our National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art with over 3500 artworks by Irish and international artists. Explore by artist name, title of artwork, date or artist medium from photography to installation to moving image, or just browse through the suggested highlighted artworks.

We share an artwork each day on our social channels under the hashtags #IMMACollection #WakeUpWithArt, these include themed weeks and in-depth explorations of specific artists works.

IMMA Screen

IMMA Screen is an online screening series showcasing film and video works from the IMMA Collection. Previously only shown in an exhibition space, IMMA Screen provides an exciting opportunity for audiences to view artworks by Helen Cammock, Phil Collins, Vivienne Dick, Kevin Gaffney, Isabel Nolan and Alanna O’Kelly

We are delighted to present Helen Cammock’s work as the fifth instalment of IMMA Screen. The video was recently acquired for the IMMA Collection following its presentation as part of the Project Spaces exhibition The Long Note in 2019.

In addition to the work, a series of recordings relating to Cammock’s work from the IMMA Audio Archive are available in the ‘Additional Resources’ section on this page. These include a conversation between the artist and Mary Cremin, Director of Void, Derry and a panel discussion titled Women, Politics & Civil Rights Today that was programmed in response to The Long Note exhibition in 2019.

Art Activities, Explorer at Home

Our Explorer at Home art activities are available for children and adults to do and make at home. We share a new art activity every Wednesday afternoon on our social channels. You will find specially selected artworks, inspired by the IMMA Collection Online and our temporary Exhibition Programme, as starting points for creative activities.

We look forward to seeing your creations and invite you to share them with us online. Make sure to tag us and use the hashtag #ExploreratHome so you can see your work on our website.

All old and new activities are available to view on our Explorer at Home webpage under Explore More.

IMMA Talks Online

IMMA Talks Online is a new series of talks specifically programmed for our online audience.

Visit our Talks page and listen back to selected talks or visit our Soundcloud channel where we have over 300 audio pieces available to explore. Some recent talks for you to listen to include:

Talks Online: Media-based time, Dr Maeve Connolly

Artist Discussion with Bharti Kher

Explore the IMMA Collection Artists: Talks and Responses playlist. We have dug deep into our audio archives to present recordings of past talks and discussion that feature contributions by IMMA Collection artists. Hear about the ideas and processes that inform the making of their work. This extensive archive, dating as far back as 1993, includes talks by Barrie Cooke, Antony Gormley, Rebecca Horn, Isaac Julien, Alice Maher, Brian O’Doherty and Lawrence Weiner.

Look out for our LONG LISTEN posts on our social channels at the weekends for the most recent talks to listen to.

Art Projects, Teens at Home

This summer Teens at Home will share creative exercises and art activities online created by artists for young people aged 13 to 18. Artist Kathryn Maguire has created two projects for you to do at home.

New projects will be shared on our website and announced on our social channels.. Make sure to tag us so we can see your work #IMMATeensatHome

IMMA Magazine

We share lots of articles in our online IMMA Magazine written by artists, curators, poets, writers, IMMA staff and many other collaborators. Some recent articles for you to read are:

Derek Jarman’s Garden by Susan Thomson

Curating at IMMA, through a queer lens  by Seán Kissane

Statue Wars by Lisa Moran

Watch our for our LONG READ articles posted on our social channels at the weekend with the newest magazine articles.

Watch Exhibition Videos

#IMMAInsideOut Collective Project

During the lockdown the #IMMAInsideOut Collective Project allowed us to share art, ideas and our experiences. We asked our followers on social media to share their art and lives with all of us in a collective effort to combat social isolation and boredom using the hashtag #IMMAInsideOut.

Lots of people joined us on this adventure and took photos of their lives during this time – their unusual desktop or art studio at home, what they could see from their window, who they shared the quarantine with or their kid’s creativity – sharing them on their social media channels and tagging us.

View our image gallery as a digital exhibition, a reflection of our shared experience of these exceptional times. The image gallery comprises work shared by you from March to July 2020.

Important Notice

To ensure the health and safety of the public, IMMA’s galleries will be closed from the evening of Friday 18 September until Saturday 10 October 2020. The grounds of IMMA and the RHK will remain open. Thank you for your cooperation.