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IMMA welcomes visitors to join us on Studio Street where the doors will be open to several IMMA Residency and Studio Spaces on the evenings of Thursday 29 June, 27 July and 24 August, between 6.30pm to 8pm. Located to the south of the main building, this is your chance to discover what’s happening, meet some of the artists, and delve deeper into discussions about their research and projects.

IMMA Residents include Rita Duffy, Museum of Everyone, Thaís Muniz, Rachel Fallon and ANU Productions. Supporting cultural practices and processes through this unique museum resource visitors can expect to encounter a broad range of practices pursuing enquiries and research into themes such as communities, care, citizenship, ecology, local histories, diversity, and empowerment.

Open Studio with ANU
Thurs, 24 August
6.30 - 8.00pm

ANU Research Development with Performer Matthew Williamson

For August’s open studio ANU are developing a new project with performer Matthew Williamson focusing on the closure of public back lanes of the Dublin suburb of Blanchardstown where Williamson grew up.

As a dancer and performer Williamson will present his physical movement research, scrutinising his personal experience of urban gating and the encroachment on our public space.

Showing on IMMA’s Studio Street three activations are scheduled to take place in and around studio 5 at:

  • 6.30pm
  • 7.10pm
  • 7.40pm

Duration is 15 mins max, each free event will vary, no booking required.

Open Studio with Rachel Fallon
Thurs, 24 August
6.30 - 8.00pm

(Love) Letter to the Garden

This is an invitation to the opening of an envelope.

Rachel will be happy to discuss the formation of a new body of work centring on the colonial, political and miraculous histories of gardens, the notion of The Ideal Garden and how Victorian love letters give a sculptural structure to her ideas.
A picnic will be held. Tea will be served. Discourse and conversation will be had. All will be welcomed to studio 11.

More about Rachel Fallon here

Workshop and Public Event with Thaís Muniz
Thurs, 24 August
6.30 - 8.00pm

Inner Space of a Future Memory

  • Thurs, 24 August 7.00 – 8.30pm (public event, no booking required)
  • Thurs, 24 August 5.30 – 8.30pm (book-in ticketed workshop event)

Inner Space of a Future Memory is a work-in-progress by artist Thaís Muniz, it is composed of a workshop and conversations followed by the collective construction of a performance and an installation based between the IMMA studios and the formal garden.

From 17:30 – 19:00 a private book-in workshop will take place in studio 12. The studio doors will open at 19:00 and activities will proceed to the formal gardens for a public presentation of Inner Space of a Future Memory.

More about Inner Space of a Future Memory and to book the workshop here

One workshop per participant is recommended.

More about Thaís Muniz here

Open Studio with Ella Bertilsson and Museum of Everyone
Thurs, 24 August
6.30 - 8.00pm

Storage Worm with Ella Bertilsson and the Museum of Everyone

Storage Worm is a studio set created by Ella Bertilsson to film her new moving image works. This immersive space explores themes including collective memory, migration, home, and the housing crisis. As part of her open studio Bertilsson invites guests to her installation in studio 14, after which they are encouraged to propose an idea of an object, story or memory to add to the unique and curious environment.

Through its residency The Museum of Everyone (MOE) is facilitating several arts practices including Éireann and I’s curator and researcher Beulah Ezeugo and cultural producer Joselle Ntumba, Irish-Iraqi multidisciplinary artist Basil Al-Rawi, Indian visual artist and filmmaker Pradeep Mahadeshwar, MOE writer in residence Sandrine Uwase Ndahiro, Swedish visual artist Ella Bertilsson, Romanian visual artist and researcher Istvan Laszlo, Irish multidisciplinary visual artist Alan Phelan, Irish visual artist and educator Sarah Edmondson, Brazilian interdisciplinary artist Thaís Muniz and lead artist and curator Brendan Fox.

More about the Museum of Everyone here

July Open Studios

July Open Studios

Thursday 27 July, 6.30 – 8pm

  • Studio Street: activations with ANU and performer Matthew Williamson
  • Studio 11: (Love) Letter to the Garden with Rachel Fallon
  • Studio 12: Inner Space of a Future Memory workshop with Thaís Muniz
  • Studio 13: Open Studio with Rita Duffy
  • Studio 14: The Museum of Everyone presents the expanding archive Éireann and I with Beulah Ezeugo and Joselle Ntumba 

June Open Studios

June Open Studios

Thursday 29 June, 6.30 – 8pm

  • The Flanker Building: Meet with Array Collective
  • Studio 10: Conversations with ANU’s co-artistic director Owen Boss about research for a new artwork Coney Island Dodgems
  • Studio 11: (Love) Letter to the Garden with Rachel Fallon
  • Studio 12: Inner Space of a Future Memory workshop with Thaís Muniz
  • Studio 13: Open Studio with Rita Duffy
  • Studio 14: Research Highlights with Istvan Laszlo and the Museum of Everyone