IMMA Outdoors is a dynamic programme of free events that activates the museum’s site through artist led events, performances, music, talks, screenings, workshops, open studios, and tours. This expansive programme, running over four months and across multiple locations, connects with a diverse set of communities, interests and curiosities, furthering IMMA’s ambition to be a radically public space for all to enjoy. The 2023 programme includes IMMA Nights, an evening series of events taking place every Thursday, and Sundays at IMMA a new family focused day. IMMA’s Courtyard provides a welcoming space to hangout and avail of delicious treats from our new outdoor café Camerino.
IMMA Nights takes place on Thursday evenings from 6pm and offers a variety of events including talks, workshops, dance, performances, book launches and open studios, alongside DJs and live music in the Courtyard. Throughout the summer IMMA will share its site with cultural organisations, initiatives and artist groups creating a hive of evening activity in Dublin 8.
Sundays at IMMA is a family focused day that offers artist led workshops, bespoke garden events and music in the Courtyard. Highlights include an artist workshop with artist Navine G. Dossos who created the visually stunning wall mural in the Courtyard, Kind Words Can Never Die; and Paradise, Paradise, Paradise! by Isadora Epstein, a garden performance for families. IMMA’s Sunday programme also offers events for the wider public such as drop-in Curator Talks and Screenings, including an Iranian film series presented in association with Artists for Woman, Life, Freedom.
This year’s programme draws on six exhibitions available to visit in the galleries throughout the summer. Highlights include a monthly series of Live Performance Works by contemporary visual artists featuring Kevin Atherton, Sarah Pierce, David Sherry and Isadora Epstein; Open Studio Events with IMMA Resident artists, Rachel Fallon, Museum of Everyone, Rita Duffy, ANU and Thaís Muniz, that promises to give a unique insight into creative studio processes; and Sunday Screenings of experimental film drawn from the IMMA Collection featuring works by Vivienne Dick, Atoosa Pour Hosseini and more.
IMMA Outdoors much-loved popular programmes, delivered to you by IMMA’s Visitor Engagement Team, will continue throughout the summer including yoga classes, heritage tours, biodiversity tours, Mornings at the Museum workshops for families and Parent and Baby Hour for new parents.
IMMA Outdoors concludes with Earth Rising, a four-day eco festival showcasing the most exciting innovators in the field of eco citizen science, design and creativity, empowering audiences to become agents of change. Earth Rising takes place from the 21 – 24 September to coincide with Culture Night 2023.
Browse our September 2023 IMMA Outdoors events calendar below. Please note booking is essential for various events. Visit the Events section below for tickets and information about events.