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A Radical Plot will open IMMA’s Studio Street to create an avenue of encounters with performances, installations, and an occasional peek behind the scenes.

Join us for Afternoons with Minerva: A Studio Visit with artist Isdaora Epstein & guests. Experience Untitled, an installation and corresponding performance by poet and performance artist Chinedum Muotto. See Jan McCullough explore the acts and sites of ‘fabrication’. Hear a poetry recital and find out more about growing plots with Clodagh Emoe.  Overwhelm the senses in multidisciplinary world of Aoife Dunne and tap into subversive appropriation with Liliane Puthod. Play Mark Clare’s Ping Pong Diplomacy, visit A Secret Space with ANU, find Sean Hanrahan’s Memory Anthem flying high on the West Avenue and take part in his workshop. Enjoy a mini exhibition of the work of Studio 10 celebrating 30 years with IMMA and join the whistle stop tour of Studio Street with the Residency Programmer.

IMMA’s Open Studios offer the Museum’s site, history, and our collective relationship to an evolving future as a catalyst for research and practices. All events can be experienced from the outdoors looking in.

Please note, these events take place mainly outdoors, be sure to wear suitable clothing and footwear, and pack an umbrella in case of wet weather.

Open Studio Schedule:

13.00 – 17.00: Studios Street Opens/ no booking required.

13.30 – 13.50: Performance, Chinedum Muotto, Untitled/ no booking required.

14.00 – 14.30: Studio Street Tour/ book you place here.

14.30 – 14.50: Studio Coversation, Clodagh Emoe The Evolution of Crocosmia × & Reading of Vukovar, Hrvatska, by Siniša Koncic / no booking required.

15.00 – 16.00: Sean Hanrahan, Botanical Monoprint Workshop/ book your place here.

16.00 – 16.20 & 16.40 – 17.00: Isadora Epstein Afternoons with Minerva: A studio visit / no booking required.


Live Performance featuring
Chinedum Muotto

Chinedum Muotto - Untitled

Time: 13.30 – 13.50
Location: Studio 5
Booking not required.

Poet and performance artist Chinedum Mutto will offer a performative and sculptural reflection around death and mourning, drawing on his personal experiences, blurring our socio-reality regarding what stays private and how grief is brought to the public consciousness. In conjuring the historical, the present, and the unknown, Chinedum seeks to explore how care can be curated whilst prioritising human rights.

“This performance comes at a time when people in Ireland and the State grapple with their grief and memories of the vulnerable who died whilst in State care.”                       – Chinedum Muotto 

Content warning: IMMA advises that this performance will address themes of a mature and sensitive nature.


Open Conversation featuring
Clodagh Emoe & Siniša Koncic

Clodagh Emoe - The Evolution of Crocosmia ×
& Reading of Vukovar, Hrvatska, by Siniša Koncic

Time: 14.30 – 14.50
Location: Studio 14
Booking not required.

Join Clodagh Emoe at Studio 14 for an open conversation about the project Crocosmia ×, sited on the front lawn of IMMA. Clodagh will reflect on this project, addressing unforeseen outcomes; the rewilding of the once exclusive crocosmia × crocosmiiflora bed, the transformation of a space to a place and how a deeper understanding of place as site for meaning-making informs her forthcoming project. Clodagh will be joined by Siniša Koncic for a reading of his poem Vukovar, Hrvatska, written for the The Plurality of Existence in the Infinite Expanse of Space and Time, a collaborative project that preceded and informed the development of Crocosmia ×.


Studio Street Tour

Time: 14.00 – 14.30
Meeting point: Front Lawn Pavilion
Duration: 30 mins
Booking required. Book your place here.

Join a speed tour of Studio Street with the Residency curator who will endeavour to respond to curiosities about IMMA’s residency programme and what’s going on behind all those doors. Please turn up 5 minutes before tour is scheduled to commence.


Botanical Monoprint Workshop
with Sean Hanrahan

Time: 15.00 – 16.00
Location: Front Lawn Pavilion
Duration: 60 mins
Booking required. Book your place here.

Resident artist Sean Hanrahan will hold a monoprint workshop using fallen and found foliage and textures gathered from the IMMA & RHK site. Each participant is guaranteed to leave with a little bit of IMMA to take home. Suitable for all ages.


Live Performance featuring
Isadora Epstein

Afternoons with Minerva: A studio visit

Time: 16.00 – 16.20  & 16.40 – 17.00 (repeat performances)
Location: Studio 7
Booking not required.

You are welcome to an impromptu and mythological studio visit with Minerva/Pallas Athena (Isadora Epstein) with guest appearances by the the blind prophet Tiresias (Aoibhinn O’Dea), Marsyas the flute playing fawn (Cilian Byrne) and costumes by Aimie Egan. Afternoons with Minerva: A studio visit will be a very divine sort of artist talk.


Important Notice

We would like to advise our visitors that our main car park will be closed to the public on Tuesday 17 May and Wednesday 18 May to facilitate urgent surface repairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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