WHOSE HERE NOW
Open Studios for Art Professionals
Join us at IMMA on Friday 19 July from 2–5pm for the chance to explore the research and new work in progress with resident artists currently living and working at IMMA. The Museum’s Residency Programme emphasises the working process rather than the finished product and supports the exploration of new ideas and methods of practice. Offering a process led engagement with art to the visiting art professionals this is a unique opportunity to get an insight in to whose here now and talk to artists directly in their workspaces about how ideas, research and new works are developed.
IMMA Residents Include:
Studio 3A | Ground Up Artists Collective
Studio 3B | Callum Hill
Studio 6A | Emma Wolf Haugh
Studio 6B | The Residency Reading Room
Studio 11 | Suzanne O’Haire
Studio 12 | Lyndon Barrois Jr
Studio 13 | Katie Watchorn
Studio 14 | Sibyl Montague
Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available from the Flanker building, the residents communal house.
Where to find us?
The residency studios are adjacent to the Museum building opposite main reception, spaces open to the public will be indicated with the relevant signage.
Can’t make it on Friday? You’re welcome to join us on Sat 20 July for public open studios taking place from 2 – 4pm here.
Callum Hill | UK | Apr – Oct 2019
Callum is a London based artist filmmaker working primarily in moving image. Her films are led by real characters, locations and experiences. From these factual starting points Callum constructs idiosyncratic, at times erratic, narratives that move between the personal and the political.
Emma Wolf Haugh | IE | Jul – Dec 2019
Emma works with many disciplines weaving together installation, performance, publishing and collaborative workshop techniques. Emma is interested in re-orienting attention in relation to cultural narratives and develops her work from a working class-queer-feminist questioning of ‘What is Missing?’
Suzanne O’Haire | UK | Apr– Aug 2019
Suzanne makes small sculptural assemblages from found objects, junk and castings from discarded packaging. Arrangements of acrobatically stacked, bundled or tentatively balanced forms emerge from impermanent matter, reactivated through re-configuring and assimilating until something holds, suggesting architectural playgrounds, utopian visions or magical portals to an other world.
Lyndon Barrois Jr | US | Jul – Sep 2019
Lyndon uses magazines, cinematic and vernacular imagery as primary subjects of inquiry, translating processes of production and meaning between various material contexts. Projects often call to question the subtle yet real ways that race, especially with relation to divergent masculinities, is created and disseminated.
Katie Watchorn | IE | Apr – Sep 2019
Drawing on her upbringing, Katie’s practice primarily deals with illuminating the nuances and materiality of Irish rural farming, highlighting the process of contemporary and ancestral Irish life and tradition which is often understated and overlooked.
Sibyl Montague | IE | May – Oct 2019
Sibyl Montague’s practice foregrounds the primacy of material and its ability to perform. Sibyl works with a range of sources such as vegetable and digital matter, often engaging strategies of appropriation, or the (dis)assemblage and hacking of commodity goods. Please note that Sibyl will not be able to join us in person for the open studio event however her developing work will be made accessible to the visiting public.
Ground Up Collective | IE
Ground Up Collective (Monica de Bath, Maeve Collins & Julie Griffiths) have a three month residency which will be realised at various stages between May 2019 and May 2020. The residency is in support of a developing commission in partnership Age & Opportunity and will culminate with Bealtaine programming for May 2020 taking place with Clare, Galway and Roscommon County Councils.