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‘I need to make things. The physical interaction with the medium has a curative effect. I need the physical acting out. I need to have these objects exist in relation to my body’ – Louise Bourgeois 

Louise Bourgeois’s work Untitled, 2001, currently on show at IMMA as part of The Narrow Gate of the Here-and–Now, Social Fabric exhibition, explores themes of the body, identity and personal narratives. In response to this work IMMA is holding a portraiture workshop facilitated by artist Eleanor McCaughey and Olive Barrett. 

This two-day workshop will begin by sculpting heads with quick, playful and impulsive decision-making, using non-traditional and found materials. The workshop will explore lighting and display, encouraging the use of phone and tablet cameras to aid with composition. Participants will also be invited to compose a still life composition and continue by painting a still life of their sculptures using layering techniques.  

These workshops will take place in Studio 9 and 10 on Studio Street. Participants with all levels of creative experience are welcome. Places for this workshops are free, but limited.