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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. 

Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June. A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.