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Drawing Day Workshops: To Look, To See, To Be Seen
Saturday 19 May 2018

Session 1: 12pm to 1.30pm
Session 2: 2.30pm to 4pm

No Booking Required, Drop-in & Free

Drawing pre-dates language and with clapping, dancing and drumming, is one of our earliest forms of expression. Mark-making engaged the minds of pre historic men and women and it remains vi-brantly alive today in the technological era.

In these workshops we will playfully explore different ways of approaching drawing, taking some of the exhibitions as a starting point; from embodied, large scale marks, responding to Frank Bowling’s monumental paintings, to trying our hand at rope drawing, in the fashion of Brian O’Doherty, and finally to more focused and considered observational work, based on the intense scrutiny that Lucian Freud and his subjects experienced. Several locations in the Museum will be the inspiring settings of our work.

These sessions will be facilitated by members of IMMA’s Visitors Engagement Team. The workshops are open to all ages and skill levels. All materials will be provided.

Read more on the IMMA blog from National Drawing Day 2015

This years Drawing Day is part of the Culture Date with Dublin 8 Festival in which venues will be encouraging you to explore the theme Inspirational Settings in D8 throughout the course of your visit. .

About the Artist

Brian O'Doherty 1928–2022

Brian O’Doherty was born in Ireland and moved to New York in 1957. A qualified medical doctor, O’Doherty became renowned as an artist, writer, television host, and educator. Consistently exploring the multiple nature of identity, he adopted various personae, notably 'Patrick Ireland', who was buried at IMMA in 2008. Major retrospectives of O’Doherty/Ireland’s work were held at the National Museum of American Art, Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane and the Grey Art Gallery, New York. Brian O'Doherty died at his apartment in Manhattan on Monday 7th of November 2022, at the age of 94.

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