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IMMA Residency artist David Beattie invites you to studios 11 + 12 for a final opportunity to engage with the research and development of his studio practice during his residency at the museum. All are welcome to drop in from 4pm – 8pm. There is an informal presentation from 7pm – 8pm with Beattie and the IMMA25 Collective, followed by a short Q&A. Refreshments will be served.

Beattie’s sculptures combine sound, movement and physics to create unlikely alliances. His reapplication of domestic objects and technologies offers a fresh take of their function and allows a reinterpretation of these outmoded objects. David is an artist who is deeply interested in concepts around materialism and object-orientated philosophy spear-headed by Heidegger and Graham Harman. His art is situated between the scientific, the human and the spiritual.

David’s work has been widely exhibited both at home and abroad. Some of his recent solo exhibitions include, A Knowledge of Things Familiar, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Contemporaries Guest Room at the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Old Light, New Darkness at The Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh and The Weight of the Sky at the Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto.

About the Artist

David Beattie b.1979

David Beattie’s sculptural practice explores the material world through engagement with objects and non-objects. Beattie was awarded the Harpo Foundation Award in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions include Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, The Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh, and Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Visual Art, Toronto. His work was included in the group exhibition In the Line of Beauty at IMMA in 2013. He was a recipient of the Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection in 2016.

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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. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.