The IMMA Collection is a unique resource which is made available to the public through a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions and projects. Collection Exhibitions may explore the work of an individual artist, or address a theme or historic period.
How do contemporary artists respond to the current environmental crisis and to other contemporary issues? Can art empower young voices and make them heard? This free workshop for 15 to 18 year olds will enable participants to engage with these questions and more. IMMA’s Visitor Engagement Team facilitators Evy and Paola will lead this exciting, environmentally-themed workshop which will take place in the galleries and studios.
Participants will be introduced to works in the IMMA Collection exhibition A Fiction Close to Reality. Discussion will focus on the artwork of Geta Brătescu, Caroline Mc Carthy and Richard Wentworth among others, who articulate social/political/environmental concerns through their art.
In the studios, participants will warm up with a set of games and processes including voice and rhythm explorations, slogan brainstorming and writing. Participants can get creative with banner and T-shirt art, social media broadcasting, and culminating in a performance in IMMA’s courtyard. This workshop will include the making of plastic bricks and participants will take home a “seed bomb”.
The workshop will encourage and support participants to engage positively and creatively with one of the most pressing issues of our times. It will offer a great opportunity to:
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At the end of the booking process, the participant(s) will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions of participating in workshops and events for teens and young people at IMMA.
British sculptor Richard Wentworth attended Hornsey College of Art and the Royal College of Art. Experimenting with a range of materials and procedures, Wentworth manipulates and juxtaposes every-day, often disregarded objects to create sculptures that play with scale, gravity, ordinariness and language. Wentworth has exhibited since the 1970s. He taught at Goldsmith’s College, London, from 1971 to 1987. His work was the subject of a major solo exhibition at Tate Liverpool in 2005.View Artist