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Join artist Dorothy Smith in this exciting 2-day practical workshop taking place in the IMMA studios.

Dorothy will lead a workshop focused on the ‘IMMA Collection: Freud Project’, an important long-term loan of 50 works by artist Lucian Freud. Alongside practical work in the studio, participants can explore the art of someone who is regarded as one of the world’s greatest realist painters.

This two-day workshop is a great opportunity to:

What you will do:
Meet and talk to a contemporary artist.
Gain knowledge and practical experience of contemporary art.
Explore the theme of portraiture and portrait-making.

IMMA is also hosting Teen Workshops for 13 to 15 year olds. This two day workshop takes place on the monrings of Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Nov from 11am to 1pm. There are a few spaces left on this workshop, to book your free place visit

The midterm workshops are free but must be booked online. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Please present a copy of your Showclix ticket when you arrive at IMMA for the workshop. If, following booking, you are unable to take up your place at the workshop, please inform IMMA as soon as possible so that the vacant place may be reallocated. This is a hands-on workshop using a range of art materials and processes so participants are advised to dress appropriately.

Teens can bring adults along to the ‘IMMA Collection: Freud Project’ for Free until Sunday 5 November. IMMA is celebrating the successful first year of the exhibition with a fortnight of FREE admission to all. To book your free tickets visit

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About the Artist

Lucian Freud 1922–2011

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century. Renowned for his portrayal of the human form, Freud is best known for his intimate, honest, often visceral portraits. Working only from life Freud’s studio was intensely private and he mainly worked with those he was close to, often asking subjects to sit for hundreds of hours over multiple sittings to better capture the essence of their personality.
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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. 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.