THIS IS IMMA is a special introduction tour of the Museum campus, exploring a range of locations. This tour is a particularly good opportunity for those that have recently become Members, and even for those who are long standing Members, to explore behind the scenes and get a sense of how IMMA works.
First stop is When We, an exhibition by German – American artist Andrea Geyer in the Courtyard Galleries. We’ll discuss how the unique aspects of the spaces at IMMA present opportunities and challenges for the realisation of each individual artist project.
Next stop is a visit to IMMA’s production studio located in the upper floors of the North Range. This is where the artist and curator’s exhibition concept are brought to life through tools and technology.
We will then visit IMMA’s Artist Residency Programme located on the South side of the building. The residency programme enables artists to live and work on site, providing space to develop and create new work and connect to other artists.
Following a brief stop at the studio currently occupied by Irish artist Neil Carroll we will visit an apartment above the studio to see the accommodation aspect of the studios.
IMMA’s home, the Old Hospital in Kilmainham is steeped in history, we take a stroll to the Formal Gardens and discuss some of the fascinating historical facts and visit the grave of the original warhorse Vonolel.
For our last stop we will be joined by Anne De Buck, Senior Registrar, Collections for a discussion on the care and storage of the IMMA National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. Anne will discuss the equipment used, the procedures for moving artworks and in particular the challenges associated with the care of digital works.
Please note that you must be a Member to attend this event. Membership starts at €50 for the year. Join Today