The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media has announced the acquisition of over 100 works of contemporary art to Ireland’s National Collection. This was supported by an allocation of €1.5m to IMMA and the Crawford Art Gallery. The purpose of the award was to respond to significant gaps identified in the Collections of both National Cultural Institutions. These new additions to the National Collection will ensure that it is more representative of the diverse communities of contemporary Ireland.
The new works include painting, sculpture, photography, installation, works on paper, digital media works and textiles, by both Irish and international artists. The acquisitions, which encompass pressing issues including climate change, diversity and global migration, will ensure that seminal artists previously missing from the National Collection are now represented. This investment builds upon the €1m fund provided to IMMA and the Crawford Art Gallery in 2020 for the acquisition of artworks to support Irish artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discover the artists and artworks that have joined Your National Collection further down this page.
IMMA have acquired 24 works from 17 artists.
The artists are: Andrea Geyer, Edy Fung, Siobhán Hapaska, Rachel Fallon, Vukašin Nedeljković, Yazan Khalili, Frances Hegarty, Patricia Hurl, Willie Doherty, Kevin Mooney, Clodagh Emoe, Aideen Barry, Sibyl Montague, Daphne Wright, Cathy Wilkes, Nil Yalter, Joan Jonas.
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