Irish Museum of Modern Art 

Level A conformance icon,
          W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

High Graphics Version 

Betsie Accessible Version

Top Navigation 1

1.1. Home
1.2. About
1.3. Join & Support
1.4. Contact

Top Navigation 2

2.1. What's New
2.3. Join the Mailing List

Left Navigation 3

3.1. Exhibitions
   3.1.1. Current Exhibitions
   3.1.2. Forthcoming Exhibitions
   3.1.3. Past Exhibitions
   3.1.4. Virtual Tours
   3.1.5. New Art at IMMA
3.2. Collection
3.3. Search the IMMA Collection
3.4. Engagement and Learning
3.5. IMMA Residency Programme
3.6. National Programme
3.7. ROSC 50 - 1967 / 2017
3.8. Venue Hire at RHK


Page Body

Exhibitions > Past Exhibitions

Shifting Ground: Selected Works of Irish Art 1950 - 2000

Shifting Ground examines aspects of Irish art of the last 50 years through the eyes of five critics and commentators on the visual arts, who have had a variety of involvements in the Irish art context in each of the past five decades. The selectors are Bruce Arnold, Dorothy Walker, Oliver Dowling, Medb Ruane and Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith.
Working closely with the Museum, the selectors have identified works which, for them, were key in each of the past five decades, taking account of works already in IMMA's Collection. Works are also drawn from other public collections, from private collectors and directly from artists' studios. The exhibition comprises painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, tape/slide and installation works and includes works by Jack Yeats, Patrick Hennessy, Barrie Cooke, William Scott, Robert Ballagh, Felim Egan, Brian Maguire, Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty and Siobhan Hapaska among others. Shifting Ground is speculative rater than definitive in nature, articulating the shifting ground of Irish art over the period and reflects the extent to which, even the term, Irish art, has to take on new meanings and dimensions, as indeed has Irish society over the last 50 years.
back back


Footer Navigation 4

4.1. Press Office
4.2. Corporate Events
4.3. Customer Charter
4.4. Sitemap
4.5. Print Version