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Spring Opening 5 & 6 April 2014 > JOIN US!

IMMA is delighted to announce its Spring 2014 opening with the launch of a major retrospective exhibition by internationally acclaimed Indian artist Sheela Gowda. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition Sheela Gowda Open Eye Policy IMMA presents a dynamic programme of exhibitions, activities and events, with something for everyone, on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April 2014. 

Highlights include family activities as part of the family exhibition Light Rhythms – create your own sound installation with artist Karl Burke, try out your skills as a DJ with DJ Simon Conway, and contribute to a large scale installation in IMMA’s courtyard; attend one of our many curator’s talks on IMMA’s exhibitions throughout the day culminating in a panel discussion with artist Sheela Gowda; attend the official Spring Opening reception at 6pm; and finally for those of you who love to dance attend our ‘90s club night, in partnership with Totally Dublin, with sets by exhibiting artist Haroon Mirza, Donal Dineen and more, taking place in IMMA’s Chapel from 8pm. Our Spring Opening is also a chance for visitors of all ages to discover the full breadth of IMMA’s Spring programme with five other exhibitions on view.

The following is a full schedule of events, please note some events require advance booking.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Spring Opening Line up!

SATURDAY 5 APRIL

DAYTIME - 10.00am to 6.00pm

VISIT EXHIBITIONS:

- Opening of Sheela Gowda Open Eye Policy
Patrick Scott Image Space Light
Are jee be? Haroon Mirza
- Family Exhibition Light Rhythms
Vong Phaophanit Line Writing
One Foot in the Real World

LECTURE

In Conversation with Sheela Gowda
5.00 – 6.00pm, Johnston Suite

Sheela Gowda discusses her work with co-curators Annie Fletcher and Grant Watson, and reflects on their shared experiences of developing the retrospective exhibition for its touring venues.                                      
Booking is required. Free tickets will be available online at www.imma.ie/talksandlectures.ie

CURATORS TALKS                                                                                                                      

Curators’ Gallery Talks on Current Exhibitions
Meeting Point: Main Reception

In a series of short introductions in the galleries, IMMA’s curatorial team invites you to explore selected works featured in the current exhibitions.

12.30pm – 1.00pm Patrick Scott Image Space Light presented by Johanne Mullan

1.15pm – 1.45pm  Vong Phaophanit Line Writing presented by Marguerite O’Molloy

2.00pm – 2.30pm Are jee be? Haroon Mirza presented by Séamus McCormack

No booking is required. Numbers are limited.

FOR FAMILIES

Family Exhibition - Light Rhythms
The Project Spaces
Light Rhythms is an exhibition about sound, light and line that is activated by families and young people of all ages. The artworks explore sound, space, light and colour, so why not drop in to test out how you can manipulate and influence these elements. Stop and listen, consider how you can change the sound in the room. Use your body to create your own Patrick Scott inspired image.


Help us to make a large-scale sculpture – Making the Connection
12noon – 4.00pm, IMMA Courtyard
Contribute to a large-scale sculpture, Making the Connection by artist Julian Wild, in our courtyard. Using plastic plumber's tubing and elbow joints, Making the Connection is made from one continuous line of over 300 metres of tubing, everyone is encouraged to add to this free flowing sculpture that explores the space that it exists in.


Making the Connection by Julian Wild


Learn how to DJ
12noon – 2.00pm (for children 7+), The Project Spaces
Drop in and try out your skills as a DJ with DJ Simon Conway of Forza Italo and Wave Forza. Learn the fundamentals of DJing with vinyl records and try out a few DJ tricks on the decks. Not to be missed!

Create your own Sound Art
12noon – 4.00pm, The Project Spaces

Join artist Karl Burke, whose sound artwork Compositions 1-36 (created in collaboration with Russell Hart) is in our Light Rhythms exhibition, to explore listening and to work together to create your own sound installation.

Drop in for as little or as long as you like, no booking required.

TEENS

Sound Workshop for 13 to 18 year olds
1.30pm to 3.30pm, Studio and The Project Spaces
Especially designed for teens meet sound artist Karl Burke to create your own sound compositions and meet DJ Simon Conway to learn the fundamentals of Djing and to learn a few DJ tricks! To book email: edcommbooking@imma.ie

FILM

Film Screening | Patrick Scott Golden Boy
10am - 5.00pm, 50mins on a loop (Screened on the hour), Lecture Room

Golden Boy is the most definitive film portrait of one of Ireland’s most famous artists. The film charts the artist’s journey from his childhood in Cork and his embracing of modernism when he encountered the White Stag Group during WW2. Scott recalls his time as an architect with Michael Scott before he decided to be a full time painter in the early ‘50s. Locations include his home and studio in Dublin and his family home Kilbrittain County Cork. The film features his great friends Seamus Heaney, Dorothy Walker and Stephen Pearce. Scott takes centre stage alongside his best friends, his cats! No booking required.

Produced by Maria Doyle Kennedy and Andrea Pitt for Mermaid Films, Directed by Sé Merry Doyle, Music by Kieran Kennedy.

SATURDAY NIGHT - 6pm to late

Spring Opening Reception
6.00 – 8.00pm

IMMA's Cafe its@ imma will open until 7.00pm

IMMA presents '90s Club Night in association with Totally Dublin - SOLD OUT
8.00pm – Midnight, the Chapel

IMMA has teamed up with Totally Dublin to present a Club Night that will transport you back to the ‘90s Dublin club scene. Artist Haroon Mirza, whose new project Are jee be? is showing at IMMA until 8 June, will headline a retrospective of the music that created the Dublin rave scene. Featuring sets by DJs Donal Dineen (2FM), Adrian Dunlea (Sir Henry’s, Cork) and Totally Dublin DJs this night is a tribute to club nights such as the System, Orbit and Dance Crazy.

The event is kindly sponsored by Tiger Beer, The Picture Works and Damson Diner.


SUNDAY 6 APRIL - 12noon to 5.30pm

VISIT EXHIBITIONS:

- Opening of Sheela Gowda Open Eye Policy
Patrick Scott Image Space Light
Are jee be? Haroon Mirza
- Family Exhibition Light Rhythms
Vong Phaophanit Line Writing
One Foot in the Real World

FOR FAMILIES

Family Exhibition - Light Rhythms
The Project Spaces

Light Rhythms is an exhibition about sound, light and line that is activated by families and young people of all ages. The artworks explore sound, space, light and colour, so why not drop in to test out how you can manipulate and influence these elements. Stop and listen, consider how you can change the sound in the room. Use your body to create your own Patrick Scott inspired image.

Explorer Family Workshop
2.00pm – 4.00pm, The Projects Spaces

Join us for the family workshop Explorer to explore the Light Rhythms exhibition. All free and lots of fun!

Drop in for as little or as long as you like, no booking required.

IMMA Blog

Read IMMA Blog on family exhibition Light Rhythms to give you a taster of what to expect this weekend.

Please Note: Traffic Restrictions on Bow Lane West from Friday 4 April to Sunday 6 April

Road works are taking place on James Street and Thomas Street from Friday 4 April at 10am and will continue to Sunday 6 April. As part of these works a single lane closure will be put in place on Bow Lane West (between the LUAS tracks and junction with James St.). Vehicular traffic will not be able to travel Eastbound on this section of road with traffic diverted via Military Road, St Johns Road West and Kilmainham Lane onto South Circular Road and back onto Mount Brown to continue their journey. Westbound traffic will not be restricted by the works.

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Tel: +353-1-6129900, Email:
info@imma.ie