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Etel Adnan, Untitled #206, 2013, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm, Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut / Hamburg

After a hugely successful launch last year, SUMMER RISING - The IMMA Festival is back!

Between June 4th and 14th, IMMA celebrates summer with a series of art, music, performance and food events designed to showcase the beautiful buildings and grounds of IMMA, day and night. 

All day-time activities free, tickets starting from €15.00 for food and night-time events. Buy tickets here.

Please be advised that many of these activities are outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, exact times and locations may change. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

Directions and parking

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS – DAILY GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON
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THURSDAY 4 JUNE

Summer Exhibition opening
6pm – 8pm, all welcome, galleries open until 8pm
Stan Douglas: Mise en Scène (5 June – 20 September 2015)
Etel Adnan (5 June – 13 September 2015)
IMMA Collection: Fragments (1 May - 26 July)
Karla Black (1 May - 26 July)
More Than One Maker (28 May – 12 July 2015)

FRIDAY 5 JUNE

Exhibitions open to the public
11:30am – 5:30pm
Stan Douglas: Mise en Scène (5 June – 20 September 2015)
Etel Adnan (5 June – 13 September 2015)
Diogo Pimentão: Disequilibrium Displacement (10 April - 5 July)
Gerda Frömel, A Retrospective (10 April - 5 July)
IMMA Collection: Fragments (1 May - 26 July)
Karla Black (1 May - 26 July)
More Than One Maker (28 May – 12 July 2015)

SATURDAY 6 JUNE 

GARDEN RISING, 12noon – 5pm, All events free
A daytime celebration of art, food and performance for all ages taking place in IMMA’s stunning gardens.

Family-Friendly Food Workshops

  • Use icing to create an artwork on an Edible Gingerbread Canvas, inspired by Etel Adnan's work. Each canvas will be photographed before it's gobbled up. Drop in, until the gingerbread runs out!
  • Create your own food "fanzines" with Cliodhna Prendergast of Breaking Eggs, where children will use their sense of smell and touch, as well as imagination, to create their own fanzine recipe book. Families are invited to bring along a simple family recipe, a photo of themselves cooking and perhaps some picture cutouts of recipe items to create collages and personalize their fanzines.  Two sessions: 1-2pm and 3-4pm. Limited places availableBOOK HERE

Interactive Art Experiences

  • Explore the “maze” of the Formal Gardens and discover three different artists at work: join in with Slavek Kwi as he weaves a large spidery web between the hedges; meet Ed Devane and hear his custom multiplayer wind chimes and cardboard slap-tube; and lend a hand as Joe Coveney’s bamboo constructions take shape.
  • Create “seed bombs” and emergency housing for refugee urban bees with Kaethe Burt-O'Dea of the Bí Democracy using waste materials like old campaign posters and kitchen compost. Drop in.

Concrete Tiki “Picnic Bindles" 
12noon – 3pm, tickets €25.00 per “Bindle”
A pre-bookable lunch for two featuring a selection of great Irish food, beautifully and thoughtfully presented with help from artists Tuomey, Williams & Watt and Arran Street East. With Le Levain Bread, salad by Market Kitchen, Lilliput Stores treats, sliced Hegarty's cheddar, Cake Café chutney, Gubbeen salami sticks, a specially made drink by Katie Sanderson, an orange apple, Miena's Handmade nougat and a Wildflour Bakery specially designed cake. Concrete Tiki is Michelle Darmody and Fiona Hallinan. Each “Bindle” will feed two (or one very hungry) person. BOOK HERE

Sometimes We See Better With Our Eyes Closed (family workshop)
12 - 1pm / 2 - 3pm 
Clodagh Emoe (artist) leads an Etel Adnan inspired family workshop in the East Ground Galleries where participants engage with the paintings and leporellos in the Etel Adnan exhibition through perceiving, recounting and re-imagining. Suitable for children 7+ and adults alike. Limited places available. BOOK HERE.

Food Discussion with Zack Denfeld
1 - 1.45pm                                                                                                    
Cofounders of The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Zack Denfeld (artist, designer and educator) and Cathrine Kramer lead a discussion on the Garden Terrace that draws on their research on food, science, art and collaboration. They will be joined by special guests: Michelle Darmody (The Cake Cafe), Stephen Brandes (artist and founder of Domestic Godless) and  Fiona Hallinan (artist), to address shared interests in food systems. Drop in.

In Conversation with Artist Stan Douglas
2 - 3pm
World-renowned artist Stan Douglas and curator Seamus Kealy discuss his exhibition Mise en Scène, currently showing at IMMA. Johnston Suite, spaces limited. Booking required. BOOK HERE

In Conversation with Gavin Bryars
3:30 – 4:30pm

Gavin Bryars (composer) and Rachael Thomas (Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, IMMA) will discuss music, art and poetry in relation to the work of Etel Adnan on the Garden Terrace. Gavin Bryars has previously worked with John Cage, Cornelius Cardew and John White. Drop in.

IMMA Summer Party
8pm onwards. Tickets €15.00
A nighttime celebration of music, art, food and cocktails in the buildings and grounds of IMMA. Food & cocktails by Concrete Tiki (Michelle Darmody of The Cake Cafe and artist Fiona Hallinan) with partners Designgoat, Fish Shop, K Chido Mexico and Madina. In the Silence of the night, curated by Mary Cremin, includes live outdoor performances by Dorit Chrysler on theremin, interventions by artist Ruth Proctor and Lee Welch, spoken word performances and readings by Claire-Louise Bennett, Dimitra Xidous, Ella De Burca, Sally Rooney and Sarah Jones. Music curated by Peter Maybury (Thread Pulls) & Dennis McNulty includes Rainfear, Das DJ, Press Charges (Sunken Foal), Simon Conway, Elll and Andrew Fogarty. BOOK HERE Note: The parking lot will be CLOSED for this event. Please plan accordingly. Click here for directions and information on a free Uber trip.

TUESDAY 9 JUNE - THURSDAY 11 JUNE

Free mid-week events for families

Summer Camps for Teens
Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 June
Meet artists, explore exhibitions, discuss ideas, and make artworks in the studios:  join artist Janine Davidson for an exciting 3-day workshop inspired by the artist Stan Douglas. This exciting three day workshop will explore history and narrative with analogue and digital technologies, and create with daily outputs to be shared on social media.
Book here for 12-15 year olds
Book here for 15-18 year olds

Mornings at the Museum
Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 June, 10am – 11am
Have some creative family time during the mid-week. Children and grown-ups can enjoy visiting an exhibition and making artworks together in the gallery. All ages, preschoolers especially welcome. Drop-in to the main IMMA reception at 10am.

FRIDAY 12 JUNE

Happenings open-air film screening
CANCELLED
This event has been cancelled.

SUNDAY 14 JUNE 

GARDEN RISING, 12noon – 5pm, All events free
A daytime celebration of art, food and performance for all ages taking place in IMMA’s stunning gardens.

Family-Friendly Food Workshops

  • From 12pm: Use icing to create an artwork on an Edible Gingerbread Canvas, inspired by Etel Adnan's work. Come early before they run out!
  • 2-3pm: Forage in the IMMA Meadow and learn to make herbal tea mixtures with Freda Wolfe of Intelligent Tea & Wild Irish Foods, and Denise Dunne of The Herb Garden.
  • 2-3pm: Learn about fermenting and preserving foods with April Danaan.
  • 3:30-4:30pm: Joe Rumburger hosts and outdoor butchering workshop teaching you how to cut meat and then cook it to perfection.
  • 3:30-4:30pm: "The Domestic Godless Guide to Dinner Party Surprises", a food workshop with Domestic Godless demonstrating some of the stranger dishes they've concocted over the years.

Interactive Art Experiences

  • Explore the “maze” of the Formal Gardens and discover three different artists at work: join in with Slavek Kwi as he weaves a large spidery web between the hedges; meet Ed Devane and hear his custom multiplayer wind chimes and cardboard slap-tube; and lend a hand as Joe Coveney’s bamboo constructions take shape.

Concrete Tiki “Picnic Bindles" 
12noon – 3pm, tickets €25.00 per “Bindle”
A pre-bookable lunch for two featuring a selection of great Irish food, beautifully and thoughtfully presented with help from artists Tuomey, Williams & Watt and Arran Street East. With Le Levain Bread, salad by Market Kitchen, Lilliput Stores treats, sliced Hegarty's cheddar, Cake Café chutney, Gubbeen salami sticks, a specially made drink by Katie Sanderson, an orange apple, Miena's Handmade nougat and a Wildflour Bakery specially designed cake. Concrete Tiki is Michelle Darmody and Fiona Hallinan. Each “Bindle” will feed two (or one very hungry) person.  BOOK HERE

THEATREclub performance A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!
Ongoing 12noon - 5pm
Doireann Coady & Grace Dyas of Dublin theatre collective THEATREclub, will take up residence in IMMA’s studios during the Summer Rising Festival. Responding to the resonances of the inherited history of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the pair will make a durational piece of performance in the Formal Gardens placing the spectator in history in the present tense.

Open Registration: Artist Led Archive - Reactivation
12noon - 5:30pm

Are you, or have you ever been involved in an artist collective, or artist-led initiative in Ireland or Northern Ireland? Megs Morley, Curator of the Artist-led Archive in collaboration with NIVAL; invites you to contribute to this nationally significant archive project, documenting over 40 years of artist-led activity in Ireland, a period marking one of the most turbulent eras of social, economic and political change in Ireland. As part of More Than one Maker project at IMMA. Open Registration: Artist Led Archive - Reactivation will be in operation at the IMMA Project Spaces from 13 – 14 June 2015. Drop In.

Tour of Bully’s Acre - Dublin’s Oldest Cemetery
1pm - 2:15pm
  
Join historian and author Paul O’Brien (OPW) as he tells the story of this little known graveyard in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and last resting place of Robert Emmet and many generation of Dubliners. Meet at the Bully Acres gates. Limited places available. BOOK HERE

Tour of Formal Gardens
3pm - 3:30pm
Cathal O’Sullivan (Craft Gardener, OPW) discusses the heritage, and vistas of the formal gardens. Meet at the fountain in the Formal Gardens. Drop in.

Critical Talk: Megs Morley - Strategies of Collaboration and Resistance
3:30 - 4:30pm
Megs Morley (artist and independent curator) discusses the history of Irish artist-led and self-organized initiatives and their troubled pasts in IMMA's Project Spaces. This talk reflects on Morley interests in artistic strategies of resistance, self-organisation, intervention and collectivism. Morley is the curator of the Artist-led Archive, a project documenting over 80 Irish artist-initiatives, and was the 2014 Curator in Residence for Galway city where she developed a new public research programme titled The Para Institution. BOOK HERE.

Concrete Tiki Razing
7pm - 11pm, tickets €20
A casual party in the gardens of IMMA, curated by Concrete Tiki (Michelle Darmody and Fiona Hallinan), to mark the end of the SUMMER RISING festival. Join us for a relaxed evening of food and beverages around the Tiki, accompanied by live music performances by musician/DJ Gentle Boy and trad-indie-dance fiddler Daithí Ó Drónaí. This intimate foodie gathering begins with a welcome cocktail and intriguing canapés handcrafted by Domestic Godless. A delicious buffet by Concrete Tiki follows, including lamb and veggie skewers hot off the grill, flatbreads and a selection of tantalising salads and sides. Leave room for dessert – slices of Miena's handmade nougat and a summery iced coffee. Wine and prosecco are available by the glass or bottle, as well as a selection of craft beers. Before the dinner, guests also will have the opportunity for a private tour of the Stan Douglas Mise en Scène exhibition from 6.30 to 7pm. BOOK HERE

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Directions and Parking

Museum Entrance on Military Road
By Luas: Red line to Heuston Station, 8 minute walk to Museum entrance on Military Road. For further information about Luas please click here

By bus: Buses to Heuston Station (8 minutes walk via Military Rd): 145, 79 and 79a from Aston Quay. Buses to James St (8 minutes walk via steps to Bow Lane onto Irwin St and Military Rd): 13, 40, 123 from O'Connell St and Dame St.

By car: 10 minute drive from city centre. Parking just €2 for the first three hours. Parking will not be available during the Summer Party on 6 June (disabled parking OK)

On foot: Approximately 30 to 40 minutes from city centre.

By train: 8 minute walk from Heuston Station; from Connolly and Tara Street Stations by 90 bus to Heuston Station

Free lift with UBER: Uber is giving SUMMER RISING visitors a free trip up to 20 euros. To claim your trip, register with Uber.com using our promo code IMMASummer, or follow this direct link: http://get.uber.com/go/IMMASummer


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