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Listen to Talks & Lectures

You can listen back to a selection of previous Talks by visiting our soundcloud channel. IMMA has a dynamic talks programme with regular contributions from artists, historians and curators, all discussing underlying themes from the Exhibitions and Collection programmes at IMMA.

Selected recordings are part of the IMMA Audio Archive in operation from 1991 to present.

Book Talks & Lectures

Booking is essential for all Talks and Lectures at IMMA. Tickets are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. Find below details and booking information for the current programme. Please check back regularly as new talks and events are added each month.

Talks, Lectures & Events 2014

08 May 2015
21 Jun 2015
Focusing on developments in contemporary art, this seminar aims to provide a forum for emerging post-graduate researchers and scholars to present their research as it relates to the topic Art | Memory | Place. Researchers from all related disciplines are invited to apply. however the emphasis is on visual culture and modern and contemporary art.

14 Jun 2015
12:00 to 17:00
Artist Led Archive: Reactivation | Megs Morley
Are you, or have you ever been involved in an artist collective, or artist-led initiative in Ireland or Northern Ireland? Megs Morley, artist and independent curator of the archive in collaboration with NIVAL invites you to contribute to this nationally significant project, documenting over 40 years of artist-led activity in Ireland.

14 Jun 2015
15:30 to 16:30
Critical Talk | Strategies of Collaboration and Resistance
Megs Morley discusses the history of Irish artist-led and self-organized initiatives and their troubled pasts.

01 Jul 2015
13:15 to 14:00
Lunchtime Gallery Talk | Etel Adnan
Rachael Gilbourne (Assistant Curator, Exhibitions, IMMA) introduces the new exhibitions of works by renowned artist, poet and writer, Etel Adnan.

05 Jul 2015
15:00 to 16:00
Closing Conversation | Frances Morris
To mark the final day of the Frömel exhibition at IMMA, renowned art historian and curator Frances Morris (Director of Collection, International Art, Tate Modern, UK) reflects on her extensive research on post war art and examines how this time of vast turmoil and vigorous creativity continues to influence artistic practice of the last decades. Conversation moderated by Seán Kissane (IMMA).

08 Jul 2015
00:00 to Select:Select
Come Together with Household Collective
Marking the final week of More Than One Maker at IMMA, the members of the Household Curatorial Collective (Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell, Eoin Dara, Ciara Hickey, Alissa Kleist and Kim McAleese) who are currently based between Belfast, Birmingham, and Rotterdam invite you to join them for a closing get together where all are welcome

17 Jul 2015
13:15 to 14:00
Lunchtime Gallery Talk | Stan Douglas - Mise en Scène
Sean Kissane introduces a selection of works in the context of Douglas’ photography and film practice.

22 Jul 2015
18:00 to 19:00
Critical Response with Laura Rascaroli
Dr. Laura Rascaroli (Lecturer, UCC) discusses her research interests in film theory, spatiality and geopolitics in response to a choice of works selected from the exhibition Stan Douglas Mise-en-Scène at IMMA.

24 Jul 2015
13:15 to 14:00
Lunchtime GalleryTalk | Karla Black
Rachael Thomas (Head of Exhibitions, IMMA) leads a gallery talk on Karla Black’s dynamic new body of sculptural work created for the gallery spaces of IMMA.

Further Information

If you are experiencing difficulties while making a booking please email a request for ticket/s to: You will receive notification of your booking by email. Or telephone: +353 1 612 9918.

For further information please contact Sophie Byrne, Assistant Curator: Education & Community Programmes, Tel: +353 1 612 9913, Email:

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