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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

09 May 2015 Gallery Talk | Fragments
Marguerite O’Molloy (Collections, IMMA) discusses the broad range of sculpture on show in the exhibition Fragments. The tour covers a number of sculptural approaches, including examples from the 1950’s through to contemporary works recently acquired for the IMMA Collection.

09 May 2015 What is Sculpture...? | Sinead Hogan
In conjunction with the exhibitions, Klara Black and Gerda Frömel at IMMA, Sinead Hogan (Lecturer, IADT) presents What is Sculpture...?

30 Apr 2015 Coffee with Artist Karla Black
Join artist Karla Black for a coffee and the unique opportunity to hear the artist speak about her site specific sculptures on the first day Black’s exhibition opens at IMMA

24 Apr 2015 UCD + IMMA Symposium | Ireland and Mexico : Post-revolutionary Identities
Leading scholar on Hispanic art, Prof. Edward J. Sullivan (NYU) presents the keynote address, while the work of artists Leonora Carrington, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Paul Strand and Sergei Eisenstein will be explored by guest speakers.

22 Apr 2015 Gallery Discussion | Art in Conversation with William Furlong
William Furlong (UK) sound artist and founder of the groundbreaking Audio Arts - the largest audio-cassette magazine of recorded interviews devoted to art and artists, reflects on his project Radio Garden (1991).

17 Apr 2015 IMMA Modern Master Series Symposium | Gerda Frömel
Join a range of scholars, writers and enthusiasts on Gerda Frömel’s work who will critically assess key developments of the artists’ short yet prolific career.

10 Apr 2015 Artist's Gallery Talk | Diogo Pimentao
Diogo Pimentao demonstrates how his artworks of paper and graphite push the conventions and possibilities of drawing and sculpture with Seán Kissane (IMMA).

09 Apr 2015 Preview Lecture | Gerda Frömel - Seán Kissane
Exhibition Curator Seán Kissane (IMMA) presents a lecture on his research for the first contemporary retrospective exhibition of works of Gerda Frömel presented at IMMA.

27 Mar 2015 In Discussion | Anne Tallentire
Anne Tallentire (artist) explores unrealised projects in a discussion with Fergal Brennan (ARC programme) and Maeve Connolly (Lecturer, IADT).

25 Mar 2015 Artists’ Response | Sarah Pierce and Gerard Byrne
Artists Sarah Pierce and Gerard Byrne will discuss past-tense fictions and ready-made dramas in response to the film processes of Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler’s collaborative practice.

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