Open Studio with David Beattie Tuesday, 26 April, 4pm - 8pm, Studios 11 & 12, IMMA: Drop In IMMA Residency artist David Beattie invites you to studios 11 + 12 for a final opportunity to engage with the research and development of his studio practice during his residency at the museum. All are welcome to drop in from 4pm – 8pm. There is an informal presentation from 7pm - 8pm with Beattie and the IMMA25 Collective, followed by a short Q&A. Refreshments will be served.
Beattie’s sculptures combine sound, movement and physics to create unlikely alliances. His reapplication of domestic objects and technologies offers a fresh take of their function and allows a reinterpretation of these outmoded objects. David is an artist who is deeply interested in concepts around materialism and object-orientated philosophy spear-headed by Heidegger and Graham Harman. His art is situated between the scientific, the human and the spiritual.
David’s work has been widely exhibited both at home and abroad. Some of his recent solo exhibitions include, A Knowledge of Things Familiar, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Contemporaries Guest Room at the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Old Light, New Darkness at The Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh and The Weight of the Sky at the Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto. http://www.david-beattie.net http://www.imma.ie/en/page_237040.htm
IMMA25 + Firehouse #18 IMMA25 hosted Firehouse #18 on Sunday, 31 January - a free film screening in collaboration the Firehouse Film Contest. The Firehouse Film Contest is a monthly short film festival held in Dublin. It is designed to encourage new filmmakers to try their hand at making shorts in a low-pressure, low-cost environment.
IMMA25 + DR SKETCHY'S LIFE DRAWING On 17th November IMMA25 hosted Dr. Sketchy's for an evening of life drawing class turned cabaret extravaganza. Artists drew glamorous underground performers, competed in contests, and won booze and prizes. It was a night to remember with Shir Madness: Miss Burlesque Dublin 2015. Hula hooper. Entertainer.
Dr. Sketchy’s evolved from alternative art classes into a whirlwind cabaret of live music, neo-burlesque dancers, circus performers, flash-mobs, comedy acts and general hoot-nunnery.
IMMA25 Culture Crawl Culture Night On 18th September, IMMA25 had an art and science themed bus tour around various museums, art galleries and special venues as part of Culture Night 2015. Stops included Irish Design, IMMA, Dunsink Observatory, and Science Gallery.
Steve Simpson Sketch-Crawl Award-winning illustrative designer Steve Simpson led a sketch-crawl fun around the grounds of IMMA on 23rd August, drawing inspiration from the architecture and gardens.
For 30 years Steve Simpson has been applying his multi-disciplinary skills to creative projects for a diverse range of clients right across the globe. Steve's innovative, award winning approach to graphic design, typography and illustration is built on fresh thinking, traditional skills and dose of fun. Steve lives on the East coast of Ireland where a good sense of humour is essential.
IMMA25 'Printential' Workshop IMMA25 hosted a fun exploration of the versatile medium of print-making on 29 July. We held a mini-workshop with artist Jen Bowens who taught some dry point and screen printing. There were games, collaboration and plenty of puns at IMMA25's "Printential"!
IMMA25 Meets...Fuchsia MacAree IMMA25 were delighted to host "Scarlet!" with Fuchsia MacAree, a special illustration workshop framed around embarrasing moments, that took place in IMMA Studio 10 on Tuesday 30 June.
Fuchsia MacAree is a freelance illustrator based in Dublin. Her work is bright, playful and lighthearted. She has recently worked for Coca Cola, Mercedez Benz, and Vodafone, as well as regularly appearing in Cara Magazine and Totally Dublin. We joined her in this workshop exploring personal illustration and taking ownership of embarrassing moments. We made a zine! Drank a beer! Decorated a tote bag and took it home!
IMMA25 meets Sam Keogh IMMA25 spoke with Sam Keogh about his residency at IMMA, his current show in the Douglas Hyde, and his engaging art practice.
Sam Keogh works across collage, drawing, sculpture, performance and installation and is currently in residence at IMMA’s studios. He has exhibited widely in Ireland, with recent shows at Kerlin Gallery, The Model and Project Arts Centre.
Social Dreaming Matrix with Jeffrey Gormly & Regan O'Brien, 18 April 2015 In an attempt to amplify the signals latent in the works gathered together as part of The Beholder's Share, Jeffrey Gormly and Regan O'Brien hosted a Social Dreaming Matrix. Participants took part through the sharing of dreams, making of connections and modelling of the collective creative unconscious.
IMMA25 Meets...Jesse Jones, 1st April 2015 IMMA25 presented a special screening of Jesse Jones’ The Selfish Act of Community, followed by a discussion with the artist on the role of the group encounter therapy session in both The Selfish Act of Community and The Other North and how it may enact a performative constellation of wider political impulses within a society. Read more>
IMMA25 Meets… Duncan Campbell, 30th January 2014 IMMA25 hosted this event where young people had an opportunity to talk with acclaimed Irish artist and most recent Turner prize winner Duncan Campbell and ask questions about his practice, education and story as an artist. Duncan Campbell's Turner Prize winning film 'It for Others' had a special extended screening in the East Wing Gordon Lambert Galleries before the event.
IMMA25 Meets...Kevin Atherton Performative Evening IMMA25 presented an evening with Kevin Atherton, a prolific Irish artist whose video work ‘In Two Minds’ is currently showing as part of IMMA’s Primal Architecture exhibition. The evening will involve a performative presentation, a partial screening of In Two Minds and other pieces dating back through the artist’s career, and a conversation centred around the concepts of youth and age.
IMMA25 Meets...Dr. Sketchy, November 2014 In November, Dr Sketchy’s was invited to the IMMA to host one of their live drawing evenings for IMMA25. Here's what they said about the experience:"We were really excited about the evening and our enthusiasm was matched by the IMMA 25 crew who welcomed us warmly. They requested the theme of session as “Metropolis” so Azaria Starfire was back in gold as Maria, posing and performing for an appreciative audience" Read more and see Kerri Katastrophe's photos of the session on Dr. Sketchy's site here.
IMMA25 Meets...Dorothy Cross, 25th November 2014 IMMA25 Meets...Dorothy Cross was a first in a series of talks for 18 to 25 year olds to meet and talk to renowned Irish and international artists showing in IMMA. IMMA25 hosted the event where young people met the acclaimed Irish artist Dorothy Cross to ask questions about her practice, education and her story as an artist. This event was a great opportunity to see works featured in Trove, selected by Dorothy Cross from the National Collections, before anyone else and to ask questions about the show and her practice.