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Listen to Talks & Lectures

Listen here to previous Talks and Lectures by artists, historians, curators and others, who discuss a range of themes and artworks in connection to the Exhibitions and Collection programme at IMMA. Selected recordings are part of the IMMA Audio Archive in operation from 1991 to present.

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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 Talks and Lectures programme at IMMA.

Talks, Lectures & Events 2014

31 Jul 2014
17:00 to 18:00
Discussion + Preview | David Kronn + Sean Kissane
Sean Kissane (Curator, Exhibitions, IMMA) leads a gallery discussion with David Kronn on a selection of photographic works featured in the new exhibition Second Sight: The David Kronn.

06 Aug 2014
13:15 to 14:00
Gallery Talk | Karen Sweeney
Karen Sweeney (Assistant Curator, Exhibitions, IMMA) discusses a selection of works featured in the exhibition Isabel Nolan : The weakened Eye of Day.

13 Aug 2014
17:00 to 18:00
Open Discussion | IMMA’s Residency Programme
Join the IMMA artists in residence for a series of informal conversations and studio gatherings that will explore the artists’ current group show Unseen Presence.Exhibiting artists include; Becca Albee, David Horvitz, Antonia Low, Leung Mee-ping, Stephanie Nava, Sonia Shiel Nick Thurston, Albert Weis. This open discussion is led by the IMMA Residency Coordinator, Janice Hough.

22 Aug 2014
13:15 to 14:00
Gallery Talk | Oiticica - Propositions
David Fagan (Exhibitions, IMMA) introduces the practice of Oiticica and explore various narratives that comprise Oiticica’s Proposition series.

27 Aug 2014
18:00 to 19:00
In Conversation | Isabel Nolan + Sally O Reilly
Isabel Nolan (artist) discusses her artistic approach for the current exhibition The Weakened Eye of Day with Sally O Reilly (writer for art and culture publications, including Art Monthly, Cabinet and Frieze).

04 Sep 2014
17:00 to 18:00
Conversation | Vaari Claffey + Sarah Pierce
Vaari Claffey (Founding Curator, Gracelands) and Sarah Pierce (artist) discuss the various iterations of Gracelands since its conception in 2008.

10 Sep 2014
18:00 to 19:00
Lecture | Emma Mahony
Emma Mahony (Associate Lecturer, NCAD), will examine how Oiticicas practice has been inspired by the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and more widely how the informal city has been perceived by artists and intellectuals.

13 Sep 2014
18 Oct 2014
What is ... ? | Talk Series + National Programme
In conjunction with the exhibition Parallel Visions Sculpture and Installation from the IMMA Collection, which takes place at Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda (13 September – 8 November 2014) and F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge (29 August – 15 November 2014) : See the new and upcoming schedule of talks in the What is...? Talk series that takes place at both venues. New titles include What is Sculpture ..? presented by Sinead Hogan. Please visit and for further information and booking details.

15 Sep 2014
20:30 to 23:00
Screening IFI | Lars von Triers, Melancholia (2011)
A special screening at the IFI of Lars von Trier’s film portraying a sibling relationship in the shadow of impending disaster as the planet Melancholia hurtles towards Earth. Tickets Euro 5 plus booking fee.Tickets available here

17 Sep 2014
13:15 to 14:00
POSTPONED - Gallery Talk | IMMA Collections - Conversations
Christina Kennedy (Head of Collections, IMMA) explores some of the ideas and visual conversations and will also focus on pioneering gallerist David Hendriks.

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Further Information

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

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