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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.

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 Talks and Lectures programme at IMMA.

Talks, Lectures & Events 2014

26 Jul 2014
12:00 to 12:45
Gardeners Tour | Cathal O Sullivan
Cathal O Sullivan (Craft Gardener, Formal Gardens, RHK-IMMA) leads a tour of the formal gardens, and discusses how its history, heritage, plants and vistas have most inspired him.

26 Jul 2014
13:00 to 14:00
Discussion | Cultural Trends in Irish Gastronomy
Michelle Darmody (Food journalist, writer, and Restaurateur, Cake Cafe) leads a discussion with Jess Murphy (Chef and Restaurateur of Kai, Galway ) and Mark Garry (artist) on how new cultural trends in Irish gastronomy are informing collaborative ideas between artists, chefs and restaurateurs.

26 Jul 2014
14:00 to 15:00
Gallery Discussion + Open Studios | Unseen Presence
Janice Hough ( Coordinator, Residency Programme, IMMA) introduces the Project Spaces’ new exhibition Unseen Presence with exhibiting artists.DROP IN.

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
Artists Conversations | IMMA’s Residency Programme
Join the IMMA artists in residence and guests for a series of informal conversations, happenings and studio gatherings that will explore the artists’ current group show Unseen Presence.

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
18:00 to 19:00
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.

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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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