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Education and Community > Talks, Lectures & Events

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.

08 Jul 2015
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Making A Meal of It : Dinner and Conversations with Household Collective
In celebration of More Than One Maker at IMMA, three of the five members of the Household Curatorial Collective (Eoin Dara, Ciara Hickey and Alissa Kleist) invite you to join them for a conversation over dinner. Expect to be tasked with the preparation of part of the meal, during which welcoming introductions will be made on ideas that drive this collaborative curatorial practice.

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:

Photograph: Mirjam Keune, IMMA Artists’ Panel.


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