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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 2015

23 Jan 2016
24 Jan 2016
IMMA is delighted to partner with the Irish Film Institute on a programme of films selected to respond to What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now. The films chosen reflect how the surrealist tradition has incorporated themes of love into their experimental works, from the early days of cinema to the present. The series includes seminal Films ; Un Chant D Amour (A Song of Love) 1950 35mm, L age D or, 1930, 35mm and Under The Skin (2013) colour digital.

31 Jan 2016 IMMA25: Firehouse #18 Film Screening
Join IMMA25 on Sunday, 31 January at 7pm for Firehouse #18, a film screening in collaboration the Firehouse Film Contest.

11 Feb 2016
18:00 to 19:30
Lecture-Performance | A past still to come
Grace Weir (artist), Dr Shane Bergin (physicist, TCD) and Dr Sean Enda Power, (philosopher, UCC) explore concepts of time and recurrence, the paradoxical nature of light and the making of a photograph in a lecture-performance, held in the lecture theatre where Erwin Schrödinger in 1943 gave a public series of lectures called What is Life?. This talk is in association with the School of Physics, TCD.

18 Feb 2016
13:00 to 14:00
Gallery Discussion: Shot at Dawn, a psychoanalytic response
Dr. Ian S. Miller (clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst) responds to Chloe Dewe Mathews exhibition Shot at Dawn focusing on the subject of trauma and the emergence of psychoanalytic techniques in response to early manifestations of trauma during World War One. This response takes place with students from the MA in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC), Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT) and is open to the public to listen /join in.

02 Mar 2016
18:00 to 19:00
Critical Response| Francis McKee
Francis McKee (Director of the Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, CCA) reflects on how some of Grace Weirs most recent films continue to place the wonder of science in focus, and recaptures the magic and history of cinema and its synchronicity with evolving theories of time, quantum physics and the big bang

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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Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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