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Engagement and Learning > 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 2016

23 Aug 2016
28 Aug 2016
Gordon Lambert Archive Talk and Display
On Tuesday 23 August at 10.30am, join us for an introductory discussion and preview of material from IMMA’s Gordon Lambert archive, followed by tea and Jacob’s biscuits. The event is part of National Heritage Week 2016.

25 Aug 2016
15:00 to 16:00
A Fair Land Discussion: Art & Life Long Learning with KCAT
Patrick Lydon and some of his team at KCAT Art & Study Centre are invited to share their big ideas on Art & Life Learning involving an artist mentorship and studio programme for communities with special needs.Strongly engaged in the arts community both locally and internationally, participants will consider how KCAT challenges the Insider/Outsider Arts debates. Drop In - No Booking Required.

26 Aug 2016
15:00 to 16:00
A Fair Land Talk: The Calais Builds with Grainne Hassett
Grainne Hassett, founding architect of The Calais Builds project, reflects on the building of the structures of a society and town. Discussing the importance of architectural research through practice, Hassett addresses some of the projects most pertinent issues regarding the political, social and environmental issues that continues to drive her work at the camp.

27 Aug 2016
11:00 to 17:00
A Fair Land & IAF: The Housing Incident Room
In collaboration with the architect Dominic Stevens, IAF presents The Housing Incident Room; and architect led workshop that draws on the systems and structures of A Fair Land in which to produce A Housing Manifesto.The Housing Incident Room takes place all day in IMMA’s Project Spaces.

27 Aug 2016
15:00 to 14:00
A Fair Land: Tree Walk with The Revolving School by Seoidin O Sullivan
In response to A Fair Land and related ideas of art, land and revolution; Artist SeoidIn O Sullivan activates a wheel barrow school. This will be animated through a tree walk on the grounds of IMMA beginning at an oak tree planted for Joseph Beuys by Caroline Tisdall. No Booking Required -Drop In.

28 Aug 2016
16:15 to 16:45
A Fair Land - Is this art?
Join A Fair Land team including Brenda Kearney, Motoko Fujita, Niamh Riordan, Francesca Ulivi and others for an interactive reflection on the experiences and ideas behind the project A Fair Land and the multiple ways this challenges the meaning and function of art and the museum in our daily lives. More details to be announced.No Booking Required - Drop In

28 Aug 2016
14:00 to 16:00
The School for Revolutionary Girls / Live Performance
Internationally acclaimed artist Suzanne Lacy will work with twenty teenage women to explore their connections with earlier eras as part of a ten-day project. Working with historians, museum staff, students, Irish and US artists, in association with CREATE - Ireland, twenty young women between 14-17 years old will participate in an artistic consciousness-raising process about the world as it is for them as young women, and as it could be. No Booking Required - Drop In

15 Sep 2016
11:30 to 12:00
Opening Gallery Talks: Invited Curators Projects
Join us for the opening of two exhibition projects, The Plough and other Stars curated by Kate Strain and Historica – Republican Aesthetics curated by Sumesh Sharma, presented concurrently in IMMA’s galleries.In two short gallery talks both curators will introduce their individual exhibition ideas and the artist’s they have selected to be part of their IMMA project. Conversations continue over a coffee/tea reception afterwards



Further Information

Frequently Asked Questions
IMMA Talks + Events Frequently Asked Questions

You will receive notification of your booking by email. If you are experiencing difficulties while making a booking, please check our FAQ page for help.

If your query is not addressed on the FAQ page, please contact bookingqueries@imma.ie. Emails to this address are checked between 9.30am and 11am Tuesday - Saturday.

Photograph: Mirjam Keune, IMMA Artists’ Panel.

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For further details about the programme email sophie.byrne@imma.ie, Assistant Curator, Talks and Public Programmes, IMMA.


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