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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

22 Apr 2016
22 Mar 2016
Art | Memory | Place: Deranging Memory - Institutions and Proclamations
Gerry Kearns (Professor, Human Geography, Maynooth University, Ireland) presents a lecture on his research on the cultural dynamics of memory in Ireland. He considers the place of objects, commodification, institutions and texts as resources for postcolonial memory

10 Mar 2016 Art | Memory | Place : Artist Talk - Hong-An Truong
Hong-An Truong discusses a range of projects that draws on the life and work of writer Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking (1998), which brought international attention to the military atrocities committed by Japan against China during World War II.

02 Mar 2016 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

18 Feb 2016 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.

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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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