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Duncan Campbell’s booked out talk at IMMA :: Special offer for new and renewing members

Shot of Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell, winner of the 2014 Turner Prize, is speaking at IMMA on Saturday 31st January at 2pm. Duncan will be discussing his current exhibition at IMMA with Dr Maeve Connolly (Lecturer, IADT).  This free event is now booked out, but we do have a very limited number of tickets that we are making available to new (and renewing) IMMA Members.

Here’s how it works. If you join, or renew, as an IMMA member in the next 7 days you are eligible to be in the draw for these 5 pairs of tickets. You can find out how to join on our website here. Memberships start at €30, for which you’ll receive a host of other benefits including discounts in the shop and cafe and free admission to any of our ticketed exhbitions at IMMA.

Once you have joined send an email to to let us know you’d like to be in the draw. We’ll select the winners next Thursday afternoon, the 29th Jan 2015.

If you can’t make the talk on the day don’t worry, we will be recording it and we’ll make the audio available on our soundcloud page in a couple of weeks.



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Happy Christmas from IMMA


We want to wish all our visitors a very Happy Christmas and a joyous 2015.  We are closed tomorrow and we reopen on Saturday 27th of December at 12noon. You can find more details of our Christmas Opening Hours below.

Christmas Opening Hours 2014
24-26 Dec:          Closed
27-28 Dec:          Open 12noon–5.30pm
29 Dec:                Closed
30,31 Dec,1 Jan: Open12noon–5.30pm

We want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support in 2014 which was one of our busiest years to date. We look forward to welcoming even more vistors to IMMA in 2015.

We are open most days between Christmas and New Years and our current exhibitions are all free. All of the current exhbitions are open into February (some continue into March) and we will be announcing our 2015 programme early in the year.

You can find more details on each of the current exhibition by clicking on the links below.

Current Exhibitions at IMMA

>arrow link Duncan Campbell

>arrow linkPrimal Architecture Mike Kelley, Jeremy Deller, Conrad Shawcross, Kevin Atherton, Linder, Jesse Jones and Bedwyr Williams

>arrow link TROVE: Dorothy Cross selects from the National Collections. Sponsored by BNP Paribas.

>arrow linkIMMA Collection: Conversations

>arrow linkTeresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker.

>arrow linkMobile Encounters: Documenting the Early Years of Performance Art in Ireland

Festive good wishes from everyone at IMMA!


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Curator’s voice: Elaine Reichek and Helen Chadwick added to the exhibition Conversations

Marguerite O’Molloy, Assistant Curator: Collections, talks about the current IMMA Collection display Conversations, and the recent introduction of works from Elaine Reichek and Helen Chadwick to the exhibition.

When we selected and installed the current display from the IMMA Collection; entitled Conversations, we planned to make changes to certain rooms at some point during the exhibition. Decisions as to what would be changed, and when, were left open at that point, to allow curatorial staff a degree of flexibility to respond to the wider programme, or to current events. This is a new way of working with the Collection that gives us the scope to be more responsive, rather than limit ourselves to a single, long-term hang. It as allows us to introduce new works and, over time, places more works on display for visitors to experience


Andrew Vickery, Do you know what you saw, 2004, mixed media and slide projection, courtesy of the artist.

With that in mind, we recently took the opportunity to change one room in the West Wing, removing Andrew Vickery’s work Do you know what you saw (pictured above). The room was then re-hung with two works: Elaine Reichek Chiricahua Apaches, 1992 and Helen Chadwick Untitled, 1991, which joined woolworks by Elinor Wiltshire, already on display in this room, creating interesting dialogues between artistic practices.

Reichek_Elaine with Wiltshire Elinor

Elinor Wiltshire Cleric and Swan by Grand Union Canal, London, 1986 and Elaine Reichek, Chiricahua Apaches, 1992 (installation shot 2015)

The Selection Process

The selection of Reichek’s piece was informed by two projects Continue reading

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Now Open: Hubbard / Birchler: Sound Speed Marker

hbeviteHubbard / Birchler: Sound Speed Marker
5 December 2014 – 4 May 2015

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler have been working collaboratively in video, photography and sculpture since 1990. Their work invites suggestive, open-ended reflections on memory, place and cinema. Sound Speed Marker is their first exhibition in Ireland and will present their recently completed trilogy of films in a changing display from December 2014 through to Spring 2015. Each film interweaves and unpacks layers of cinema history.

Grand Paris Texas, considers the physical and social space of a dead cinema, a forgotten song and the inhabitants of a small town. Movie Mountain (Méliès), explores the residue of cinema and social terrain around the site of Movie Mountain in West Texas for the origin of the mountain’s name. Giant interweaves signs of life and vistas of a decaying movie set in Texas: the Reata mansion from the 1956 Warner Bros. film Giant starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean. This presentation is the European premiere of the completed Trilogy.

Grand Paris Texas: 4 December 2014 – 11 January 2015
Movie Mountain: 16 January – 1 March 2015
Giant: 6 March – 4 May 2015

Artists’ Conversation | Teresa Hubbard + Alexander Birchler
Saturday 7 March 2015, 2.00–3.00pm, Lecture Room, IMMA
Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler discuss their exhibition Sound Speed Marker with Seán Kissane (Curator, Exhibitions, IMMA).

Artists’ Response | Gerard Byrne + Sarah Pierce
Wednesday 18 March 2015, 6.30–7.30pm, Lecture Room, IMMA

Artists Gerard Byrne and Sarah Pierce discuss ideas of past-tense fictions and ready-made dramas in response to the film works of Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler.

Booking is essential. Free tickets are available online at

IMMA Exhibitions:
For details on the current exhibitions at IMMA, all of which are free of charge, please visit our website


This project is made in collaboration with Ballroom Marfa, Texas

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Production still, Giant (2014), Photo Credit: Chris Austin, Courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin

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Creative presents from IMMA this Christmas


As Christmas approaches we’re all looking for great present ideas for loved one near and far. If you want to give something really unique, why not consider giving art as a gift this christmas? Not only will you be buying irish, and giving a really creative gift, you’ll also be supporting our work at IMMA through your purchase. Prices start from as little as €25 and we have a great selection of art books, art works, art products or a year-long art experience from IMMA.

Limited Editions

IMMA EditionsIf you have an art lover in your life we have a beautiful selection of Limited Edition works, all created for us by IMMA exhibition artists. These artist works are created in strictly limited series, each individually numbered so that you know your gift is unique to you. Prices start at €95 and include photographs, prints and watercolours from irish artists such as Patrick Scott, Louis le Brocquy, Dorothy Cross, Gerard Byrne and Isabel Nolan and International Artists Linder, Isaac Julien, Juan Usle and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

IMMA Editions, pictured left to right; Dorothy Cross, Rugby Ball, 2005 (detail), Patrick Scott, Untitled, 2009 (detail) Isaac Julien, Hate/Love, 2006 (detail), Linder, Migration of Symbols, 2014 (detail), Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Power Boy, 2011, Isabel Nolan, Heliosphere, 2014 (detail)

IMMA Art Books

shopbooksAnother great gift option for the creative in your life is an IMMA art book. We have a great range both online, and in our bookshop; from beautifully illustrated large volumes like The Moderns: The Arts in Ireland from the 1900s to the 1970s, to individual artist books such as Alice Maher – Becoming, Patrick Scott – Image Space Light, Dorothy Cross- Connemara, Barrie Cooke and striking photography books from the David Kronn collection: Out of the Darkroom and the new 2014 publication Second Sight.

Browse our full collection of IMMA Publications online>

Dorothy Cross special package


To celebrate Trove we have a very special offer this Christmas, where you can purchase Dorothy Cross’ Limited Edition Rugby Ball (2005) (RRP €250) plus her most recent catalogue Connemara (RRP €25) and the limited edition set of 8 postcards from Trove (RRP €10) for a combined cost of €260.

Give the gift of Membership

If you want to give the gift of an experience that your loved one can use throughout the year why not become an IMMA member? Members get access to exclusive events, free entry to all IMMA exhibitions (many of our exhibitions are free but some carry an admission fee), exclusive access to the curators and artists behind our programme, and discounts in our shop and cafe. Membership starts at €50 (or €30 concession) and if you gift a membership this Christmas you too can avail of the members discount on all shop items, including the Limited Editions. Email or visit our members web page for more details and how to buy online.


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