Trove: Dorothy Cross Selects from the National Collections, Sponsored by BNP Paribas

TroveeviteIMMA and BNP Paribas are delighted to invite you to a reception to mark the opening of:

Dorothy Cross selects from the National Collections

Sponsored by BNP Paribas

Tuesday 2 December, 6–8pm

The idea of Trove is to make new relationships between painting and object from collections that would rarely meet. – Dorothy Cross

IMMA has invited internationally renowned artist Dorothy Cross to select an exhibition of work from the Collections of IMMA, Crawford Art Gallery, National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland. The resulting exhibition; Trove, will showcase the extraordinary depth of the National Collections in one unique and very subjective presentation. This is the first time that the National Collections have worked together in this way; presenting a combination of objects and artworks as one single exhibition. Thus Trove represents a unique opportunity for people to see works from both our art and object based National Collections together for the first time, presenting these works in a new and fascinating light. By the inclusion of works rarely seen by the public, Trove also celebrates and rediscovers many of the hidden treasures of our National Collections, revealing much about our collective identity through the objects we have chosen to collect.

The invitation to search through the collections of the museums to find things that attract and excite and to then bring these together in a show was an extraordinary offer; a chance to re/consider things that have already been considered exceptional. – Dorothy Cross

The exhibition continues until 8 March 2015. Read more about this exhibition 

To coincide with the exhibition at IMMA, Eyemaker by Dorothy Cross will be shown at the National Gallery of Ireland from 3 December 2014 to 8 March 2015.

Trove I Talks and Events
Lunchtime Gallery Talk| Johanne Mullan
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 1.15 – 2pm,
Garden Galleries
Johanne Mullan (National Programmer, IMMA) introduces the exhibition Trove at IMMA and the various narratives that tie this interdisciplinary presentation of contemporary artworks and objects together.

Roundtable Discussion | Collecting for the Public
Wednesday 28 January 2015, 6.30–7.30pm
This discussion addresses the key factors that determine the objects we choose to collect for our national collections. Chaired by Catriona Crowe; Senior Archivist, Special Projects National Archives of Ireland. Read more

In Conversation | Dorothy Cross + Lisa Le Feuvre I The Artist as Curator
28 February 2015, 2–3.00pm
Dorothy Cross and Lisa Le Feuvre (Head of Sculptor, Henry Moore Insitute, UK) discusses how artist-curated exhibitions open up new ways we can look and think about art. Read more.

Booking is essential for IMMA Talks. Book your free tickets here.

Talks on Irelands National Collections
Trove exhibition partners invite you to explore the treasures of their collections with their in-house specialist team of curators and conservators through a series of talks and tours taking place across the partner institutions. As these talks are announced details will be available on our website.

IMMA I Members
Brunch and Preview
Sunday 30 November, 11.00am–2.00pm
Enjoy a delicious brunch in the magnificent Baroque Chapel to celebrate Trove. After brunch guests will be treated to a special preview of the exhibition with IMMA Director Sarah Glennie and National Programme curator Johanne Mullan. Brunch attendees can avail of a special 30% discount on all IMMA Limited Editions on the day.
Tickets €40 for members / €50 for non-members Book your place

Trove is presented as a partnership between IMMA, The National Museum of Ireland, The National Gallery of Ireland and Crawford Art Gallery.

TroveLogosfileIMMA is grateful to The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaelteacht,  Irish Traditional Music Archive, Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, Athlone Arts and Tourism Ltd, the Old Athlone Society and Westmeath County Council, for their support of the exhibition, and in particular our National Collection colleagues  for their commitment to this project.

Irish artist Dorothy Cross. After the talk members are invited to the official private opening at 6.00pm.
Free members-only event. Booking essential. To become a member email

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


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