We’re all familiar with the challenge that gift giving brings at Christmas; how and where to find original presents for your loved ones of all ages. IMMA’s new shop comes to the rescue this year with a selection of creative and unique gifts. Prices start from as little as €5 and we have a great selection of Irish design and craft, jewellery, art books, toys, art prints, or a year-long art experience from IMMA. Not only will you be buying Irish, and giving a really creative gift, but you’ll also be supporting our work at IMMA through your purchase.
Gift Inspiration from IMMA
Now in a new prime location on the First Floor of the main IMMA Galleries, the IMMA Shop is proud to present some of the best Irish craft and design this Christmas. We have stunning pieces of hand-blown BTU Glass (from €89) in beautiful designs and with a flawless finish, cool contemporary architect designed watches from PUSH (from €35), modern ceramics from Karo Art (from €28) and Ariane Tobin’s beautifully designed collection of hand-made jewellery inspired by nature.
For the little creatives in your life the IMMA Shop has a host of gift ideas to keep little hands busy and young brains buzzing. The most popular present is the Art Jar (ages 4-8) which, as the name suggests, is a jar packed full with wacky, fun materials and all the tools they’ll need to realise their own masterpiece. This comes with an ideas sheet to set their imagination soaring (€19.99). The Extraordinaires (ages 8-80) need your help to design cool gadgets and outrageous objects for their superhero team using the help of zany prompt cards. There are 36 design challenges for single or multi-player and it comes with a free app to share your inventions with the world (€26). For budding and professional artists, designers and illustrators of all ages each of the fine range of Magma Sketchbooks comes with practical info not available on the internet! Choose from a range of five disciplines – from Architecture to Fashion (from €12.55).
On the more surreal end of the spectrum we have some fun gifts for the (supposed) grown-ups in your life. Best picks here include the Dali Pop-ups; everyone’s favourite surrealist now in eye-popping pop-ups (€29.99), the Kikkerland Day of the Dead Corkscrew (€29.90), a fun and elegant riff on Dia de Muertos for the more adventurous wine-drinkers in your life and for the inevitable beard lover – All hail the beard! – we have the Beardy Man Mug Set, so dashing and so handsome, this 2 mug set is part of a wider range of beardy weirdness (€27.99). The full range of the famous series Why Grizzly Bears should Wear Underpants, and other irreverent imponderables from The Oatmeal are now in-store, providing thought-provoking, wise and hilariously illustrated gifts from €16.60.
With an extensive range of catalogues, art books and limited edition art prints. the IMMA Shop is obviously perfect for the art lover in your life. If beautifully designed, glossy coffee table books are your thing then The Moderns, IMMA’s astounding, lavishly illustrated and comprehensive overview of modern art, is an ideal choice. Exclusive to IMMA it is at the very special Christmas price of €50 until 31st of December.
Give the gift of Art this Christmas with IMMA Limited Art Editions
One of Ireland’s best kept secrets, the IMMA Editions are a range of limited edition art prints, all exclusive to IMMA. A great opportunity to buy affordable art this Christmas the Editions include work by Sean Scully, Patrick Scott, Alice Maher, Dorothy Cross , Isabel Nolan, Etel Adnan, Isaac Julien, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Barrie Cooke and many more. Signed by the artist and released in a limited, numbered series, IMMA Editions start at just €100. An exclusive new edition by Irish artist Grace Weir, who currently has a major solo show at the Museum, will be released before Christmas.
Become an IMMA Member today and enjoy a 30% Discount on the listed price for Editions during the month of December.
For the ultimate art gift that keeps on giving all year, you can gift an IMMA Membership from €50. IMMA Members pay less in the IMMA Shop and Café, can bring a friend to any paid exhibitions for free as often as they like and enjoy priority access to sold out events and exclusive invitations to artist talks.
In addition to enjoying a special 30% discount on Editions this December, any new or gift memberships taken out this month will go into a prize draw to win an IMMA Edition by either Dorothy Cross or Isaac Julien.
All purchases at the IMMA Shop help to support the excellent work of the Irish Museum of Modern Art; a perfect way to give back this Christmas.
IMMA Shop is open from 11.30am – 5.30pm Tuesday to Friday; 10am – 5.30pm on Saturdays and 12noon – 5.30pm on Sunday.
There is ample parking on site which is charged at €2 for the first three hours.
The IMMA Shop is situated on the first floor of the main galleries at IMMA. Shop online at www.theimmashop.com or come in store for the complete range.