Summer at IMMA is Now On!

Summer at IMMA is back! Enjoy a vibrant programme of free events that includes exhibitions, performances, screenings, talks, workshops, tours and more, taking place in the beautiful surroundings of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

The IMMA summer programme is packed full of exciting events this year. To kick off the summer programme, two new exhibitions will open at IMMA; Take a Breath, which provides an historical, social, political, and personal examination of breathing, and When the body says Yes an immersive video installation by Dutch artist Melanie Bonajo presented in IMMA’s stunning 17th-century Baroque Chapel.

Throughout the summer Living Canvas at IMMA will feature film and moving image works by artists including Clare Langan, Helen Cammock, Bruce Conner and Derek Jarman. The summer programme will also include one-off film screenings on selected Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm.

Summer at IMMA celebrates Pride Month with a special programme of events that includes the workshop Voguing at IMMA with Haus of Schiaparelli; a book launch of Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage and conversation with the photographer Gilbert McCarragher; the screening of The Angelic Conversation, 1985 by Derek Jarman and Brunch with SHREM a relaxing afternoon of Pride tunes in the Camerino Bakery café.

Live Performances by contemporary visual artists include artists Alex Cecchetti, Mark Cullen, Lisa Freeman, Irina Gheorghe, Maria Hassabi, Okwui Okpokwasili with Peter Born, and Frank Wasser. IMMA Talks invites renowned critical thinkers, writers, artists, and international curators to share their contemporary views. From keynote speakers, artists’ discussions and gallery talks to offer deeper reflection on themes of breath, care, gender, representation, and resistance.

Summer at IMMA’s much-loved programmes, delivered by IMMA’s Visitor Engagement Team, will continue this year. These include Slow Art Tours, Art & Mindfulness workshops, yoga classes, heritage tours, biodiversity tours, family workshops and Parent and Baby Hour.

IMMA’s popular Music in the Courtyard series continues on Sunday afternoons and will feature a monthly family Céilí with live trad music.

To round off a very special summer season IMMA will present EARTH RISING, a festival of free events and experiences aimed at addressing the climate crisis and inspiring collective action towards a sustainable and hopeful future. Now in its third year, EARTH RISING will take place from 20 to 22 September.

The award-winning Camerino Bakery café which includes an outdoor van and a beautiful indoor café is also open all summer for delicious lunch and treats. Make sure to pop into IMMA before the summers’ end to take advantage of everything that’s on!

For more information and a calendar of events, visit

Julia Labedz
Julia Labedz
Julia has several years of experience as a writer and editor, working with independent clients as well as larger organizations. Prior to working for ITTN she was a marketing executive. She has both a BA and MFA in English with Creative Writing, with an extensive professional and creative portfolio. In her free time, Julia works on her novel.

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