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Culture Date with Dublin 8 Programme Highlights

Non-ticketed Culture Date with Dublin 8 Programme Highlights !

Is the tour you really wanted to go on already booked up? Don’t panic! We’re working to release some extra tickets, and there are others that don’t require any booking at all! In today’s blog we’re bringing you all the events that don’t require any ticket, so start planning your Culture Date!

IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art

IMMA has an exciting line-up of events taking place all over next weekend. On Saturday, visit artist Bharti Parmar in her studio between 2pm and 4pm. Bharti Parmar is a British artist of Indian descent with a practice of over 25 years. Come and visit Parmar in her studio, hear about the work she is making and what it is like to live and work at IMMA.

On Saturday and Sunday, why not get in tune with nature and bring the kids along to explore the wonderful IMMA gardens! Take a self-guided walking trail and Discover the 15 wild plants and flowers that grow in the grounds of IMMA in the plant trail, and learn about the many trees on site in the tree trail, developed with artist Seoidín O’Sullivan. You can also pick up copies of the trails at reception.

On Sunday, learn all about ROSC, the first major series of exhibitions of international art in Ireland that took place in a range of venues approximately every four years between 1967 and 1988. This year, to mark the 50th anniversary of the first ROSC exhibition, IMMA and NIVAL (the National Irish Visual Arts Library) are undertaking a collaborative research project to revisit the Irish art historical account of ROSC. ROSC 50 examines the ambition, reception, controversies and legacy of the ROSC exhibitions, which had a significant impact on the development of contemporary art in Ireland.

Or, have a wander around the courtyard galleries, and check out the solo exhibition from Jac Leirner, who is considered to be one of Brazil’s most important contemporary artists. Her new exhibition, ‘Institutional Ghost’ is in response from to the architecture of IMMA. Leirner works across disciplines including sculpture, painting, installation and works on paper.

IMMA’s exhibitions - Freud Project and As Above So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics, are also still available for booking. Visit their website and book here - use the code Culture8 to receive your free ticket!

Echoes of War - Audio Tour

If you’re looking for your history fix, download the ‘Echoes of War’ audio tour for free from Dublin Discovery Trails. Explore Kilmainham and the surrounding parklands at your leisure and discover moving stories of war and rebellion at almost every corner of this peaceful place.

Richmond Barracks

Between 10am and 12.30pm on Sunday, there’ll be tours of the WW1 exhibition, ‘Assembly’. Assembly is a touring installation from In Flanders Fields Museum, commemorating casualties of the First World War. Accompanying the exhibition at Richmond Barracks is Voices of Memory, a sound art installation by Christina Kubisch. The installation is a contemporary remembrance of the more than 49,000 Irish people who died in the First World War.

Looking forward to seeing you in Dublin 8 next weekend!

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