Friday, February 26, 2010

Studio 8 @ IMMA

SCC Art posted an article about Studio 8 at IMMA on November 12th  2009. Studio 8  is a space at IMMA which young people, aged 15-18 years, can use as their base when visiting the Museum. It is a relaxed and informal gathering place from which young people of varied interests and levels of creative experience can explore the galleries or take part in facilitated: tours of exhibitions; talks and discussions; art making; visits to IMMA’s Artists’ Residency Programme; sessions on critical writing, curating and exhibition installation, and more.

On Saturday 6 March artist Claire Halpin will facilitate a workshop which takes as its starting point the exhibition What happens next is a secret. This experimental exhibition of works from IMMA’s Collection explores notions of collection and curation. In response to the exhibition, Studio 8 participants will develop ideas in the studio, working on creative concepts and making working drawings. They will discuss various aspects of curation and will also look at a range of materials and artforms during this exploratory workshop.

Information about further Studio 8 activities, including two workshops focusing on drawing with artist Clodagh Emoe on 13 and 20 March, will be updated at intervals on the IMMA website.

Studio 8 is open for young people to ‘drop in’ anytime from 11.00am - 4.00pm on Saturdays  6 Mar—24 Apr 2010. Activities in Studio 8 are free, are facilitated by IMMA Mediators and artists and no booking is required to attend.