, Summer Rising: details of the IMMA Festival

Summer Rising is the name given to IMMA’s Festival taking place from Friday 18 to Saturday 26 July.

The art, music, food and performance festival features day and night events takes place in the gardens and the North Wing of the building in Royal Hospital Kilmainham and celebrates the exhibition Propositions by Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica.

Music performers include Gang Colours, Donal Dineen, David Kitt, Somerville, Sean MacErlaine and more.

Summer Rising highlights

Friday 18 July – A very special edition of THISISPOPBABY’s performance, art and club extravaganza WERK.

Saturday 19 July – The Garden Rising; a daytime celebration of art, food and performance for all ages taking place in IMMA’s stunning gardens, including Hare Café on the lawn, performances, talks, and art events from 12noon to 5pm.

Tuesday 22 July – Thursday 24 July – Free family workshops each morning. Artist Rhona Byrne will lead two Summer camps for teens.

Friday 25 July – Night-time Banquet curated by Michelle Darmody with artist Mark Garry and chef Jessica Murphy of Kai in Galway taking place in the historic Great Hall.

Saturday 26 July – The Garden Rising continues and includes a lunch banquet, curated by Michelle Darmody with artist Ruth Lyons and chef Giles Clark. A series of free musical performances pop up in the lawns, with site responsive performances by Sean MacErlaine, The BQ Trio and Roland Gomez amongst others, Cake Café on the lawn, pickling workshops with The Rocket Man, fish smoking with Sally Barns, butter making with McNally Family Farm, an edible canvas workshop for children and open studios with resident artists.

In the evening SUMMER RISING comes to an end with the Summer Party,

The night will include specially curated food and cocktails by House in Cork Opera House and Luncheonette, a specially commissioned edition of GRACELANDS, featuring artists’ film and interventions, and a music programme curated by Aoife Flynn with DJ sets from Donal Dineen, David
Kitt, Emmet Condon, 11:11 and the first live Irish performance of Gang Colours along with Somerville. There’ll also be a  vinyl installation called Wow&Flutter by Jimmy Eadie. More info here.

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