During the refurbishment of the main building at the Irish Museum of Modern Art the Artists’ Residency Programme is working in association with artists’ studios around Ireland to offer young Irish based artists the opportunity to occupy a studio for four months during the partial closure of IMMA. From October 2012 until June 2013 eight artists were nominated to use four studio spaces at IMMA.
The first round of artists, Basic Space, Caroline Doolin, Mary-Jo Gilligan and Tracy Hanna participated in the programme from October to February 2013. The new artists, who will occupy the studios at IMMA from March to June, are Michelle Browne, nominated by Temple Bar Gallery + Studios; Janine Davidson, nominated by Blackchurch Print Studios; Ramon Kassam and Joan Stack both nominated by Wickham Street Studios, Limerick. This opportunity was initiated to continue providing resources to emerging artists already resident in Ireland during the partial closure of IMMA.