Two new exhibitions have opened In the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

Exhibition Story - Sean Whitty

Exhibition Story - Sean Whitty

IMMA (photo: Sean Whitty)

IMMA (photo: Sean Whitty)

Exhibition Story - Sean Whitty

Taking place in the Garden Galleries section of the Irish Museum of Modern Art is a show looking at the work of Irish artist Patrick Scott.

Scott’s work played heavily on calibrating and perfecting techniques involving the use of lines, space and light. These ideas are expressed through the mediums of paint, print, drawing, tapestry, textile and design.

Born in January 1921, Scott experimented with simplifying and abstracting forms of nature, and this concept is very apparent throughout his work. From the town of Kilbrittain, Co. Cork, Scott became a full-time artist upon winning a National Prize at the Guggenheim International Award in 1960 and representing Ireland at the XXX Venice Biennale in the same year.

The exhibition opened on 14 February, following Scott’s passing. He died the day before aged 95 and is survived by his partner Eric Pearce.

It was the decision of Pearce and Scott’s Family to launch the retrospective show.

In a statement IMMA said: “He will be sorely missed by the arts community and IMMA is honoured to pay tribute to one of Ireland’s most important artists”.

Scott’s work lives on with its influence on the IMMA’s other exhibition ‘Light Rhythms’ taking place in the main unit of the museum.

‘Light Rhythms’ is an interactive exhibition based on the same concepts of light, sound and line, allowing people of all ages to innovate and interact with works. Children’s co-ordinator Katie Fitzpatrick explained its concept as “looking at how we experience space through light, sound and colour and line”.

The exhibition will feature workshops each Saturday, where artists will add more interactive works to the space and give lectures. “The next workshop will be based around sound, with each workshop we are going to build on the interactivity, allowing the space to evolve and grow.”

The museum is open Tuesday-Friday until 5.30pm, and the ‘Light Rhythms’ workshops take place each Saturday from 2-4pm.

For more information you can visit the museum website at

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