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Artists Conversation | IMMA

Friday 27 November, 1-2pm, at IMMA, Dublin.

I’m really looking forward to taking part in an artists conversation event with poet Mary Dorcey at IMMA. We’re aiming to share thoughts and ideas about the intersections of film, poetry, public artworks and gallery contexts in relation to E.gress.

The event is free event and everyone’s welcome to come and be a part of it. To book, click here

You can come and just listen or get involved in the discussion too with your own questions and comments.

Further details will be posted soon on the tours Facebook page



Artist Marie Brett and poet Mary Dorcey in conversation 

Friday 27 November, IMMA’s Project Spaces, 1- 2pm

still taken from film Egress by Marie Brett

Marie Brett (artist) and Mary Dorcey (poet) will discuss the intersections of poetry, film, public artworks and gallery contexts in relation to E.gress, a film exploring the twilight world of dementia, produced by Marie Brett and musician Kevin O’Shanahan and presented in the Project Spaces of IMMA. 

Mary Dorcey, born in Dublin, is an award-winning poet, short story writer and novelist. Both for her groundbreaking and seductive love poetry and her unflinching testimony to the travails of aging and death, Dorcey has been acclaimed as a poet of remarkable insight and courageous witness. She has published five volumes of poetry: Kindling (Only Women Press, 1982), Moving into the Space Cleared by Our Mothers (Salmon Poetry, 1991), The River That Carries Me (Salmon Poetry, 1995), Like Joy In Season, Like Sorrow (Salmon, 2001) and Perhaps the Heart is Constant after All (Salmon Poetry, 2012). In 1990, she won the Rooney Prize for Literature for her short story collection, A Noise from the Woodshed. Her bestselling novel Biography of Desire (Poolbeg) was published in 1997. Dorcey is a Research Associate at Trinity College Dublin and is a member of Aosdána.  

Marie Brett is an award-winning visual artist with a multilayered Art/Life practice, embedded in forms of collaboration, dialogue and immersive experience. Her work explores ideas of culturally shunned loss in non-stable contexts using photography, film, sound and sculptural form.  She produces gallery-based work and temporary situations and her approach to collaboration with community and place, to inform and influence the making of new work, has gained international interest. Her artwork is held in public collections nationally and internationally and she received both BA and Master of Arts Degrees from Goldsmith’s College, London University. 

This event is free and all are welcome

Bookings via the IMMA website here

E.gress Video Taster (featuring interviews with Marie Brett & Jon Hinchliffe from the ASI)

Artist Blog

          For further information on E.gress at IMMA


The E.gress National Tour, presented by artist Marie Brett, is funded by an

Arts Council Touring and Dissemination of Work Award

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