YOUR NATIONAL COLLECTION 2021
Following the announcement of a €1m acquisition fund supported by the Department for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in October 2020, Minister Catherine Martin has announced that 422 artworks by 70 artists will be added to the National Collection of IMMA and the Crawford Art Gallery.
IMMA and the Crawford Art Gallery have been working tirelessly to realise this progressive goal for the National Collection. The body of 422 artworks by 70 artists from across the country has been selected through a rigorous process by both institutions to ensure strategic and thoughtful acquisitions for the nation. Spanning from 1972 to 2021, the works consist of paintings, photographic work, drawings, sculpture, installations, moving image, sound work, film, embroidery and performance. This is a significant boost to both Collections, strengthening and enhancing the breath of style of work, making them truly representative of contemporary Irish practice and available for the public to enjoy for generations to come.
As the cultural repositories for the country, the role of the National Cultural Institutions is to reflect Ireland and her people and tell the story of our country. This is the first time in over a decade that substantial funding has been specifically allocated towards building the National Collection to reflect contemporary culture.
IMMA has acquired, 197 works from 31 artists.
The artists are: Bassam Al-Sabah, Marie Brett, Sarah Browne & Jesse Jones, Anishta Chooramun, Amanda Coogan, Vivienne Dick, Edy Fung, Emma Wolf Haugh, Patricia Hurl, Sandra Johnston, Eithne Jordan, John Lalor, Breda Lynch, Alice Maher, Leanne McDonagh, Eoin McHugh, Alastair MacLennan, Sibyl Montague, Maïa Nunes, Brian O’Doherty, Alanna O’Kelly, Sarah Pierce, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Alice Rekab, Nigel Rolfe, Dermot Seymour, Rajinder Singh , Anne Tallentire, Cléa van der Grijn, Eimear Walshe.
Cléa van der Grijn
Cléa van der Grijn’s practice deals with unraveling the complexities associated around the culture of death and reconstructed memory, researching the myth of repressed memory. Re-imagining and process all become part her narrative, understanding the rational, social and emotional circumstances that become constructed around memory and time.