Last year saw the launch of Summer Rising, and it’s back again this year, running between June 4th and 14th at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

IMMA will be toasting the summer with a series of art, music, performance and foodie events in its beautiful buildings and grounds.

The festival opens with Canadian photographer Stan Douglas’ Mise en Scene exhibition, and a selection of paintings by multi-disciplinary artist Etel Adnan.

The Summer Party takes place on June 6th. It’s an evening of music, art, food and cocktails in the buildings and grounds of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. The programme includes In the Silence of the night, a series of spoken word, live art and music performances, featuring artists Ruth Proctor, Sarah Jones, Ella De Burca, Dorit Chrysler and more. There’s music curated by Peter Maybury of Threadpulls and Dennis McNulty of Decal, food by Michelle Darmody of The Cake Café and artist Fiona Halinan including drinks and bites by We Are Design Goat, FishShop and K Chido Mexico.

summer rising party @ imma
Garden Rising takes place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 14th June, a free daytime celebration of art, food and performance. It includes food workshops, artist talks, performances and family-friendly activities.

This year the organisers have added IMMA Thing Bazaar to its diverse menu. It’s a unique feast by Michelle Darmody and Fiona Hallinan, which promises to stimulate all the senses.

To coincide with the festival, Happenings outdoor cinema is happening in the IMMA meadow on 11th June, and they’ll be running workshops and exhibition tours and events for teens and families.

summer rising night party @ imma
There are more events still to be announced. Tickets are now on sale. Daytime events are free.

Royal Hospital Kilaminham
Military Road
Dublin 8

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