Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection 2018

Prize: Other distinction


Thursday May 10th 2018, Hennessy and IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) revealed the names of the four contemporary artists whose works have been purchased by the Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection 2018. Barbara Knezevic, Susan MacWilliam, Mary McIntyre and Helen O’Leary were joined by Elaine Cullen of Hennessy Ireland, IMMA’s Christina Kennedy, Senior Curator, Head of Collections and invited curator Hugh Mulholland, Senior Curator at The MAC, Belfast, as the works went on display. The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection exhibition is free to view and runs from May 10th to September 16th.

Each of the artists selected have well-established practices, making work of quality and rigor which has received considerable critical acknowledgment and are not yet represented in the IMMA National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. From thought-provoking sculptures to a haunting video to a photographic installation, each of the chosen works engages with contemporary culture, reflecting the artist’s looking at and thinking about life today.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsIrish Museum of Modern Art

Awarded at event

LocationIrish Museum of Modern Art , Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Period11 May 2018 → 16 Sep 2018