Foundation15 Arts Festival – Launch

Tuesday 25 August
Foundation15 Arts Festival – Launch | Tuesday 25 August | IMMA

Foundation15 and the Irish Museum of Modern Art are delighted to invite you to the official launch of Foundation15 Arts Festival program launch with artist Nigel Rolfe in performance.

Foundation15 Arts Festival (F15) is one of Ireland’s fastest growing contemporary visual arts events, now in its third year the festival will have exhibited the work of over 160 Irish and international artists including works previously shown at The Venice Biennale and Tate Modern. This year F15 have partnered with the Irish Museum of Modern Art to offer the public an even more exciting, energetic and provocative art experience.

Taking place from 10th to 25th of September in multiple venues from commercial units, historic sites and public spaces in Tullamore, Co.Offaly F15 offers artists working in any discipline the opportunity to showcase their work in unique and exciting contexts.

Quantum Leap

Curated by Brendan Fox F15’s Annual Exhibition takes its cue from the cult sci-fi television show Quantum Leap (1989-1993). The protagonist Dr. Sam Beckett is a brilliant scientist who, following his quantum experiment in time travel, leaps through space-time, temporarily inhabiting the bodies of other people and altering the events of history.

“Dr Beckett’s space-time travel parallels the investigative nature of an artist’s practice. Artists also travel through time, referencing, appropriating or challenging concepts and aesthetic notions of their predecessors, often interpreting these ideas through a contemporary filter. Inherent in our comprehension of appropriation is the concept that the new work recontextualises whatever it references, it may ultimately even alter our perception of art history. Beyond this, Quantum Leap’s concern with science, the passage of time, identity, gender and the inhabitance of the ‘other’ has also been a fertile playground for artists.” 

– Brendan Fox, Curator

For more information visit

Tuesday 25 August
Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
Dublin 8
Telephone: +353 1 612 9900
Opening hours / start times:
Tuesday 11:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 11:30 - 17:30
Thursday 11:30 - 17:30
Friday 11:30 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 12:00 - 17:30
Admission / price: Free
Bank Holidays open 12:00 – 17:30.

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