Upcoming Events

Winter Seminar: The Lives of Artists

16 November - 17 November 2018

Are you curious about art and artists? Have you ever wondered why do artists make art? In what ways do artists work today? Is the art world today so different to the Renaissance period? Have you ever wanted to visit an artist in their studio? This exciting two-day event will answer the above questions and more.

view details
Broken Diorama presented by Alison Ballance and Alice Rekab

Broken Diorama presented by Alison Ballance and Alice Rekab

22 November - 29 November 2018

For this year’s Dublin Art Book Fair Broken Diorama is presented as a table with writings and publications from the broadcast’s contributors. Alison Ballance and Alice Rekab will be present to introduce their project to visitors and have produced two new textile works to facilitate the display of the written material and activate the Atrium area as a place for reading and discourse.

view details
DABF18 | Opening lecture: THE LIBRARY: Architectural History of a Cultural Construct

DABF18 | Opening lecture: THE LIBRARY: Architectural History of a Cultural Construct

22 November 2018

In this illustrated talk, Ellen will situate the library in its historic and cultural horizons; bringing us from the local libraries of Dublin Corporation of the 1930s to the Baroque ‘temples for books’ in Vienna and beyond.

view details
DABF18 | Tour: Manuscripts, Cages and Booksellers

DABF18 | Tour: Manuscripts, Cages and Booksellers

23 November 2018

Art Historian, Arran Henderson’s unique walking tour explores some of Dublin’s specialist collections.

view details
DABF18 | Youth Tour and Workshop with the Irish Architecture Foundation

DABF18 | Youth Tour and Workshop with the Irish Architecture Foundation

23 November - 24 November 2018

Join the IAF Collective, the Irish Architecture Foundation’s programme for 15-25 year olds, over two workshops, to learn how drawing and writing are used to communicate and preserve architecture and its history.

view details
DABF18 Children’s Section | Story Writing Workshop (age 8-11): If walls could talk!

DABF18 Children’s Section | Story Writing Workshop (age 8-11): If walls could talk!

24 November 2018

Take a tour of TBG+S and bring the space to life, creating new characters and exciting stories.

view details
DABF18 Children’s Section | Family workshop (age 6+): Folding books, folding spaces

DABF18 Children’s Section | Family workshop (age 6+): Folding books, folding spaces

24 November 2018

Join Kids’ Own artist and designer Vanya Lambrecht Ward for a workshop looking at books and buildings.

view details
DABF18 | Zine Launch and Reading: Young Art Writers

DABF18 | Zine Launch and Reading: Young Art Writers

24 November 2018

Young Art Writers read from their work at the launch of their zine made during a series of workshops organised by TBG+S and RHA Gallery.

view details
DABF18 | SSSSH! Tour #1: Senator David Norris - My Library

DABF18 | SSSSH! Tour #1: Senator David Norris - My Library

24 November 2018

Renowned politician, scholar and civil rights activist hosts a visit to his library at his home in North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1.

view details
DABF18 Children’s Section | SSSSH! Family tour: A Mini (figure) History of Marsh’s Library

DABF18 Children’s Section | SSSSH! Family tour: A Mini (figure) History of Marsh’s Library

24 November 2018

Join us in a Lego minifigure hunt around the library to discover the writers and thinkers whose books can be found throughout the library to this day.

view details
DABF18 Children’s Section | Family workshop: INSIGHT - Build a light book

DABF18 Children’s Section | Family workshop: INSIGHT - Build a light book

25 November 2018

Build a recycled reading-light book using a selected volume found in the Atrium’s site specific installation.

view details
DABF18 Children’s Section | Family workshop: COLUMN – Sculpture making workshop

DABF18 Children’s Section | Family workshop: COLUMN – Sculpture making workshop

25 November 2018

Join artist Liliane Puthod to design and create sculptural columns inspired by the architecture of the gallery.

view details
DABF18 | Paper Marbling Workshop

DABF18 | Paper Marbling Workshop

25 November 2018

Join TBG+S studio artist Tamsin Snow and have fun experimenting with the art of paper marbling, traditionally used as book covering and book end sheets.

view details
DABF18 | Open Studio Talk: Journey through the process of publishing an artist’s photo book

DABF18 | Open Studio Talk: Journey through the process of publishing an artist’s photo book

25 November 2018

TBG+S studio artist Aisling McCoy opens her studio and shares her experience with photobooks as a way of developing projects in parallel to exhibitions.

view details
DABF18 | SSSSH! Tour #2: The Berkeley Library

DABF18 | SSSSH! Tour #2: The Berkeley Library

26 November 2018

Led by Dr. Ellen Rowley, this guided tour looks at the origins, architecture and impact of the Berkeley Library.

view details
DABF18 | Commissioned Performance: Isadora Epstein - The Return to Hy-Brasail!

DABF18 | Commissioned Performance: Isadora Epstein - The Return to Hy-Brasail!

26 November 2018

Through lecture and performance, Isadora Epstein is on a theatrical search for Hy-Brasail - a possibly imaginary island off the coast of Co. Clare.

view details
DABF18 | Curator’s Tour: Active Archive - Slow Institution

DABF18 | Curator’s Tour: Active Archive - Slow Institution

27 November 2018

Visual Arts Curator Lívia Páldi presents a major research project that delves into the Project Art Centre’s (PAC) rich 50+ year history.

view details
DABF18 | SSSSH! Tour #3: The Edward Worth Library, peak inside the physician’s collection

DABF18 | SSSSH! Tour #3: The Edward Worth Library, peak inside the physician’s collection

27 November 2018

Led by Worth librarian Dr. Elizabethanne Boran, this visit provides a peak into the little-known but extremely important book collection of Dr Edward Worth.

view details
DABF18 | A Performative Discussion: Artist as Writer

DABF18 | A Performative Discussion: Artist as Writer

27 November 2018

Led by David Crowley, Head of School of Visual Culture at NCAD and Nathan O’Donnell, writer and editor of Paper Visual Art Journal.

view details
DABF18 | SSSSH! Tour #4: UCD’s amazing papers, the Repository as National History

DABF18 | SSSSH! Tour #4: UCD’s amazing papers, the Repository as National History

28 November 2018

A highlight tour of some of UCD’s specialist repositories, including the National Folklore Collection.

view details
DABF18 | SSSSH! Tour #5: Abstract Beaded Pattern: the ‘biggest beaded curtain in the world’

DABF18 | SSSSH! Tour #5: Abstract Beaded Pattern: the ‘biggest beaded curtain in the world’

29 November 2018

Join curator Val Connor (Member of the Advisory Panel of NIVAL) and artist, Clare Lymer (Digital Collections, NIVAL), who will discuss the interesting history of Abstract Beaded Pattern, an artwork by Patrick Scott originally commissioned for the Central Bank, Dame Street.

view details
DABF18 | Panel Discussion: Why I love libraries

DABF18 | Panel Discussion: Why I love libraries

29 November 2018

Chaired by Declan Long (writer, lecturer and Director of MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD).

view details