Past Exhibitions

Dublin Art Book Fair and Magazine Archive

02 December - 04 December 2011

The Dublin Art Book fair is a project that aims to publicise and distribute art books and publications in Dublin.  Over the first weekend in December, The gallery at TBG+S, in the heart of Dublin’s cultural quarter, will become a market fair at which over twenty publishers from Ireland and abroad specialising in art books will be represented. TBG+S invites you to come and browse the extensive range of unique books and publications, which will be for sale.

TBG+S also invites artists to submit their books and publications to be distributed at the fair. Artists who make books, artists who have self published books and catalogues will be given the space at the fair to distribute their work. This is a unique opportunity to purchase rare publications by Irish artists which may not be available anywhere else.

As well as this, Curator Aoife Tunney has selected a large art magazine archive, offering visitors a chance to linger in our reading area and peruse the magazines on offer.

There will be a full programme of live events such as readings, discussions and talks taking place in the reading area of the fair.

Some of the live events taking place over the weekend include discussions on art book distribution, self publishing and book design, as well as artists, curators and publishers reading from and discussing their favourite publications.

Publishers taking part in the fair include Trigger Editions, Edition Book Arts, Sun Moon and Stars Press, Red Fox Press, JRP/Ringier Kunstverlag, Lubok Verlag, Book Works, Empty Press Publiacations, Four Corners Books, Belfast Exposed, Sternberg Press, Mermaid Turbulence, Allotrope Press, Road Books, Booklyn Inc, Butler Gallery, The Douglas Hyde and more...

Readings and talks over the weekend:

Friday 2nd  December:
12.00: Padraic E.Moore
1. 00: Lee Welch
2.00: Ruth E.Lyons
5.00: Judy Kravis (Road Books) followed by launch of Road's new book '21 proposals for the Turbine Hall'

Saturday 3rd December
12.00: Ciaran Walsh: The Reading Room
1.30pm: Matt Packer: Wake Amusements
3.00pm: The Stinging Fly: Literature and magazine publishing.
4.30pm: Creative Ireland: The Visual Arts with Medb Ruane

Sunday 4th December
1.30pm: Discussion on Book Design with David Joyce
3.00pm: Discussion on art book distribution with Shane Hallinan
4.30pm: Fiona Fullam; Imaging the Word: A talk on art-writing

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Thursday 1 December, 6-8pm

Artist Talks

Open Call for artist's books! The Dublin Art Book Fair aims to promote and aid the distribution of artist’s books and catalogues through an open submission section in which artists can present and sell their books. We are inviting artists to send us their books, catalogues and other publications for inclusion in this project. If you would like us to sell your books for you, please send us 5 copies of each of your publications, clearly marked with the following information: Name Contact details (phone, address and email) Details of the publication (Title, date, author Price of the publication Deadline: All books must be with us by Monday 28th November for inclusion in the fair opening on Thursday 1st December. For further details please email

Further Information

Rayne Booth
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