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Dublin Art Book Fair 2014

07 November - 09 November 2014

Dublin Art Book Fair 2014

7th, 8th + 9th November 2014
Friday + Saturday: 11am-6pm
Sunday: 1pm-6pm
Launch Reception/Preview: Thursday 6th November | 

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are delighted to present the fourth edition of the Dublin Art Book Fair.

Each year, the Dublin Art Book Fair offers the latest art, photography and related books published in Ireland and internationally. It aims to offer a succinct snapshot of contemporary art publishing worldwide.

Running for the past three years, the fair features a range of publications from invited publishers and publishing houses, as well as an open submission artist’s books and zines area. In addition to offering books from over 30 international publishers the fair will boast a comprehensive collection of aesthetically focused literature and unique one-off editions including everything from photography, graphic design, sculpture and painting to curation, politics and philosophy.

The programme for the fair will also include a series of supporting talks and workshops, artists’ readings, artworks and a pop-up café.

Book Fair Events:

All weekend:
Pop-up café by 3fe
Artworks by Vanessa Donoso López

Thursday 6th November:
6-8pm | Opening reception for the Dublin Art Book Fair 2014.

Friday 7th November:
5pm | Book Launch: Mark Clare: I Believe in You
New publication by artist Mark Clare published by Crawford Art Gallery, Cork and supported by Language Design, Dublin.

Saturday 8th November:
2.30pm | David Wall from design studio Conor & David discusses their collaborative design process.

Sunday 9th November:

2-5pm | Show+Tell Event: Read That Image | €5 | Max 8 people. 

Show+Tell is an informal get together for visual artists and photographers to share their photobooks in a friendly, open environment, allowing them to receive practical feedback with the aim of realising their books’ full potential. Artists are encouraged to bring along their photobooks, whether in the early stages of a maquette or dummy, or as a finished publication, with the view of using these books to stimulate group discussion amongst participating artists. Surrounded by a wealth of publications from all corners of the globe, and drawing on Read That Image’s collective knowledge, this promises to be an event full of inspiration and revelation.

For further information and to book your place please contact Sophie Behal on 01 6710073 or email Cost: €5. Max 8 people.

International Book Fair Publishers:


Black Dog Publishing

Camera Austria

Dung Beetle ltd

Edition Patrick Frey

Four Corners Books




Hayward Publishing

Hoxton Mini Press

It's Nice That

King Brown

Lodret Vandret




Paper Monument


Peeping Tom

Punctum Books



Silas Finch

Space Poetry


Ugly Duckling Press



White Fungus

Works that work

Zero Books


Vanessa Donoso López
Vanessa Donoso López (born Barcelona, Spain) lives and works in Dublin. She studied at the School of Arts and Design Llotja, Barcelona, the University of Barcelona, and the Winchester College of Art, UK.

Some of her solo shows include Daily disagreements over small things, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery at SWAB  Barcelona (Spain), A painful excess of pleasure, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, Jouissance, Madame la Marquise, Barcelona, it never rains to everybody’s taste, Queen St Studios and Gallery, Belfast, the rain in spain falls mainly on the plane, Barcelona (Spain), Scientifico-experimental-tecno-color-movement at M’atuvu Project space in Brussels (Belgium), showcase artist at the London Art Fair, London, Establishing a Mission at the Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. Group shows include Death Drive, Galway Arts Centre, I want to be your dog, The glue factory, Glasgow, 40/40/40, Madrid, Rome, Warsaw and Dublin, Metamorphosis, PS2 Belfast, 182nd Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy, Little M, Actus Magnus Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, The God of small things, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin and Precaution at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

Vanessa was awarded a studio residency at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2012 and a Sculpture Workshop Residency Award and Bursary at the Firestation Artists Studios early this year. Currently she is on a year project studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Vanessa is taking a three year membership at the TBG+S starting in January 2015. Vanessa Donoso López is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.

Mark Clare
Mark Clare graduated from St. Martins College of Art & Design (1992), London with a BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture before completing a MA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster (2004). He now lives and works in Dublin. He has had several solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally including most recently MonoCulture, Broadcast Gallery, Dublin, (2013), Dreamhouse, LaGrange Art Museum Georgia USA (2011), Remote Control, The Illges Gallery, Georgia, USA (2011), The World Could Wait No Longer, The Red House, Syracuse, New York, USA (2010), Galleria XX1, Warsaw, Poland (2009), Folly, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland (2010), My World is Over, The LAB, Dublin, Ireland (2009), One Mans Terror Is Another Man Freedom, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and Platform, Vasa, Finland (2007). In 2008 he was awarded an Open Award EV+A 2008 by the International Critic and Curator Hou Hanru and in 2012 was commissioned to produce a new work (The Two Horns of Phaedrus) by the Arts Council of Ireland to celebrate 60 years of the Arts Council Collection.

Upcoming exhibitions include Que sais-je?, a solo exhibition at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris in 2015 and Phoenix Rising, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin.

Conor & David
Conor & David is a studio which creates useful, beautiful graphic design, founded by Conor Nolan and David Wall in 2006. They believe in the importance of making things. They think that the process and outcomes should be both tangible and enlightening. Conor & David see design as a way to create and define the connections that shape our world. Their work connects audiences to ideas, customers to products and people to each other.

Selected Clients: Roads Group, Roads Publishing, Pallas Projects/Studios, Pivot Dublin, Project Arts Centre, Open House Dublin, McCullough Mulvin Architects, The Model, Sligo, National Campaign for the Arts,National College of Art and Design, Irish Architecture Foundation, Irish Design Shop, Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Read That Image
Read That Image is a photobook publishing collective, a collaborative group of photographers, designers, and visual artists. Our aim is to provide a platform for emerging and established artists to learn, engage, and create. At RTI we are committed to exploring the endless possibilities of photobook-making and self-publishing. Our mission is to provide a space for open encounters; a place for students and retirees, amateurs and professionals, photographers and artists, book-lovers and image-makers to come together to share ideas and create work.

Dublin Art Book Fair 2014
7th, 8th + 9th November 2014
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5- 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Friday + Saturday: 11am- 6pm
Sunday: 1pm -6pm
Launch reception: Thursday 6th November | 6pm

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