Past Exhibitions

Dublin Art Book Fair 2015

19 November - 22 November 2015

Video by Bazar Productions

Music by Defcon

19th-22nd November 2015
Launch: Wednesday 18th November | 7-9pm with a book signing by Miriam Elia and DJ set by SOIL CREEP

Thursday 19th November | 12-9pm
Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd November | 12-6pm
Scroll down for a full list of events.

This November 18th to 22nd Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents the fifth edition of the Dublin Art Book Fair, taking place as part of VIEW – Temple Bar Arts and Politics Weekend and Irish Year of Design 2015.

Over four days the Dublin Art Book Fair offers book lovers a curated selection of the latest in art, design, photography and related books by over 50 different Irish and International publishers. A comprehensive collection of aesthetically focused literature and special editions including books on photography, graphic design, sculpture, painting, curation and philosophy will be available over the weekend. These unusual and hard to find publications have been specially curated for the book fair. Just in time for Christmas, this is the perfect opportunity for bibliophiles to pick up some special gifts which will be treasured for years to come.

The fair is a platform for artist’s books which have been gathered through an open call, with one off and limited edition works shown alongside handmade zines. Artists’ books have been submitted from all over the world as well as by Irish artists such as Lee Welch, Lucy McKenna and Susan MacWilliam.

A series of specially programmed events will highlight and champion the design elements of book-making and will include a book design panel discussion, a book signing by Miriam Elia, a showcase of exciting new furniture design, a series of political debates, a lecture on design and Irish society by Dr. Linda King, a contemporary music concert, a bookbinding workshop by Read That Image and a discussion by New Dublin Press.

In the beautiful city centre gallery where the fair takes place, a new wall painting by artist Miranda Blennerhassett has been specially commissioned and a pop-up café by The Market Kitchen will cater to visitors coffee cravings, making the Dublin Art Book Fair a must-visit to while away an afternoon, browsing books and taking in the atmosphere.

All Weekend:
Pop-up café by The Market Kitchen
Artworks by Miranda Blennerhassett
Showcase of new furniture design

Wed 18th November:
7-9 pm: Launch of the Dublin Art Book Fair with book signing by Miriam Elia of her infamous satirical book We Go to the Gallery and DJ Set by SOIL CREEP

Thurs 19th November:
10.30am-12pm: Debate chaired by Hugh Linehan ‘Stop Banging your head against a brick wall, politicians just don’t care about culture!’ | Free admission, booking essential
12.30pm-2pm: Panel discussion chaired Dr John Bowman ‘Gender Quotas: A Lazy way to a more representative democracy or an absolute necessity to change our political culture’ | Free admission, booking essential
6pm: Public Lecture by Dr. Linda King ‘Art + Politics = Design: Visualising Identity in 20th Century Ireland’ | Free admission, booking essential
7pm: Zine Launch by 1815 | Free admission, click here for more information.​​
7.30pm: New Dublin Press present Imagines | Free admission, booking essential

Saturday 21st November:
Debate ‘The Tyranny of The Whip; Party Politics Is Ended and Good Riddance’ | Free admission, booking essential
3pm: Contemporary Music Centre Concert | Free admission, booking essential
4pm: Panel discussion on 'The Future of the Book' | Free admission, booking essential
5pm: Zine Launch by SET | Free admission

Sunday 22nd November:
Direct Provision: An afternoon of reading, performance and discussion, by Meat Scandal, planted firmly in the experience of displacement and authoritarian construct. As winter closes in, presence and voice are the perennial request | Donations for The Irish Refugee Council. | Click here for more information.​​
10am-5pm: Make a Photobook / Collaborative workshop with Read That Image | €30 | Booking Essential | Email:
Click here for more information on how to submit

International Publishers:
Afterall | ArtReview| Bomb | Bookworks| Black Dog Publishing | CCA Glasgow | Culture Colony Quarterly | Eastside Projects | Edition Patrick Frey | Frieze | Gagarin | Hayward Publishing | Hoxton Mini Press | King Brown | MonoKultur | Onomatopee | Paper Monument | Primary Information | Riding House | RVB Books | Space Poetry | Tate | Ugly Duckling Press |Univocal Publishing | Urbanomic | White Fungus | Works that Work | Zero Books | 

Irish Publishers:
Blow Photo | Coracle | Douglas Hyde Gallery | Irish Arts Review | Kerlin Gallery | Lismore Castle Arts | New Dublin Press | Paper Visual Art | Project Arts Centre | Read That Image | Roads | The Hugh Lane | The Stinging Fly | We are Dublin | Green on Red | Guts | EVA International

For more information please contact Sophie Behal on


Dublin Art Book Fair is kindly supported by Irish Year of Design 2015 and and VIEW, Arts and Politics Weekend, funded and developed by Temple Bar Company.

Further Information

Rayne Booth
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+353 (0)1 671 0073

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