Past Exhibitions

Dublin Art Book Fair 2016

10 November - 13 November 2016

10 – 13 November 2016
Opening Hours:
Thursday 10 November | 6-9pm
Friday 11 + Saturday 12 November | 11am-8pm
Sunday 13 November | 12-6pm
Scroll down for a full list of events.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents the sixth edition of the annual Dublin Art Book Fair from the 10th to 13th November.

The Dublin Art Book Fair is a venue for artists, writers and publishers to feature new releases and present their publications. The fair engages established and emerging publishers in a large-scale event delivered over four days dedicated to the appreciation of printed work.

This year’s fair welcomes over 60 exhibitors, artists and publishers, national and international, who have devoted themselves to the medium of “the book as art”. With a focus on the production of text, this year the Dublin Art Book Fair celebrates ‘Artists as Writers’, and features an afternoon event of readings by Irish artists Sonia Shiel, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty.

With a vibrant programme of informal conversations, workshops, readings, performances and artist-led programmes, Dublin Art Book Fair is a must-visit for bookworms and art lovers alike. Pop along to the array of events, with highlights including One for the Record Books; an athletic reading event for all ages and Guts magazine’s presentation of their sixth issue Shame along with live illustration, a discussion, and music to celebrate Dublin’s love of indie and art book publishing. For a hands on experience, take part in Read That Image’s one-day collaborative artist book making workshop and create your very own hand-crafted book.

While away the time browsing through the curated selection of artist books over a delicious coffee from pop-up café, The Market Kitchen, who will be on hand to satisfy your sweet tooth with healthy bites. Treat yourself to a one-off artist book or pick out a Christmas gift for someone special. Onsite artworks by artists Isabel Nolan and Stephanie Deady installed in the gallery and atrium space of the building provide the perfect opportunity to soak up the atmosphere within this artists’ community in the heart of Temple Bar.


All Weekend:
Pop-up café by The Market Kitchen
Artworks by Isabel Nolan and Stephanie Deady.

Thursday 10 November:
7pm - 8pm | Tribute Reading featuring the writings of Jason Oakley

Readings by Declan Long, Aisling Prior, Sarah Pierce, Sheena Barrett, with an introduction by Cora Cummins
Free admission, click here for more information.

Friday 11 November:
12pm - 12.40pm | Book Launch: TAKING THE SCISSORS TO SOCIETY – The Photomontages of Roger Hudson

Free admission, click here for more information.

1pm - 2pm | Stray Lines Performative Reading Event
Free admission, click here for more information.

3pm - 4pm | Guts presents issue six 'Shame'.
Free admission, click here for more information.

6pm - 7pm | Art & Writing #3: STRUCTURE
Free admission, click here for more information.

Saturday 12 November:
12.00pm - 1.00pm | Skeeze: Experimental Poetry

Free admission, click here for more information.

2.30pm - 3.30pm | Reading: Artists as Writers 
Free admission, click here for more information.

6pm - 7pm | One for the Record Books
Free admission, click here for more information.

Sunday 13 November:
12pm - 6pm | Collab/Booklab with Read That Image
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 9th November 6pm
Price: €55
Booking essential, click here for more information.

International Publishers:
Afterall | ArtReview | Black Dog Publishing | Bomb | Book Works | Broken Dimanche Press | CCA | Culture Colony Quarterly | Domobaal Gallery | Eastside Projects | Edition Patrick Frey | Frieze | Fukt Magazine | Gagarin | Hayward Publishing | It’s Nice That | Lubok Verlag | MonoKultur | NEUSCHLOSS | Occasional Papers | Onomatopee | Paper Monument | Parkett | Pedestrian Publishing | RVB Books | Space Poetry | Ugly Duckling Press | Uniformbooks | White Fungus 

Irish Publishers:
1815 Magazine | Antic-Ham | Artisan House | Blow Photo | Catalyst Arts | Crawford Art Gallery | Critical Bastards | Douglas Hyde Gallery | Eva | Gallery Of photography | GalleryX | Golden Thread Gallery | Gormleys | Gorse | Green On Red | Guts Magazine | Hillsborofine Art | Hugh Lane | Into the Void | Irish Academic Press | Kerlin | Kevin Kavanagh | NIVAL | Paper Visual | Project Arts Center | Read that Image | RHA | Roadbooks | Roads | The stinging Fly | Visual Carlow | 21st Century Renaissance |  

For more information please contact DABF Curator Caroline O'Hora on

#DABF16 #TBGandS

Further Information

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