Dublin Art Book Fair, Ireland's only art book fair, takes place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) from 22nd to 29th November 2018. An established feature of the annual gallery programme at TBG+S, the 8th edition of the Fair is sponsored by Henry J Lyons, supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. Dublin Art Book Fair 2018 is guest curated by architectural and cultural historian, Dr. Ellen Rowley.
The theme Art and Architecture, this year, sees a special focus on Uncovering Libraries and Collections, highlighting the importance of libraries in our lives. Showcasing over fifty leading Irish and international publishers and small independent publishers, the Fair will include books and publications on art, architecture, design, visual culture and related fields as well as limited edition and rare artist and architects’ books.
A new feature of Dublin Art Book Fair is the Children’s Section, made possible by support from the Arts Council of Ireland’s Engaging with Architecture Scheme. The Children’s Section will include an eight-week educational programme engaging pupils of the Gaelscoil, Colaiste Mhuire, and involving the Irish Architectural Archive. Artists Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch will collaborate with architect Tom O’Brien to design and build the Children's Section for the Fair.
An expansive programme of free events, curated by Dr. Ellen Rowley, at TBG+S and throughout the city, will transport you to the supposed origin of the library and guide you into some of Dublin’s leading libraries and little-known collections. The jam-packed schedule of site-specific performances, workshops, walking tours, readings, children’s activities, panel discussions and illustrated lectures combined with a pop-up café, a welcoming social atmosphere and of course, the celebration of art books, means you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy in the heart of Temple Bar.
The full programme will be announced soon…!