Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents Dublin Art Book Fair 2018, Ireland's only art book fair, which takes place from 22nd to 29th November 2018, sponsored by Henry J Lyons and supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and the Art Council of Ireland. An established feature of the annual gallery programme at TBG+S, the eighth edition of the Fair 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. Dublin Art Book Fair will feature a curated selection of hundreds of books from Irish and international independent publishers as well as artists’ and architects’ books and those about visual art, architecture, visual culture and theory, poetry and select fiction.
Alongside Dublin Art Book Fair is an expansive programme of free events, curated by Dr. Ellen Rowley, taking place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios as well as throughout the city. These events 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 schedule of events includes site-specific performances, workshops, walking tours, readings, children’s activities, panel discussions and illustrated lectures. Visual artist, Isadora Epstein has created a new commissioned performance, ‘The Return to Hy-Brasail’ in the library of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in response to the RIA’s manuscript collection.
Works by artists involved in the events programme will be exhibited as part of the book fair at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios: Isadora Epstein, Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, Aisling McCoy, Liliane Puthod, Alice Rekab & Alison Ballance, Tamsin Snow and Tanad Williams. Guest publishers, artists and libraries will present their work throughout the building.
A new feature of the Dublin Art Book Fair is the Children’s Section which includes an eight-week educational programme and a large-scale installation made collaboratively between 6th class pupils from Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire, Parnell Square, artists Andreas Kindler von Knobloch and Tanad Williams and architect, Donal Hickey. The Children’s Section is made possible by support from the Arts Council of Ireland’s Engaging with Architecture Scheme.