Open Call: Artist Books for Dublin Art Book Fair 2021

20 July 2021

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to launch an open call for artist books for inclusion in Dublin Art Book Fair 2021: Manual.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents the eleventh edition of Ireland’s only art book fair from 25 November - 5 December 2021. This year, Dublin Art Book Fair (DABF) is guest curated by Dr Lisa Godson, cultural historian and Programme Leader of the MA Design History and Material Culture at the National College of Art and Design. Her theme for DABF, Manual, draws attention to the dual nature of books as material objects with a stable physicality and as the repositories of content that can be experienced and understood in multiple registers.

A centre for the contemporary artist book, the Artist Book Section at DABF will feature limited edition artist books made by contemporary artists, writers and designers, who experiment in a myriad of ways with the medium of the book and its potential for artistic expression. The featured artist books are selected by our curatorial team through the open call, and include artist books by invited artists.

How to Apply

Download and read the application guidelines carefully before completing the application form. Send your completed application to

Deadline: Sunday 24 October 2021