• Saturday , 16 November 2019

RIAI Delighted to participate in Dublin Art Book Fair 2017: Art and Architecture Interwoven


Dublin Art Book Fair, Ireland’s only art book fair, returns to Temple Bar Gallery + Studios from 23 -26 November, sponsored by Henry J Lyons. With the theme of Art and Architecture Interwoven, the gallery will be filled with books on art, architecture and related subjects from select Irish and international publishers, limited editions and more unusual and difficult-to-find artists’ and architects’ books.

The RIAI Bookshop, the largest stockist of architectural publications in Ireland, along with a selection of Ireland’s leading architects and artists have been invited to recommend books and publications inspiring to their practice. Interweaving art and architecture to engage diverse audiences, the focus is on the interdisciplinary aspects of these distinct disciplines, their contingencies and overlaps, as well as their explicitly divergent natures.

Dublin Art Book Fair launches at 6pm on Thursday 23rd. Interwoven, a specially commissioned artwork for the Fair, and a limited edition print by artist Caoimhe Kilfeather will be unveiled. The film Library by Susan MacWilliam will be shown for the duration of the Fair.

Highlights of the programme of events include The Egyptian Postures, a performative lecture and archive presentation by Padraic E. Moore and Ian Whittlesea, a panel discussion on the interaction between art and architecture, chaired by Hugh Campbell and including, amongst others, Shelly McNamara (Grafton Architects), Peter Carroll (A2 Architects), Gavin Corbett (Writer). and Niamh O’Malley (artist); a tour of the newly-opened Tenement Museum on Henrietta Street, a screening of Wim Wenders’ influential film Wings of Desire and, a book-binding workshop with Read That Image. All of the events are free but booking is essential as places are sure to book up fast.

A pop-up café by The Market Kitchen with their delicious healthy treats, adds to the relaxed and special atmosphere of Dublin Art Book Fair. The Fair brings together a unique combination of specialist books and publishers and includes leading participants and organisations from the Irish arts and architecture world, making it a must-visit event.

Opening times:

Fri 24 Nov: 11am – 9pm

Sat 25 + Sun 26 Nov: 11am – 6pm


Programme of Events:


The Market Kitchen


6pm | LAUNCH | Dublin Art Book Fair: Art and Architecture Interwoven

7pm | FILM – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Irish Architecture Foundation



7pm – 9pm | PERFORMATIVE LECTURE + ARCHIVE – The Egyptian Postures, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios



1 – 2pm | TOUR – The painting/the palimpsest: Visit to Tenement Museum, Henrietta Street

4 – 5.30pm | PANEL DISCUSSION – The Interaction between Art and Architecture, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

6.30pm | FILM – Wings of Desire, Irish Architecture Foundation



11am – 1pm | WORKSHOP – Stitching Sessions with Read That Image, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

2 – 3pm | TOUR – Passageway to Art: Visit to National Gallery of Ireland



Interwoven, a new commissioned artwork and limited edition print by Caoimhe Kilfeather and the film Library by Susan MacWilliam​

For more information and booking, please visit www.templebargallery.com/events.


International Publishers: AADR | Art Book Publishing | Art Data | Artifice | Berlin Quarterly (Cycling Bear Publishing) | Black Dog Publishing | Book Works | Daab-media.com | Four Corners | Lars Muller | Laurence King Publishing | MIT Press | Morning Star | Ruja Press | Source Photographic Review | Sternberg | Torpedo Press | The University Press | Valiz Books

Irish Publishers:

AAI | Douglas Hyde Gallery | Gallery of Photography | Road Books | The Gallery Press | The Library Project | The Lilliput Press | The Moth Magazine | The Stinging Fly | Tramp Press | Wild Pansy Press | Winter Papers

Art and Architecture Book Nominators:

Aleana Egan | Andrew Clancy and Colm Moore | Brendan Earley | Caoimhe Kilfeather | Denis McNulty | Doireann Ni Ghrioghair | Donal Colfer | Eilis Lavelle & Rosie Lynch | Elaine Hoey | Felicity Clear | Gavin Corbett | Gerard Byrne | Gráinne Shaffrey | Hugh Campbell | John McLaughlin | John Tuomey & Sheila O’Donnell | Kathleen James-Chakraborty | Mark Orange | Mark Price | Martin Colthorpe | Nathalie Weadick | Niall McCullough | Pearl Wood | Peter Carroll | Peter Maybury | Peter McGovern | Roisin Heneghan| Ruairi O’Cuiv | Shelly McNamara & Yvonne Farrell | Tom de Paor

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