HALFTONE is an initiative by PhotoIreland Foundation,
HALFTONE Print Fair returns to Dublin with its celebration of the printed matter and a special focus on books!
The annual HALFTONE Print Fair returns for its fifth edition to The Library Project this November. The fair is an initiative of PhotoIreland Foundation, hosted every year at The Library Project, bringing together artists working in disciplines whose output manifests in printed form, and to showcase the best photographic works. In addition to the hundreds of prints visitors will discover, this year HALFTONE proposes events dedicated to that passion for accumulating more books than one can read, what the Japanese call Tsundoku.
The fair opens to the public at 2pm on Saturday 2nd November, and runs until the first day of December, with events including a four-days long focus on another printed matter: the book.
Artists are selected through invitation and an open call aimed at fine art printers, illustrators, designers, photographers and creatives alike, to be displayed saloon-style and sold at the Temple Bar venue The Library Project. The fair format aims to motivate collecting and to excite artworks sales, supporting the artists’ practice. Each year sees a high number of private and corporate sales, as well as sales to public collections.
This year sees spectacular entries and special treats such as limited edition prints from curatorial duo RGKS, vibrant riso work from illustrator Claire Prouvost, and new work from photographer Brian Teeling, amongst others – there are great works to choose from.
Extending its celebration of the printed matter, there is a new addition this year: Tsundoku, offering visitors four days of events (21-24 November) with book launches, talks, workshops, and a collaboration with Damn Fine Print which will see the launch of a new series of publications and a special showcase. All topped-off with a first-and-second-hand book market focused on liberating space on busy bookshelves – everyone interested in selling books can find details on how to participate here.
More details will be announced soon, including a full list of this year’s participating artists at HALFTONE.IE