Dublin's Fresh New Print Fair
29 October — 22 November 2020
at The Library Project, Temple Bar, D02 YK53.

A celebration
of the printed matter
in all its forms.

HALFTONE is an initiative by PhotoIreland,
hosted every year at The Library Project. Running 22 October to 29 November this year,
the fair brings together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists,
showcasing Ireland’s exciting Art scene.

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 sixth edition to The Library Project this November. The fair is an initiative of PhotoIreland, 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 6pm on Thursday 29th October, and runs until the 22nd November, with special events from the 5th November focusing on another important 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.


Artists & Creatives:
Submit your works!


Applications are now invited from fine art printers, illustrators, designers, photographers and any artists and creatives alike to submit works produced not earlier than 2019, to be displayed and sold at the HALFTONE print fair.

Timeline 2020

Submissions Deadline: midnight Sunday 4 October
Artists contacted: 5-11 October
Delivery of artworks: 19-25 October
Launch: Thursday 29 October
Running until 22 November
Collection of artworks: 25-29 November

Submissions should include the proposed works in any technique such as screenprint, stencil, risography, lithography, etching, inkjet printing, etc., without any limitation of approach or concept. All selected works will be on display during HALFTONE, at The Library Project from launch at 6pm on Thursday 29 October 2020, when they will go on sale.


Ready to submit?


Download the submission form, read all the details, gather all your files, and then pay the €10 submission fee here.