HALFTONE – Dublin’s Print Fair, 19-22 Nov 2015
at The Library Project & Black Church Print Studio, Dublin 2.
PhotoIreland and Black Church Print Studio present the inaugural HALFTONE – Dublin’s fresh new print fair. The fair aims to look at how different printing processes coexist in a diverse range of artistic and creative practices, celebrating the printed matter in all its forms. The program will offer workshops, demo sessions and talks, plus a large exhibition of selected artists’ prints from the open call. The fair is part of the VIEW Arts Week in Temple Bar, supported by the Temple Bar Company.
“HALFTONE was developed to bring to attention how important print sales are to an artist. Book publishing is all well and good but artists, and indeed publishers, very rarely make a significant profit from it. Nobody except printers make enough money from book publishing. We set up The Library Project as a way to showcase the works of local and international artists through books”, says Ángel Luis González, director of The Library Project and organizer of the print fair. “But, in the end, the printed works themselves are what really make money for artists. So this is how the four-day print fair came about”.
HALFTONE AT THE LIBRARY PROJECT
Open Call for Printed Work
Applications are now invited from fine art printers, illustrators, designers, photographers and any artists and creatives alike to submit works to be displayed and sold at the HALFTONE print fair. Submissions can include the proposed works in any technique such as screenprint, stencil, lithography, etching, inkjet printing, etc., without any limitation of approach or concept. All works will be on display during HALFTONE, at The Library Project and Black Church Print Studio from the launch at 7pm on Thursday 19 November 2015, when they will go on sale.
Submission deadline: 2 Nov
Selected artists contacted: 3 Nov
Last day to deliver prints to The Library Project: 9 Nov
Print Fair launches on 6pm 19 Nov, running till 22 Nov
Deadline for collection of unsold works: 6pm, 24 Nov
All submissions to the Open Call must be made online at www.halftone.ie
Watch the HALFTONE 2015 video below
HALFTONE AT BLACK CHURCH PRINT STUDIO
HALFTONE will include tours of the Black Church Print Studio facilities, live demonstrations and inspiring printmaking workshops. Open to the public.
Black Church Print Studio Tours
12.30pm daily (19-22 Nov. 2015)
For more information on bookings and tours go to www.halftone.ie