Launch 5pm Sat 1 Feb
At The Library Project
Join us for the launch of the PhotoIreland Programme 2020 and find out about what’s in store and how you can be a part of the advancement of photography in Ireland. From events and exhibitions taking place at The Library Project and PhotoIreland Festival, to projects around Ireland and beyond.
To start the decade with impetus and inspiration, this year we are bringing back a project we used to run long time ago. Titled Light Evenings, and framed under the Critical Academy, these represent a series of gatherings that will take place on the last Saturday of every month, except for September and January – when The Library Project bookshop is closed and our work continues elsewhere.
Light Evenings are an opportunity for creatives of all levels and practices to come together, to share their work and thoughts in a supportive and informal approach. It’s an opportunity to network, meet peers, and even to spark collaborations. Each Evening will be kickstarted with a short talk by an invited practitioner, to generate the tone and to catalyse the evening’s conversations. Set up in a relaxed environment, the aim of Light Evenings is to support artists practice, to cross-pollinate ideas, and to encourage practitioners from outside the Arts to get involved.
For the PhotoIreland Programme 2020 launch, we have planned a special Light Evening: we will be joined by Dan Rule and Justine Ellis, co-directors of Melbourne-based Perimeter Books. They will present us with a background to their work, and will discus the challenges found along the way, focusing on the latest and most exciting projects.
Perimeter is a bookstore, distribution house, award-winning publisher, and platform for various photography, art and design publishing endeavours in Melbourne, Australia. Perimeter Editions is the award-winning publishing imprint of Melbourne-based bookstore Perimeter Books and distribution house Perimeter Distribution. Releasing its first publication in 2012, Perimeter Editions’ focus rests on publishing autonomous books in close collaboration with photographers, artists, curators and writers. Its publications exhibit a criticality and sensitivity to content and form.
Dan Rule is a publisher, writer and editor from Melbourne, Australia. He is the co-director of Perimeter Books, Perimeter Distribution and Perimeter Editions, for which he has published, edited and written for upward of 50 books on contemporary photographers and artists from around the world. Dan was a longstanding visual art critic for Melbourne newspaper The Saturday Age, a design and architecture columnist for The Age, the former editor and editor-at-large of Vault magazine and the former co-editor of Composite Journal. In a career spanning 20 years, he has published more than 3000 articles, reviews and interviews on art, photography design and culture more widely for publications internationally, including major critical writing commissions for institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Camera Austria, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australian Centre for Photography and others.
Justine Ellis is a publisher and photographer from Melbourne, Australia. She is the co-director of Perimeter Books, Perimeter Editions and Perimeter Distribution, and was the co-editor of Composite Journal. She has published, edited and art-directed more than 50 books on Australian and international photographers, artists and illustrators, and has worked as a photographer in creative, editorial, commercial and architectural contexts. She is part of the curatorial committee for Volume: Another Art Book Fair, presented by Artspace Sydney, Perimeter Books and Printed Matter Inc. in 2015, 2017 and 2020, and she is the a co-founder and core juror the Perimeter Small Book Prize and the PHOTO 2020 x Perimeter International Photobook Prize. She has undertaken written and photographic commissions for various publications.