The Library Project: A cultural hub at the heart of Temple Bar.
Started: 1 September 2013.
What: The Library Project, For visual culture and critical thinking.
When: Tue-Fri 11-6pm | Sat & Sun 12-6pm | Closed Mondays & Bank Holidays.
Where: The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin 2.
Why: Far more than an Art bookshop, a specialised photobook library, and a gallery, The Library Project is a cultural hub, multidisciplinary in its approach, and focused on Photography. The space offers visitors an open door to discover local and international contemporary Art practices through a careful selection of publications, and a variety of exhibitions and events.
The Library Project is run by the PhotoIreland Foundation since September 2013 at its present address; it is the ground floor gallery space of Black Church Print Studio’s purpose-built premises at 4 Temple Bar Street. Closing every January and September by contract to accommodate Black Church Print Studio’s exhibitions, the space is hypermobile in nature, ever-changing, and permanently creative, always preserving to some degree three elements: bookshop, library and gallery.
The library receives regular visits by students from centres like IADT, DIT, LSAD, Griffith College, Colaiste Dhulaigh, Burren College of Art, South Eastern Regional College, and NCAD, amongst others.