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The Library Project: A cultural hub at the heart of Temple Bar.

The Library Project

@TLP_Says /TheLibraryProject @tlp_says


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. 
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 PhotoIreland 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, LSADGriffith CollegeColaiste DhulaighBurren College of ArtSouth Eastern Regional College, and NCAD, amongst others.

The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, D02YK53, Dublin, Ireland.

List of Exhibitions and Events

New Irish Works: Cian Burke at The Library Project, 5-25 Feb
New Irish Works: Mark Duffy at The Library Project, 29 Feb-31 Mar
New Irish Works: Shia Conlon at The Library Project, 4-28 Apr

Halftone 2022
BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!, The Magazine: Volume 4 Launch,  1-23 October 2022

4-11 February The Shop That Nearly Wasn’t at the Library Project
24-27 February Parallel Curatorship Dublin
12-29 March St. Patrick’s Festival: 100 Views of Contemporary Ireland, The Library Project
14 March Launch of People of the Mud Photobook, Luis Alberto Rodriguez (cancelled)
4 April Launch of Turf and Grain Issue 5: Migration at The Library Project (cancelled)
1-31 May Exhibition On Belonging by Basic Space at The Library Project (postponed to February 2021)
12 Jun-12 Jul How to Flatten a Mountain exhibition, The Library Project (cancelled)
8-19 July PhotoIreland Festival 2020
18 July Launch OVER Journal
9 Jul-16 Aug Tokyo International Photography Competition, The Library Project
15 August Light Evening
20 Aug-26 Sep Black Church Print Studio Showcase at The Library Project
1-31 October FUTURES Irish Talents 2020
31 October Light Evening
22 Oct-22 Nov HALFTONE Print Fair
28 November Light Evening
5-22 Nov Tsundoku with Australia & New Zealand Photobook Awards and Kassel Dummy Award
19 December Light Evening
8-24 December Showcase: Contemporary Photography from Ireland

8 February coffee|culture #7: Photography
16 February
PhotoIreland Festival 2019 and Parallel Platform Information Clinic
11-18 March New Irish Works at Saint Patrick’s Festival
2 May-25 August The People of the Mud, Luis Alberto Rodriguez
2 May Futures: Irish Talent 2019 Artists announced
2 May Launch of PhotoIreland Festival 2019
30 May-2 June After the Landscape by the University of North Carolina Greensboro Photography Students
5-27 October  Inspirational Arts Award 2019
2 Nov-1 Dec Halftone Dublin’s Fresh New Print Fair at The Library Project
21-24 Nov
Tsundoku a book fair for book addicts
23 November Launch: Eamonn Doyle with Editorial RM
5-29 Dec Showcase: Contemporary Photography from Ireland
7 December Launch: The Second Shift, Clare Gallagher

1-31 January The Library Project closes. Research
2-26 Feb
New Irish Works: Aisling McCoy, The Radiant City and Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, The Passenger
2-19 Mar New Irish Works: Caitriona Dunnett, Mass Paths and Yvette Monahan, The Thousand Year Old Boy
6-23 Apr New Irish Works: Miriam O’ Connor, Tomorrow is Sunday and Emer Gillespie, Fallen Women
4-21 May New Irish Works: Robert McCormack, Facade and David Thomas Smith, Arecibo
1-18 Jun New Irish Works: Roseanne Lynch, Eloquent Proof and Kate Nolan, LACUNA
1-31 September The Library Project closes. Research
2-19 Nov 
23-25 Nov
 Dublin Gallery Weekend Events
8-24 Dec Marrow, Jane Cummins

1-31 January New Irish Works: The Library Project closes. Research
1-31 July New Irish Works: Mandy O’Neill, Promise & Daragh Soden, Young Dubliners
4-21 Aug New Irish Works: Noel Bowler, Union & Dara McGrath, Project Cleansweep
1-31 September New Irish Works: The Library Project closes. Research
6-23 October New Irish Works: Jill Quigley, Cottages of Quigley’s Point & Jan McCullough, Home Instruction Manual
3-17 Nov New Irish Works: Matthew Thompson, Solitary & Shane Lynam, Inner Field
10-13 Nov New Irish Works at Espace Lhomond – Paris Photo 2016
8-24 December New Irish Works: Enda Bowe, At Mirrored River & Éanna de Fréine, Tales from Beneath the Arches

Artists & Events presented in 2014

In Search of The Truth: Afghanistan by Jim Ricks – 13 February 2014
The Life Of Psy, by Maciej Pestka – 27 February 2014
Eamonn Doyle ‘I’ Exhibition & Photo book Launch, as part of St. Patrick’s Festival – 14 March 2014
Making Space: Transform Your CityOFFSET – 15 March 2014
Bill Murray: Chasing The White Whale – OFFSETHunt & Gather – 20 March 2014
Exhibition: NEOP, by Barry Hughes – 1 April 2014
‘C.30 C60 C90 GO’ Neue Collective – Recent Graduates from NCAD – 14 April 2014
Study Room Boxes (Live Collision International Festival 2014) – 24 April 2014
The Contract – Olena Bulygina & Natalia Pokrovskyar – 2 May 2014
Contemporary Photography in Ukraine & Russia – Talk by Olena Bulygina & Natalia Pokrovskyar – 8 May 2014
‘Undone’ by Daire O’ Driscoll – Launch Party – 8 May 2014
Connecting Generations: Past, Present & Future Self Through Photography – 22 May 2014
In Pursuit of Beauty – Visual Representation of Real Women – 24 May 2014
Bealtaine Festival – Kids Handmade Works – 5 June 2014
Residency: A Group Exhibition by 3rd Year IADT Students as Part Of The Canon Open Programme – 6 June 2014
Exhibition: Zines Of The Zone – 10 June 2014
The Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2013 – 3 July 2014
Thread Magazine Launch – 25 July 2014
Ensembles Assembled – Katrin Korfmann – 2 August 2014
We Are Here Issue 4 – 7 August 2014
Superstitious Aura – Grainne Tynan  – 14 August 2014
Pigment Exhibition  – 18 August 2014
Self Talk Book Launch – Paul Walsh – 22 August 2014
Zoo Logical – David O’Shaughnessy – 25 August 2014

Artists & Events presented in 2013

Culture Night – 2 September 2013
Sell Your Own Books (SYOB) – 22 September 2013
Show & Tell with Read That Image – 28 September 2013
Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam Book Showcase- 2 October 2013
TLP Celebrates Open House Dublin: Architectural Books from the collection on Display – 4 October 2013
Visit by Le Cool Dublin Experience Walking Tour – 12 October 2013
Exhibition: Eoin Moylan at TLP – 26 October 2013
Speil @ The Summit presented by Le Cool and Pilcrow – 4 November 2013
The Peroni Nastro Azzurro Design Awards – 5 November 2013
Making Space ResidencyThe Project Twins – 21 November 2013
Making Space ResidencyMick Minogue – 24 November 2013
Making Space Residency – Kitty Moss Presenting ‘Lazy Moon’ – 12 December 2013
Making Space Residency – Lynn Rothwell and Cait Fahey  – 21 December 2013
TLP at The Dublin Flea Market and Block T Christmas Market – 13 December 2013

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