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HALFTONE, Dublin’s Fresh New Print Fair 19-22 Nov 2015

By 19/11/2015December 14th, 2018News

Dublin’s Fresh New Print Fair
19-22 Nov 2015
at The Library Project & Black Church Print Studio

PhotoIreland and Black Church Print Studio present the first instalment of HALFTONE, Dublin’s fresh new print fair.
HALFTONE looks at how different printing processes coexist in a diverse range of artistic and creative practices; we will celebrate the printed matter in all its forms. The program will offer workshops, demo sessions, and talks, plus a large exhibition of selected artist’s prints from the open call. There is much more in development, so stay tuned! The fair is part of the VIEW Arts Week in Temple Bar, supported by the Temple Bar Company.


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 open 21 Sep
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 print fair will be done online at


HALFTONE will include tours of the Black Church Print Studio facilities, live demonstrations and inspiring printmaking workshops. Open to the public.


19th-22nd Nov. 2015
12.30pm daily
Join these free-guided tours of the amazing facilities at Black Church Print Studio, Dublin’s purpose built space for all things print. Spread over 3 floors above The Library Project, the studio’s aim is to give visitors a general insight and understanding of the fascinating printmaking processes, some of these dating back to the 1500s, and learn more about the tools involved, including their very special 150 year’s old press.


During the weekend, Black Church Print Studio will be offering free printmaking demonstrations and individually priced workshops – not to forget there will be tea, coffee and home baking available!

19th Nov. 2015
Workshop Tour – 12.30pm. Duration 30-45 mins.
Lithography Demonstration – 3pm. Duration 45 mins. 

20th Nov. 2015
Workshop Tour – 12.30pm. Duration 30-45 mins.
Photo-Etching Demonstration – 3pm. Duration 45 mins. 

21st Nov. 2015
Workshop Tour – 12.30pm. Duration 30-45 mins.
Greener Etching Demonstration – 2pm, 21 Nov. 2015. Duration 45 mins.
Intaglio Workshop – 3pm, 21 Nov. 2015. Duration 1.5 hrs Nominal Fee: €10 (max 8 participants). Early Booking essential. 

22nd Nov 2015
Workshop Tour – 12.30pm. Duration 30-45 mins.
Screenprint Demonstration – 2pm. Duration 45 mins
Screenprint Workshop – 3pm. Duration 1.5 hrs. Nominal Fee: €10 (max 5 participants). Early Booking essential.

All bookings for the workshops must be made online via

Opening Hours during HALFTONE

Black Church Print Studio: 12-4pm
The Library Project: 11-8pm