OPEN CALL: Collab/Booklab @ Dublin Art Book Fair 2016


Following the success of last year’s Make a Photobook / Collaborative Workshop, the Read That Image team return to the Dublin Art Book Fair with Collab/Booklab, a one-day collaborative artist book making workshop.

Participants will be given a brief introduction to each stage of the bookmaking process and will collectively build and create their own hand-crafted artist books. Participants will work in groups with a collective pool of material to explore the various possibilities of visual storytelling.

In this workshop participants will become both artist and editor, using their work and the work of others to curate and create new narratives in the context of a collective artist book. The emphasis will be on editing, sequencing and the process of building relationships between available visual materials.

While there will be some limitations in place (tight timeframe, book size, binding) experimentation is highly encouraged. This one day workshop will be fast-paced and hands on, and follow a DIY approach to artist book making.


Submissions to include max 15 BLACK AND WHITE images @ 300dpi, 4000px (approx 34cm) on the long side, and JPG format. Please send submissions via the form below.

Submission material can include images from a series of your own photographic, illustration, drawing, painting or sculptural work. Archival material and found photos also welcome. Feel free to submit workshop material in colour however please note these will be converted to black and white for the purpose of the workshop.

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Date: Sunday 13th November
Time: 12pm - 6pm
Price: €55 (includes all binding materials)
Location: Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
No. of Participants: Maximum 12 participants

Deadline for submissions: Saturday 12th November, 2pm


Name *
Give a brief background of your practice and a description of your project.
Please upload images for submission to a file sharing platform and attach link in box provided. (WeTransfer preferred)