HALFTONE Print Fair returns to the city for its seventh edition…

Posted November 3, 2021 in Arts and Culture, Exhibition Previews, Illustration, Photography

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HALFTONE Print Fair is an initiative by PhotoIreland, hosted every year at The Library Project, in Temple Bar, bringing together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists, showcasing and supporting Ireland’s exciting Art scene. 

The fair offers visitors the opportunity to browse and purchase over 150 works from over 65 contemporary artists in one venue. With artworks starting at €15, the print fair has a print for every taste, wall, space, and pocket!

General Manager, Julia Gelezova, said that “supporting artists is at the core of PhotoIreland’s diversity of cultural projects, and more so during these challenging times. Last year, HALFTONE went through restrictions and lockdowns, but the audience’s interest and desire to support Irish artists was not impacted. So far, through HALFTONE, we have presented to Irish audiences more than 2000 prints from around 500 artists, with about €40,000 gone directly to the artists since 2015. We really hope this year we can make a difference again” 

The fair runs until 28th November 2021 and visitors will be able to view and purchase works in-person at The Library Project, Dublin, or online at 2021.halftone.ie 

Totally Dublin will be supporting the fair through a selection of highlights on our Instagram.

Lead image: Barbara Kennelly – LXV Detail

Lorcan Cassidy – Sweet Oblivion

Emma O’Brien – La Cuisine


Highlights this year include a high number of photographic prints, with some traditional methods such as Catriona Dunnett’s toned cyanotypes. Recent work sees David Monahan reconnect with large format film photography, shooting on self-solarised, rare Polaroid Type 55 film, this work places objects of personal importance on a material of great value, resulting in the Precious Silver Series – the work is self-solarised and presents a visually challenging appearance on a large scale. We are delighted to have the work of Fiona Hackett’s The Long Disease LA Stories – presenting her Shoresque LA landscapes of dreams. Artist Joanne Conlon returns to HALFTONE with well executed and vibrant small scale digital drawings, influenced by a selection of found 1960s photographic slides depicting elderly people on seaside holidays. Poet Julie Morrissy colaborates with designer Shauna Buckley to create a risograph poem-poster ‘Next Slide Please’ — in a similar approach to last year — which were gone in a flash! Fans of more traditional printing methods can look to etching from Maria Mollohan, Mo Levy’s silkscreen prints, Robert Kelly’s carborundum prints, Norah Brennan’s monoprints and more. This year also sees a number of the ever-popular riso prints such as those from Billy Woods, Sarah Usher — illustrating the first commercial lager brewery in Ireland, and aforementioned Julie Morrissy and Maria Mollohan.

Clare Lyons – Leaf

Iryna Baklan – Rock Cleft

Artists 2021

Andrea Calabro, Ann Kavanagh, Aoife Herrity, Artur Sikora, Barbara Kenneally, Berta Martinez, Billy Kenrick, Billy Woods, Brian Hickey, Brian Teeling, Bronagh Lee, Caitriona Dunnett, Ciaran Meister, Clare Lyons, David Monahan, Debora Ando, Denis Dunne, Dermot Kelly, Devin Lee, Dianne Whyte, Edel McGrath, Edi Oliveira, Eimhin Farrell, Elaine Crowe, Ellie Berry, Emma O’Brien, Fiona Hackett, Gabrielle Bowe, Gerhardt Gallagher, Grace O’Leary, Graham Martin, Harry Phipps, Helena Gouveia Monteiro, Iryna Baklan, Ishmael Claxton, Jana Bulochova, Janine Davidson, Joanne Conlon, John Cullen, John Foley, Julie Morrissy, Karl Gaff, Kety Duran, Kevin Sharkey, Letizia Lopreiato, Lorcan Cassidy, Margaret McLoughlin, Maria Mollohan, Michael Croghan, Monika Janicka, Mo Levy, Natalia Campos, Neil Smyth, Nick Bradshaw, Noel Hensey, Norah Brennan, Paddy Kiernan, Paul Carroll, Rafal Krol, Rebecca Cairns, Ria Czerniak-LeBov, Robert Kelly, Ruth Egan, Sarah Usher, Séamus Sullivan, Sean Hanrahan, Sebastian F. Mahon, Senija Topcic, Steve Turner, Tara Carroll, and Vera Ryklova.

Billy Woods – Dinnertime in Killorglin

Norah Brennan – Fundamentals


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