Art Show

Drawings, paintings, sculpture and jewellery by international and Irish artists

The Art Show is a traditional element of Worldcon, and an important part of Dublin 2019. Amongst other things, it will feature drawings, paintings, sculpture and jewellery, exhibited by international and Irish artists. Many of the works in the gallery will be for sale by auction, with bids placed throughout the convention weekend, and/or through ‘buy it now’ instant sales. Alongside the gallery will be a Print Shop, offering print reproductions, cards and other smaller items for sale.

The Art Show and the artists exhibiting their work will be a central element of Dublin 2019, with art-related events and programming across the convention. Look out for more details!

Exhibiting in the Art Show

If you’re thinking of showing some of your work in the Art Show, read on…  We expect the Art Show to include 250-300 3’ x 4’ pegboard panels, and 15-20 6’ tables for 3-D art. The price per panel will be 25€; if you request multiple panels, there will be options for how they are laid out (separately, or joined together). Full details of the options will be available when formal registration opens.

As members of the convention, and as exhibitors in the Art Show, artists will be invited to participate in the convention’s programme, including panel discussions, talks, workshops and demonstrations. We are looking to build the strongest possible range of art-related activities around the convention, and we hope that you will take part.

Dublin 2019 will provide a consolidated shipping service from North America to Dublin, which should reduce the cost and difficulty involved in sending artwork to be shown at the convention. Details, including costs and shipping deadlines, will be available in early 2019.

We regret that we will not be able to accept art that is mailed in without someone attending the convention who can take responsibility for it. However, if the artist is not able to attend in person, they may nominate an attending member who can act for them where necessary. 

If you would like to exhibit in the Art Show, and/or sell items  through the Print Shop, you can contact us now at artshow@dublin2019.com to express your interest. Formal registration, and the allocation of space, will open in October 2018. The fixed space available to the Art Show may mean that we cannot give every artist all the space they request in full; this will depend on demand. However, we will aim to allocate all space as fairly as possible, and will ensure that final allocations are given in time for artists to decide which works they wish to exhibit.