A venue dedicated to drawings and illustrations.

A bookstore and a gallery dedicated to the drawing arts, encompassing illustration in all its facets, comics, multiple graphic arts, the arts of the book, and drawing itself as an autonomous artistic medium and practice. Rebuilt by architect CAL30, the whole environment is conceived as a multidimensional, transdisciplinary project.

For Lisbon Design Week, this unique venue will host the solo exhibition " Narcolepsy" by Porto-based illustrator Julio Dolbeth.

Exhibition Narcolepsy by Julio Dolbeth

Narcolepsy transports us to the world of dreams and invites us to explore this border between wakefulness and sleep, where the barriers of reality dissolve. The exhibition includes drawings that come from the artist's notebooks, often testimonies of a moment where concentration is more difficult and where the drawing flows almost automatically. Narcolepsy, a neurological condition characterized by episodes of extreme drowsiness and cataplexy, is the symbolic resource for when pencils take on a life of their own and dreams invade the artist's visual metaphors in an unpredictable way. These are narrative fragments that suggest new stories by juxtaposition or mere random connection. The dreamlike and the real are inextricably intertwined, challenging conventional notions of consciousness and experience.
This exhibition includes a set of drawings, isolated from the notebook pages and digitally edited to promote new narrative interpretations. To this set are added new pencil and wash drawings that propose readings, sometimes alternative and sometimes complementary, where each image tells a story full of subtext and suggestion.

Júlio Dolbeth (b. 1973), lives and works in Porto, Portugal. He has a degree in Communication Design from the Fine Arts School of Porto, MA Multimedia Art, and a PhD on Illustration. Julio teaches Design and Illustration at the Design department at Fine Arts Faculty of Porto University.  https://www.juliodolbeth.com

Tinta nos Nervos will also host the non-profit project, Artisans Map, which is a free cultural guide that points out the workshops and ateliers where people still create by hand and produce in a 100% natural and sustainable way. It encourages and promotes direct contact with artisans, showing who they are, where they are, what they do, and how they do it. A map that is a passionate tool for those who value culture, immersive and enriching experiences, and are committed to contributing to the communities they visit, engaging in regenerative tourism.

Download the map: https://www.artisansmap.pt/
Follow the project: https://www.instagram.com/artisansmap/

Images courtesy of: Tinta nos Nervos, Julio Dolbeth & Artisans Map


11:00 - 19:00

Gallery: Solo Exhibition 'Narcolepsy' by Porto-based  Illustrator Julio Dolbeth

Cafe Space: Photographic & video exhibition by Artisans Map

May 22
19.00 -21.00 Preview of solo Exhibition 'Narcolepsy' by Porto-based illustrator Julio Dolbeth 

May 25
10.00 - 13.00 Bookbinding workshop: (Limited spots, register with Tinta nos Nervos at www.tintanosnervos.com/workshops

May 25
16.00 Opening and Cocktail of Solo Exhibition 'Narcolepsy' by Porto-based illustrator Julio Dolbeth with the presence of the artist

Please note different opening times on Saturday from 10:00 am to 18:00 and is closed on Sunday

Rua da Esperança 39, 1200-655 Lisboa