thisisnotashop was started by Aideen Darcy in 2006. Countering the commercial trend of the time, thisisnotashop took over and recycled a small retail shop on an empty street. Jessamyn Fiore joined as partner in 2007, and thisisnotashop evolved into a space for artists to present sound installations, performances, screenings and exhibitions. Openings are regularly attended by a local community of artists who view the space as 'open for business' and 'open to interpretation'. Key to the success of this not-for-profit project space is its open, friendly, transparent and welcoming environment.
26 Benburb Street