Cass Art Exhibition Opportunity

Cass Art's Islington Flagship store is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and has recently been transformed to include an Art Space for exhibitions, a Social Space and an Exploration Table to try out new products.

They are offering AOI members who work in watercolour or ink the opportunity to exhibit work in The Cass Art Space as part of a group show running 16 – 30 May 2017. There is no theme and works can be on any subject. Submissions close on Wednesday 19 April 2017. For further information download the fact sheet here.

AOI at LondonBook Fair - 14 March 2017

From Sketch to Shelves – A Publisher’s View
14 March 10.00am

Join Sam Arthur, CEO and Co-Founder of Nobrow Press, as he talks to the Association of Illustrators about the publishing process. Sam will be joined by William Grill, author and illustrator of Shackleton's Journey and The Wolves of Currumpaw, who will offer his perspective. Together they will explore the ways in which an illustrator can best support the entire process – from submission through to development, marketing, and promotion. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, offering practical and inspirational advice for aspiring illustrators.

In Conversation with Arena Illustration 
14 March 2.30pm 

Arena Illustration 
is one of the UK’s leading illustration agencies, specialising in Children's publishing. They have expertise in developing projects for books from concept through to realization, working for illustrators with a diverse range of styles and in many genres. Arena Illustration director, Tamlyn Francis will be joined by Adam Stower, one of their talented author/illustrators and the AOI to discuss what makes the relationship between agent and illustrator thrive when creative work is developed. They will discuss the process from concept to publication of Adam’s debut middle grade fiction title, King Coo, published by David Fickling Books in May 2017.