A free contemporary illustration exhibition Terrace Rooms, Somerset House, London 2 – 27 October 2013
Returning to Somerset House for a second year, the AOI Illustration Awards Exhibition presents highlights from this year’s shortlist of contemporary illustration, entered by emerging and established talent to the Association of Illustrators’ (AOI) annual competition.
For the first time in the competition’s 37-year history, the shortlist includes illustrators outside of the UK to recognise the exceptional work produced by illustrators internationally and promote illustration as an essential contributor to global visual culture. The exhibition will thus feature an extraordinary range of work from the UK to USA, and Australia to Israel, covering a wide breadth of practice, including advertising, books and editorial, to reflect the broad application of illustration.
Category winners include fantasy and children’s book illustrator, Levi Pinfold, 2013 BAFTA illustrator Jonathan Burton, Israeli illustrator Merav Salomon and Chinese illustrator and animator Jun Cen. A special Awards Edition of Varoom Magazine (Varoom 23, Afterwords) will be published to coincide with the exhibition. Afterwords will celebrate the AOI Illustration Awards at Somerset House and spotlight image-makers and work that has shaped the editorial and cultural agendas and won specialist awards in 2013.
Image: L’Abbracio – Giulia Ghigini