Falmouth Illustration Forum: Witness


Friday 7th March, 9.30 – 16.30

Woodlane Lecture Theatre, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4RH

The MA in Authorial Illustration at Falmouth University announces its forthcoming 12th Annual Falmouth Illustration Forum.

This year’s event is entitled, WITNESS: REPORTAGE & DOCUMENTARY, and will be chaired by Gary Embury, with guest speakers Sue Coe, Anne Howeson, Lucinda Rogers, Jenny Soep, Anna Cattermole and Fumio Obata.

re·port·age noun: an account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation
or on thorough research and documentation. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

Arguably one of the most demanding of all forms of illustration, often requiring the capturing of a live event, insightful drawing and accurate visual communication, reportage and documentary illustration has a long and illustrious history, including such artists and illustrators as Otto Dix, George Grosz, Paul Hogarth, Robert Weaver and Ronald Searle. Reportage and documentary illustration provides a direct connection to the world we live in and its illustrators are often noted for their personal visual language and for their in-depth knowledge and cultural understanding of their chosen subject matter.

Tickets are available for £25 at [email protected]

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