1-29 August 2016
Embankment East Galleries, Victoria Embankment entrance, Somerset House, London
The Association of Illustrators, in partnership with the Directory of Illustration in California, and Somerset House in central London, is delighted to announce the 2016 World Illustration Awards exhibition.
This unique exhibition, now in its 40th year, presents over 50 of the very best artworks across the diverse field of illustration. Selected from submissions to this year’s World Illustration Awards, the breadth of work is celebrated across 8 categories, including advertising, children’s books, editorial and public art. The shortlisted and winning pieces comprise posters, book illustrations, animations and GIFs to sculptural pieces and textiles.
Entries were received from 66 countries and while a number of the entries exhibited are from the UK and America, there is also a strong representation from South Korea, Australia, Israel, China, Japan and illustrators across Europe.
Following its display in London the exhibition tours to multiple venues across the UK. This national tour receives approximately 40,000 visitors during its run.
A publication will be launched to coincide with this exhibition and will be available from the exhibition private view in 2016 to commissioners of illustration.