The Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City exhibition – 100 illustrations on display at London Transport Museum

Friday 19 May to 3 September 2017

Travel to London Transport Museum:
Address: Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB.
The nearest stations to London Transport Museum are:
Underground: Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Charing Cross, Embankment, Holborn
National Rail: Charing Cross and Waterloo
Boat: Embankment or Westminster pier
Bus: Strand or Aldwych

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) and London Transport Museum are delighted to announce the Prize for Illustration 2017 – Sounds of the City exhibition at the Covent Garden museum from Friday 19 May to Sunday 3 September.

The Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City, an exhibition of 100 illustrations, opens at London Transport Museum on Friday 19 May. Visitors will be able to enjoy a visual journey inspired by lyrics and language; hubbub and stillness; heritage and science; through to the wildlife and nightlife of our diverse and multi-layered cities.

The winning design will be announced in May and reproduced as a poster for display on London Underground.

The Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City is at the Exterion Media gallery, London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB. Tickets cost £17.50 (£15 concessions) and allow unlimited daytime entry to the Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions for a whole year. Advance online booking £16 (concessions £13.50)

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Friday Late – Sounds of the City launch evening
19 May 2017; 18:45 – 22:00 (last admission 21:15)

The Museum’s special, adults only, Friday Late launch evening explores the lost worlds of urban sounds. Guests can find out how sound influences design in a fascinating interactive free-form painting workshop. Using big sweeping movements and non-restrictive painting techniques on large rolls of paper, people are encouraged to respond – through paint – to the music they hear around them. Party people can also join a curated mini tour of the exhibition. There’s a bar, in-house DJ Museum of Vinyl and a music themed quiz. 18s and over only.

Tickets to the Friday Late cost £15; Concessions £12.

Sounds of the City events

Workshop: Design your own Music Festival with Soundcheck
Thursday 6 July 2
017; 18:30 – 21:30

London Transport Museum has joined forces with creative company Soundcheck, to present an immersive experience for aspiring festival and event organisers, music lovers and digital technology enthusiasts. Guests will get a taster of what it’s like to put together a music festival.
After creating a festival concept, participants will programme a main stage line up, curate the finest food and drinks, and plot guerrilla marketing tactics. Learning a range of creative new skills including event management, business strategy and marketing communications, they will be guided by a team of music industry experts with experience at some of the world’s greatest festivals.

Tickets to the workshop cost £15; Concessions £12.

Mini Masterclass: Self Promotion
Tuesday 11 July 2017; 19:00 – 20:30

Awards – whether you win or not – are a vital part of everyone’s careers; from Hollywood to Holborn. As more and more creatives graduate each year, how can you set yourself apart and stay at the top of the commissioners lists? The Association of Illustrators talks to an illustrator, a commissioner and an agent about self-promotion – from the role of awards to using social media, developing your own website and other less mainstream approaches. There will be the opportunity for Q&As at the end.

Mini Masterclass tickets cost; Adults £12; Concessions £10
Tickets for the Sounds of the City exhibition, Friday Late and events can be booked in advance at
Illustration by Eliza Southwood, Bronze Winner, Prize for Illustration 2015

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