WIA2017 tour opens at Roe Valley

10 March – 7 April
Admission Free

Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre

We are delighted for the World Illustration Awards to once again be hosted in Northern Ireland.

What’s the ‘Made In North Korea’ exhibition about?

As the Made In North Korea exhibition opens at House of Illustration we ask curator Olivia Ahmad about the contents of the show, and how it came about. From hand painted posters and comics via packaging and postards, it reveals work you’ll never have seen!

The Lauren Child Poetry Illustration Prize

In partnership with the House of Illustration and the Betjeman Poetry Prize, Lauren Child, Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2017-2019, announces an international illustration competition for illustrators aged 18 – 25.

AOI in Partnership with Seoul Illustration Fair 2018

We are super excited to continue our partnership with the Seoul Illustration Fair for 2018! Taking place 26-29th of July at the COEX centre Seoul, THESIF is one of the world’s largest illustration fairs with over 800 stalls and 64000 visitors.

CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals Longlist

The longlist for the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal has been published. Celebrating the best in children’s illustration, the Medal is unique in being judged by children’s librarians.

Payback 2018 – now open for illustrators

Apply for your share of Payback! Millions of pounds in royalties are available for visual artists who have had their work published in UK books, magazines or shown on TV. “Do it. It’s almost like free money!” – Helen Cann, Illustrator


Guide to Commissioning

Public Resource: Guide for Commissioners – perfect if have to explain to potential clients how the commissioning process works and what the criteria that illustration fees are based on.

‘Understanding each other better’ – the Artists for Democracy interview

Formed in 2017, Artists for Democracy are a group of reportage artists united to experience and document political events, ranging from campaign speeches and rallies, to Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter protests. AOI asked them what it’s like to participate, the challenges of drawing at events, and for tips (‘Befriend the people controlling the barricades’).

14th Pictoplasma Berlin 2018

International Conference and Festival of Contemporary Character Design and Art, with an excellent line up of speakers.

Cardiff Illustration Radio: Interview with Amelia Johnstone

Radio Cardiff is a community radio station, community is an important part of it, and one of the fundamental parts of this is that illustration is for the every person, not specifically an arts audience. Amelia talks to us about Pitch Illustration Radio.