March 14 @ 9:00 am - March 17 @ 5:00 pm
Over 140 artists will take over Truman Brewery for the 34th edition of The Other Art Fair. With a new programme of events including guest exhibitions, site-specific installations, engaging workshops and curated projects addressing the fair’s global 2019 Greener Future theme, the fair offers an immersive presentation of emerging artists from around the world.
The Illustration Corner will see an emerging illustrator host a daily interactive drop-in project which visitors can participate in for free. Participating artists are Charlotte Ager, Rachel Hillis, Benjamin Phillips and Erin Aniker.
Illustrator Erin Aniker will be holding a feminist poster workshop to tie in with International Women’s Day in March. “I’ll be joined by illustrator’s Charlotte Ager, who will be illustrating your stories as you tell them, Benjamin Phillips, who will be illustrating on cardboard ceramics and Rachel Hillis, who will be drawing your favourite plants”
The Protest & Power poster workshop is led by London based illustrator Erin Aniker, who will be encouraging participants to create and take home their own feminist poster design. Open to all drawing abilities, Erin will provide a variety of illustrated black and white poster templates of renowned feminist icons to embellish using provided art materials. There will also be blank poster templates for more confident drawers to fill with their illustrations and personal feminist heroes.
You can choose to take your poster home with you, gift it to a friend or hang it up as part of a poster wall art installation which will be part of the drop-in workshop at The Other Art Fair.
Workshop: Drawing your story: AOI Member, Charlotte Ager is a Freelance illustrator based in London. She is drawn to the poetry in everyday experience and the ways in which people create narrative in spaces, both real and imagined. Drawing is at the centre of her practice and provides constant reflection and understanding of the world.
Workshop: Cardboard Vases: Benjamin Phillips works in a wide range of different mediums, straddling the disciplines of fine art and illustration. Benjamin finds inspiration in human interaction, the humour and turmoil of everyday life and the joy of repetition. From his studio in Hastings he creates, ceramics, drawings and paintings for a range of commercial and personal projects. His debut graphic novel Peanutborough Cucumberland was published by Log, Korea and he has worked for clients such as The New York Times, Ebury Press, The Jerwood Gallery and Wichita Records.
Workshop: Houseplant Portraits; Rachel Victoria Hillis is an illustrator based in Liverpool, UK, specializing in editorial illustration with a botanical twist. Rachel’s passion for greenery is evident throughout her work, where you can often find unusual houseplants or tropical jungle scenes. During her MA degree, Rachel’s major project focused on the importance of urban green spaces and how being surrounded with plants can support positive wellbeing.