May 2019


Illustrating the Animal Kingdom with Sion Ap Tomos

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - June 26 @ 9:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Eight week course, Wednesday evenings 6.30-9pm 1 May – 26 June plus two additional Saturday field days to City Farm and London Zoo (admission included in course price) Explore a fascinating subject matter through a variety of techniques, discovering how to capture animal form, movement and detail. You’ll have the opportunity to depict your favourite creatures as well as developing…

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Meet at the Market Exhibition

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - May 30 @ 6:00 pm
Hello Love62-64 Southampton Row
London, WC1B 4AR United Kingdom
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Meet Me at The Market is a collaborative Pop-Up by AOI Members Francesca Tiley & Aleesha Nandhra intending to visually explore their dual cultural heritage.   Francesca with British-Mexican roots, and Aleesha with British-Indian heritage, both artists were struck by the many crossovers and similarities that both of their cultures share; A rich history of textiles, printmaking, iconography & motifs,…

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Creatives in Conversation: Making a Living as an Artist

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Skillshare Office35 East 21st Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010 United States
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Join us for an intimate and open conversation on what it truly takes to make a living as an artist. Learn insights and actionable strategies from creatives who have built thriving careers in illustration and design. We’ll tackle topics such as: Art Licensing Finding and Working with Clients Marketing Yourself The Role of Social Media, and More! Audience Q&A to follow…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... Make Your Own Illustrated Maps of London – for Beginners!

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MYO82 Redcross Way
london, SE1 1HA
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Join us for an intimate and open conversation on what it truly takes to make a living as an artist. Learn insights and actionable strategies from creatives who have built thriving careers in illustration and design. We’ll tackle topics such as: Art Licensing Finding and Working with Clients Marketing Yourself The Role of Social Media, and More! Audience Q&A to follow…

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In Conversation with Marion Deuchars

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camberwell College of Arts45–65 Peckham Road
London, SE5 8UF United Kingdom
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Marion Deuchars in conversation with Professor David Crow. Celebrated illustrator Marion Deuchars is best known for her eloquent hand lettering, the Bob series, and art books. Marion joins Professor David Crow for an insightful and inspiring conversation event.  Looking at key works from Marion's career the conversation will look at how her work has evolved- and what informs her practise.…

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Terra Incognita by Jacco Bunt

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - June 3 @ 6:00 pm
theprintspace Gallery74 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8DL
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On the 23rd of May, De Stijl and Bauhaus inspired illustrator Jacco Bunt will unveil his brand new project ‘Terra Incognita’, at theprintspace Gallery in London.   Legend has it that in ancient times, cartographers labelled regions where mythical creatures could be found as ‘Terra Incognita’, parts unknown. Jacco Bunt’s new body of work represents an unexplored field of themes…

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Lend Me Your Ear

May 24 - June 6
Stance3 Neal Street
London, WC2H 9PU
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Lend Me Your Ear is a collaboration between music photographer Andrew Cotterill and illustrator Ben Tallon, in association with Young Urban Arts Foundation and CALM. This series of images is a celebration of individuality, human energy and creativity. It is a love letter to self-expression, depicting music artists who never attempted to hide the true essence of their character, succeeding…

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Workshop – From Fashion Ad To Protest, Doodle Art With Naomi Vona

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cass Art Bristol43-45 Park Street
Bristol, Bristol BS1 5NL United Kingdom
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What happens when we turn the purpose of a fashion advertising image into a more deep and meaningful message? During the event we will explore the infinite possibilities in doodling over a magazine page using eye catchy decorations, but we will not stop at it. The idea is to give to the picture a new message and switching it into…

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June 2019

Greetings From – An Exhibition of Prints & Paintings

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - June 2 @ 12:00 am
Still Life263 Well St, Hackney
London, E9 6RG United Kingdom
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Greetings From is an exploration of the origins of female characters in ancient mythology by AOI Member HC Gordon.   HC's first solo show consists of original artwork, hand cut prints and risographs.   Please join us for the launch on June the 1st at Still Life, Hackney from 7pm.   All artworks from the exhibition will be made available…

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Japan House London presents THIS IS MANGA – THE ART OF URASAWA NAOKI

June 5 - July 28
Japan House101-111 Kensington High Street
London, W8 5SA
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This summer Japan House London will present a two-month exhibition on the popular Japanese art form, manga, through the work of internationally acclaimed manga artist, URASAWA Naoki. Explore Japan's most popular art forms through the eyes of the modern manga master in his first ever UK retrospective at Japan House London (5 June - 28 July), offering a uniquely immersive encounter with the…

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This is Manga – The Art of URASAWA NAOKI

June 5 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Japan House101-111 Kensington High Street
London, W8 5SA
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This summer Japan House London will present a two-month exhibition on the popular Japanese art form, manga, through the work of internationally acclaimed manga artist, URASAWA Naoki.   Hugely popular in Japan where they make up over 20% of all publications sold, manga refer to what are commonly known as comics in the UK. Not just for children, manga feature unique…

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Immaculate Conception: 4-Day Illustration Workshop with Aad Goudappel

June 6 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Atelier OlschinskySiebenbrunnengasse 84/2
Wien, Austria
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The importance of finding the root of an idea is the topic of this masterclass with illustrator James Yang. He will show you how to free your mind from the anxiety of creating ideas, and give you strategies on how to find unique solutions to illustrate even complex concepts. You will work on an assignment based on a real life…

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Open Hearts, Open Borders: Illustrators Respond to Migration

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Amnesty International UK25 New Inn Yard
London, EC2A 3EA United Kingdom
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To celebrate the publication of Migration, Amnesty UK and Otter-Barry Books present a discussion on the 13th of June with Tobias Hickey, Piet Grobler, Jane Ray, Mohammad Barrangi Fashtami, and Chris Riddell who will be drawing live. Migration is a book of 50 images created by illustrators from 28 countries on the theme of human migration. All highlight the positive…

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Regional Portfolio Consultations – Bristol

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Watershed1 Canons Road
Bristol, BS1 5TX
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Purchase your ticket here. We are delighted to continue our portfolio consultations in Bristol with Senior Agent Lucie Luddington. The 1-1 sessions are hugely valued by those entering the profession (especially those interested in the Publishing sector) and established illustrators seeking advice on new potential markets. AOI members can book a consultation with Lucie who will provide guidance on targeting, methods…

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Exeter Meet up: AOI Mini Masterclass

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maketank3-5 Paris Street
Exeter, EX1 2JB
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Join the AOI for a condensed version of their hugely popular business masterclass for the third Exeter Meet up. We'll cover self-promotion, understanding the commissioners journey and copyright as well as the focussing on client negotiating and an overview of contracts – essential for a successful career in publishing! With plenty of time for Q & A, it's suitable for…

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Vector Characters: 4-Day Illustration Workshop with Jonathan Ball

June 21 @ 10:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm
Atelier OlschinskySiebenbrunnengasse 84/2
Wien, Austria
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The importance of finding the root of an idea is the topic of this masterclass with illustrator James Yang. He will show you how to free your mind from the anxiety of creating ideas, and give you strategies on how to find unique solutions to illustrate even complex concepts. You will work on an assignment based on a real life…

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