October 2019


Exhibition and Pop-up Shop: Helena Bonastre

October 5 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 6:00 pm
H.CRABB Concertina Works158 Liverpool Road, Islington
London, N1 1LA United Kingdom
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Join me at my debut exhibition in Islington. My illustrations will be on display from the 5th of October till the 17th of November at the H.CRABB Concertina Works in Islington (158 Liverpool Road), a former concertina factory and an unexpected space squeezed between two town houses on a residential road. I will be selling original artwork and prints! About…

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Illustration Heroes: Standing on the shoulders of Giants

October 11 @ 10:00 am - November 8 @ 6:00 pm
Sheffield Hallam UniversityHead Post Office Building, Fitzalan Square
Sheffield, S1 2AY United Kingdom
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'An exhibition celebrating the professional work of illustration staff, alumni and friends of the Illustration course at Sheffield Hallam University. The exhibition highlights the key ‘hero’ figure for each exhibitor and the role each played in their education and future career’.   Exhibiting Illustrators include: Suzi Kemp, Stephanie Parr, Mike Doney aka Tado, Lee Ford, Jo Breese aka Vector that…

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Touch Wood Exhibtion

October 17 - October 20
Dray Walk Gallery91 Brick Lane
London, E1 6QL
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TOUCH WOOD is an exhibition featuring unique and hand-made art pieces by more than 50 internationally celebrated artists. The show is aiming to raise money to protect threatened habitats, restore tropical forests and reduce our carbon footprint. All proceeds will be donated to the World Land Trust, patroned by Sir David Attenborough. Full details, including list of artists, here.

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... Thought Bubble 2019 4th-10th November – Yorkshire

November 4 @ 8:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
Harrogate Convention CentreHarrogate – HG1 2HR + Google Map

TOUCH WOOD is an exhibition featuring unique and hand-made art pieces by more than 50 internationally celebrated artists. The show is aiming to raise money to protect threatened habitats, restore tropical forests and reduce our carbon footprint. All proceeds will be donated to the World Land Trust, patroned by Sir David Attenborough. Full details, including list of artists, here.

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Yo Illo London Meet up – Life Drawing in Motion: The Scottish Dance Theatre

October 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Place17 Duke's Road
London, WC1H 9PY
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This unique opportunity will allow artists to observe, sketch and photograph the dance company's flowing ballet class, offering insight into how the dancers prepare for a show. It's perfect for artists wanting a peek behind the scenes (and those seeking an expressive drawing challenge!). Tickets £3 - Booking essential.

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Picture Hooks Conference 2019

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
V&A Dundee1 Riverside Esplanade
Dundee, DD1 4EZ
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The annual Picture Hooks conference for illustrators will take place on Saturday 26 October at V&A Dundee. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from a wide range of industry professionals, network with authors, publishers and fellow illustrators, and get valuable portfolio feedback during breakout sessions. Appearing at the conference in October will be award-winning illustrator Lesley Barnes, as well as…

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

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stour Place7 Roach Rd, Old Ford
London, E3 2PA 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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The Re-Fry Call Out for Illustrators!

October 28
Foundation Coffee HouseLever Street
Manchester,
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After the success of our first event at Goodstock Manchester, we are extremely excited to announce our next Small Fry event, The Re-Fry! The Re-Fry, will be a meet-up comprising prints, talks, music and an interactive workshop with Manchester's Easy Peel. We will be starting with an illustration print fair, followed by ticketed talks from renowned artists (TBA). We will…

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How to design a picture book with Sean Julian

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tobacco FactoryRaleigh Road
Bristol, BS3 1TF United Kingdom
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As part of Storytale Festival, PIP (AOI Meet Up, Bristol) are hosting this event with Bristol illustrator Sean Julian. Picture books can take months to create and there can be many hoops an illustrator will need to jump through before it’s complete. In this short presentation illustrator Sean Julian will detail the different stages of the picture book design process.…

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Glasgow Meet Up Drink and Draw: Feedback Night!

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McNeills Bar106 Torrisdale St
Glasgow, G42 8YD
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AOI Glasgow is back! We know that it can be great to get some friendly feedback on our work - so we're inviting you to bring your work and gather - and give - some thoughts from friendly peers. Those keen can bring work and get some feedback either in person or through a comments pad. From doodles on scraps…

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November 2019

SCBWI Confrence: Telling Tales

November 2 - November 3
University of WinchesterThe Stripe Complex, King Alfred Campus
Winchester, SO22 4NR United Kingdom
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Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators British Isles Conference 2019 - "Telling Tales" This year’s conference is all about the modern, the mythical and the magical. With key notes From Mini Grey and Geraldine McCauhrean, a discussion about the magic of inclusivity from Knights Of and the opportunity to get your work infant of Art Directors and Agents in our First…

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Glasgow Print Fair

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The LighthouseMitchell Lane
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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We've got over 50 makers joining us, you can see the full listing here; https://glasgowprintfair.co.uk/ From established print heroes like Lesley Barnes and Risotto Studio to newer folks on the scene like Clemintea + Monsie. We've got print studios + collectives and design shops like Yuk Fun Now + Welcome Home. We'll also have some of the newest talent coming out of Glasgow School of Art showcasing their latest work. From…

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Yo Illo: Getting Published – Emma Block and Sabina Radeva

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
theprintspace Gallery74 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8DL
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Yo Illo Talks is back in November with Getting Published; Emma Block and Sabina Radeva will share how they initiated book projects as authors/illustrators. Emma took the traditional route — by proposing a concept to a publisher — and Sabina self-published her project with crowd-funding support (which was later also picked up by a publisher). Their different journeys will give…

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Introduction to copyright – in 100 minutes

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Society of Authors24 Bedford Row
London, WC1R 4EH
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The British Copyright Council is offering another chance to brush up on the basics of copyright in 100 minutes. This event is ideal for all creators starting out on their careers or for anyone in the sector seeking a refresher on how copyright protects creative works and creator livelihoods. Presented by Florian Koempel, the BCC’s international copyright consultant and an experienced lecturer,…

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Call for entries! Collate Digital Exhibition

November 19

Enter to take part in Collate, a digital exhibition celebrating the best in contemporary illustration and typography from the UK and Hong Kong. Entries are open to all artists, designers and studios to submit work for the chance to take part in the exclusive exhibition being held in Hong Kong from the 2nd to the 7th December 2019. Chosen artists…

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AOI Masterclass: Understanding Contracts for Publishing

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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AOI’s Derek Brazell shares advice for illustrators on negotiating contracts with book publishers. The Association of Illustrators is back at House of Illustration for a comprehensive overview of book publishing agreements. If you find contracts confusing and could do with a confidence-boosting session on negotiating with publishers, this session is for you. AOI’s Derek Brazell will break down the daunting…

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Fashion Life Drawing Class with Francesco Lo Iacono

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cass Art Islington66-67 Colebrooke Row
London, N1 8AB United Kingdom
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In this Life Drawing class, tutored by illustrator Francesco Lo Iacono, you have the opportunity to observe a live model wearing the creations of an exciting fashion designer each month. This class is suitable for all levels. It is open to beginners who have an interest in fashion and who want to try out their creative skills or just for the pleasure…

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The Plymouth Illustration Event 2019

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Plymouth UniversityJill Craigie Lecture Theatre, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus
Plymouth, PL4 8AA United Kingdom
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The Plymouth Illustration Event 2019 is a collaborative symposium organised by the University of Plymouth and Bloomsbury Publishing featuring talks from a renowned panel of comic book and graphic novel artists and publishers. The speakers will be reflecting on the theme of ‘monster’ and how ideas relating to this manifest and take shape within their practice. Alongside the artists talks…

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London Illustration Fair

November 29 - December 1
BargehouseOXO Tower Wharf
London, SE1 9PH United Kingdom
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The London Illustration Fair is an annual, artist-led illustration, print and graphic design fair, bringing artists and buyers together in a unique environment. The fair offers the chance for illustration lovers to come face to face with their favourite artists and discover amazing new artwork from emerging illustrators. There is something for every pocket from exclusive original pieces to prints and…

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December 2019

Exeter Meet Up: RAMM Late!

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

We're thrilled to announce that the next illustration meet-up will take place at Exeter Royal Albert Memorial Museum, as part of the RAMM Late event on 6th December 2019. The kind people at RAMM have allowed us to join their fascinating and engaging evening, which celebrates the wonder of words. Based around the exhibition 'The Lost Words' - a collaborative…

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The Re-Fry

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Foundation Coffee HouseLever Street
Manchester,
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After the success of our first event at Goodstock Manchester, we are extremely excited to announce our next Small Fry event, The Re-Fry! The Re-Fry, will be a meet-up comprising prints, talks, music and an interactive workshop with Manchester's Easy Peel. We will be starting with an illustration print fair, followed by ticketed talks from renowned artists (TBA). We will…

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