April 2019


Drawing with Light – Exhibition of work by Brian Gallagher

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - April 28 @ 6:00 pm
The United Arts Club3 Upper Fitzwilliam St
Dublin, United Kingdom
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An exhibition featuring Scraperboard, Wood Engraving, Drypoint & Mixed Media painting from AOI Member Brian Gallagher. To be opened by Artist Comhghall Casey ARUA Thursday 4th April 2019 @ 8pmThe United Arts Club 3 Upper Fitzwilliam St Dublin 2 (01) 6611411 www.dublinarts.com www.bdgart.comExhibition continues until 28th April 2019 Tues to Fri- 11.00am to 11.00pm Sat- 6.00pm to 11.00pm Sun- 4.00pm…

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London Stories – a series of free family illustration workshops April 6 – 22 London Transport Museum

April 6 - April 22
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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Come join the family illustration workshops, part of London Stories, a new exhibition featuring 100 illustrations that celebrate one of the world’s greatest cities and reveal some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present. Children will be able to create their own stories and fabulous works of art during family illustration workshops. Working with three of the…

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London Stories – free family illustration workshops 6 to 22 April 2019 at London Transport Museum

April 6 - April 22
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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Come join the family illustration workshops, part of London Stories, a new exhibition featuring 100 illustrations that celebrate one of the world’s greatest cities and reveal some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present. Children will be able to create their own stories and fabulous works of art during family illustration workshops. Working with three of the…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... Not a Hobby: New AOI Business Strategy Masterclass

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Come join the family illustration workshops, part of London Stories, a new exhibition featuring 100 illustrations that celebrate one of the world’s greatest cities and reveal some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present. Children will be able to create their own stories and fabulous works of art during family illustration workshops. Working with three of the…

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London Stories – free family illustration workshops 6 to 22 April 2019 at London Transport Museum

April 6 - April 22
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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Come join the family illustration workshops, part of London Stories, a new exhibition featuring 100 illustrations that celebrate one of the world’s greatest cities and reveal some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present. Children will be able to create their own stories and fabulous works of art during family illustration workshops. Working with three of the artists…

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A Collection of Figures and Faces, an exhibition by Annie Ryan

April 15 @ 10:00 am - April 21 @ 6:00 pm
St. Martin’s SquareSt Martin's Square
Lincoln, Ln2 1hy United Kingdom
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An exhibition presenting a collection of quirky figures and faces at St. Martin's Gallery, Lincoln. Annie Ryan is a Manchester based illustrator who uses multiple collage techniques to create unusual figures, from a cow in overalls presenting a pint of milk to a startled farmer to a cello personified as a glamorous model. A fascination with candid vintage photography has…

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David Mckee in Conversation with Imogen Russell Williams

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camberwell College of Arts45–65 Peckham Road
London, SE5 8UF United Kingdom
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Elmer, King Rollo, Not Now Bernard - these are just some of David McKee's iconic titles, renowned for shaping childhood experience and illustrators' careers. In conversation with children's literature critic Imogen Russell Williams, McKee will explore the motivations, challenges and joys of working on some of his most seminal titles. How has his work influenced children's illustration, and what lessons are…

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All The Young Nudes with the AOI – Glasgow Meetup

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Toads Caravan745 Pollokshaws Rd
Glasgow, G41 2AA
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Join us in Glasgow for our next illustrator meet up. This time around we're asking you to join us with Glasgow life drawing club All The Young Nudes for a drawing session with a drink in hand! Bring your own bottle, there’ll be a selection of materials available on the evening. Numbers are limited, so please to secure your spot! Tickets…

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April AOI Member Meet Up: Exeter

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Exeter PhoenixGandy Street
Exeter, EX4 3LS
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Are you a Devon-based illustrator? We’re holding our second meet-up in Exeter on Wednesday 24th April, at the Phoenix Arts Venue. This quarterly event, open to AOI members and non-members alike, is an inclusive and positive forum of discussion, problem-solving, support and encouragement. It’s informal, but we aim to make good use of the time. With that in mind, for…

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Iris Worldwide Showcase – Submissions invited

April 26

AOI and AOP members are invited to an exclusive portfolio showcase at Iris Worldwide. In a friendly setting you will be able to show your portfolio, chat and get feedback from over thirty Iris Worldwide creatives including commissioners, designers as well as creative and art directors at this unparalleled opportunity. The session will run from 5pm - 8pm on 22…

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Intro to Watercolour: Emma Block

April 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
West ElmWestfield Shephards Bush, Ariel Way
London, W12 7GF
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This Introduction to Watercolours Workshop is taught by illustrator Emma Block. This workshop is appropriate for both total beginners and those with some watercolour experience. The workshop will focus on developing skills and applying techniques allowing you to grow in confidence and start to develop your own style. The workshop will start with a colour mixing demonstration allowing you to…

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AOI AGM and Self Promotion Mini Masterclass

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Somerset HouseStrand
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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All members are invited to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be followed by a special free 45 minute mini masterclass with Q&A. At the AGM the Annual Report and Accounts for Oct 17 - Sept 18 will be presented and rotating Directors will be reelected. This will be followed by a mini masterclass on self promotion. The events…

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May 2019

Greg McLeod Presents: Bermingham

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - May 12 @ 6:00 pm
CentralaUnit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St
Birmingham, B5 5RT United Kingdom
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If whilst undertaking research into a city you misspell its name, does that give you free reign to ride rough shot over its true history? AOI Member Greg McLeod thinks so. In his first solo exhibition he will create 1000 illustrations of Birmingham, the city in which I grew up. But all is not quite what it seems… each image…

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15TH Pictoplasma Conferences & Festival Berlin

May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm
BabylonRosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
Berlin, 10178 Germany
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Coming May 2019, the annual Pictoplasma Festival turns Berlin into the world’s epicenter of character design and art—and a vibrant meeting point for a diverse scene of international artists, illustrators, filmmakers, and game, graphic or product designers. Creators and producers meet for a central conference to exchange strategies for figurative aesthetics, while the wider festival invites the general public to discover…

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ILLUSTRATED TALK AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL – LOOKING AT THE ‘SOUTHWARK HOURS’

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Southwark CathedralLondon Bridge
London, SE1 9DA
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Visit Southwark Cathedral for this illustrated talk by Eleanor Jackson, Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library. The talk will take an in depth look at the exquisite ‘Southwark Hours’, the illuminated medieval manuscript, exploring its making, meaning and use. Tickets

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Life Drawing Class: Francesco Lo Iacono

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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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Finding The Essence of Ideas: 4-Day Illustration Workshop with James Yang

May 16 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Atelier OlschinskySiebenbrunnengasse 84/2
Wien, Austria
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Where do concepts come from? When illustrators start with a blank page, and by the end of the day there’s art – what happens in between? There is a lot of hard work, head and ass busting, and somewhere along the way a little bit of magic happens. In this workshop on conceptual illustration, we will try to find ways…

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PIP – An AOI Meet Up #3 Longevity

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good Chemistry Brewing2 William Street
Bristol, BS2 0RG United Kingdom
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Welcome to the 3rd AOI Meet Up for Bristol. Open to all illustrators (not just members of The Association of Illustrators) - let's get-together and share best experiences, meet others and share knowledge. That's why we've titled the Bristol meet up 'PIP' - meaning "Put Into Practice". For this third evening, the theme is "LONGEVITY" We'll have an open discussion with…

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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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It's a beginners class so all are welcome. Participants will learn how to bring up to three of London's famous landmarks to life using pencil and ink, guided by the wonderfully talented Polly Crossman. The class is also BYOB. Experience is NOT an essential, as long as you have some interest in drawing! Brought to you by M.Y.O ('Make Your Own')…

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June 2019

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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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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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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