September 2019


Open call: Art of Activism

September 1

Friends of the Earth, in association with theprintspace, have launched an open call for submissions for their upcoming Art of Activism group exhibition. The curators are looking for artworks that embody how people feel about the climate crisis. The brief suits many alternative mediums from painting to graphic design & illustration to photography. The only criteria is the artworks should…

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Shaketember 2019

September 1 - September 30

Shake's Some Kinda Drawing Challenge is back!  Each day in September will have a different prompt to illustratoe and then share on instagram.  Find out more and get involved here.

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Call for Entries: London Illustration Fair 2019

September 2

Calling all illustrators, graphic designers, collectives and makers! The London Illustration Fair is back at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf 29 Nov to 1 Dec and they are on the hunt for the freshest talent around. Would you like to exhibit and sell your work to an audience of art buyers, gallery owners, creative agencies, festive shoppers and everyone in-between?…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... AOI Contracts Masterclass

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Howard Kennedy1 London Bridge
London, SE1
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Calling all illustrators, graphic designers, collectives and makers! The London Illustration Fair is back at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf 29 Nov to 1 Dec and they are on the hunt for the freshest talent around. Would you like to exhibit and sell your work to an audience of art buyers, gallery owners, creative agencies, festive shoppers and everyone in-between?…

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In Conversation: Posy Simmonds and Kate Charlesworth

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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A double-bill featuring two of British comics most celebrated talents, in conversation with exhibition co-curator Paul Gravett. In the final weeks of Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective, comics expert Paul Gravett leads a conversation with Posy Simmonds and Kate Charlesworth, celebrating their parallel careers as illustrators and writers that occasionally coincided while cartooning for The Guardian. Arrive early for an exclusive after-hours…

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Yo Illo: Paul Shipper and Timba Smits

September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
theprintspace Gallery74 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8DL
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Paul Shipper and Timba Smits Yo Illo Talks is back!  This September, we have partnered with the AOI and The Printspace, to revive our hugely popular series of inspiring illustration talks. WHO’S SPEAKING? Every second month, we’re delighted to be hosting two speakers. We launch on September 3rd with two incredible talents, Paul Shipper and Timba Smits. Paul Shipper is…

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smART Summer Sundays – Illustration Workshop

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
my GALLERY3 Waterloo Crescent
Dover, CT16 1LA United Kingdom
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This workshop is led by local artist, Jack Cant. He creates playful characters and lettering using bold, hand drawn lines and bright colours. Although his work regularly features within a melancholy setting, these particular themes are masked over using a selection of pop colours, often making them fun and inviting. Join us this Summer for a series of hands-on workshops…

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Regional Portfolio Consultations – East Sussex

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Star Brewery WorkshopsStudio 17, Star Brewery Workshops, Castle Ditch Ln
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YJ United Kingdom
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Join us for our monhtly regional Portfolio Consultations with Alice Ball – The essential service for those entering the profession and established illustrators seeking advice on new potential markets. AOI members can book a consultation with Alice who will provide guidance on targeting, methods of marketing, self-promotion and gives pointers on basic fee negotiation and the pros and cons of…

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Conversations with Oliver Jeffers

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kings Place90 York Way
London, N1 9AG
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House of Illustration presents the world-renowned illustrator at Kings Place. Join renowned artist and picture book-maker Oliver Jeffers for a one-off London event at Kings Place with Creative Review editor Eliza Williams. Jeffers – who makes fine art for (mostly) adults, and picture books for (mostly) children – will discuss his new book The Fate of Fausto and the power of storytelling through art.…

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Women in Print Study Day: Marie Neurath and Her Contemporaries

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Delve into the world of mid-century classroom picture books and the pioneering women who created them. This informal study day will shine a light on Marie Neurath and her contemporaries: pioneering women who used design to revolutionise education. Leading experts in the field will consider the ways in which Neurath, Marion Richardson, Gwen White and Barbara Jones utilised illustration in the classroom to…

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Tips for Survival in the World of Illustration

September 21
Art HouseCastle Street
Worcester, WR1 3ZQ
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Picture Hooks and Orange Beak have teamed up to bring you an exciting day full of tips and techniques on Saturday 21 September to demystify the world of children’s illustration and maximise your creative potential, at the Art House in Worcester. In the morning, leading experts from the world of publishing will talk about the working life of an illustrator, explain how…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... AOI Members exhibition at Hoxton Arches

October 10 - October 12
Hoxton ArchesArch 402 Cremer Street
London, E2 8HD United Kingdom
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Save the date for our brand new members exhibition, coming to Hoxton Arches this October!

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Shake’s Some Kinda Art Fair

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rough Trade BristolNelson Street
Bristol, BS1 2BA United Kingdom
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Check out Shake's October fair in Bristol.  Artists include Scott Neilson, Playtime Press, Meneer Heirman, Sam Ailey, Molly Fairhurst and loads more!  Find out more here.

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Regional Portfolio Consultations – Bristol

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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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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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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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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

Thought Bubble comes to Yorkshire and is geared up to be the UK's largest comic art festival. The event filled week will feature over 100 special guests, 450+ exhibitors, book launches and convention events. The festival is set to champion and celebrate comics, illustration, animation and beyond so will be perfect for comic book art and graphic novel fans and aspiring…

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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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