July 2019


Glasgow Print Fair – Call for Proposals

July 4 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 6:00 pm

We're bringing together people who are passionate about print for a one-day event in November. We'll be celebrating print in all its forms. We're looking for printmakers to join us, send in your application by 31st of July to be considered. More information here.

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Representing Realness Exhibition

July 16 @ 10:00 am - July 21 @ 5:00 pm
No Formal GalleryDeptford Moulding Lane
London, SE14 6BN
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An exhibition exploring contemporary image making and illustration in an age of prozac, #metoo and selfies. We live in a time where we pick up our phones and are deluged with over-styled photography, or switch on the news and can’t decipher what’s really going on in the world. Perhaps in response, the language of illustration has re-emerged as the voice…

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Meet Sarah McIntyre at Waterstones Covent Garden

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waterstones Covent Garden9-13 Garrick Street
London, WC2E 9BA United Kingdom
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CALLING ALL GRUMPYCORNS! Join writer-illustrator Sarah McIntyre and her picture book friends - Unicorn, Narwhal, Mermaid & Jellyfish - for storytime fun and drawing! Find out what happens when Unicorn tries to write the most fabulous story in the world ...and gets COMPLETELY STUCK. How do writers and illustrators get their ideas? Does it involve cake? It very well might,…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... World Illustration Awards Exhibition 2019

July 11 - July 28
Somerset HouseStrand
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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CALLING ALL GRUMPYCORNS! Join writer-illustrator Sarah McIntyre and her picture book friends - Unicorn, Narwhal, Mermaid & Jellyfish - for storytime fun and drawing! Find out what happens when Unicorn tries to write the most fabulous story in the world ...and gets COMPLETELY STUCK. How do writers and illustrators get their ideas? Does it involve cake? It very well might,…

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CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF ART SUMMER SCHOOL 29th JULY – 3RD AUG

July 29 @ 10:00 am - August 3 @ 6:00 pm
Cambridge School of ArtAnglia Ruskin University, East Rd
Cambridge, CB1 1PT United Kingdom
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Whatever your level of drawing experience, our Summer School will allow you to explore characterisation, pacing, pagination, the interplay of text and image, composition and design. You’ll produce your own dummy picture book under the guidance of our tutors in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment. Our studio sessions are run on a one-to-one tutorial basis by experienced tutors from…

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August 2019

TOOLS OF THE TRADE CONFERENCE SAT 3RD AUG 2019

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cambridge School of ArtAnglia Ruskin University, East Rd
Cambridge, CB1 1PT United Kingdom
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A one day illustration conference with amazing professionals discussing their creative vision and how they achieve it. Speakers: Rose Blake Calverts Design and Print Co-op Mel Castrillon Helen Mackenzie Smith Alice Pattullo David Roberts Maisie Paradise Shearring Pam Smy John Vernon Lord Conference prices: £65 GENERAL PUBLIC £40 STUDENTS/RECENT STUDENTS/CONCESSIONS Tickets can be purchased online here. Illustration by Alice Pattullo

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

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Martin’s CourtyardThe Lawn, Mercer Walk
London, WC2H 9FB 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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ONE FOR THE DIARY... The Illustrated Stamp Collectors Assembly

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Greenbank57 Belle Vue Road
Bristol, Bristol BS5 6DP United Kingdom
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The Illustrated Stamp Collectors Assembly Assembly Press x Pip Illustration (this event is supported by The Association of Illustrators) Create stamp designs for a collaborative riso-graph printed zine > Tickets: from £5 (price includes a limited edition set of illustrated stamps) > Sat 10 August, 7-10pm > Venue: Upstairs at The Greenbank Pub Easton, BS5 6DP > Talk: Introduction to…

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Regional Portfolio Consultations – East Sussex

August 12 @ 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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September 2019

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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October 2019

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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November 2019

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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