January 2020



LONG RUNNING EXHIBITIONS



ONE FOR THE DIARY... World Illustration Awards 2019 exhibition at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre

January 11 - February 23
Roe Valley Arts and Cultural CentreIonad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró, 24 Main Street
Limavady, Northern Ireland BT49 0FJ United Kingdom
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Visit the World Illustration Awards 2019 exhibition as it tours the UK.

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Lunchtime Lecture: Dangerous Drawings and the Power of Illustration

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Alan Male is Emeritus Professor of Illustration from Falmouth University, an accomplished author of books on illustration and an award-winning international illustrator. In this lecture he discusses how the best illustration doesn’t just visualise history – it shapes it! It is the potency and originality of its messages that defines its true reason for being. By presenting celebrated and dissolute…

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WEBINAR! Negotiating with Confidence

January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Love the excitement of a new commission but feel awkward about the negotiations? The aim of this webinar is to give you the tools you need to negotiate with confidence! Join us for the next instalment of our webinar series, this time exploring the do’s and don’ts of client negotiations. The webinar will run from 4.00pm – 4.45pm GMT on…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... ELCAF 2020 CALL FOR ENTRY

17th December 2019 - 31st January 2020

Love the excitement of a new commission but feel awkward about the negotiations? The aim of this webinar is to give you the tools you need to negotiate with confidence! Join us for the next instalment of our webinar series, this time exploring the do’s and don’ts of client negotiations. The webinar will run from 4.00pm – 4.45pm GMT on…

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February 2020

ONE FOR THE DIARY... Professional Development for Children’s Book Illustrators @ House of Illustration, London

February 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Children's book illustration specialists Orange Beak are back at House of Illustration for a one-day deep-dive into all aspects of working as a professional children's book illustrator. This specialist professional development day will cover everything from making contacts and understanding publishers to developing an effective portfolio and online presence. You will cover: Contract basics Publishers and imprints Who does what in a…

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Serge Bloch – ‘LAUGHTER BOXES’ EXHIBITION, PARIS

February 5 - March 8
Le Centquatre-Paris5 rue Curial
Paris, 75019 France
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In collaboration with José-Manuel Gonçalvès and CENTQUATRE-PARIS comes the new exhibition from Serge Bloch 'Laughter boxes'. Opening evening - Wednesday February 5th from 4-6 p.m. For the designer, Serge Bloch, humor is vitally important to our daily lives. In this exhibition, technology is at the service of its inventiveness and humor. A succession of “laughing boxes”, cubes of varying size and design are distributed in…

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Drawing Europe Together Exhibition, Bristol

February 5 @ 8:00 am - March 8 @ 5:00 pm
Cube Gallery and Link SpaceRoyal West of England Academy, Queens Road
Bristol, BS8 1PX United Kingdom
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Plus 'Where do we go from here?' Panel discussion 7th Feb A free exhibition at Bristol's oldest art gallery, featuring artwork by 45 leading children's book illustrators Drawing Europe Together is an exhibition of artworks created by 45 children’s book illustrators from across Europe who have shared their powerful visions of the European Union's shared past and its unsure future. This…

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NORWICH AOI: ‘GO CRIT YOURSELF’ CRITIQUE AND IDEA SHARING

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bowling HouseNorwich, NR2 4HX + Google Map

Give yourself - and your work - a new year's boost! Join us in the gorgeous top floor room of the Bowling House for a chilled evening of idea sharing and informal critiques with your fellow Norwich illustrators. Bring along sketchbooks, portfolios (digital or print), current work, old work, anything at all! The evening will be focused on having a…

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AOI Illo drawing meet-up: Circus Arts

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Centre for Circus ArtsCoronet Street
London, N1 6HD
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Our first meet-up for 2020 is an active live draw at the National Centre for Circus Arts. You’re invited to come and draw performers training in their class sessions. The mix of disciplines taught may include: rope, tissu, multi corde, cloudwing, teeterboard, Chinese pole and juggling. The classes are from 10am - 12pm on Thursday 6 February. Please arrive by…

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February Sketchmeet

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Join us for a night of quick-fire creative challenges in the gallery at London’s original and best live drawing event. The February edition of Sketchmeet will be guest-hosted by Anna Mill, an artist and designer whose graphic novel Square Eyes won Professional Overall Winner at the AOI's World Illustration Awards 2019. Reinvigorate or discover a love for drawing you didn't know you had through a…

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Somerset AOI Meet Up

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Angel Hotel1 King Street
Frome, BA11 1BH
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Come join us in the very first Somerset Illustrators meetup! Supported by the AOI, but open to all. Sit down with two talented illustrators, Sam Pierpoint and Ben the Illustrator, who will be here to talk all about their work and practise. From how they keep their creative practise fresh and where they find inspiration, to how they manage their…

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AOI Webinar: Illustration Business Planning: Vision & Growth

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this webinar we will explore how to make a plan for your illustration business. We will look at clarifying markets, planning for growth and reasons why you might need to set-up or convert from being self-employed to a limited company. We will also explore how the nature of illustration is changing in terms of illustrators creating their own content,…

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How to make a graphic novel: Anna Mill + Luke Jones

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
London Metropolitan UniversityRoom CCG-02, The Wash Houses, Old Castle Street
London, E1 7NT
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A Cass Visual Communication talk by Anna Mill and Luke Jones. Anna Mill studied architecture at The Bartlett UCL, where she became increasingly interested in the power of illustration in architecture, and architecture in illustration. She is interested in work that spans between old and new artistic practices, from traditional hand-constructed perspectives through to illustration in virtual reality. Together with Luke…

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Fresh Eyes – AOI Panel Discussion

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arnolfini16 Narrow Quay
Bristol, BS1 4QA United Kingdom
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AOI Advisor Georgia, brings together illustrators Ana Jaks, Thomas Patterson, and Aleesha Nandhra to discuss the thrills and challenges of what the first years look like in building a career as a freelance illustrator. Each speaker offers a fresh perspective and will share stories on the little and BIG moments they have celebrated in recent years - and also, those very natural tricky bits,…

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Froglump X PIP presents Doodlebury

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Island Gallery Space1st Floor, Bridewell Street
Bristol, S1 2LE United Kingdom
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Become a tourist in an afternoon of drawing games, collaborative creations and illustration challenges set in the imaginary town of Doodlebury, on its rare leap day appearance. Illustration trio, Froglump, join forces with PIP (an AOI meet up) to host an illustrative adventure around the world of Doodlebury. Imagine yourself as a tourist in this new town, as you're taken…

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March 2020

Wonky Biology: Liv Bargman Cass Visual Communication talk

March 12 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
London Metropolitan UniversityRoom CCG-02, The Wash Houses, Old Castle Street
London, E1 7NT
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Wonky Biology This talk in Cass Visual Communication series has an illustration and biology focus! Liv Bargman is an award-winning illustrator and artist. She has worked on a variety of projects with clients including We The Curious, Barclays, House Of Illustration, Radio Netherlands, Leo Burnett, Marie Curie, Tommy's Baby Charity, Parkinson's UK and Nuffield Primary Care Health Sciences. Liv also works…

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