October 2018


It’s Marey O’Clock Now

October 5 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
It’s Zero O’Clock Wowsanro 29 Gil 40-18
Seoul, Mapo-Gu Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
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Join in for Mareykrap's first solo exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. Artist Mareykrap focuses on the passing traces of daily lives. She captures the subtle moments, depicts them in her paintings and stores them there. Her works are mostly consisted of painterly illustrations and the gif animations, which are connected set of illustrations in a flow of time. Mareykrap uses…

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World Illustration Awards 2018 at The Art House, University of Worcester

October 5 @ 10:00 am - November 3 @ 4:00 pm
The Art House Castle Street
Worcester, WR1 3ZQ United Kingdom
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This exhibition features a selection from the 2018 shortlist of 200 works, plus spotlights on the 16 category and overall winners. At once global and personal, visitors can expect to be inspired by this diverse, engaging exhibition of the best illustration made this year from across the world. Exhibition open 5 October - 3 November 2018 Open to the public…

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100 Figures: The Unseen Art of Quentin Blake

5th October 2018 @ 10:00 am - 27th January 2019 @ 6:00 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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An insight into the creative practice of the world’s most celebrated illustraton A major exhibition highlighting Quentin Blake’s prolific but unknown work as a figurative artist, featuring 100 unseen pieces made between 1950 and the present day. Oil paintings, drawings and prints will give an unprecedented insight into the creative practice of the world’s most celebrated illustrator. AOI Members can…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... An AOP & AOI DEBATE “Perfect Commissioning: Let the Good Terms Roll”

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cherry Duck Studios 8-10 Sampson Street
London, E1W 1NA
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An insight into the creative practice of the world’s most celebrated illustraton A major exhibition highlighting Quentin Blake’s prolific but unknown work as a figurative artist, featuring 100 unseen pieces made between 1950 and the present day. Oil paintings, drawings and prints will give an unprecedented insight into the creative practice of the world’s most celebrated illustrator. AOI Members can…

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Quentin Blake: The Model as Artist

5th October 2018 @ 10:00 am - 24th February 2019 @ 6:00 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Accompanying the Main Gallery show, 100 Figures, this exhibition charts Quentin Blake’s first steps from illustration into figurative art The exhibiton will show work inspired by Quentin Blake's first life drawing classes in the 1950s, which triggered a longstanding interest in gesture and the body. AOI Members can enjoy 2for1 entry, simply show your AOI membership number. More information on 100…

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In The Company Of

October 5 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 6:00 pm
TJ Boulting 59 Riding House Street
London, W1W 7EG United Kingdom
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TJ Boulting is delighted to present In The Company Of, an exhibition exploring the relationship between historic and contemporary women artists, curated by Katy Hessel, founder of the Instagram-based blog The Great Women Artists. In The Company Of will showcase three historic female artists, Barbara Hepworth, Lee Miller, and Alice Neel, alongside twelve dynamic contemporary female artists. The exhibition aims…

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Picture Hooks Exhibition at Gracefield Arts Centre

October 6 - November 2
Gracefield Arts Centre 28 Edinburgh Rd
Dumfries, DG1 1JQ
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The Picture Hooks artists involved in a mentoring scheme have been paired with an experienced and acclaimed illustrator for the past year, studying the creative process at the heart of making picture books and exploring new techniques and methods of working. The result is the work in this exhibition.

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Chloe Cheese – Now and Then

October 6 - November 3
Emma Mason Gallery 3 Cornfield Terrace
Eastbourne, BN21 4NN
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Chloe Cheese – Now and Then An exhibition of original prints from Chloe’s studio. This exhibition is a chance to see and buy work from different periods of Chloe Cheese’s career. The exhibition will include lithographs, etchings and monoprints inspired by her travels to the Lebanon, to Italy and to France. There will also be prints illustrating scenes from London's…

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Polly Nor Exhibition

October 12 @ 11:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
Protein 31 New Inn Yard
London, EC2A 3EY
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'Airing My Dirty Laundry in Public' Polly Nor returns to Protein Studios for her third solo show, “Airing My Dirty Laundry In Public”. The London born artist - best known for her dark satirical images of women and their demons - will display a new collection of digital illustrations featuring a previously unseen 36 part series, plus new ceramic sculpture…

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Fashion Life Drawing Class with Francesco Lo Iacono

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cass Art Islington 66-67 Colebrooke Row
London, N1 8AB United Kingdom
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In this Life Drawing class, tutored by illustrator and AOI Member Francesco Lo Iacono, you will work from 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…

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D(isrupt)M: Transformation by Design

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bridgewatter Hall The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St
Manchester, M2 3WS United Kingdom
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Celebrate the noise makers, the pioneers and the inspiring creators. The unapologetically smart, funny, humble and inspiring. The ones with the business upfront and the party at the back. Now in its sixth year, this day long conference of ideas and inspiration features internationally celebrated and influential speakers showing an insight into their creative work spanning brand, architecture, film, typography…

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AOI Masterclass at House of Illustration

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Join the AOI's Lou Bones for this comprehensive masterclass covering all the essential areas for a successful career in illustration including pricing, licensing, self-promotion, understanding the commissioner's journey and working internationally. We will also be discussing the more difficult issues such as dealing with copyright infringement and the ins and outs of client negotiation, contracts, fees and industry standards. Lou…

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Margate Illustration + Print Fair

October 27 - October 28
Turner Contemporary Rendezvous
Margate, CT9 1HG
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Organised by Ink Paper + Print, a platform for new makers, illustrators and designers working in contemporary graphic arts and design, this is a Free event. There will be 75+ exhibitors in total across two venues showcasing a range of printmaking, artist's books, 20th Century design, zines, screenprints, risos, ceramics and contemporary crafts. This is an opportunity to see contemporary printmakers and…

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The Open Draw Night

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until 26th November 2018

Cinetol Tolstraat 182, de Pijp
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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There will be a short guest talk with artist & illustrator Helena Torres-Muga Feijoo http://helenatmf.com/ Helena is a regular guest at The Open Draw 'My paintings and illustrations are usually about our inner wilderness, our deep connection with our world, everything natural that surround us, as a woman, with our femininity, and at the same time with the cosmos or…

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Yo Illo

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Roebuck 50 Great Dover Street
London, SE1 4YG
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Yo Illo is a community group that hosts easy-going, meetups for illustrators of all levels in London.  They meet at the pub every month in London.  There's no charge, no pressure and no agenda – just the opportunity to talk to like-minded creatives about illustration, sharing opportunities and advice (and sometimes to blow off a little steam!). Feel free to…

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November 2018

Decriminalising Ornament: The Pleasures of Pattern

November 1 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 4:00 pm
Anglia Ruskin University East Road
Cambridge, CB1 1P United Kingdom
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Exploring ornamentation and pattern in illustration and design In dialogue with the 9th International Illustration Research Symposium (17th and 18th of November) The exhibition focuses on the practice, tradition and art forms that explore ornamentation and printed pattern as a meaningful part of the illustration and design experience. The exhibition shows a collection of works coming from current international art…

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Brighton Illustration Fair 2018

November 3 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm
University of Brighton 58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton, BN2 0JY United Kingdom
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Brighton Illustration Fair (BIF) comes back for a 4th consecutive year this 3rd & 4th November to the University of Brighton’s Sallis Benney Theatre & gallery spaces. Back for 2 days of exhibitors, guests, talks, exhibitions and much more. Confirmed guests so far include Atelier Bingo, Maria Midttun, Laurie Rowan and Ryan Gillett. More to be announced.

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FRAME Prague Comics Art Festival

November 3 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 6:00 pm
Karolinum Celetná 561/18
Prague, 110 00 Czech Republic
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No Ordinary Heroes and Centrala put their heads together and the idea for two-day festival full of comics, zines and illustrations was born! For the second time all comics lovers will meet right in the centre of Prague. Our goal is to connect local and international community of authors with local audience, with main focus on rich production of European…

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ICE Winter Special Brighton

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Hilton Metropole Brighton Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 2FU United Kingdom
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From the people behind ICE Birmingham, the winter special of the comic convention returns to Brighton for its second year. Full details including guests and events are to be announced very soon!

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Picture Hooks Exhibition at The Byre

5th November 2018 - 7th January 2019
The Byre University of St Andrews
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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The Picture Hooks artists involved in a mentoring scheme have been paired with an experienced and acclaimed illustrator for the past year, studying the creative process at the heart of making picture books and exploring new techniques and methods of working. The result is the work in this exhibition.

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Gran Salón Mexico: Contemporary Illustration Fair

November 9 - November 11
Museo Tamayo, CDMX Paseo de la Reforma 51
First Section of Chapultepec Park, Mexico
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Gran Salon Mexico is an independent initiative that promotes and disseminates the current world of illustration in Mexico. The flagship Fair is dedicated to contemporary Mexican illustration that takes place annually in Mexico City and celebrated its first edition in 2014. Free entry.

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Journeys Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis

9th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10th March 2019 @ 6:00 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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An exhibition telling refugee stories, both observed and experienced first-hand Multi-media work by 13 contemporary illustrators will include Olivier Kugler’s portraits from Calais and George Butler’s reportage from Syria, animation by Majid Adin and manga by Asia Alfasi. AOI Members can enjoy 2for1 entry, simply show your AOI membership number.

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Regional Portfolio Consultations – East Sussex

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 11th December 2018

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 11th December 2018

Star Brewery Workshops Studio 17, Star Brewery Workshops, Castle Ditch Ln
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YJ United Kingdom
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Purchase your ticket here Join us for our ongoing 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…

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THE SOCIETY OF CHILDRENS BOOK WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS (SCBWI) BRITISH ISLES CONFERENCE 2018

November 16 - November 18
University of Winchester The Stripe Complex, King Alfred Campus
Winchester, SO22 4NR United Kingdom
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The SCBWI British Isles Conference is a superb opportunity to add focus to your creative craft and gain essential insight on children’s publishing from leading illustrators, agents, art directors, authors, publishers and editors. Whether you’re an illustrator, author or both, you’ll discover fresh perspectives for your practice and get opportunities to meet and show your portfolio to some of the…

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Fashion Life Drawing Class with Francesco Lo Iacono

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cass Art Islington 66-67 Colebrooke Row
London, N1 8AB United Kingdom
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In this Life Drawing class, tutored by illustrator and AOI Member Francesco Lo Iacono, you will work from 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…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... World Illustration Awards 2018 at Falmouth Art Gallery

17th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Falmouth Art Gallery Municipal Buildings, The Moor
Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2RT United Kingdom
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The highly popular World Illustration Awards 2018 exhibition tours to Falmouth Art Gallery in Cornwall.

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ANIMA MUNDI: Drawn stories of migration

November 20 - November 25
Bankside Gallery Thames Riverside
London, SE1 9JH
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This unique exhibition of work by the award-winning reportage illustrator George Butler, focuses on human and animal migration and the intrinsic connection of living things. ‘When we think of migration we think of refugees in boats or swallows on the wing, but we rarely consider how they might connect.’ This exhibition traces the living contours of the earth, from human…

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Regional Portfolio Consultations – Bristol

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on 21st November 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on 21st November 2018 at 8:00pm

Watershed 1 Canons Road
Bristol, BS1 5TX
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Purchase your ticket here We are delighted to introduce portfolio consultations in Bristol with Senior Agent Lucie Luddington.  The 1-1 sessions are hugely valued by those entering the profession and established illustrators seeking advice on new potential markets. AOI members can book a consultation with Lucie who will provide guidance on targeting, methods of marketing, self-promotion and gives pointers on…

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Yo Illo

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Roebuck 50 Great Dover Street
London, SE1 4YG
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Yo Illo is a community group that hosts easy-going, meetups for illustrators of all levels in London.  They meet at the pub every month in London.  There's no charge, no pressure and no agenda – just the opportunity to talk to like-minded creatives about illustration, sharing opportunities and advice (and sometimes to blow off a little steam!). Feel free to…

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London Illustration Fair 2018

November 30 @ 11:00 am - December 2 @ 8:00 pm
Bargehouse OXO Tower Wharf
London, SE1 9PH United Kingdom
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The London Illustration Fair sets out to showcase, support and champion the biggest and best, most creative and downright inspiring Illustrators, collectives, companies, galleries, and creative start-ups making an impact in the scene today. The artists are given creative freedom to engage, enrich and inspire their audience, sell you their goods and just generally have a good time! Here's where…

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December 2018

HiFest

December 1 @ 11:00 am - December 2 @ 6:00 pm
The Printworks 14 Claremont,America Ground
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HA United Kingdom
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Hastings Illustration Festival (HiFest) returns for its fifth year on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018. It will take place, once again at The Printworks, and in the surrounding America Ground area, with top guests from the world of illustration, over fifty stalls offering unique gifts just in time for Christmas, (including books, zines, prints, ceramics and t shirts).…

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