Magma Zine – Launch

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magma Manchester24 Oldham St
Manchester, M1 1JN United Kingdom
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Illustrator Maisy Summer would like to invite you all to my publication launch on Thursday 21st March. It’s a publication celebrating the illustrators, writers, graphic designers, photographers, designers that make Magma what is is!   During the last two years her practice has focused on the illustrating, documenting and collating stories of independent venues: the people, places, histories, & their…

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Bus Fare: Stories of the London Bus

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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Instantly recognizable, endlessly imitated: London's buses are iconic. Not merely a vital component of the city's infrastructure, they are equally embedded in its culture; written about, sung about, joked about, filmed, painted (and painted on), advertised, and celebrated in myriad ways. Join social historians Travis Elborough and Joe Kerr on a journey celebrating the unique relationship that Londoners have with…

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Monthly Regional Portfolio Consultations – East Sussex

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Star Brewery WorkshopsStudio 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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ONE FOR THE DIARY... NORWICH AOI MEETUP: EPISODE I ‘BEING A VISIBLE ILLUSTRATOR’

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ideas Factory4-16 St Andrews St
Norwich, NR2 4AE 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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Industry Portfolio Consultation: Punanimation + Jelly London

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jelly London9-10 Charlotte Mews
London, W1T 4EF United Kingdom
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AOI is delighted to present a new Portfolio Consultation geared to Illustrators / Animators! Join Punanimation community founders Bee Grandinetti, Hedvig Ahlbergand Linn Fritz, as well as Jelly London’s Head of Motion/Animator George Coffey, Senior Producer Laura Thomas and Illustration Agent Sarah Morris. The consultation will be hosted in Jelly's newly refurbished meeting space (in London). In a small group of 8 you will share your…

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Rencontres de l’Illustration Festival

March 29 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

The festival Rencontres de l'Illustration will be taking place in Strasbourg for a fourth year, combining its programming with events proposed by the city’s museums, mediathèques, HEAR art school and Shadok. This year Blutch will be making a much-anticipated appearance and going all out to make up time, drawing in dialogue with Anne-Margot Ramstein, sharing his carte blanche pick of…

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April 2019

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019

April 1 @ 9:00 am - April 4 @ 3:00 pm
Bologna Exhibition CentrePiazza Costituzione 6
Bologna, 40128 Italy
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The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is one of the biggest events in the publishing year’s calendar built around children’s content. Publishers, illustrators, literary agents, authors, translators, licensors and licensees come to the event each spring to experience the business world of books and multimedia products! This year’s guest of honour country is Switzerland bringing new exhibitions and events to the…

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Exclusive Walk and Talk with Oliver Jeffers

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lazinc29 Sackville Street
London, W1S 3DX
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We are delighted to offer 15 members the opportunity to join award winning artist, illustrator and author, Oliver Jeffers as he walks through his new exhibition in London. Oliver will talk about his illustration work, and his new show OBSERVATIONS ON MODERN LIFE which will be the first comprehensive showcase of the artist's work of the last decade, featuring approximately…

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CLUBLAND CHRONICLES – An Exhibition by Mark Wigan

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - April 7 @ 6:00 pm
5th Base Gallery23 Heneage Street
London, E1 5LJ United Kingdom
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A panoramic exhibition of pen and ink drawings by prolific cultural commentator and AOI Member Mark Wigan. Wigan was a regular contributor to i-D Magazine in the 80s/90s writing articles, taking polaroids and illustrating the London club scene. He painted murals at Kensington Market, The Scala Cinema and Astoria Theatre in London, Nagoya City Expo and P.Picasso Club in Tokyo.…

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London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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‘London is a giant kaleidoscope, which is forever turning. Take your eye off it for more than a moment and you're lost.' Robert Elms has seen London change beyond all imagining. He takes us back through time and place to myriad Londons; a place his great-great-grandfather made the Elms' home over a century ago and a city that has borne…

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OFFSET 2019

April 5 @ 10:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Point SquareEast Wall Road, Point Square
Dublin, D01 E0K6 Ireland
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OFFSET will be returning for a special 10th Dublin edition with another great lineup of the best creative talent from around the world. Promising a programme packed with presentations, interviews, panel discussions and debates, with workshops, interactive demos and creative playzones all running from Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April 2019 and located in our their home at The Point Square. First wave of confirmed…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... Regional Portfolio Consultations – Bristol

April 10 @ 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,…

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Isabel Greenberg: Beeing Freelance

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
London Metropolitan UniversityOld Castle Street
London, E1 7NT United Kingdom
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Isabel Greenberg is a London based illustrator and writer. Her first graphic novel The Encyclopaedia of Early Earth was published in 2013 by Jonathan Cape in the UK, Random House in Canada and Little Brown in the US. It has since been translated into French, Spanish, Korean, German and Chinese. It was nominated for two Eisner awards, won the Best Book category at…

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Life Drawing Class: Francesco Lo Iacono

April 16 @ 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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