July 2021


De La Warr Pavilion Mural

26th July 2021 - 1st January 2022
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina
Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1DP
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AOI Member Helen Cann I'm pleased to announce the exhibition of a large scale mural commissioned by the De La Warr Pavilion in Sussex. "The piece maps the seas - the sandbanks, rocks, buoys and pipelines of Pevensey Bay - and their relationship with the De La Warr Pavilion and Bexhill. The Bay, part of the National Marine Conservation Area,…

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November 2021

Illustration and Wellbeing: Online Course

November 1 - December 6
Virtual, 

Connect and reflect through illustration “Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity.” Dorothea Tanning Join illustrator and educator Merlin Evans for this 6 week course inspired by Gestalt art therapy and its practices of connecting, exploring and integration as tools for self-reflection and creativity. Class times Live online classes take place 6.30-8.30pm GMT…

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Pathways – Courses for Emerging & Aspiring Illustrators (Online and In Person)

27th November 2021 - 12th February 2022
Multiple Venues/Online, 

Pathways Plus is a series of Masterclasses and Short Courses for aspiring and emerging illustrators looking to improve their practice and learn about making successful children’s books. The courses are all delivered by award-winning illustrators and highly-experienced publishers, and provide an amazing opportunity to learn from the best in the industry, giving participants a real insight into the world of children’s…

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December 2021

Illo Grad Network 20/21: Session 2 / Looking after yourself and your career

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£3.50 - £5.00
Online, 

Receive guidance on how to take control of your career while taking care of your own health. Book below or via our Eventbrite. Are you recent illustration graduate, leaving university in 2020 – 2021? The AOI have set up a new community events programme just for you! Leaving university and entering the illustration industry is an exciting and challenging time.…

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PEP Talk with Aminah Ali & Sadia Mir

December 8
Virtual, 

Creative Lives in Progress' next Pep Talk is set for Wednesday 8th December at 1pm. Founders of creative agency Redefining Concepts, Aminah Ali and Sadia Mir will talk about being Muslim creatives, diversity within industry and setting up your own business. Redefining Concepts is a full-service creative and talent agency, specialising in connecting young talent to the creative industry, while amplifying diversity in…

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Baba Kamo – Illustrated Book Fair & Festival

December 17 - December 19
Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània, Valencia, Spain + Google Map

Baba Kamo is an annual initiative organized by the Associació de Professionals de la Il·lustració Valenciana (APIV) and the Fundació pel Llibre i la Lectura (FULL) to promote illustrated books in all their forms. A meeting place where the work of publishers, illustrators and storytellers can be shared, interdisciplinary creation can be encouraged and critical thinking and aesthetic sensitivity can…

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Illustrators’ Fair LIVE!

December 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Crossing, Granary Square, King's Cross
London, N1C
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With up to 100 illustrators taking part in this prestigious one day market this is a  unique opportunity to celebrate contemporary illustration by buying direct from the artist. Products will include prints, cards, gift wrap, zines, homeware, badges, drawings and independent publishing. Free entry!

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January 2022

Tax for UK Illustrators

12th January 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
£8.00 - £15.00
Virtual, 

It’s that time of year again! Learn and re-learn the basics to get your tax return ready. Book your ticket below or via our Eventbrite. Self Assessment tax returns are due in the UK on 31st January. Claire Bullen and Laura Branch from accountancy firm Alexandra Anthony will be going over the basics so you feel confident submitting your return –…

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February 2022

Illo Grad Network 20/21 : Session 3 / Portfolio guidance

8th February 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£3.50 - £5.00

Learn how to maximise value from your portfolio projects and how to present them to clients in an online world. Book below or via our Eventbrite. Are you recent illustration graduate, leaving university in 2020 – 2021? The AOI have set up a new community events programme just for you! Leaving university and entering the illustration industry is an exciting and…

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March 2022

Illo Grad Network 20/21: Session 4: Keeping Connected Through Collaboration

29th March 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£3.50 - £5.00
Online, 

Find out about the benefits of building a network and how to form collaborative connections with a wider community. Book below or via our Eventbrite. Are you recent illustration graduate, leaving university in 2020 – 2021? The AOI have set up a new community events programme just for you! Leaving university and entering the illustration industry is an exciting and challenging…

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