Christoph Niemann: Berlin

January 2 @ 8:00 am - February 1 @ 5:00 pm
Deutsche OperBerlin, 10585 Germany + Google Map

Deutsche Oper Series of photo drawings for the 2018/2019 Season Campaign of Deutsche Oper, these are displayed in an exhibition that can be encountered by all Deutsche Oper ticket holders. Read the article with the artist here

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Videogames at V&A

January 2 @ 10:00 am - February 24 @ 5:30 pm

Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt This exhibition provides a unique insight into the design process behind a selection of groundbreaking contemporary videogames. Design work, including concept art and prototypes, feature alongside large-scale immersive installations and interactives. Room 39 and the North Court Tickets are £18 Students £8 Mon - Friday

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Journeys Drawn: House of Illustration

January 2 @ 10:00 am - March 24 @ 6:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Journeys Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis This first UK exhibition to explore the refugee crisis through illustration features 40 multi-media works by 12 contemporary artists, two of whom are themselves refugees. Illustrators have the unique opportunity to act as visual journalists, spending extended periods of time in situations where photography is banned or too intrusive. Iranian artist Majid Adin’s…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... World Illustration Awards 2018 at UWTSD

January 14 @ 9:00 am - February 21 @ 5:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square

King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Journeys Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis This first UK exhibition to explore the refugee crisis through illustration features 40 multi-media works by 12 contemporary artists, two of whom are themselves refugees. Illustrators have the unique opportunity to act as visual journalists, spending extended periods of time in situations where photography is banned or too intrusive. Iranian artist Majid Adin’s…

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Brenda Starr: Dale Messick Exhibition

January 2 @ 10:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm
Society of Illustrators128 East 63rd Street
New York, New York NY 10065
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Known as the “Grand Dame of the Funnies,” Dale Messick is America’s first syndicated female cartoonist for creating the popular adventure comic strip Brenda Starr Reporter in 1940. Messick was born in South Bend Indiana to Cephas Messick, a sign painter and teacher, and his wife Bertha, a milliner. Messick had four younger brothers and was the beloved only daughter. Her mother…

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Heath Robinson: Home Life

January 2 @ 11:00 am - February 24 @ 4:00 pm
Heath Robinson MuseumPinner Memorial Park
West End Lane, HA5 1AE
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From about 1930 onwards Heath Robinson’s humour was centred on domestic life. In 1934 his house “The Gadgets” was constructed at the Ideal Home Exhibition, and in 1936 How to Live in a Flat, the first of his series of “How to…” books was published. This exhibition will show an early series of “Ideal Home” cartoons published in 1933 and rare…

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Life Drawing Class: Francesco Lo Iacono

January 24 @ 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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ONE FOR THE DIARY... Monthly Regional Portfolio Consultations – East Sussex

January 29 @ 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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PIP: An AOI Meet Up in Bristol

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Square Club15 Berkeley Square
Bristol, BS8 1HB
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Welcome to the 2nd AOI Meet Up for Bristol! For this second evening, the theme is "HEALTH" - A really important, but tricky and sensitive subject - we will focus on the daily challenges that face illustrators when it comes to their mental and physical health while examining possible solutions. We'll also look at how illustration itself can tackle tough…

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February 2019

Cats on the Page: British Library

February 1 @ 8:00 am - April 16 @ 5:00 pm
British Library96 EUSTON ROAD
LONDON, NW1 2DB
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Free exhibition Cats and their capers are celebrated in rhymes and stories familiar to everyone from childhood. Whether raising a smile, solving a crime, wreaking magical havoc or even performing in theatre, cats take centre stage in this free exhibition. Exuberant and playful? Or more mysterious and threatening? Cats come to life in books, manuscripts and artwork to captivate and…

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Fair Play Brighton

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Laine Brewhouse27 Gloucester Place
Brighton, BN14 AA
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FAIR PLAY BRIGHTON Independent illustration and zine fair 20 stalls 20 different artists selling their prints, t-shirts, tote bags, patches, pins A chance to support local and up and coming artists from across the U.K. (and Europe) FUN VIBES 12-6pm FREE ENTRY

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Nobody’s Baby

February 7 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 5:00 pm
theprintspace Gallery74 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8DL
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On the 7th of February 2019, illustrator Marylou Faure opens her solo exhibition ‘Nobody’s Baby’ - an intimate exploration of femininity which celebrates body-confident, independent women. By using bold colours and a graphic style, the artwork brings into focus the power and mental strength of Marylou's characters. Named after a song lyric which inspired the artist, ‘Nobody’s Baby’ portrays women…

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Taking the Plunge

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - March 6 @ 8:00 pm
Kensington Leisure CentreSilchester Rd
London, W10 6EX United Kingdom
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This collection of watercolour portraits are inspired by the Water Workout class member Gill Bradley regularly attends at Kensington Leisure Centre. This Sunday morning ritual is a buoyant and positive refresher to busy and often challenging lives. The portraits are a celebration of the strength and beauty of the diverse group of women from the North Kensington community who come…

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Ewen Farr: Think outside the inbox

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
London Metropolitan UniversityOld Castle Street
London, E1 7NT United Kingdom
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Ewen Farr is an animator and illustrator whose hand-drawn aesthetic is colourful and humorous. An independent artist, Ewen also has worked for major labels such as Universal and Island Records, with his unique and lo-fi methods bringing originality to the music video industry. Ewen's talk is part of the series of the The Cass Hothouse Visual Communication talks, which feature leading industry creatives…

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AOI Member Meet Up: Exeter

February 12 @ 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 first meet-up in Exeter on Tuesday 12th February, at the Phoenix Arts Venue. The aim is for this to become a quarterly event, open to AOI members and non-members alike - an inclusive and positive forum of discussion, problem-solving, support and encouragement. To kick things off, we’re planning a laid-back ‘Drink and Draw’…

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Laura Carlin Talk

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Gunnersby Park MuseumPopes Lane
London, W5 4NH
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Internationally acclaimed illustrator Laura Carlin discusses her first major public exhibition in the UK, Laura Carlin: Ceramics. Using archetypal ceramic forms including the tile, plate and vessel Laura will explore how pottery, like paper, can be a powerful storytelling medium. Laura Carlin portrait (c) Paul Grover, House of Illustration.

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Children’s Illustration Workshop: Laura Carlin

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Gunnersby Park MuseumPopes Lane
London, W5 4NH
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If you were creating a world of your own, what would it look like? Would you build your house out of brick – or out of jelly? Would it be on the ground or in a tree? Would your shops sell envelopes and sweets – or shoes for superheroes? Would you ride a train to town, or a dinosaur? Come…

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Knife and Packer: Kids Workshop

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children aged 7 and over are invited to come along and meet authors and illustrators Knife and Packer. They have written and illustrated over 30 books for children, including "Badly Drawn Beth" and "Fleabag Monkeyface". This highly interactive and humorous drawing workshop should be a big hit! Ages 7 and over Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance…

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Monthly Regional Portfolio Consultations – East Sussex

February 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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March 2019

An evening with Cartoonist Michael Heath

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burgh House & Hampstead MuseumNew End Square
London, NW3 1LT
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Join cartoonist Michael Heath in conversation with Clare Lynch with live illustration. Michael is Cartoon Editor at The Spectator. His work has appeared in numerous British publications including Punch, Lilliput, the Evening Standard, The Evening News, The Guardian, The Spectator, The Independent, The Sunday Times, The Mail on Sunday, and Private Eye; all his work is signed simply as "HEATH" Tickets £10

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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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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

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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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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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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May 2019

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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