June 2019


The Northern Festival of Illustration

June 1 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 6:00 pm

The award-winning Northern Festival of Illustration is showcasing world-renowned illustrators, cartoonists and comic artists when it returns to Hartlepool in 2019 including the first showing outside of London of a series of legendary illustrations from the best-selling 1970s sex manual, The Joy of Sex.   The exhibition which runs from 1 June – 15 September will feature a range of…

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This is Manga – The Art of URASAWA NAOKI

June 5 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Japan House101-111 Kensington High Street
London, W8 5SA
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This summer Japan House London will present a two-month exhibition on the popular Japanese art form, manga, through the work of internationally acclaimed manga artist, URASAWA Naoki.   Hugely popular in Japan where they make up over 20% of all publications sold, manga refer to what are commonly known as comics in the UK. Not just for children, manga feature unique…

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Tactical: Camberwell BA Illustration Degree Show 2019

June 15 @ 11:00 am - June 21 @ 4:30 pm
Camberwell College of Arts45–65 Peckham Road
London, SE5 8UF United Kingdom
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Camberwell College of Arts BA Illustration presents: TACTICAL Saturday 15th June - Saturday 22nd June PRIVATE VIEW: Monday 17th June 6pm - 9pm Throughout the week we will be running workshops in the space, as well as selling prints, zines and other works in our shop. Workshop timetable is coming soon. Follow @camberwellillustrates on Instagram for other updates and previews…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... World Illustration Awards Exhibition 2019

July 11 - July 28
Somerset HouseStrand
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Camberwell College of Arts BA Illustration presents: TACTICAL Saturday 15th June - Saturday 22nd June PRIVATE VIEW: Monday 17th June 6pm - 9pm Throughout the week we will be running workshops in the space, as well as selling prints, zines and other works in our shop. Workshop timetable is coming soon. Follow @camberwellillustrates on Instagram for other updates and previews…

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Regional Portfolio Consultations – Bristol

June 19 @ 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, methods…

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Exeter Meet up: AOI Mini Masterclass

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maketank3-5 Paris Street
Exeter, EX1 2JB
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Join the AOI for a condensed version of their hugely popular business masterclass for the third Exeter Meet up. We'll cover self-promotion, understanding the commissioners journey and copyright as well as the focussing on client negotiating and an overview of contracts – essential for a successful career in publishing! With plenty of time for Q & A, it's suitable for…

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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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July 2019

Norwich Meet Up: Drink and Draw @ Brewdog

July 2 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Brewdog1 Queen Street
Norwich, NR2 4SG
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Calling all Norwich & Norfolk illustrators, artists, and creatives! Join us for round two of Norwich AOI’s meet ups for the ideal summer’s evening; drinking, drawing, eating, chatting, and all in one of the nicest venues our fine city has to offer. We’ve hired out the top floor of the wonderful BrewDog for the entire evening! If you attended our…

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Regional Portfolio Consultations – East Sussex

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Star Brewery WorkshopsStudio 17, Star Brewery Workshops, Castle Ditch Ln
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YJ United Kingdom
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Join us for our monhtly 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 pros and cons of…

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Introduction to copyright . . . in 100 minutes

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BECSPlouviez House, 19-20 Hatton Place
London, EC1N 8RU
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The British Copyright Council (BCC) is offering the chance to brush up on the basics of UK copyright in 100 minutes. This event is ideal for all creators starting out on their careers or for anyone in the sector seeking a refresher on how copyright protects creative works and creator livelihoods. Presented by Florian Koempel, the BCC’s international copyright consultant…

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Social Media for Illustrators Webinar

July 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to learn how to use your social media profiles to drive traffic to your website. The webinar will run from 12.30 – 1.30pm GMT on Wednesday 17 July. We’ll take a look at the social media landscape and focus on the big three – Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and look at how you can build a loyal following…

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CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF ART SUMMER SCHOOL 29th JULY – 3RD AUG

July 29 @ 10:00 am - August 3 @ 6:00 pm
Cambridge School of ArtAnglia Ruskin University, East Rd
Cambridge, CB1 1PT United Kingdom
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Whatever your level of drawing experience, our Summer School will allow you to explore characterisation, pacing, pagination, the interplay of text and image, composition and design. You’ll produce your own dummy picture book under the guidance of our tutors in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment. Our studio sessions are run on a one-to-one tutorial basis by experienced tutors from…

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August 2019

TOOLS OF THE TRADE CONFERENCE SAT 3RD AUG 2019

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cambridge School of ArtAnglia Ruskin University, East Rd
Cambridge, CB1 1PT United Kingdom
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A one day illustration conference with amazing professionals discussing their creative vision and how they achieve it. Speakers: Rose Blake Calverts Design and Print Co-op Mel Castrillon Helen Mackenzie Smith Alice Pattullo David Roberts Maisie Paradise Shearring Pam Smy John Vernon Lord Conference prices: £65 GENERAL PUBLIC £40 STUDENTS/RECENT STUDENTS/CONCESSIONS Tickets can be purchased online here. Illustration by Alice Pattullo

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Regional Portfolio Consultations – East Sussex

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Star Brewery WorkshopsStudio 17, Star Brewery Workshops, Castle Ditch Ln
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YJ United Kingdom
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Join us for our monhtly 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 pros and cons of…

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September 2019

Regional Portfolio Consultations – East Sussex

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Star Brewery WorkshopsStudio 17, Star Brewery Workshops, Castle Ditch Ln
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YJ United Kingdom
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Join us for our monhtly 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 pros and cons of…

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November 2019

ONE FOR THE DIARY... Thought Bubble 2019 4th-10th November – Yorkshire

November 4 @ 8:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
Harrogate Convention CentreHarrogate – HG1 2HR + Google Map

Thought Bubble comes to Yorkshire and is geared up to be the UK's largest comic art festival. The event filled week will feature over 100 special guests, 450+ exhibitors, book launches and convention events. The festival is set to champion and celebrate comics, illustration, animation and beyond so will be perfect for comic book art and graphic novel fans and aspiring…

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