September 2022


Janine Burrows: Table to Tide: A Yorkshire Conversation

September 1 - October 23
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton
Wakefield, WF4 4LG United Kingdom
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Designer, painter and illustrator Janine Burrows applies her background in surface pattern and printed textiles to create expressive, textural depictions of British countryside and coast, using subtle colour and delicate detailing. The exhibition is a celebration of the vibrant county, Yorkshire, including works across different forms of media and a new limited edition screen print. With this new body of…

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V&A Illustration Awards 2022

September 1 - October 9
V&A, Victoria and Albert Musuem, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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The 2022 V&A Illustration Awards winners, runners up and highly commended entries will feature in a display at the V&A from 20 July, alongside previous winners, to celebrate the awards’ 50th anniversary. Gallery 88a & 90, South Kensington Illustration by Gérard DuBois, winner of the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year Prize and Book Illustration Winner. For more details click…

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Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

September 1 - October 30
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St. Mary Stree
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG6 4AA
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With never-before-seen artwork, this touring exhibition from the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration delves into the work of the author-illustrator behind some of the UK’s most influential children’s books and graphic novels. “ you have to be a mini actor. If the figure is to walk jauntily with its nose in the air, you have to imagine what that feels…

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Small Fry Illustration Portfolio Reviews

September 1 - September 30
Virtual, 

Small Fry's Maisy Summer and Sarah Wilson are offering a limited amount of portfolio reviews in September. They deliver personalised feedback via Loom which they'll pre-record and send to you to watch in your own time + action steps you can implement going forward. They will send this recording to you in early September. Please note: this is not a live call portfolio…

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Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists

September 1 - September 29
Granary Art Gallery, Weston-under-Lizard
Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8LE
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Celebrating Nature An exhibition celebrating all things botanical, shown through images of plant portraits, in various mediums, that aim to reflect the variety and wonder of our natural world. This celebration draws attention to the many ways nature evokes our senses – visually, through the beauty of flowers and leaves. Through the spectacular colours that can be seen every day…

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Storyboard – Professional Training course

September 19 - December 9
The Animation Workshop/VIA University College, Kasernevej 5 8800 Viborg
Denmark,
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'Are you a junior animation professional looking for a way to specialise in storyboarding? Then this course is what you need Build up your portfolio and a set of skills that will significantly improve your chances to get hired as a storyboard artist on TV series, animated feature films and VFX live-action films' Application deadline: July 2, 2022 COURSE OUTLINE…

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Industry Insight: Fashion Illustration

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, 

Join the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration's panel of illustrators and creative directors for an interactive deep dive into fashion illustration now. From this year’s London Fashion Week runway highlights to influential independent publishing and street style, you’ll hear how drawing is making an impact on the industry. In one evening, you’ll hear from award-winning illustrators Bil Donovan, Montana Forbes, Joanna…

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October 2022

Oliver Jeffers – The Art of Picture Books

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free - £15.00
University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts, 45-65 Peckham Road
London, England SE5 8UF United Kingdom
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In person event hosted by Camberwell College of Art, in partnership with the Association of Illustrators and HarperCollins Children’s Books. Book below or via our Eventbrite. Join us for an evening with Oliver Jeffers, discussing the art and importance of creating meaningful picture books. Oliver Jeffer's talk will be followed by a Q&A with the audience and an opportunity to…

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PIP X SHAKE X ZINEZILLA : Bristol Creative Weekend

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£3.50
Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft
Saint Paul's, England BS1 3QY United Kingdom
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Pip (Bristol's AOI illustrator meet up) joins forces with Shake & Zinezilla for a MEGA creative get-together brimming full of creative fun! Book below or via our Eventbrite. You're invited to be part of BRISTOL CREATIVE WEEKEND! Pip teams up with Shake & Zinezilla to put on an evening social packed full of fun, creative action, insights and a chance…

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Shake Bristol – Art Fair

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Mount Without, Upper Church Lane
Bristol, BS2 8FN
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Shake is back and it's a super-sized XL Art Fair. After a prolonged gap, due to lockdown restrictions, the bi-annual Bristol-based illustration fair returns and it's bigger than ever before. Launching in 2014, Shake encourages artists to get together, build community, share and sell their art. Join in the fun at their exciting new venue The Mount Without for a…

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Digging Deep: Brand Purpose Workshop for Illustrators

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
£7.00 - £12.00

Explore and find your brand purpose with Nicola at Brand Warrior. Book your ticket below or via our Eventbrite. In this workshop, you’ll explore and define your brand purpose. Then learn how to use it as a tool to help you: • Develop and grow • Keep you on track • Build trust with your audience • Stand out in…

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Rubber Stamping with Stephen Fowler & GF Smith

October 12 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
£6.00 - £10.00
SEESAW, 86 Princess Street
Manchester, England M1 6NG United Kingdom
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Join us for a cosy creative evening of chatting and rubber stamping with Stephen Fowler + GF Smith. A Small Fry X AOI Illustration meet-up. Book below or via our Eventbrite. Join us for a cosy creative evening of chatting and rubber stamping with Stephen Fowler + GF Smith. This illustration meet-up is hosted by Small Fry Collective x AOI…

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BREW (Leeds illustrator meet-up) X Light Night

October 13 @ 6:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Various, Leeds, 

About this event Let's explore the Light Night events together, then head to the pub for a drink and a catch up! Please meet us at Leeds Station South Entrance (granary wharf exit) at 6.15pm to leave at 6.30pm. And, join us from 8.30pm at the Tetley bar and kitchen for drinks. Feel free to bring cameras, sketchbooks, or anything…

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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

October 14 - October 16
Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake Windermere + Google Map

LICAF 2022 offers a re-energised format for the Festival this October and are on a mission to use comic art to change the world. The events include live draws, interviews, presentations, workshops, exhibitions, book launches and a chance to get up close to the best comic creators in the world. There will also be lots of free family fun with the…

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November 2022

Illo Grad Network: Session 1 / Being a business

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5.00 - £24.00
Virtual, 

Discover how to lay down the basic building blocks of your illustration business and set achievable goals for the future. Book below or via our Eventbrite. Are you recent illustration graduate, or in your final year of university? The AOI have a community events programme just for you! Leaving university and entering the illustration industry is an exciting and challenging…

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World Illustration Awards/AOI Self-Promotion Masterclass

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This is an online event, hosted by Demio, 

Many new talent and emerging illustrators enter WIA with a focus on promoting their best projects to wider audience. There are many ways to use an awards entry to promote yourself, and this masterclass will look at self-promotion, including how to use participation in awards as a starting point to greater visibility and, ultimately, more commissions. Led by Sarah Morris,…

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The First Casualty Exhibition – George Butler

November 30 - December 2
Chris Beetles Gallery, 8 & 10 Ryder Street
London, SW1Y 6QB
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'The subjects in the exhibition are the ones that get squeezed out of our relentless news cycle. These are stories found through deliberately slower reporting and I hope will stand the test of time.  Over 100 years since Senator Hiram Johnson’s statement about war and truth, and despite advances in technology, interconnectivity and accountability, society is still battling with the…

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December 2022

London Illustration Fair 2022

December 1 - December 4
Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf
London, SE1 9PH United Kingdom
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After two missed years, London Illustration Fair 2022 is back this winter in the iconic Bargehouse within Southbank’s OXO Tower Wharf. This is one of London’s largest artist-led illustration events, with three floors, ten rooms and acres of space to fill with beautiful artworks and illustrated wares.   They’re seeking illustrators, graphic designers and creative craftspeople looking to exhibit and sell…

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Illo Grad Network: Session 2 / Finding your niche

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5.00 - £8.00

Advice on career paths, where you fit in, and finding your way to particular areas of the illustration and wider creative industry. Are you recent illustration graduate, or in your final year of university? The AOI have a community events programme just for you! Leaving university and entering the illustration industry is an exciting and challenging time. It can be…

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January 2023

Illo Grad Network: Session 3 / Portfolio guidance

24th January 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5.00 - £8.00

Learn how to maximise value from your portfolio projects and how to present them to clients in an online world. Are you recent illustration graduate, or in your final year of university? The AOI have a community events programme just for you! Leaving university and entering the illustration industry is an exciting and challenging time. It can be tricky to…

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March 2023

Illo Grad Network: Session 4 / Building career endurance

7th March 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5.00 - £8.00

Kick off your new career with advice on longevity via productivity, focus, learning and confidence, while staying sane and energised. Are you recent illustration graduate, or in your final year of university? The AOI have a community events programme just for you! Leaving university and entering the illustration industry is an exciting and challenging time. It can be tricky to…

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