October 2020


1st October 2020 @ 8:00 am - 1st October 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Editartz is a creative community where illustrators from around the world regularly share their personal editorial, children's and pattern design work based on monthly prompts. From October 2020 Editartz is running a new editorial project called "Planet Posters" - the 12 months' focus on the environment. Every month we will focus on a different topic, our first one is "Deforestation".…

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October 27 @ 10:00 am - November 1 @ 8:00 pm

Welcome to Drawsome! at York Design Week.  You’re invited to come and see an exhibition of artwork put together during lockdown by Skint Skateboards, a Leeds/York based company that has collaborated with 13 illustrators and artists to create a new skateboard range, and new opportunities, during this difficult time.Sadly, there will be no live music this time around, but there…

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October 27 @ 10:00 am - November 1 @ 8:00 pm

Organised by Dogeatcog, Kaizen Arts Agency and United by Design, York Design Week explores a new collaborative, inter-perspective narrative for our city. We are a part of a landscape of creativity where we work to support, facilitate and encourage GOOD CHANGE across sectors, public, private and third sector to influence a positive shift towards Zero Carbon City status, with social…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... World Illustration Awards Celebration Programme

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - November 24 @ 7:00 pm

Awards Announcement 21 October from midday onwards We are delighted to announce the WIA2020 Award Winners on the AOI website and across our social channels. Tune in for the Awards Announcement, with contributions and insights from sponsors, judges and the winners! Be Ambitious: Commissioning Award-Winning Illustration 27 October, 6 – 7pm, £5 The Directory of Illustration’s Elizabeth Owen leads a…

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Say Something Exhibition BHM2020: University of Wolverhampton Illustration students celebrate Black Writers & Poets – Online

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - November 28 @ 10:00 pm

University of Wolverhampton Illustration students are exploring printmaking as a method of mass communication of global issues. Students have been learning the role of printmaking in politics, power and protest and have been making risograph printed artworks in response to works by contemporary Black writers and poets in a celebration of their work. Join us for their first exhibition online…

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November 2020

Neil Packer One of a Kind Exhibition The Coningsby Gallery

November 2 @ 9:00 am - November 7 @ 6:00 pm
Coningsby Gallery30 Tottenham Street
London, W1T 4RJ
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Neil Packer has had a long and successful career as an illustrator and designer. And now the time has come for a major exhibition. Much of his more recent work has been for Walker Books and the spur for this show is his most recent book for them which is the culmination of an idea he’s been nursing for many…

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Diversity in Illustrating Children’s Books

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A webinar for illustrators How can alternative, under-represented narratives, voices and images be introduced? What good examples can we share? And what can the various players in this field – authors, illustrators, publishers, libraries and readers – learn from each other? These are the questions this webinar in English will deal with. It includes three short presentations, a discussion between…

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LDComics Online – November

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an enjoyable and mind-bending evening of inspiring comics talks. All Welcome! ONLINE ZOOM GUESTS: Catherine Anyango Graphic novelist, Illustrator, Animator. Author of 'Heart of Darkness' and 'Scandorama' (Forlaget)and Senior Lecturer in Illustration, Konstfack, Stockholm https://www.selfmadehero.com/books/heart-of-darkness Insta: @cathsinstagram Karrie Fransman Graphic Novelist, Illustrator, Animator. Author of 'The House That Groaned' (Square Peg), 'Death of An Artist' (Jonathan Cape), and 'Gender…

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magCulture Live 2020

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - November 19 @ 7:00 pm

magCulture Live is back! Join us this November for a double session of inspiration from some of the best magazine makers working today. This edition of our annual conference shifts online for a special two-day celebration of magazines. As we make this move online, we’ve split the event into two Zoom sessions. Each one has its own theme, and the…

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Live Q&A with Illustrator Isabela Humphrey

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Blush's Q&As are a series of live chats where you get to ask your questions directly to design experts! We’ll be talking stuff you can put into practice in your own project. This month, we're featuring illustrator and brand expert Isabela Humphrey. The best part? You can engage and interact with some of the top minds in the design industry…

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Fun & Games: online exhibition launch

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free online exhibition preview of Fun & Games at The Portico Library. What makes a game a game? Is it any activity with rules or contestants? Does it always include an element of fun, play, skill or luck? After a year in which many have experienced the challenging effects of social isolation, The Portico Library invites the public to a…

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In Conversation: Marion Deuchars and Tom Gauld

November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

An informal discussion between Royal Designers Marion Deuchars and Tom Gauld. Marion Deuchars and Tom Gauld are Royal Designers whose illustrations are changing the world. Sit in on a unique online conversation as they meet, exchange notes and discuss their respective practices. This talk will take place on Zoom, an access link will be sent to ticket holders 1 hour before it starts.…

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Championing Black representation with Aimée Felone and Charlot Kristensen.

November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Discussing the importance of Black representation in publishing and the dangers of appropriation. A Bristol AOI Zoom meet up. Aimée Felone is the co-founder of Knights of Publishing house specialising in inclusive commercial children’s publishing. Their children’s bookshop ‘Round Table Books’ stocks diverse children’s books only. They run the #BooksMadeBetter hashtag and blog and are actively involved in inclusive education through their work with…

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December 2020

An online talk and Q&A with Children’s Book author/illustrator Daisy Hirst

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Orange Beak Studio presents An Evening with Children's Book Author / Illustrator Daisy Hirst Daisy Hirst is from London and lives in Cambridge. She has wanted to write and illustrate picture books since before she could write. She studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick, but never stopped reading picture books or doodling, and went on to…

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New Perspectives on the Rural: Landscape, Community and Creativity

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:15 pm

In association with The Broads Authority, The Landscape Partnership and Heritage Lottery Fund, Norwich University of the Arts is pleased to present an online Symposium surrounding the contemporary image of rural lands.   The event will consist of conversation around creative practices that draw attention to environmental issues and debate. Presenters include:   Andrew Farrell, Programme Manager for 'Water, Mills…

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