November 2018


Yo Illo

28th November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Roebuck50 Great Dover Street
London, SE1 4YG
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Yo Illo is a community group that hosts easy-going, meetups for illustrators of all levels in London.  They meet at the pub every month in London.  There's no charge, no pressure and no agenda – just the opportunity to talk to like-minded creatives about illustration, sharing opportunities and advice (and sometimes to blow off a little steam!). Feel free to…

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Come Together: Private View and exhibition

29th November 2018 - 10th December 2018
theprintspace Gallery74 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8DL
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The Association Of Illustrators celebrates the festive season with an exhibition at ThePrintspace Gallery in Shoreditch! Parties, friendship, relaxation, protest, whether it’s two individuals in an intimate embrace, or crowds joining in the celebration, “Come Together” celebrates what it means to be together in our world. Perfectly suited to the festive period, the exhibition includes 30+ works, all of which…

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Icinori Exhibition at Musée de Poche, Paris

29th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 20th January 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Musée de poche41 Rue de la Fontaine au Roi
Paris, 11 France
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// Opening on Thursday November 29th from 6.30 pm /// Exhibition from 28 November to 20 January 2019 Presentation of works, research and prints from "Et Puis", book released this autumn 2018 in the (formidable) Trapeze collection | Albin Michel Youth | Musée de poche / 41 Rue de la Fontaine au Roi / Paris 11 Instagram | website

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

January 14 @ 9:00 am - February 21 @ 5:00 pm
Musée de poche41 Rue de la Fontaine au Roi

Paris, 11 France

// Opening on Thursday November 29th from 6.30 pm /// Exhibition from 28 November to 20 January 2019 Presentation of works, research and prints from "Et Puis", book released this autumn 2018 in the (formidable) Trapeze collection | Albin Michel Youth | Musée de poche / 41 Rue de la Fontaine au Roi / Paris 11 Instagram | website

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Wrong Time / Wrong Place

30th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 29th December 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Vertical Gallery Chicago1016 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Vertical Gallery is proud to present John Bond “Wrong Time / Wrong Place”. In his first show in the United States, the British illustrator will feature 30 new original paintings that sees ‘man’s best friend’ planted within a surreal life/death universe that only exists inside John’s dog-obsessed mind.

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London Illustration Fair 2018

30th November 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2nd December 2018 @ 8:00 pm
BargehouseOXO Tower Wharf
London, SE1 9PH United Kingdom
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The London Illustration Fair is back with a fun packed festival of art, craft, creativity and visual culture. Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf plays host to our four-day illustration extravaganza with five floors of artwork, prints, workshops talks and more from some of the world’s top artists and designers. To celebrate thier 5th birthday five featured artists and companies have been…

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AOI Group Portfolio Consultation at London Illustration Fair

30th November 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 30th November 2018 at 2:00pm

BargehouseOXO Tower Wharf
London, SE1 9PH United Kingdom
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  Get advice on how to edit, promote and present your portfolio in the AOI’s group portfolio consultation.  Group consultations let you get advice, but also share insights with your peers.  The session will be led by Fig Taylor and Stephanie Alexander-Jinks from boutique illustration agency The Artworks.  This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity! Sessions are strictly limited to 8 people.…

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December 2018

Tiny Universe

1st December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 26th December 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Woot Bear1512 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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Andrea Kang and AOI Member John Bond have partnered up for a joint show, where they'll be showcasing new pieces of work. In June 2016, Woot Bear have hosted Andrea for her solo show "I See Bears". She also joined a group of the best female talent for "Feminamorphe II" in February 2017. We will be welcoming John Bond and his collection…

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HiFest

1st December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2nd December 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Printworks14 Claremont,America Ground
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HA United Kingdom
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Hastings Illustration Festival (HiFest) returns for its fifth year on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018. It will take place, once again at The Printworks, and in the surrounding America Ground area, with top guests from the world of illustration, over fifty stalls offering unique gifts just in time for Christmas, (including books, zines, prints, ceramics and t shirts).…

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Jan Bowman Christmas Open Studio

1st December 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2nd December 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Jan Bowman Studio241 Glenville Grove
London, SE8 4BT United Kingdom
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Award-winning local artist Jan Bowman has announced her first Open House in Deptford. Visitors will be able to buy her elegant, optimistic prints of London and other cities, including a new series of images of Venice, Italy, and discover how she finds inspiration and creates her work. From Scotland via Canada, Jan is an architect-trained illustrator and author whose lyrical,…

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AOI Mini Business Masterclass at London Illustration Fair

2nd December 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
BargehouseOXO Tower Wharf
London, SE1 9PH United Kingdom
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Join AOI's Lou Bones for this comprehensive mini Business Masterclass covering all the essential areas for a successful career in illustration including licensing, self-promotion, understanding the commissioner's journey, working internationally as well as discussing the more difficult issues like dealing with copyright infringement and the ins and outs of client negotiation, fees and contracts. Drawing on real examples as well…

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Illustration Makes Great Advertising

6th December 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
D&AD64 Cheshire Street
London, E2 6EH
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Join D&AD and the AOI in discussion with award-winning illustrator Stevie Gee, Blink’s Head of Illustration Helen Parker and Daniel Moorey, Head of Photography and Illustration at adam&eveDDB. Chaired by Jelly’s Head of Illustration Nicki Field, the panel will discuss why illustration makes great advertising and how to overcome challenges in the commissioning process. Free but RSVP essential!

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Year of the Dog exhibition

7th December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 27th January 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Colours May VaryUnit 1a, Munro House, Duke Street
Leeds, LS9 8AG United Kingdom
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Colours May Vary are delighted to announce their winter group show ‘Year Of The Dog’. This year has been their year Of The dog (after adopting Stevie Dog ) and they are celebrating all the pooches and the joy they bring us. The show will feature work by Alex Sickling, Jonathan Edwards, Roman Muradov, William Grill, Yuk Fun, Matthew The Horse, Walter Glassof,…

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House of Illustration Winter Fair

8th December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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On Saturday 8 December 2018 from 11am-5pm, over 100 hand-picked stalls will sell freshly-illustrated produce in their pop-up marketplace. Including prints, books and ceramics across styles from children's illustration to graphic design. With the House of Illustration shop also fully stocked with festive wares, come by for Christmas shopping that's an antidote to the high street and bound to fill you with…

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Protection Exhibition

10th December 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 16th December 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Coal Drops YardLower Stable Street
London, N1C 4DQ United Kingdom
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To mark the 70th anniversary of the declaration of human rights we’re very happy to announce that in partnership with Amnesty International UK, Riposte has curated a group exhibition that will run from 10—16th December at Coal Drops Yard. We'd love you to come and help us celebrate the launch with drinks and music on Human Rights Day, click here…

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Regional Portfolio Consultations – East Sussex

11th December 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 11th December 2018

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 11th December 2018

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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Artist Talks Series

13th December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on 22nd November 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on 13th December 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on 24th January 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on 21st February 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on 21st March 2019 at 7:30pm

The Boileroom13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, GU1 4LS
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This fantastic Artist Talk Series features 6 artists with one talk a month starting in October. Each session features a talk from the artist, a Q&A session, and a workshop activity to run for the rest of the evening. The sessions will run from 7:30pm to 10:30pm, but the venue will stay open for networking and drinks ’til late. 25th October…

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ELCAF 2019 – Taking Applications!

16th December 2018 @ 8:00 am - 31st January 2019 @ 11:30 pm
Round Chapel1D Glenarm Rd
London, E5 0LY United Kingdom
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The East London Comics & Arts Festival will be returning this 2019, and applications are now open from 16.12.18 to 31.01.19. ELCAF 2019 will take place on June 7 – 9, and is taking exhibitor applications from individuals, collectives and publishers. Please note that due to the high number of applications they will not be able to provide individual feedback.…

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January 2019

Nick Maland Solo-Exhibition

January 1 @ 10:30 am - January 10 @ 5:00 pm
Circus58 Marylebone High St
London, , W1U 5HT United Kingdom
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Circus is delighted to host a solo exhibition by children’s book illustrator Nick Maland. The show features illustrations from Nick’s new book, Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon. Written by the celebrated author, Sally Gardner, we are transported to a magical isle – complete with mermaids, giants, ice cream and a circus. Illustrations are also on show from a career…

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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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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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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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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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Poster Girls: LTM

January 2 @ 10:00 am - January 13 @ 5:30 pm
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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A century of art and design This powerful exhibition shines a spotlight on 20th and 21st century female graphic designers and reveals the contribution they have made to poster design over the last one hundred years. With over 150 posters and original artworks on display, this exhibition recognises some of these forgotten design heroines and reveals the hidden stories behind…

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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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THE ILLUSTRATORS 2018

January 3 @ 10:00 am - January 5 @ 5:30 pm
Chris Beetles Gallery8 & 10 Ryder Street
London, SW1Y 6QB
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Chris Beetles Gallery present 'The Illustrators' an exhibition for cartoon and illustration collectors. Featuring 400 pictures from the last two centuries, with prints from from £350 to £37,500. You can also pick up the fully-illustrated catalogue written by: David Wootton, with contributions from Alexander Beetles and additional research by Sasha Morse Ends Saturday 5th January 5.30pm

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Drink & Draw

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
A4 SoundsSt Joseph's Parade, Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin, Ireland
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A chance to hang out, have a drink and do collaborative drawing with Illustrators Ireland. All details here.

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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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Portraits in Jazz

February 4 @ 11:00 am - February 9 @ 9:00 pm
artOneUniversity of Chichester, College Lane
Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6PE United Kingdom
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The University of Chichester Jazz department in Collaboration with the Fine Art department celebrate the inaugural event of the Fine Art Space Gallery in artOne. Featuring the work of artist and AOI Member Fabrice Cure 'Portraits in Jazz' will be raising money for the Sussex Snowdrop Trust as well as celebrating a collaboration of music and the visual arts, featuring…

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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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Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 – London Stories Friday Late Launch night

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 – London Stories Friday Late London Transport Museum, Exterion Media Gallery, Covent Garden, London Open 8 February – 14 July 2019 Tickets: Adults £15; Concessions and LTM Friends £12 A new exhibition featuring 100 illustrations opens with a Friday Late on 8 February at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden and celebrates one of the…

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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. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Subversive Stitch Exhibition

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - March 23 @ 6:00 pm
TJ Boulting59 Riding House Street
London, W1W7EG United Kingdom
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Subversive Stitch is a group show of textile-based works, incorporating embroidery, weaving, carpet, tapestry, clothes and sculpture. The title is taken from the 1984 book by feminist art historian Rozsika Parker "The Subversive Stitch - Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine." For centuries embroidery had been a craft most closely aligned with women, and the book explored its use…

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Common Lands Exhibition

February 15 @ 11:00 am - February 24 @ 5:00 pm
198 Contemporary Arts and Learning198 Railton Road, Herne Hill
London, SE24 0JT United Kingdom
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  An exhibition of work by Frann Preston-Gannon and AOI Member Maggie Li   An exhibition of illustration, giclée, silk-screen prints and hand-painted wooden models bringing together a collection of work centered around the natural world and the changes and effects from our impact upon it.   Common Lands explores themes of biodiversity, habitat, destruction and migration, drawing parallels between…

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Kyro Art Gallery – Paintings and sculpture by Gallery’s artists Eleonora Rossi and Anila Rubiku

February 18 - March 18
Kyro Art GalleryStreet P.E. Barsanti, 29
Pietrasanta (Lucca), 55045 Italy
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Collective exhibition of paintings and sculpture by AOI member Eleonora Rossi Recent and unpublished works by the artist, the result of her “return” to painting as a rediscovery of the language and expressive values of sign and colour, combined with the vocabulary of other media, such as video or drawing in its pure state.

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Living with Buildings and Walking with Ghosts, with Iain Sinclair

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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London has inspired countless stories and perspectives over time. But as sweeping changes take place, what lies on the other side for the capital and those who inhabit her? Join Iain Sinclair, as he recounts his own perspective on the city he has written about for many years, changing beyond recognition, and what remains or begins for life after London.…

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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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Life Drawing Class: Francesco Lo Iacono

February 22 @ 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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Perfect Commissioning: Checklists, Clarity & Communication – a recipe for success

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cherry Duck Studios8-10 Sampson Street
London, E1W 1NA
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Following on from the well-received AOP/AOI debate around commissioning, this session will take a practical look at what needs to be clear at the point of commissioning. From the technical details and artistic remit of the brief, the supply of treatments, to the legal issues involved and tone of the relationship, we will look at where problems can arise, and…

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Creating a Children’s Book with Vivian French

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edinburgh College of Art74 Lauriston Place, West Court lecture theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9DF United Kingdom
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Come and join highly successful and respected children's author Vivian French in Edinburgh to find out about the process of creating a children's book in the next Glasgow (happening in Edinburgh!) AOI Illustrator Meet up. From the basics of what makes a good story book through to the development of your ideas, collaborations and working with publishers, the timelines you…

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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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Creating Your Own Success: NEXT LEVEL

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bush HouseBristol, BS1 4QA + Google Map

Following on our string of sold out events in Bristol, we're back with an empowering industry panel on taking your career to the next level with illustrators Kelly Anna &Dan Woodger and Handsome Frank agent, Amy Veried.

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Mono No Aware – An Exhibition by Alice Tye

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - March 3 @ 6:00 pm
Mother London10 Redchurch Street
London, E2 7DD United Kingdom
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This 28th February, artist Alice Tye (represented by Jelly London) shall host a Private Viewing of her solo exhibition ‘Mono No Aware’ – an exploration into the Japanese tradition of welcoming Spring. Alice portrays the ethereal appearance of the cherry blossom and the transient beauty of flowers sprawling across the urban cityscapes of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto inspired by her visit to…

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March 2019

London Book Fair

March 12 - March 14

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. This year, the Fair will take place in March, at Olympia, London, covering all aspects of the publishing industry. There are a range of talks on illustration, the Illustrators Gallery - find out more about…

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Illustrators Business Masterclass – London Book Fair

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the AOI for a condensed version of their hugely popular business masterclass. 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 members and non-members at all levels…

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AOI In Conversation with David Mckee

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ren Renwick, CEO of the AOI, will be in conversation with David Mckee, creator of iconic characters and picture books including Elmer the patchwork Elephant and Mr Benn, amongst many others - and London Book Fairs' 2019 Illustrator of the Fair.  Looking at Mckee's astounding career the session will look at the creative decisions, business relationships and opportunities that have…

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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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ONE FOR THE DIARY... Illustration Corner at The Other Art Fair

March 14 @ 9:00 am - March 17 @ 5:00 pm
The Old Truman BreweryDray Walk
London, United Kingdom
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Over 140 artists will take over Truman Brewery for the 34th edition of The Other Art Fair. With a new programme of events including guest exhibitions, site-specific installations, engaging workshops and curated projects addressing the fair’s global 2019 Greener Future theme, the fair offers an immersive presentation of emerging artists from around the world. The Illustration Corner will see an…

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Sketchbook and Poster Show

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
De Montford UniversityQueens Building,The Gateway
Leicester, LE1 9BH United Kingdom
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It's that time of year! The annual Sketchbook and Poster Show is fast approaching, celebrating the work of first and second year students from De Montford University. The theme of this years show is 'Family' based on the family community built on the course and in the studio. It is with great pleasure that the course invites you to meet…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... NORWICH AOI MEETUP: EPISODE I ‘BEING A VISIBLE ILLUSTRATOR’

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ideas Factory4-16 St Andrews St
Norwich, NR2 4AE United Kingdom
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Calling all Norwich & Norfolk illustrators, artists, and creators! Join us for the first AOI meet-up event in our Fine City. Norwich AOI is coming in with a bang, with incredible speakers, portfolio advice, and then off to the cosy St Andrews Brew House afterwards for chats and catch-ups. The focus for this first event is ‘Being a Visible Illustrator’,…

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Magma Zine – Launch

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magma Manchester24 Oldham St
Manchester, M1 1JN United Kingdom
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Illustrator Maisy Summer would like to invite you all to my publication launch on Thursday 21st March. It’s a publication celebrating the illustrators, writers, graphic designers, photographers, designers that make Magma what is is!   During the last two years her practice has focused on the illustrating, documenting and collating stories of independent venues: the people, places, histories, & their…

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Bus Fare: Stories of the London Bus

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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Instantly recognizable, endlessly imitated: London's buses are iconic. Not merely a vital component of the city's infrastructure, they are equally embedded in its culture; written about, sung about, joked about, filmed, painted (and painted on), advertised, and celebrated in myriad ways. Join social historians Travis Elborough and Joe Kerr on a journey celebrating the unique relationship that Londoners have with…

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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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Industry Portfolio Consultation: Punanimation + Jelly London

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jelly London9-10 Charlotte Mews
London, W1T 4EF United Kingdom
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AOI is delighted to present a new Portfolio Consultation geared to Illustrators / Animators! Join Punanimation community founders Bee Grandinetti, Hedvig Ahlbergand Linn Fritz, as well as Jelly London’s Head of Motion/Animator George Coffey, Senior Producer Laura Thomas and Illustration Agent Sarah Morris. The consultation will be hosted in Jelly's newly refurbished meeting space (in London). In a small group of 8 you will share your…

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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

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019

April 1 @ 9:00 am - April 4 @ 3:00 pm
Bologna Exhibition CentrePiazza Costituzione 6
Bologna, 40128 Italy
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The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is one of the biggest events in the publishing year’s calendar built around children’s content. Publishers, illustrators, literary agents, authors, translators, licensors and licensees come to the event each spring to experience the business world of books and multimedia products! This year’s guest of honour country is Switzerland bringing new exhibitions and events to the…

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CLUBLAND CHRONICLES – An Exhibition by Mark Wigan

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - April 7 @ 6:00 pm
5th Base Gallery23 Heneage Street
London, E1 5LJ United Kingdom
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A panoramic exhibition of pen and ink drawings by prolific cultural commentator and AOI Member Mark Wigan. Wigan was a regular contributor to i-D Magazine in the 80s/90s writing articles, taking polaroids and illustrating the London club scene. He painted murals at Kensington Market, The Scala Cinema and Astoria Theatre in London, Nagoya City Expo and P.Picasso Club in Tokyo.…

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Exclusive Walk and Talk with Oliver Jeffers

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lazinc29 Sackville Street
London, W1S 3DX
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We are delighted to offer 15 members the opportunity to join award winning artist, illustrator, author and AOI Patron, Oliver Jeffers as he walks through his new exhibition at the Lazinc gallery in London. Oliver will talk about his illustration work, and his new show OBSERVATIONS ON MODERN LIFE which will be the first comprehensive showcase of the artist's work…

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London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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‘London is a giant kaleidoscope, which is forever turning. Take your eye off it for more than a moment and you're lost.' Robert Elms has seen London change beyond all imagining. He takes us back through time and place to myriad Londons; a place his great-great-grandfather made the Elms' home over a century ago and a city that has borne…

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Drawing with Light – Exhibition of work by Brian Gallagher

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - April 28 @ 6:00 pm
The United Arts Club3 Upper Fitzwilliam St
Dublin, United Kingdom
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An exhibition featuring Scraperboard, Wood Engraving, Drypoint & Mixed Media painting from AOI Member Brian Gallagher. To be opened by Artist Comhghall Casey ARUA Thursday 4th April 2019 @ 8pmThe United Arts Club 3 Upper Fitzwilliam St Dublin 2 (01) 6611411 www.dublinarts.com www.bdgart.comExhibition continues until 28th April 2019 Tues to Fri- 11.00am to 11.00pm Sat- 6.00pm to 11.00pm Sun- 4.00pm…

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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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London Stories – free family illustration workshops 6 to 22 April 2019 at London Transport Museum

April 6 - April 22
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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Come join the family illustration workshops, part of London Stories, a new exhibition featuring 100 illustrations that celebrate one of the world’s greatest cities and reveal some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present. Children will be able to create their own stories and fabulous works of art during family illustration workshops. Working with three of the artists…

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London Stories – free family illustration workshops 6 to 22 April 2019 at London Transport Museum

April 6 - April 22
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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Come join the family illustration workshops, part of London Stories, a new exhibition featuring 100 illustrations that celebrate one of the world’s greatest cities and reveal some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present. Children will be able to create their own stories and fabulous works of art during family illustration workshops. Working with three of the…

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London Stories – a series of free family illustration workshops April 6 – 22 London Transport Museum

April 6 - April 22
London Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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Come join the family illustration workshops, part of London Stories, a new exhibition featuring 100 illustrations that celebrate one of the world’s greatest cities and reveal some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present. Children will be able to create their own stories and fabulous works of art during family illustration workshops. Working with three of the…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... Regional Portfolio Consultations – Bristol

April 10 @ 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,…

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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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A Collection of Figures and Faces, an exhibition by Annie Ryan

April 15 @ 10:00 am - April 21 @ 6:00 pm
St. Martin’s SquareSt Martin's Square
Lincoln, Ln2 1hy United Kingdom
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An exhibition presenting a collection of quirky figures and faces at St. Martin's Gallery, Lincoln. Annie Ryan is a Manchester based illustrator who uses multiple collage techniques to create unusual figures, from a cow in overalls presenting a pint of milk to a startled farmer to a cello personified as a glamorous model. A fascination with candid vintage photography has…

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Life Drawing Class: Francesco Lo Iacono

April 16 @ 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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All The Young Nudes with the AOI – Glasgow Meetup

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Toads Caravan745 Pollokshaws Rd
Glasgow, G41 2AA
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Join us in Glasgow for our next illustrator meet up. This time around we're asking you to join us with Glasgow life drawing club All The Young Nudes for a drawing session with a drink in hand! Bring your own bottle, there’ll be a selection of materials available on the evening. Numbers are limited, so please to secure your spot! Tickets…

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David Mckee in Conversation with Imogen Russell Williams

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camberwell College of Arts45–65 Peckham Road
London, SE5 8UF United Kingdom
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Elmer, King Rollo, Not Now Bernard - these are just some of David McKee's iconic titles, renowned for shaping childhood experience and illustrators' careers. In conversation with children's literature critic Imogen Russell Williams, McKee will explore the motivations, challenges and joys of working on some of his most seminal titles. How has his work influenced children's illustration, and what lessons are…

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April AOI Member Meet Up: Exeter

April 24 @ 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 second meet-up in Exeter on Wednesday 24th April, at the Phoenix Arts Venue. This quarterly event, open to AOI members and non-members alike, is an inclusive and positive forum of discussion, problem-solving, support and encouragement. It’s informal, but we aim to make good use of the time. With that in mind, for…

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Iris Worldwide Showcase – Submissions invited

April 26

AOI and AOP members are invited to an exclusive portfolio showcase at Iris Worldwide. In a friendly setting you will be able to show your portfolio, chat and get feedback from over thirty Iris Worldwide creatives including commissioners, designers as well as creative and art directors at this unparalleled opportunity. The session will run from 5pm - 8pm on 22…

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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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AOI AGM and Self Promotion Mini Masterclass

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Somerset HouseStrand
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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All members are invited to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be followed by a special free 45 minute mini masterclass with Q&A. At the AGM the Annual Report and Accounts for Oct 17 - Sept 18 will be presented and rotating Directors will be reelected. This will be followed by a mini masterclass on self promotion. The events…

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May 2019

CLUSTER ILLUSTRATION FAIR AT UGLY DUCK

May 2 @ 11:00 am - May 5 @ 7:00 pm
Ugly Duck47 - 49 Tanner Street
London, SE1 3PL United Kingdom
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AOI Member Livy Nelson will be exhibiting at the upcoming Cluster Illustration Fair, presenting a brand new body of work. Since its inception Cluster has grown roots. Like a network of mushrooms we’ve popped up across a series of exceptional London venues, showcasing the freshest of talents before anyone else knows who they are. To celebrate we’re beginning 2019 by…

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UsFolk 4 Exhibition

May 3 @ 12:00 am

Belfast illustration agency UsFolk marks fourth year with new talent and exhibition. UsFolk illustration agency is getting set to launch UsFolk 4 with a special exhibition. Now entering its fourth year in business, UsFolk has revamped its roster of artists, adding 5 new international illustrators to its books. To mark the occasion, the agency is launching a new exhibition showcasing…

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Greg McLeod Presents: Bermingham

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - May 12 @ 6:00 pm
CentralaUnit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St
Birmingham, B5 5RT United Kingdom
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If whilst undertaking research into a city you misspell its name, does that give you free reign to ride rough shot over its true history? AOI Member Greg McLeod thinks so. In his first solo exhibition he will create 1000 illustrations of Birmingham, the city in which I grew up. But all is not quite what it seems… each image…

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Friday Late at House of Illustration – 3 May

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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House of Illustration is now open late on the first Friday of the month - and entry is only a fiver. Perfect for those looking for an alternative Friday evening activity or those who can't make it during the day but are keen to see our exhibitions. This May, catch Corita Kent: Power Up and YiMiao Shih: Rabbrexit Means Rabbrexit for the reduced price…

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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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Corita Kent In Focus

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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As one of the most remarkable artists of the 20th century, the influence of Corita Kent’s experiments with typography, print and day-glo colours on generations of designers cannot be overstated.   In the last week of the Corita Kent: Power Up exhibition, House of Illustration explores her legacy through the lens of three contemporary practitioners, each with a personal connection to…

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ILLUSTRATED TALK AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL – LOOKING AT THE ‘SOUTHWARK HOURS’

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Southwark CathedralLondon Bridge
London, SE1 9DA
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Visit Southwark Cathedral for this illustrated talk by Eleanor Jackson, Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library. The talk will take an in depth look at the exquisite ‘Southwark Hours’, the illuminated medieval manuscript, exploring its making, meaning and use. Tickets

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The Wonderful World of Non-Fiction Illustration: A Masterclass for Illustrators

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Professional development masterclass Join author and illustrator Helen Ward and art director Nghiem Ta – behind the phenomenally successful ‘Ology’ series – and discover the opportunities afforded by non-fiction illustration. Delivered in partnership with Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. More information and tickets: https://houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/the-wonderful-world-of-non-fiction-illustration-a-masterclass-for-illustrators/event-type/education-event Image: Monsterology spread © Helen Ward

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Life Drawing Class: Francesco Lo Iacono

May 15 @ 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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Life Drawing Class: Francesco Lo Iacono

May 15 @ 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... Not a Hobby: New AOI Business Strategy Masterclass

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Tackling areas that are often overwhelming (and a bit boring!) with a combination of case studies, industry insight and Q&As, this session will set you up with the tools you need to build your business plan, boost your career confidence and outline your next steps.

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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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PIP – An AOI Meet Up #3 Longevity

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good Chemistry Brewing2 William Street
Bristol, BS2 0RG United Kingdom
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Welcome to the 3rd AOI Meet Up for Bristol. Open to all illustrators (not just members of The Association of Illustrators) - let's get-together and share best experiences, meet others and share knowledge. That's why we've titled the Bristol meet up 'PIP' - meaning "Put Into Practice". For this third evening, the theme is "LONGEVITY" We'll have an open discussion with…

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Wild Life Draw, an Illustrators’ Meet-Up in London

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mudchute Park & FarmPier St
Isle of Dogs, London, E14 3HP United Kingdom
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Purchase tickets here. Join AOI and YO ILLO for a drawing meet-up at Mudchute Park and Farm located at Isle of Dogs, London. Mudchute Park and Farm is home to ducks, goats, horses, pigs, sheep, and more. Set against a stunning backdrop of nearby Canary Wharf, it’s a perfect place for wild life drawing studies on a Sunday afternoon. Come…

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Illustrating Hansel & Gretel for the 21st Century

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Join House of Illustration curator and Varoom editor Olivia Ahmad  in conversation with painter and illustrator Clive Hicks-Jenkins and Design for Today’s Joe Pearson as they discuss Clive’s reinventions of Hansel & Gretel, including his most recent work illustrating Simon Armitage’s retelling of the classic tale.   Clive will talk about deconstructing and reimagining a classic tale across multiple formats…

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AOI’s Glasgow Illustrators Meet up

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Titwood Bar52-58 Nithsdale Road
Glasgow, G41 2AN
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It's time to get our next Glasgow Illustrator meet up in the diary! Following our fantastic Life Drawing we'll be meeting up for a drink and draw in May. Draw each other or doodle till your heart's content with a drink and some friendly conversation. Members + non members welcome. Free - but please RSVP so we know numbers! Please…

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Creatives in Conversation: Making a Living as an Artist

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Skillshare Office35 East 21st Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010 United States
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Join us for an intimate and open conversation on what it truly takes to make a living as an artist. Learn insights and actionable strategies from creatives who have built thriving careers in illustration and design. We’ll tackle topics such as: Art Licensing Finding and Working with Clients Marketing Yourself The Role of Social Media, and More! Audience Q&A to follow…

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In Conversation with Marion Deuchars

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camberwell College of Arts45–65 Peckham Road
London, SE5 8UF United Kingdom
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Marion Deuchars in conversation with Professor David Crow. Celebrated illustrator Marion Deuchars is best known for her eloquent hand lettering, the Bob series, and art books. Marion joins Professor David Crow for an insightful and inspiring conversation event.  Looking at key works from Marion's career the conversation will look at how her work has evolved- and what informs her practise.…

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