June 2018


Heatwave 2018

June 15 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 8:00 pm
East Kilbride Arts Centre 51-53 Old Coach Rd
East Kilbride, London, G74 4DU United Kingdom
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AOI Member Neil Smith's Heatwave Exhibition is currently on show for the first Cartoon and Caricature Festival, commissioned by East Kilbride Arts Council. ​ This showcase is a culmination of a competition for local schools in South Lanarkshire. They were asked to draw Cartoons and Caricatures, with four winners chosen to be painted as large banners. The banners were painted…

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Open Studios at Whirled Studios

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - June 17 @ 6:00 pm
Whirled Art 259-260 Hardess St, Loughborough Junction
London, SE24 0HN United Kingdom
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Visit Whirled Studios the weekend of 16-17 June to see the working space of a range of artists and Illustrators, including Jamie Jones, Charlotte Mai, Dominic Kesternon, Grace Helmer and more. A private view (with free drinks) will be held on Friday 15th 6-9pm

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POSY SIMMONDS: Original Artwork and Unseen Sketches

June 16 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 4:00 pm
Mercer Art Gallery 31 Swan Road
Harrogate, HG1 2SA United Kingdom
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This exhibition is a rare chance to see artwork and unseen sketches by renowned illustrator and writer Posy Simmonds. There are over 50 works on show from witty cartoons; delightful illustrations from her children’s books and original drawings from her graphic novels including the popular Tamara Drew and Gemma Bovery. There is also a selection of work on special loan…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... AOI Business Masterclass + Meet Up Glasgow

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cass Art Glasgow 63-67 Queen St
Glasgow, G1 3BZ United Kingdom
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This exhibition is a rare chance to see artwork and unseen sketches by renowned illustrator and writer Posy Simmonds. There are over 50 works on show from witty cartoons; delightful illustrations from her children’s books and original drawings from her graphic novels including the popular Tamara Drew and Gemma Bovery. There is also a selection of work on special loan…

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Vic Lee Open Studio

June 16 @ 11:00 am - June 17 @ 6:00 pm
Studio 7S Vanguard Court
26-38 Peckham Road, London SE5 8QT United Kingdom
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Vic Lee Open Studio

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Escaping War and Waves, an exhibition by Olivier Kugler

June 18 @ 9:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
The Print House Gallery 18 Ashwin St, Hackney
London, E8 3DL United Kingdom
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Olivier Kugler’s series of brilliant drawings of refugees from Syria will be exhibited at the Print House Gallery during Refugee Week (18-24 June). Collected in his book ESCAPING WAR AND WAVES for the first time, the drawings document the lives of individuals and families he met in Iraq Kurdistan, the tourist island of Kos, and the jungle camp at Calais,…

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East London Comic Arts Festival

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - June 24 @ 7:00 pm
Round Chapel 1D Glenarm Rd
London, E5 0LY United Kingdom
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ELCAF’s 8th edition will be open 22-24 June and will feature over 100 exhibitors plus a programme of talks, screenings and workshops led by different artists from across the UK and beyond, including: Charlotte Dumortier, Patrick Kyle, Nina Cosco, Conor Stechschulte, Tor Brandt, Sammy Stein, Aisha Franz, Akvile Magicdust, Dawid Ryski and many, many more. Tickets are structured into two…

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AOI Discusses: Creating Your Own Success at ELCAF

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Round Chapel 1D Glenarm Rd
London, E5 0LY United Kingdom
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Join the AOI’s Lou Bones with illustrators Patrick Kyle, Aisha Franz and Barbara Magoli to discuss the real challenges around pursuing personal work whilst expanding your career through diverse routes in print, self-publishing, online, 3D and more. Not just pens for hire, the speakers will draw on real examples and share their experiences of how they have turned their personal…

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Edward Bawden at Dulwich

June 23 - September 9
Dulwich Picture Gallery Gallery Road
London, SE21 7AD
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'You don't want to miss an inch of this marvellous, mischievous exhibition' - The Sunday Times

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Intermediate Creative Fashion Illustration with Anna Goncharenko

June 23 @ 10:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Fashion Antidote: The East London Fashion School Unit F, 23 Heneage Street
London, E15LJ United Kingdom
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This class is for specialists working in the field of fashion – Fashion Designers, Stylists, Art directors, Illustrators (suitable for early career illustrators, those looking to change direction, or just freshen up their portfolio) Fashion and Textile students. Commercial artists who would like to improve their professional skills. Anyone who is interested in fashion illustrations and want to understand if…

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Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular Art

June 23 @ 10:00 am - August 16 @ 6:00 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Enid Marx (1902-1998) was a textile designer, printmaker and illustrator who, alongside her contemporaries Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, defined mid-century design. The exhibition coincides with the 20th anniversary of her death and is the most comprehensive retrospective of her work mounted in the last 40 years. It brings together over 150 pieces from private and public collections, many displayed…

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Dalston Comic Creators Club

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CLR James Library 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3 United Kingdom
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Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is a free monthly meetup for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month at Dalston CLR James Library. (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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New Designers 2018

June 27 @ 3:00 pm - July 7 @ 5:00 pm
Business Design Centre 52 Upper Street
London, N1 0QH United Kingdom
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This summer, New Designers gathers more than 3,000 of the brightest and most radical new creative minds under one roof to launch the next generation of thinkers, makers and disruptors onto the UK design scene. Opening on Wednesday 27 June, the exhibition is a two-week celebration of visionary design that sees students of 200+ creative courses unveiling never-before-seen work to thousands of industry professionals and design…

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Murri Celebrates the Golden Thread

June 28
Cecil Sharp House 2 Regent's Park Rd
London, NW1 7AY United Kingdom
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'The Golden Thread Project' is an exhibition inviting 28 comic artists and illustrators to create work based off British/American folk songs collected by Cecil Sharp 100 years ago, with artists including Lesley Barnes, Aidan Saunders, Jim Stoten, Drew Webster, and more. This 28th June old folk collective Murri will reappear for one night only to celebrate The Golden Thread, with a…

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Suffragette: Illustrating the Battle for Equality

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Bride Foundation Brick Lane
London, EC4Y 8EQ
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David Roberts in conversation with Two Hoots Publisher Suzanne Carnell Join New York Times bestselling author and illustrator David Roberts to celebrate the publication of his latest book Suffragette: The Battle for Equality, an exquisitely illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement. Covering the whole range of female and male suffragist experiences – from aristocrats to the middle and working…

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July 2018

Artist of the Day – Charlotte Edey

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Flowers Gallery 21 Cork Street
London, W1S 3LZ United Kingdom
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Flowers Gallery is pleased to announce the 24th edition of Artist of the Day. The two week exhibition programme is curated by leading contemporary artists, each selecting an artist for a one day solo show. Past selectors have included Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George, Maggi Hambling, and Cornelia Parker. This year, Charlotte Edey is selected by Juno Calypso. Softly surreal,…

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Quentin Blake: Voyages to the Moon and the Sun

July 3 - September 30
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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The first ever exhibition of Quentin Blake’s illustrations for Cyrano de Bergerac’s science fiction classic

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Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular Art

July 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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A landmark retrospective of Enid Marx, who defined mid-20th century design

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Curating Enid Marx: In Conversation with Alan Powers

July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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A personal introduction to the work of Enid Marx.

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Yellowzine Live

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Presenting a live version of Yellowzine, the stunning new print publication that curates and celebrates visual artwork by UK-based minority ethnic artists. Sibling co-founders Aisha and Oreoluwa Ayoade will talk about their motivations for starting Yellowzine, how they have created a new space for artists of colour and why they chose to focus the first issue on illustration. Joy Miessi,…

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ICON10 The Illustration Conference

July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm
Westin Book Cadillac Hotel 1114 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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ICON10 brings together top illustrators, designer, educators, representatives, and art buyers to explore the future of illustration. Since 1999, ICON have produced conferences in Santa Fe, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Providence, Portland and Austin. ICON is committed to providing a diverse forum for an ongoing dialogue that serves the Illustration, Design, Publishing, Advertising, and Academic communities. Speakers…

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MA Visual Arts Summer Show Camberwell 2018

July 12 @ 10:00 am - July 18 @ 8:00 pm
Camberwell College of Arts 45–65 Peckham Road
London, SE5 8UF United Kingdom
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As they rethink current practices and cultivate their own style, the exhibition celebrates the graduating students from: MA Book Arts MA Designer Maker MA Fine Art Digital MA Illustration MA Printmaking Private View: 12th July 6pm - 9pm Monday to Friday: 10am - 8pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 4:30pm Following a huge college development programme, all 2018 degree shows…

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John Vernon Lord: Illustrating Carroll and Joyce

July 17 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 6:00 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Extraordinary pen and ink illustrations for five books John Vernon Lord’s pen and ink drawings are rich with metaphor, pattern and codes. This exhibition features his extraordinary work for five books including Finnegan’s Wake, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Ulysses. AOI Members can enjoy 2for1 entry, simply show your AOI membership number.

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In Conversation: John Vernon Lord and Chris Riddell

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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The award-winning author-illustrator is joined by Chris Riddell to reflect on our brand new exhibition which features extraordinary work for five books including Finnegan’s Wake, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Ulysses. Together they will take time to decode the pen and ink drawings which are rich with metaphor, pattern and codes, teasing out their meaning and luxuriating in the craft. Full details

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Professional Development Day

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Designed for recent graduates, MA students and early-career illustrators, this full day of quick-fire sessions will be packed with practical advice and information about different aspects of the illustration profession. Topics include pitching, working in education and curating illustration and will be delivered by House of illustration staff plus guest speakers Joy Miessi, Tori Truslow and Handsome Frank’s co-founder Tom Robinson.…

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AOI in Seoul: Jack Sachs’ Animation Screening

July 19 - July 30
art book loung 372-7 Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu,
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
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Don't miss this unique chance to see the surreal animations of Jack Sachs hosted by our friends B-platform in Mapo-gu, Seoul. 이 특별한 기회를 놓치지 마세요. 서울 특별시 마포구의 B-Plaform에서 주최하는 Jack Sacks의 초현실적 인 애니메이션을 감상하십시오.

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Beginners hand Lettering Workshop with Lana Hughes

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Old Bank Vault 283 Hackney Road
London, E2 8NA United Kingdom
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Come along and join AOI Member Lana Hughes at The Old Bank Vault this summer to take part in her beginners Hand Lettering workshop. This workshop will consist of a brief introduction into the basics of hand lettering, how to get started, how to build letterforms & create beautiful lettering - whilst learning about the equipment used to write in…

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Yo Illo

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Roebuck 50 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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World Illustration Awards Exhibition at SIF

July 26 - July 29
The Seoul Illustration fair COEX
Soeul, Korea, Republic of
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Continuing our wonderful partnership with 서울일러스트레이션페어 The Seoul Illustration fair, we are delighted to take the 2017 World Illustration Awards to Korea in the final stop on its year long tour.

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Neither Here, Nor There

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - September 20 @ 6:00 pm
The Foundry 17 Oval Way
London, SE11 United Kingdom
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A new group exhibition featuring works by a roster of international and British BME women artists aiming to create a space for the artists to explore their dual heritage and feelings of displacement.

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Jack Sachs Illustrator Talk @ the Seoul Illustration Fair

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Seoul Illustration fair COEX
Soeul, Korea, Republic of
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AOI talk to animator / illustrator Jack Sachs

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AOI Business Masterclass @ The Seoul Illustration Fair

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Seoul Illustration fair COEX
Soeul, Korea, Republic of
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Comprehensive mini masterclass covering all the essential areas for a successful career in illustration.

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AOI in Seoul – Jack Sachs talk + Mini Business Masterclass

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join AOI in Seoul with an Illustrator talk from Jack Sachs followed by our awesome Mini Business Masterclass at Art Book Lounge B-Platform in partnership and with thanks to Off to Alone. 잭 삭스 (Jack Sachs)의 일러스트 레이터 토크와 함께 아트 오피스 라운지 B- 플랫폼 (Art Book Lounge B-Platform)에서 미니 홈피 마스터 클래스 (Mini Business Masterclass)를 시작으로 오프 오어 (Off to Alone) 덕분에 서울에 AOI에 가입하십시오.

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Dalston Comic Creators Club

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CLR James Library 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3 United Kingdom
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Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is a free monthly meetup for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month at Dalston CLR James Library. (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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AOI in Seoul: Jack Sachs talk + 100,000 workshop

July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Force Dosan-daero 8gil 12, Gangam-gu
Seoul, 06038 Korea, Republic of
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Continuing our adventures in South Korea this summer, we are proud to present this unique and fun experience with Illustrator / Animator extraordinaire, Jack Sachs. In partnership and with thanks to Off to Alone. 올 여름 한국에서의 모험을 계속하면서, 우리는 Illustrator / Animator의 극한 인 Jack Sachs와의 독특하고 재미있는 경험을 자랑스럽게 생각합니다.

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Regional Portfolio Consultations – East Sussex

July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Star Brewery Workshops Studio 17, Star Brewery Workshops, Castle Ditch Ln
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YJ United Kingdom
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Join us for our (first!) 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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August 2018

AOI in Seoul: Mini Business Masterclass @ Art Force

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Closing out our AOI in Seoul programme of events in partnership with Off to Alone, the wonderful people at Art Force, a comic and illustration academy situation in Gangnam have given us their space to host the last of our business masterclasses specifically aimed at Korean Illustrators.

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~ Soft Life ~

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - August 16 @ 6:00 pm
Gallery Stan Gallery STAN Dosandaero 30 Gil 24, #B-1 48
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
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A collection of new and never before seen works by Animator / Illustrator Jack Sachs.  The exhibition covers moving image, sculpture, drawing, painting and digitally rendered images. Jack's work is an exploration around the outer limits of character design, asking what makes us read a collection of shapes as a living character. ~ Soft Life ~ reveals Jack’s practice from initial…

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Exhibition: The Portraits At Anteros Arts Foundation

August 7 @ 10:30 am - August 21 @ 10:30 am
Anteros Arts Foundation 7-15 Fye Bridge Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1LJ United Kingdom
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An exhibition of fourteen hyper-realistic portraits in pen and pencil by Natalie Knowles, aged 15-17 at the time of drawing. Seventeen years later it is very exciting to be exhibiting all fourteen original portraits, seen together for the first time in public. Venue: Anteros Arts Foundation in Norwich. More info and RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/202419903878271/

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Alphabetown: An Interactive Exhibition by Sarah Edmonds

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - August 23 @ 6:00 pm
O N C A 14 St George’s Place
Brighton, BN1 4GB United Kingdom
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Illustrator and AOI Member Sarah Edmonds is creating a town – come and help her build it! During this lively interactive exhibition, the gallery will be transformed into an imaginative Information Centre. Visit and find out more about this work in progress town – see its landmarks, meet the locals and add your own suggestions to the noticeboard. Alphabetown is an…

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Picture Hooks at EIBF – Picture Books: Introducing Art

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh International Book Festival Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre
Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
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Art Devotees of the Future A picture book can be a child’s first experience of art and can be the ideal way to start looking at detailed images. Join award-winning illustrator James Mayhew, in discussion with Linda McClelland from the Scottish National Gallery and author Vivian French from Picture Hooks, which provides opportunities for emerging illustrators, for a fascinating discussion…

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Picture Hooks – Masterclass: Mrs Noah’s Collage with James Mayhew

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Scottish National Portrait Gallery The Mound
Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
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Come and discover how printing, painting, tearing, cutting and scribbling have transformed James’s practise as illustrator, especially for the award-nominated book Mrs Noah’s Pockets. Using myths and legends as a theme, this is a practical and fun masterclass, exploring composition, form and drama in picture books, through the process and experiment of collage. Book now via National Galleries Scotland

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Yo Illo

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Roebuck 50 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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Inside Bloomsbury Publishing for Illustrators

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Publishing 50 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3DP United Kingdom
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Explore the art of becoming a professional illustrator, working with publishers and designing beautiful books that win awards at the Bloomsbury Institute. In a brand new event series, Inside Bloomsbury, key members of the Bloomsbury team will talk about what they do in more detail than ever before, discussing what it takes to illustrate book jackets that please authors, agents and…

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September 2018

The Big Draw Festival 2018

September 1 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 6:00 pm
Various

The World's Biggest Drawing Festival is celebrating 2018 with the theme of 'PLAY' which is all about the role of playfulness in creativity, invention and discovery. The theme will raise awareness of how inventors, designers and artists use this approach when visualising their ideas, experimenting and playing - often with happy accidents - where something happens, or is discovered, or ends up being different…

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Dalston Comic Creators Club

September 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CLR James Library 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3 United Kingdom
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Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is a free monthly meetup for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month at Dalston CLR James Library. (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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The Murlo Collection

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - September 9 @ 6:00 pm
Studio 9294 90 Wallis Road
London, London E9 5LN
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OPENS: Sep 6th-9th, 12-6pm PRIVATE VIEW: Sep 5th, 6-9pm (RSVP) The Murlo Collection will be showing at Studio 9294, 90 Wallis Road, London E9 5LN from September 6-9, with a private viewing and live Q&A on the evening of September 5. Entry is free. Opening hours: 12pm – 6pm. As a producer, Murlo has created some of the most distinctive club music…

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Punanimation Exhibition

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Pocko Gallery 51A King Henry's Walk
London, N1 4NH United Kingdom
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You are all invited to the opening of the new exhibition at The Pocko Gallery in Dalston featuring works from the Punanimation directory. Punanimation was initially formed in 2015 as a Facebook group,​ ​ with the aim to empower, promote and connect women, trans and non-binary people working in the largely male animation and motion industry, sharing advice and disseminating…

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Preview Screening Hilda with Flying Eye Books

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterstones Tottenham Court Road 19 - 20 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 1BJ United Kingdom
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To celebrate the new Netflix adaptation of its Hilda comic series, Flying Eye Books is publishing a new series of illustrated middle grade novels – join them for an exclusive preview screening of the animated show, as well as the launch of the first in the series. By Illustrator Luke Pearson Tickets on Eventbrite with the option to purchase a new book in the series Tickets are £9.99…

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After Man: A Zoology of the Future

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall 25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Join Dougal Dixon, palaeontologist, geologist and author, in conversation with vertebrate palaeontologist and science writer Darren Naish to mark the return of Dixon’s astonishing speculative-evolution book ‘After Man: A Zoology of the Future’. Dougal imagined and beautifully illustrated this new world and its creatures in his 1981 book ‘After Man’ and brought to life the wonderous predatory mole-beasts the Desert…

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Peckham Festival

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - September 16 @ 6:00 pm
Copeland Park & Bussey Building 133 Copeland Road
London, SE15 3SN
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Discover what is “Made In Peckham”. From ceramics, sculpture, painting, screen printing, photography and craft to prop making, fashion, textiles, graphic design, product design, architecture and homewares. You will find these artists, makers and creators in every nook and cranny across SE15 within iconic buildings, purpose built studios, railway arches, unassuming industrial buildings, at home and in restaurants and bars.…

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London Design Festival

September 15 - September 23

The Festival returns to venues and institutions across the city from 15-23 September 2018.

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International Comic Expo Birmingham

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
BCEC Smallbrook Queensway
Birmingham, B5 4EW
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A one day family and fan convention with a full program of events such as book launches, star interviews and fun live art events hosted by guests and comics journalists. This year's guest list features some of the biggest names in comics including the legendary creative team behind Judge Dredd: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra with many more to be announced.…

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MA Sequential Design/Illustration Exhibition

September 15 @ 10:00 am - September 21 @ 5:00 pm
University of Brighton 58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton, BN2 0JY United Kingdom
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MA2018 showcases diverse new work by students graduating from the MA courses in Sequential Design/Illustration, and Arts and Design at the University of Brighton. Students come from a wide range of disciplines with backgrounds in illustration, graphic design, sculpture, games design, typography, textiles and filmmaking. These internationally recognised postgraduate courses support self-initiated individual projects and help students to develop an…

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Thought Bubble Festival Leeds

September 17 @ 8:00 am - September 23 @ 5:00 pm

Thought Bubble 2018 runs from 17th - 23rd September, at venues across Leeds with the centre-piece convention taking place over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd September in the heart of the city; Millennium Square, Leeds Library, Leeds Town Hall, The Carriageworks Theatre, Cookridge Street and Radisson Blu Hotel. Tickets are now on sale for this year's convention, and full booking…

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Women in Print: Enid Marx and her Contemporaries

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Experts in mid-20th century design highlight the often overlooked contributions by women to print, pattern and popular art This inspiring, informal study day considers the legacies of those women whose work shaped the graphic art and textle design of the last century, celebrating the work of Enid Marx and her peers Peggy Angus, Barbara Jones, Mabel Phyllis Barron and Dorothy…

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AOI Member exhibition opportunity

September 18 - October 26

The AOI is delighted to be working with creativehub to present a pre Christmas exhibition of AOI members work at theprintspace Gallery, 74 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DL. Pre existing or new work is invited in response to the title Come Together. Submissions close on Friday 26 October 2018. The exhibition will run from 28 November- 10 December, with a…

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81:18 Exhibition

September 19 @ 9:00 am - September 29 @ 6:00 pm
The Framers Gallery 36 Windmill Street
London, W1T 2JT United Kingdom
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Quentin Blake presents an exhibition of 7 alumni artists from the RCA Illustration department. The showcase will include figurative paintings, drawings and prints by Gill Bradley, Monica Cornforth, Carolyn Gowdy, Claire Harper, Rod Judkins, Pat Naylor and Christine Simpson.

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81:18 Exhibition

September 19 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 6:00 pm
The Framers Gallery 36 Windmill Street
London, W1T 2JT United Kingdom
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Quentin Blake presents 81:18, a group show of 7 alumni artists from the RCA Illustration Department. The showcase will include figurative paintings, drawings and prints from Gill Bradley, Monica Cornforth, Carolyn Gowdy, Claire Harper, Rod Judkins, Pat Naylor and Christine Simpson.

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Fashion Life Drawing Class with Francesco Lo Iacono

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cass Art Islington 66-67 Colebrooke Row
London, N1 8AB United Kingdom
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In this Life Drawing class, tutored by illustrator and AOI Member Francesco Lo Iacono, you will work from 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…

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Picture Hooks Exhibition at Craigard Gallery, Wigtown

September 21 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Craigard Gallery 13 North Main Street
Wigtown, DG8 9HL
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Picture Hooks is headed to Wigtown! Picture Hooks artists have been involved in a mentoring scheme and have been paired with an experienced and acclaimed illustrator for the past year, studying the creative process at the heart of making picture books and exploring new techniques and methods of working. The result is the work in this exhibition.

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Thought Bubble Eve Party

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Travelling Man 32 Central Road
Leeds, LS1 6DE United Kingdom
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Are you in Leeds for Thought Bubble on the Friday evening? Join Avery Hill Publishing and the good folks of Travelling Man for the launch of 'Retrograde Orbit' by Kristyna Baczynski and 'Follow Me In' by Katriona Chapman. The perfect way to get in the Thought Bubble spirit! Signings, sketching, drinks and comics camaraderie!

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Illustration Arts Festival

September 22 - September 23
Lasalle Macnally Campus 1 McNally Street,
Singapore, 187940
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Singapore’s first indie illustration-centric festival!

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The Bookseller Children’s Conference

September 24
County Hall Belvedere Road
London, SE1 7PB
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Children’s books challenge, inspire and encourage young minds. However, in today’s globalised marketplace, how do publishers ensure distinct groups of readers are represented while continuing to operate and grow internationally? Attend The Bookseller Children’s Conference 2018 to hear from leaders influential in this movement: from international CEOs to grass-roots school library campaigners, from multinational businesses to micro-publishers, across fiction, non-fiction,…

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Yo Illo

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Roebuck 50 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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Bath Children’s Literature Festival

September 28 @ 10:00 am - October 7 @ 6:00 pm

Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival is returning for it’s twelfth year in the beautiful city of Bath. The 10-day festival programme includes some of the biggest names in children’s literature, well-known faces from TV alongside masterclasses and workshops for young writers and illustrators. Blockbuster highlights include Philip Pullman, Cressida Cowell, Tom Fletcher, Terry Deary & Martin Brown. For aspiring…

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Cluster Illustration Exhibition

September 28 @ 11:00 am - October 2 @ 7:00 pm
The Old Truman Brewery Dray Walk
London, United Kingdom
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Get ready for one of the most exciting exhibitions in East London covering a vast selection of styles within the illustration filed! Artists from all around the world will be coming to celebrate creativity, community and the new chapter that Cluster House commences. This is an opportunity to discover the best artists from different backgrounds, different stages of their career…

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Intermediate Creative Fashion Illustration

September 29 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Fashion Antidote: The East London Fashion School Unit F, 23 Heneage Street
London, E15LJ United Kingdom
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This course is taught by Illustrator Anna Goncharenko. Anna has produced Illustrations for many major brands including Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Grazia and L’Oreal. This class is for specialists working in the field of fashion – Fashion Designers, Stylists, Art directors, Illustrators (suitable for early career illustrators, those looking to change direction, or just freshen up their portfolio) Fashion and Textile students.…

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DIY Art Market

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hackney Arts Centre 13 Stoke Newington Road
London, N16 8BH United Kingdom
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Buy unique affordable artworks direct from a diverse community of artists from a wide range of artistic backgrounds, that includes established illustrators, designers, independent publishers, ceramicists, all exhibiting alongside their up- and-coming contemporaries. The broad selection of artworks for sale includes, ceramics, zines, independent publications, patches, custom t shirts & tote bags, art prints, risograph & screen prints, jewellery, and…

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October 2018

Modern London at Protein

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Protein 31 New Inn Yard
London, EC2A 3EY
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Modern London launch and pop-up exhibition by Lukas Novotny Explore an illustrated cityscape from the 1920s to the present day. London's cityscape is changing with increasing pace, and so it's more important than ever to understand how it came to look as it does today. Join Luke at Protein to explore the evolution of London architecture, transport and design in over…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... PIP: An AOI Meet Up (Bristol)

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Grain Barge Hotwell Road
Bristol, BS8 4RU
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Welcome to the first AOI Meet Up for Bristol! Open to all illustrators (not just AOI members) - 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 first evening, we're loosely theming it on "BRISTOL" - discussing what the city has to…

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It’s Marey O’Clock Now

October 5 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
It’s Zero O’Clock Wowsanro 29 Gil 40-18
Seoul, Mapo-Gu Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
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Join in for Mareykrap's first solo exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. Artist Mareykrap focuses on the passing traces of daily lives. She captures the subtle moments, depicts them in her paintings and stores them there. Her works are mostly consisted of painterly illustrations and the gif animations, which are connected set of illustrations in a flow of time. Mareykrap uses…

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In The Company Of

October 5 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 6:00 pm
TJ Boulting 59 Riding House Street
London, W1W 7EG United Kingdom
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TJ Boulting is delighted to present In The Company Of, an exhibition exploring the relationship between historic and contemporary women artists, curated by Katy Hessel, founder of the Instagram-based blog The Great Women Artists. In The Company Of will showcase three historic female artists, Barbara Hepworth, Lee Miller, and Alice Neel, alongside twelve dynamic contemporary female artists. The exhibition aims…

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World Illustration Awards 2018 at The Art House, University of Worcester

October 5 @ 10:00 am - November 3 @ 4:00 pm
The Art House Castle Street
Worcester, WR1 3ZQ United Kingdom
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This exhibition features a selection from the 2018 shortlist of 200 works, plus spotlights on the 16 category and overall winners. At once global and personal, visitors can expect to be inspired by this diverse, engaging exhibition of the best illustration made this year from across the world. Exhibition open 5 October - 3 November 2018 Open to the public…

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Blisters – Season 7

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - October 8 @ 6:00 pm
MC Motors 28 Miller's Ave
London, E8 2DS United Kingdom
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A FULLY SCREENPRINTED POSTER SHOW London’s acclaimed screen-printing studio opens its doors again for their Blisters show. Tucked away in East London’s creative hotbed, acclaimed screen-printing studio Print Club London presents its seventh annual show, Blisters – Season 7 This Year the show is set to be bigger & better by bringing together a collective of 50 established and emerging…

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Chloe Cheese – Now and Then

October 6 - November 3
Emma Mason Gallery 3 Cornfield Terrace
Eastbourne, BN21 4NN
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Chloe Cheese – Now and Then An exhibition of original prints from Chloe’s studio. This exhibition is a chance to see and buy work from different periods of Chloe Cheese’s career. The exhibition will include lithographs, etchings and monoprints inspired by her travels to the Lebanon, to Italy and to France. There will also be prints illustrating scenes from London's…

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Picture Hooks Exhibition at Gracefield Arts Centre

October 6 - November 2
Gracefield Arts Centre 28 Edinburgh Rd
Dumfries, DG1 1JQ
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The Picture Hooks artists involved in a mentoring scheme have been paired with an experienced and acclaimed illustrator for the past year, studying the creative process at the heart of making picture books and exploring new techniques and methods of working. The result is the work in this exhibition.

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Bristol Comic and Zine Fair

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Station Silver Street
Bristol, BS1 2AG
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Bristol Comic and Zine Fair celebrates the world of DIY and independent publishing. The fair brings together artists, writers, and publishers from across Bristol and further afield for a one-day market. 2018 will be our 8th year. The poster for BCZF 2018 is by Molly Fairhurst. BCZF 2018 is on Saturday 6th October, 12-5.30pm (Accessible Hour 11am-12pm)

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Shake Bristol: Art Fair

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rough Trade Bristol Nelson Street
Bristol, BS1 2BA United Kingdom
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Bristol based art fair full of comics, posters, t-shirts, zines, patches etc. Sunday 7th October FREE ENTRY 12-5pm insta/twitter/fb: @shakebristol email: [email protected]

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... An Evening Masterclass with the AOI – DUBLIN

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rothco Haymarket, Smithfield Market Square
Dublin, Ireland
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Kick starting an awesome few days of illustration events in Dublin, Ireland and following on from our previous business masterclass: Join the AOI's Lou Bones for this comprehensive evening event covering all the essential areas for a successful career in illustration including pricing, licensing, self-promotion, understanding the commissioner's journey and working internationally. We will also be focussing the more difficult…

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AOI Discusses: Creating Your Own Success – DUBLIN

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rothco Haymarket, Smithfield Market Square
Dublin, Ireland
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Day 2 of our awesome illo events in Dublin this October! Join AOI’s Lou Bones with illustrators Steve McCarthy, The Project Twins and Rothco AD Peter Farry discussing the challenges of sustaining a successful career in illustration, pursuing your personal work and expanding your career through diverse routes. Not just pens for hire, the speakers draw on real examples of working with great clients…

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Polly Nor Exhibition

October 12 @ 11:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
Protein 31 New Inn Yard
London, EC2A 3EY
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'Airing My Dirty Laundry in Public' Polly Nor returns to Protein Studios for her third solo show, “Airing My Dirty Laundry In Public”. The London born artist - best known for her dark satirical images of women and their demons - will display a new collection of digital illustrations featuring a previously unseen 36 part series, plus new ceramic sculpture…

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Dublin Doodle Jam

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lucky’s 78 Meath Street
Dublin, D08 A318 Ireland
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Day 3 of our Dublin illustration events and why not throw a party! Buzz down to the awesome Lucky's on Meath Street to meet your peers, catch up and have a drink together. Be sure to bring your sketchbook as this time we'll be doin a big round of ultimate swapsies. 15/20min full page illo in each book and pass it on.…

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Good Times Live

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tara Building Tara St.
Dublin, D02 F991 Ireland
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A Drawing event, for all skill levels and no skill levels to join in. With Live Illustration and Comedy. Live Comedy panel featuring: Tony Cantwell Kevin McGahern Aoife Dooley Tickets €10. Get your ticket here.

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Fashion Life Drawing Class with Francesco Lo Iacono

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cass Art Islington 66-67 Colebrooke Row
London, N1 8AB United Kingdom
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In this Life Drawing class, tutored by illustrator and AOI Member Francesco Lo Iacono, you will work from 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…

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D(isrupt)M: Transformation by Design

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bridgewatter Hall The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St
Manchester, M2 3WS United Kingdom
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Celebrate the noise makers, the pioneers and the inspiring creators. The unapologetically smart, funny, humble and inspiring. The ones with the business upfront and the party at the back. Now in its sixth year, this day long conference of ideas and inspiration features internationally celebrated and influential speakers showing an insight into their creative work spanning brand, architecture, film, typography…

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AOI Masterclass at House of Illustration

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Join the AOI's Lou Bones for this comprehensive masterclass covering all the essential areas for a successful career in illustration including pricing, licensing, self-promotion, understanding the commissioner's journey and working internationally. We will also be discussing the more difficult issues such as dealing with copyright infringement and the ins and outs of client negotiation, contracts, fees and industry standards. Lou…

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Artist Talks Series

October 25 @ 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 Boileroom 13 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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Margate Illustration + Print Fair

October 27 - October 28
Turner Contemporary Rendezvous
Margate, CT9 1HG
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Organised by Ink Paper + Print, a platform for new makers, illustrators and designers working in contemporary graphic arts and design, this is a Free event. There will be 75+ exhibitors in total across two venues showcasing a range of printmaking, artist's books, 20th Century design, zines, screenprints, risos, ceramics and contemporary crafts. This is an opportunity to see contemporary printmakers and…

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ONE FOR THE DIARY... An AOP & AOI DEBATE “Perfect Commissioning: Let the Good Terms Roll”

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cherry Duck Studios 8-10 Sampson Street
London, E1W 1NA
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The UK’s creative industries are a global success story, particularly in the arena of image-making, advertising and marketing. We lead the way in creating not only inspirational, but successful, global advertising campaigns for many of the best-known brands. In a global market, clients need change and as a result so do commissions. From the increasingly familiar request ‘to make it…

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Yo Illo

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Roebuck 50 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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November 2018

ICE Winter Special Brighton

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Hilton Metropole Brighton Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 2FU United Kingdom
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From the people behind ICE Birmingham, the winter special of the comic convention returns to Brighton for its second year. Full details including guests and events are to be announced very soon!

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FRAME Prague Comics Art Festival

November 3 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 6:00 pm
Karolinum Celetná 561/18
Prague, 110 00 Czech Republic
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No Ordinary Heroes and Centrala put their heads together and the idea for two-day festival full of comics, zines and illustrations was born! For the second time all comics lovers will meet right in the centre of Prague. Our goal is to connect local and international community of authors with local audience, with main focus on rich production of European…

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Brighton Illustration Fair 2018

November 3 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm
University of Brighton 58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton, BN2 0JY United Kingdom
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Brighton Illustration Fair (BIF) comes back for a 4th consecutive year this 3rd & 4th November to the University of Brighton’s Sallis Benney Theatre & gallery spaces. Back for 2 days of exhibitors, guests, talks, exhibitions and much more. Confirmed guests so far include Atelier Bingo, Maria Midttun, Laurie Rowan and Ryan Gillett. More to be announced.

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Gran Salón Mexico: Contemporary Illustration Fair

November 9 - November 11
Museo Tamayo, CDMX Paseo de la Reforma 51
First Section of Chapultepec Park, Mexico
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Gran Salon Mexico is an independent initiative that promotes and disseminates the current world of illustration in Mexico. The flagship Fair is dedicated to contemporary Mexican illustration that takes place annually in Mexico City and celebrated its first edition in 2014. Free entry.

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The Open Draw Night

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until 26th November 2018

Cinetol Tolstraat 182, de Pijp
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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There will be a short guest talk with artist & illustrator Helena Torres-Muga Feijoo http://helenatmf.com/ Helena is a regular guest at The Open Draw 'My paintings and illustrations are usually about our inner wilderness, our deep connection with our world, everything natural that surround us, as a woman, with our femininity, and at the same time with the cosmos or…

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Regional Portfolio Consultations – East Sussex

November 13 @ 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 Workshops Studio 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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Member Meet Up – Glasgow

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tabac 10 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow, G1 3NU
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It's time to get our next Glasgow Illustrator meet up in the diary! It was great to meet lots of you at our first meet up and Mini Business Masterclass, and this time around we're looking to spend more time chatting and getting to know everyone. We'll be meeting for a few drinks and a bit of illo chat on…

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THE SOCIETY OF CHILDRENS BOOK WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS (SCBWI) BRITISH ISLES CONFERENCE 2018

November 16 - November 18
University of Winchester The Stripe Complex, King Alfred Campus
Winchester, SO22 4NR United Kingdom
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The SCBWI British Isles Conference is a superb opportunity to add focus to your creative craft and gain essential insight on children’s publishing from leading illustrators, agents, art directors, authors, publishers and editors. Whether you’re an illustrator, author or both, you’ll discover fresh perspectives for your practice and get opportunities to meet and show your portfolio to some of the…

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Fashion Life Drawing Class with Francesco Lo Iacono

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cass Art Islington 66-67 Colebrooke Row
London, N1 8AB United Kingdom
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In this Life Drawing class, tutored by illustrator and AOI Member Francesco Lo Iacono, you will work from 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…

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