Archive for November, 2011

Chris Haugton – Digital Handmade (opening night dec 1st)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
AOI Ethical Advisor and Images winner Chris Haugton will be doing a  solo exhibition called Digital Handmade consisting of his illustrations – crafted and woven into wool with traditional craft makers in Nepal. It will be held in the So far the future gallery off Lambs Conduit St from December 1-7.
The private view will be at 6-9pm on December the 1st.

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There will be rugs, bags, toys, prints, lampshades and books, a preview copy of his new book Oh No, George!

Charles Williams – Urban Matter @ The Brick Lane Gallery 23/11/2011

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

AOI Member and Images 35 winner Charles Williams will be taking part in a group show called Urban Matters: an Art In Mind Exhibition at the Brick Lane Gallery.

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Opening night will be on Wedndesday 23rd of November at 6pm and will run until the 4th of December.

Here is a map for directions too.

Cement Mixer Winter 2011

Monday, November 21st, 2011

East Gallery, 214 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA

23rd – 29th November 11.00-19.00

Opening Night, Wednesday 23rd November, 18.00-22.00

Cement presents it’s Winter round up – with a focus on the more abstract, graphic artists under it’s banner. All four artists blend a range of materials in their work and this show brings you their most recent, graphic pieces, each in their own unique style.

For more information visit www.cement-gallery.com or email [email protected]

Clockwise from top left - David Shillinglaw, Eelus, Olivier Vrancken & Mark McClure

Clockwise from top left - David Shillinglaw, Eelus, Olivier Vrancken & Mark McClure

AOI Member George Karvelis – Art Below

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

As part of the Art Below project, AOI Member George Karvelis was given access to advertising space on the London Underground. Their mission is to “enrich the everyday life of the traveling public by giving fresh insight into the very latest in art, illustration, photography and fashion while at the same time providing a platform for emerging talent”.

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George has this to say about his piece entitled “Man Pollutes Baby”

“Man pollutes baby” theme is based on two concept layers. The first one deals with environmental issues and the future of our planet in general. The second layer illustrates the relationship of man with his own dreams and expectations from life.
I always try to start with a theme (given by clients or personal). Some rough story-boarding comes next and then I usually develop the individual pieces (hand rendered elements, acrylics or watercolour, collage, found or hand-made textures) and scan them back and forth till the desired result is accomplished. Finally, I put the pieces together in Photoshop working all the above on a digital canvas.
“Man pollutes baby” will be included in currently developing art book “Danger! Deep Excavations” featuring illustrations and artworks through a variety of media including collage, photography, writing and painting.

AOI Member Peter Strain’s “Dutch Tilt” opening night @ QFT Belfast

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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AOI Member and winner of Images 35 Critics Choice Award, Peter Strain is currently exhibiting a selection of work at the QFT cinema in Belfast from November 10th-24th. All prints on show are available as a set of limited edition Giclée prints from his Etsy Shop.

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www.peterstrain.co.uk

www.queensfilmtheatre.com

AOI Member Jonathan Burton’s “Audience Participation”

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

AOI Member Jonathan Burton has an interactive story on his blog where anyone can join in by suggesting ideas as to ‘What Happens Next’ which Jonathan will then draw. The tale has started off with a Victorian character named Archibald Toddle and the inventive ideas so far have included him taking off his head to reveal tiny legs which he then places on the ground, getting attacked by wild dogs, a large metal object crashing at his feet to Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars making an appearance.

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Jonathan explains on his blog: “It’s an experiment in improvisation and new ways of thinking. I hope by the end to have created some work that I would never have expected of myself and I also hope that it could be an interesting organic project for you to interact with. It’s an open brief!  Do what you will with him, be merciful or horribly wicked, the stranger the better.”

Each idea that Jonathan chooses gets a GIFT COPY of a handmade book with all the illustrations.

jonathanburtonblog.net/search/label/Audience%20Participation

WUNDERKABINETT – an exhibition of work by Paul Bommer 18/11/2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011

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For one weekend only – Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November, 11 am ’til 6 pm.
(Private View, Friday 18th, 6pm ’til 9 pm)

15 Wilkes Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6QF

Paul Bommer is a graduate of the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) in Dublin and has been working as an illustrator since late 2001. Over this time his work has been characterised by deft line-work, its bold design, a love of detail, a sly knowingness and an irreverent sense of humour, and mischief. He loves nothing more than creating lost or imaginary worlds and fleshing out dry bones. He has an unquenchable passion for history, story-telling and folklore and was delighted this year to be asked by Simon Costin to be involved with his emergent Museum of British Folklore, which goes from strength to strength garnering recognition and support.”

Wunderkabinett consists of recent screen prints and paintings done within the last few years, including 6 or 7 new pieces as yet un-seen by the world.

Paul cites a few of his diverse influences as georgian broadsheets and street literature, eastern european poster design of the 60s and 70s and the drawings of Edwards Lear and Bawden, amongst many others.

Works are available for sale

paulbommer.blogspot.com/

Daydreams and Diaries: the story of Jacqueline Wilson

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Until September 2012

Seven Stories, The Centre for Children’s Books
30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
www.sevenstories.org.uk

“I’m so pleased and proud that Seven Stories are having a special exhibition all about me.  It’s been extraordinary delving into basements and garages and finding long forgotten childhood stories and old manuscripts and mementos.  I’ve been writing all my life but it was only when I met my dear friend Nick that my career really took off.  I’m so lucky to have Nick illustrate my books.” Jacqueline Wilson

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Multi award-winning author and former Children’s Laureate Dame Jacqueline Wilson, has written over 100 books and is loved by millions of fans all over the world. Over 30 million copies of Jacqueline Wilson’s books have now been sold in the UK alone and they have been translated into 34 different languages. For the first time ever many of Jacqueline’s personal belongings will be on display – her notebooks and typescripts, along with her childhood toys, school reports and diaries

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Nick Sharratt, collaborating illustrator comments: “When I was asked to draw the pictures for The Story of Tracy Beaker in 1990 I had no idea that illustrating Jacqueline’s books would form such a large part of my career, that we’d still be working together all this time later and that it would be the start of a wonderful friendship too! It’s fantastic to be associated with Jacqueline and it’s equally fantastic to be involved in this brilliant exhibition which will explore in depth her work and life.”

AOI INTERN REBECCA ABELL LEAVES :(

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

a big thank you to our voluntary intern Rebecca Abell (on the left) who sadly leaves us today after her invaluable help with the Illustrators Guide to Business classes as well as Images 35 exhibition. We wish her all the best for the future.

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COMMUNICATE AND CIRCULATE: AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTED MATTER – Mono Glasgow 10/11/2011 @ 7pm

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

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11th November – 8th December 2011
Opening 10th November at 7pm

An exhibition dedicated to print and publishing in the independent arts. On show and for sale are a collection of zines, posters and original works made newly available from self-publishers and small press producers from around the world.

Featuring works from Booklet Press (JAP), Bongoût (GER), Cafe Royal (UK), Catalogue Library (UK), Club Muscles (CAN), Crummy House (USA) Pete Willis / Dead Trees and Dye (UK), Jess Wilson / Duke Press (UK), Bartolome Sanson (FRA), Lachllan Rattray (UK), Malcy Duff (UK), Mike PerryVersion:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000001263 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000001229 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000001229 11th November – 8th December 2011
Opening 10th November at 7pm

An exhibition dedicated to print and publishing in the independent arts. On show and for sale are a collection of zines, posters and original works made newly available from self-publishers and small press producers from around the world.

Featuring works from Booklet Press (JAP), Bongoût (GER), Cafe Royal (UK), Catalogue Library (UK), Club Muscles (CAN), Crummy House (USA) Pete Willis / Dead Trees and Dye (UK), Jess Wilson / Duke Press (UK), Bartolome Sanson (FRA), Lachllan Rattray (UK), Malcy Duff (UK), Mike Perry (USA), Museums Press (UK), Nieves (CH), N.S.E.W (NOR), Smalltime Books (AUS), Superclub (UK), Fiona Allison / Tropical Waste (UK), Theo Simpson / Various Points (UK), Victor & Hester (UK)

Join us on the opening night for good times! Neighbourhood Gout will be playing live and Joe BB&MP will be DJing.(USA), Museums Press (UK), Nieves (CH), N.S.E.W (NOR), Smalltime Books (AUS), Superclub (UK), Fiona Allison / Tropical Waste (UK), Theo Simpson / Various Points (UK), Victor & Hester (UK)

Join us on the opening night for good times! Neighbourhood Gout will be playing live and Joe BB&MP will be DJing.
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