Archive for October, 2012

The Landscape of A Mind

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Works by Kanitta Meechubot

The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH.

11th October 2012- January 2013

Kanitta’s work for Granta Magazine’s “Medicine” issue was featured in Varoom 19, the Taste issue, and this exhibition is a chance to see her delicate, thoughtful artworks in their three dimensional, glittering glory. Kanitta was also selected for the AOI’s Images 36 annual and exhibition.




Kanitta is shown here on the opening night of the show in October. All photographs of the exhibition by Fran Hales. More of  Fran’s work can be seen here.


The Function of Folk

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Illustration, Narrative, Society

The Third International Illustration Research Symposium

8 – 9 November 2012

Ethnographic Museum, Krakow, Poland

This Symposium explores the idea of the illustrator as contemporary ‘folk’ artist, and asks what function the illustrator has within communities – local and global. Sessions are themed around key ideas, and cover ground such as the visual language and iconography of folk motifs on clothing, the cultural impact of ‘folk art’ in shaping national identity, the collaboration between publisher and folk artists in India, the engagement of illustrators with the public to create powerful personal narratives, the idea of folk icons, relational and pragmatic methods of creating illustration, the illustration of urban myths, and the exploration of cultural identities through narrative illustration.

The diversity of illustration practice today is represented – from traditional techniques of paper cutting, drawing and printmaking to puppetry and performance alongside work created for digital platforms.


With an international line up of speakers and an exhibition of contemporary illustration inspired by the theme of the conference, this event is hosted by the Ethnographic Museum in Krakow.

Illustration Research is an international network of academics and practitioners engaged in promoting the cultural relevance of illustration.

Image conference

Thursday, October 11th, 2012


Hosted by the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course at University Campus Suffolk, Image Conference is a one day event being held in Ipswich on 13 November 2012. Booking here Conference blog

Images 36 Awards Night

Friday, October 5th, 2012

The Awards presentation and launch of the Images 36 annual took place on 2 October in the historic Seaman’s Hall in Somerset House. The exhibition, in the neighbouring Terrace Rooms gallery, was highly praised by the invited attendees.


The Images 36 winners were selected by a specially chosen jury including agents, publishers and artists. Internationally acclaimed artists such as Noma Bar and David Foldvari were amongst this year’s judges alongside Art Directors from Guardian G2, Granta Publications, Hodder & Stoughton and Random House, as well as Creative Directors from leading design and digital agencies.


Gold, Silver and Bronze Prizes were presented by Sheri Gee of Folio Society books and John O’Reilly, Varoom magazine editor.



Guests received a copy of the brand new Images 36 annual, along with specially selected gifts from the event sponsors in an AOI tote bag.


Photography by Robert Chadwick

Alongside Images 36, AOI is contributing to The Big Draw:

The Big Draw: The Big Thames Drawing Challenge

Saturday 6 October 11.00–16.00

River Terrace, Free

Taking inspiration from our Thameside location, Somerset House will be working with award-winning illustrator Marion Deuchars and three AOI illustrators – Lizzie Mary Cullen, Lara Harwood and Emma Haines – to create London’s longest drawing on the River Terrace. Everyone is welcome to come along and contribute to this drop-in workshop

Chris Haughton’s Cut-out Owl Free Family Workshop

Saturday 6 October 14.00-16.00

Courtyard Meeting Room

Drop in at any time between 14.00 and 16.00 to join award-winning Chris Haughton to make an owl fall from a tree in cut paper!

Images 36 goes up

Monday, October 1st, 2012


Images 36 exhibition is now up on the walls of the Terrace Rooms in Somerset House The exhibition opens on 3 October.


Great artwork in an amazing setting, you can catch Images 36 until 28 October.