64 Killigrew Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3PP
Saturday 28th June – Friday 11th July
Archive for June, 2014
64 Killigrew Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3PP
Friday 13th June to Sunday 22nd June
Opening times: Weekdays: 10am to 8pm, Weekend: 10.00am to 4.30pm
Ruskin Gallery and surrounding studios, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT
19th – 27th June
For opening times and locations check the website.
School of Art, Margaret Street
Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th June
Opening times: Weekdays” 10am – 6pm, Saturday: 9am – 4pm, Sunday: 10am -4pm
Monday 16th June to Saturday 21st June 2014
Opening times: (see website)
Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UF
In Place show at Copeland Park, Peckham, London
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London
Wednesday18th – Sunday 22nd June
Opening times: Wednesday – Friday: 12pm -8pm. Weekend: 12pm – 6pm
Markeaton Street and Britannia Mill
Saturday 24th May – Friday 13th June
Opening Times: Weekdays: 9am – 7pm, Saturdays: 10am – 5pm Sundays: 12pm – 4pm
Avenue Campus, St George’s Avenue, NN2 6JD
13th June – 4th July
Opening times: Weekdays: 10am – 5pm, Weekends: 10am – 4pm
Saturday 14th – Thursday 26th June 2014
Opening times: Weekdays: 10:00am – 17:00pm, Saturdays 11.00 – 16.00
Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom (see website for more details)
Friday 13th June to Tuesday 17th June
Opening times: Weekdays/Weekends: 10.00am – 17.00pm
Falmouth and Penryn campuses:
Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4RH
Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE
Saturday 7th June to Sunday 15th June 2014
Opening times: (see website)
University of Brighton Faculty of Arts, Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY
Saturday 31st May to Friday 6th June 2014
Opening times: (see website)
Knights Park campus, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QJ
Saturday 7th to Thursday 12th June 2014
Opening times: Saturday/Sunday: 10.00am – 18.00pm Weekdays: 10.00am – 20.00pm
Bower Ashton Campus Kennel Lodge Road off Clanage Road Bower Ashton Bristol BS3 2JT
Also at Free Range Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Friday 30 May – Sunday 8 June
The Old Museum, Arkwright Building, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Ng1 4BU
At D&AD New Blood 1 July – 3 July
At New Designers 2 July – 5 July
Wednesday 2nd – Tuesday 8th July
For opening times and the address please check the website.
At D&AD New Blood 1 July – 3 July
At New Designers 25 June – 28 June
Waterfront galleries and Arts Building
Friday 6th – Sunday 15th June
Opening times: Weekdays: 10am – 6pm, Weekends: 11am – 3pm
University’s Sion Hill and Dartmouth Avenue Studios
Saturday 7th – 15th June
Opening times: 10am – 4pm
Hanover building, UCLan, Preston PR1 2HE
Monday 16th – Saturday 21st June, 2014
Opening times: 10am – 6pm
MK Building, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DT
Saturday 7th – Saturday 14th June
Opening times: Weekdays: 9am – 5pm, Saturdays: 10am – 4pm
UCA Canterbury, Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3AN
Saturday 31st May – Friday 13 June
Opening times: see website for more details.
19th – 30 June Free Range
Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Stockport College, 4th Floor, Reuel Harrison, Wellington Road South, Stockport SK1 3UQ
Monday 9th – Thursday 12th June
Opening times: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 24th – Monday 30th June
Red Gallery, 3 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DT
By Alan Male
Published by Bloomsbury ISBN: 978-1-4081-7377-0
Review by Zanna Allen
The task of meeting a brief is a problem-solving process. When given a brief as part of a commission, illustrators face intellectual as well as creative challenges. In ‘Meeting the Brief’ Alan Male explores on both artistic and commercial levels these challenges and the questions illustrators should consider when creating artwork in response to the requirements specified in a brief. Male breaks down the whole process and analyses these aspects one by one, covering the importance of such points as the identification of the message, its target audience, the method of conveyance etc, and how an illustrator might go about addressing them.
First, Male takes us on a journey through the history of illustration. He explores how this visual form of communication has evolved into what we know of it today, as well as its possibilities for the future. He then moves on to explore the breadth of ways contemporary illustration is used and where it is encountered. The reader gains a greater understanding of the influence and significance contemporary illustration holds within society today when put into this wider context.
Male gives an overview of illustration as an industry and professional practice, covering such topics as the importance of self-promotion, the portfolio and acquisition of work. He highlights the advantages and disadvantages of using an illustrator’s agent or representative, recognising that these may vary depending on the individual illustrator’s needs.
Male dispels the possible misconception that an illustrator’s task is merely that of ‘colouring-in’. Instead, he identifies the emergence of illustrators as ‘intellectual multi-taskers’ assuming a ‘polymath’ status and explores the exciting avenues open to illustrators today, be it specialisation, collaboration, self-authorship or research. He encourages the reader to adopt a professionally mobile approach and outlines the opportunities available within illustration and associated fields.
Male’s arguments are underpinned by the use of a great variety of illustrations highlighting their application in such areas as education, advertising, packaging, editorial and literature. Information is presented clearly in chapters with sub-chapters and sub-categories, as lists, bullet points and in tables. A very useful glossary of terms is provided at the back.
In all, Male offers a highly methodical and detailed approach to exploring the theory behind the practice. Along with his step-by-step analysis of how to approach and respond to a brief, Male provides the reader with a rounded view of Illustration as a profession, covering areas very easily over-looked, and generating much food for thought. As a recent graduate of illustration, I believe this is an essential guide for every aspiring illustrator, through to those in the early stages of their career. I particularly think this book would make a perfect accompaniment to any illustration student’s study, as a preparation for a life in the profession.
It was in 2009, that Varoom (Issue 11) spoke with one of Britain’s best known illustrators Quentin Blake about his part as “visual architect” for the “world’s first centre dedicated to illustration”. It was in 2002 that Quentin Blake laid the foundations for The House of Illustration, a place where ‘ exhibition will look at what has happened in the past, what is happening in other countries at the moment, and what might happen next.” – Blake.
The House of Illustration hosts Quentin Blake’s landmark exhibition ‘Inside Stories’ which will feature original works from 9 of his books. Including titles such as, Roald Dahl’s The Twits and Danny the Champion of the World as well as his own Clown and The Boy in The Dress by David Walliams. Other authors include John Yeoman, Russell Hoban and Michael Rosen with the corresponding illustrations.
The exhibition will include original roughs and storyboards, many of which have never been exhibited before. These illustrations will coincide with the finished artwork to show the evolution of the works. The exhibition will also display Blake’s wide range of techniques, medias and subject matters.
Quentin’s ‘Inside Stories’ exhibition runs from July 2 to November 2 at the House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross London N1C 4BH.
Opening times: 10am-6pm. Entry: £7.70/£5.50/£4.40 adults/concessions/children
AOI will be present at the House of Illustration’s Illustrators’ Fair this Sunday.
Varoom Issue 10 2009, mentions illustrator and character designer, Genevieve Gauckler in a discussion about the evolution of the illustrated character. Issue 10 discusses the “defining illustration of the decade” and explores how the illustrated character bridges a humours gap between self-awareness and stupidity, while also combining expression and commentary in a way that is unique to illustration… and most of all they make us laugh.
Genevieve Gauckler has designed a set of four postcards for the World Cup in Brazil for the Colette store in France, see here
Varoom Issue 10 2009 available to purchase here
Genevieve Gauckler also illustrated the cover of Varoom Issue 21 available here
Illustrator and Designer Allan Deas was featured in the Marketing Report in Varoom Issue 20, 2012.
Allan Deas splits his time between the UK and France; he works mainly in pen, ink and Adobe illustrator. He has recently worked on a map of Paris for a travel guide series by viction:ary(the publishing brand of the publisher viction workshop ltd) which are available to purchase now.
To see more from Allan Deas and much more, check out Varoom Issue 20 2012, The Work of The Muse here
The Cover illustration of Varoom Issue 19 2012, was created by Radio Co. Ltd. Originally a collaboration between Bryon Meiring and Gert Schoeman, which grew in to a multi-disciplinary creative studio in 2011. The studio is based in Cape Town, South Africa but they have worked with advertising agencies around the world. They have recently designed a poster for the final season of Mad Men, prints available soon…
Purchase Varoom Issue 19 2012, Still Life With…Taste… here
The AOI is delighted to announce this year’s Category Winners for the AOI Illustration Awards 2014.
The AOI Illustration Awards competition (formally known as ‘Images’) is now in its 38th year and it is the most comprehensive and significant awards competition for illustration in the UK. The awards programme accepts submissions internationally and recognises illustration from across the world making an outstanding contribution to global visual culture.
Judges appointed two category winners from each category: New Talent Category Winner and Professional Category winner.
A selection of this year’s judges included, It’s Nice That Editor Rob Alderson, Art Director of Wired magazine and Ride Journal Andrew Diprose, one of the founders and CEO of Nobrow Sam Arthur, Publishing and Creative Director at HarperCollins Children’s Books Rachel Denwood and many more.
The Category Winners are as follows:
Advertising and Design
New Talent Category Winner: Jasu Hu
Professional Category Winner: Andy Ward
New Talent Category Winner: Katie Ponder
Professional Category Winner: Geoff Grandfield
New Talent Category Winner: William Grill
Professional Category Winner: Chris Haughton
New Talent Category Winner: David Doran
Professional Category Winner: Laurindo Feliciano
Research and Knowledge Communication
New Talent Category Winner: Johanna Roehr
Professional Category Winner: Harriet Russell
New Talent Category Winner: Thoka Maer
Professional Category Winner: Aaron Meshon
Drawing the Line: An exhibition of Reportage and Documentary Drawing, in Collaboration with Bristol City Council Scrutiny Team.
The Foyer, Bristol City Council house, College Green. Until 20th June 2014.
A team of Reportage and Documentary Illustration students from The University of the West of England Illustration Degree sketched and illustrated for two scrutiny reviews: Developing a Vision for Bristol’s Night Time Economy and A Review of Bristol Youth Links as well as the last Full Council meeting of the year, where topics included freckling and residents parking.
The aim of the collaboration was both to provide practice opportunities for students while also creating a different and more expressive kind of event record. A further area of interest was displayed with regards to how the involvement of the artist enhanced the work and the output of the day.
Scrutiny participants expressed that the student’s presence added considerably to the creative process of the working groups. With the images vividly portraying the intent, atmosphere and interactivity of a scrutiny inquiry day like no photo or written report could. The sketches captured the richness, variety of human experience and activity that is embedded in the Council’s day-to-day work and history, which is often invisible to the general public.
Reportage artists have to be capable of making rapid, descriptive drawings on location. Their illustrations must be executed with the instinct and intuition of a journalist, so that they know what to put in and what to leave out.
Exhibiting Artists: Harry Morgan, Bethan Mure, Imogen Clowes, Sophia Jowett, Shauna Summers, Jacob Merrick-Wolf, Robbie Cathro, Joe Munroe, Gwion Christmas.
Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) is a type of licensing that allows an authorised collecting society (such as DACS) to extend an existing collective licence (such as Payback) so that it can license on behalf of all rights holders in the sector (all illustrators), except those who opt out. While traditional collective licensing relies on rights holders opting in by giving the collecting society express permission to license their works, ECL assumes that rights holders want their works to be licensed, unless they opt out. This does potentially mean that certain artworks could be included in a collective licence without the artist being aware of the situation.
ECL allows for the licensing of works in certain categories if a licensing body can get the support of its own members to approve such a scheme – and these members must represent the type of rights holders (eg illustrators) whose works would be included in an Extended Collective Licence. Primary licensing is not involved with ECL, so it would not prevent illustrators from being commissioned directly as they currently are.
AOI’s response the Governments consultation on ECL is in the AOI site’s Campaigning section here
AOI encourage illustrators to spend 5 minutes completing this survey. The aim is to establish what creators want with regards to ECL, what opt out of any licence which is set up means in practice and how ECL might impact on creators work.
Deadline is noon 17 June 2014
22nd June, 11am – 6pm at 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH
The Association Of Illustrators will be having a stall at this years first ever House of Illustration Illustrators Fair, which opens on the 22nd June as part of a continued celebration of their opening.
The fair will be filled with illustration pop up shows, work shops, games and stalls. All illustrators are welcome both emerging and established.
You can also keep updated with the progress of the fair by following the House of Illustration on Twitter, Facebook or by checking their website.
We hope to see you there.
Other events coming soon from The House of Illustration include a series of Illustration Talks.
On 10th June, 7:30pm, illustrator Richard Kilroy discusses the evolving trends in fashion illustration. Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for concessions and are available to purchase now from their website.
On 17th June 7:30pm, Lauren Child, best known for her Charlie and Lola picture books, discusses her influences as an illustrator. She will also be performing a demonstration go her techniques and skills in a projected, live draw session. Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for concessions and are available to purchase now from their website
On 19th June 7:30pm, illustrator Christopher Brown discusses his own work and career as an illustrator as well as exploring his concept of illustration as a design discipline. Tickets as above, see here
All talks will be held at The House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH.
Two AOI Members Win the V&A Illustration Awards 2014
The Association Of Illustrators is proud to announce that two of our members have won the latest V&A Illustration Awards.
Editorial Illustration Award & Overall Winner
Helen Musselwhite, AOI member, Illustrations for ‘Ten Myths of Creativity’
Author Audrey Niffenegger, In Dance Gazette, Published by Royal Academy of Dance, February 2013
Helen Musselwhite is a paper sculptor based in Manchester. For her editorial piece she illustrates the two opposing and extreme outcomes of the “light bulb” moment. Depicting the incredible highs and the crashing lows surrounding the creative process for Audrey Niffengger’s article on the Ten Myths of Creativity.
“The judges admired the light, deft way in which this unusual technique had been used, and the skilful, professional execution of the work.”
Helen Musselwhite’s illustrations were created using different weights and types of paper.
Book Illustration Award Winner
Yasmeen Ismail, AOI Member, Illustrations for Time for Bed, Fred!, Author Yasmeen Ismail
Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books, London, 2013
Yasmeen Ismail is a London based illustrator and animator who originally studied at art school in Dublin.
Her watercolour illustrations are full of movement and colour.
The judges felt her “work perfectly expresses the playful nature of her subject matter.”
Yasmeen’s illustrations are created freehand in watercolour and then they are digitally touched up in Photoshop.
Book Cover Illustration Award Winner
Anne-Marie Jones, Cover for Sons and Lovers, Author D.H. Lawrence, Published by The Folio Society, London, 2013
Anne-Marie Jones studied Illustration at University College Falmouth.
Her figurative illustration conveys a sense of physical and emotional attachment, which is a recurring theme within the book.
“The judges felt that the cover image was very moving, conveying a sense of vulnerability.”
Anne-Marie Jones creates her work though a mixture of painting and digital collage.
Student Illustrator of the Year
Grace Russell, ‘The Wild Places’, University of Westminster
Grace Russell’s abstract collages are based on selected scenes from Robert MacFarlane’s book The Wild Places. Her inspiration came from the philosophy that an environment is created from many different aspects both physical and psychological.
The judge’s felt “her illustrations show a strong compositional sense, willingness to experiment and a unique visual language.”
Grace Russell used collage, charcoal and paint to create her illustrations.
The winning work will be displayed outside the National Art Library from 3rd June until 2nd July 2014. All entries can be viewed from the V&A website.