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Prize for Illustration 2017 – Sounds of the City – all shortlisted works

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Congratulations to the creators of the 100 selected artworks to feature at the London Transport Museum in the Prize for Illustration – Sounds of the City exhibition from 24 May until 3 September 2017.

Please note the name of the artist can be seen when you hover over each image and in the info window in the browser address bar when you click on each image.

More information here: http://www.theaoi.com/events/prize-for-illustration-info.php

Prize for Illustration 2017 – Sounds of the City late opening at LTM

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

The Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City at London Transport Museum on Friday 19 May 2017

friday-lateLondon Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB. Doors open at 18:45 and the event closes at 22:00 (last admission 21:15). Tickets to the Friday Late cost £15.00 (concessions £12.00) and can be booked in advance at www.ltmuseum.co.uk. This is an adult only event suitable for those aged 18 and over.

Get ready to party at the opening night of the new Prize for Illustration: Sounds of the City exhibition at London Transport Museum on 19 May. With bars, a DJ, talks, tours, a quiz and creative make-and-take workshops guests can enjoy a range of activities inspired by the exhibition. The 100 illustrations on display, which were chosen from over 2000 entries by a panel of independent experts, celebrate the variety of sounds associated with our cities: lyrics and language; hubbub and stillness; heritage and science; wildlife and nightlife; transport and sport.

Friday Late activities include:
Exhibition highlights tour – with Brian Webb, designer and Prize for Illustration judge

  • Craft workshop – using musical notation paper and decorative motifs, create a unique notebook to take home
  • Language in Motion – co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth and historical language expert Dr Laura Wright talks about the knock-on linguistic effects of the railway boom in the 1840s
  • Learn watercolour techniques with Emma Hockley – create an abstract soundscape postcard to take home
  • Cries of London – The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life tells stories of the celebrated street traders of Covent Garden and reveals unexpected social realities of their lives
  • Adult face painting – Sit in the hot seat and give a nod to your musical heroes. Anyone for a Bowie zig zag?
  • The Lost Worlds of Sound – sound archivist Ian Rawes takes you back through time on an auditory journey into the past through soundscapes of London history from the 1950s to the 1880s
  • Unstructured mark making – respond to sounds through art in a creative workshop with illustrator Anna Hymas
  • Poetry inspired by the city – with John Canfield. Presented in partnership with the Poetry Society.

The Friday Late takes place at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB. Doors open at 18:45 and the event closes at 22:00 (last admission 21:15). Tickets to the Friday Late cost £15.00 (concessions £12.00) and can be booked in advance at www.ltmuseum.co.uk . This is an adult only event suitable for those aged 18 and over.

The exhibition runs until Sunday 3 September 2017.

Winners announced for the Prize for Illustration 2015 – London Places and Spaces

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

The winners of the Prize for Illustration 2015 were announced at an award ceremony at London Transport Museum on the evening of Wednesday 13 May 2015

The excited crowd at LTM private view event

The excited crowd at LTM private view event

The competition was open to illustrators throughout the world and artists were invited to reflect on the capital’s distinct personality and characteristics in a single illustration. Over 1,000 illustrations were submitted by professionals and students. The London Places and Spaces exhibition showcases 100 of the best, which take viewers on a visual journey across the Capital in many different styles.

The exhibition opens to the public with a Friday Late launch evening
 15 May – 18.45 to 22.00 (last admission 21.15) and continues until 6 September 2015.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winning images

Gold, Silver and Bronze winning images

The Gold Prize was awarded to Eleanor Taylor for The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
The Silver Prize was awarded to Carly Allen-Fletcher for Compound City
The Bronze Prize was awarded to Eliza Southwood for Parkour At The South Bank

Sam Mullins from LTM (left) and Andrew Coningsby, AOI, congratulate Eleanor Taylor

Sam Mullins, Director for London Transport Museum (left) and Andrew Coningsby, Chairman of the AOI (right), congratulate Eleanor Taylor

Eleanor Taylor’s winning image will appear on London Underground as a poster.

Andrew Coningsby, Chairman of AOI and Wendy Neville, Head of Marketing and Communications at LTM, congratulate the beaming Bronze Prize winner Eliza Southwood.

Andrew Coningsby, Chairman of AOI and Wendy Neville, Head of Marketing and Communications at LTM, congratulate the Bronze Prize Winner Eliza Southwood.

One hundred images of London life go on show from Friday 15 May

Exhibition Details:

Friday 15 May to 6 September 2015 at London Transport Museum
The Prize for Illustration: London Places and Spaces is at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB. Tickets cost £16.00 (£13.50 concessions) and allow unlimited daytime entry to the Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions for a whole year.

AOI members get a special 2for1 deal when they show their membership card.

Friday Late launch evening
 15 May –18.45 to 22.00 (last admission 21.15)
See the exhibition after hours and enjoy the opening evening of London Places and Spaces at a Friday Late on the evening of 15 May 2015. Relax with a glass of Pimms in our indoor mini park, create a pop-out postcard featuring iconic London buildings and listen to talks about different places and spaces. There will also be film screenings, quizzes, music and bar, talks as well as a 2 for 1 special offer on glasses of Pimms. Adults only.

Tickets to the Friday Late are £12.00 (£10.00).

Tickets for the London Places and Spaces exhibition and Friday Late can be booked in advance at ltmuseum.co.uk

Bronze Prize Winner of the Prize for Illustration – London Places and Spaces:

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Artist and title: Eliza Southwood for Parkour At The South Bank

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Medium: Digital – based on an original pencil drawing

Story: Inspired by the parkour kids who use the wonderful Brutalist backdrop of the South Bank as their stamping ground.

Artist’s background: Eliza Southwood practiced as an architect for ten years before deciding to take up a career as an artist and illustrator full-time in 2011. She specialises in making screen prints of cyclists but also enjoys drawing the built environment and is a big fan of Brutalist buildings like the South Bank complex.

Clients include Rapha, Laurence King Publishing, Magma, the V&A Museum, Brompton Bicycles, Boneshaker magazine, Cycling Active magazine, Sustrans, London Cycling Campaign, and the Orbital Bike Festival. She has also undertaken several artwork commissions for private clients.

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Judges’ comment: Parkour is a strong contemporary theme to bring to the competition – it reflects how people use London places and spaces.

Prize: £750

Exhibition: Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 at London Transport Museum

Monday, January 27th, 2014

An exhibition of the 50 best entries to the competition organised by the AOI in partnership with the London Transport Museum and sponsored by Serco.

14 February – 6 April 2014 at the London Transport Museum

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Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. Fictitious and real characters and events in this amazing city have always held fascination, from anecdotal urban myths to grand tales of historic legend.

London Stories, an exhibition featuring the best of the entries for The Serco Prize for Illustration 2014, opens on 14 February 2014 and will feature 50 works of art.

Entrants were asked to create an illustration which visually captures a well-known or obscure London narrative; stories that are contemporary or historical, real or imagined.

The shortlisted illustrations celebrate a vibrant, multi-layered London – urban myths, historic events, remarkable characters and London’s animal population. From ghost buses, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show of 1887 and Lenin’s ‘love letter to London’ to a Pearly King and Queen, and an escaped monkey jazz band. Other entries depict the ravens and the white bear of the Tower of London, Tin Pan Alley as well as literary and musical references such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Girl from Petrovka, Mary Poppins, Sweeny Todd and Oranges and Lemons.

There’s also a chance to explore the exhibition after hours and enjoy the opening evening of London Stories during the LTM’s Friday Late on 14 February 2014. There will be a bar and DJ and storytelling for adults on board some of the heritage vehicles; a chance to illustrate your own London Story with short illustration workshops, and to strike a pose in a photo-booth with a choice of props. Please see the LTM website for more info.

The exhibition closes on Sunday 6 April 2014.

For further information visit http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk