AOI Events Archive 2015

 

The Prize for Illustration 2015 - London Places and Spaces

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) and London Transport Museum are delighted to announce the winners for The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces competion, which will be showcased alongside 97 of the best entries. The works, which reflect the capital’s distinct personality and characteristics will be on display at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden from Friday 15 May to 6 September 2015.

• The Gold Prize was awarded to Eleanor Taylor for The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (Far Left)

• The Silver Prize was awarded to Carly Allen-Fletcher for Compound City (Middle)

• The Bronze Prize was awarded to Eliza Southwood for Parkour At The South Bank (Far Right)

See also the AOI blog.

Visitors to the Prize for Illustration: London Places and Spaces exhibition at London Transport Museum will be taken on a visual journey across London with images which range from the contemplative to the crowded and loud, imaginary or real, and from the past to the present – all places that form part of this amazing city.

All one hundred works were chosen from over one thousand entries by an expert panel of judges from the art and design world for the prestigious annual Prize for Illustration organised by AOI in partnership with London Transport Museum. Each of the illustrations is accompanied by a short description by the artist outlining the inspiration behind their creation.

The annual competition is open to illustrators and students of illustration throughout the world. This year’s theme is London Places and Spaces. The winning design will be announced on the private view night on 13 May (strictly by invitation only) and reproduced as a poster for display on London Underground.

Exhibition Details:
 Friday 15 May to 6 September 2015

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 enjoy a 2 for 1 ticket concession if they bring their membership card.

More information on the London Transport Museum website.

The A to Z of Children’s Books: A pop up workshop with AOI portfolio consultant, Fig Taylor

14.00 to 17.30pm Friday 4th September 2015
Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 4RJ

If you’re considering a career in children’s book illustration but don’t know if your portfolio is up to the mark, why not let Fig talk you through what commissioners will expect to see and why. Drawing on her many years of experience as a publishing agent, Fig’s introductory lecture covers all the bases and everything in between – from the difference between the trade and educational markets, to developing strong ideas and engaging characters, to presenting your ideas to publishers and literary agents. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to discuss your portfolio and ambitions in an informal group setting with Fig’s advice on tap.

Ticket cost AOI members £25

Non members £30

To book please email Lou Bones: [email protected] or call 0207 759 1010. Places are very limited so book early.

Event Details 

14.00         Welcome and introduction (grab coffee or tea) 

14.10         Portfolio lecture with a focus on children's books illustration

14.55         Q&A 

15.10         Coffee Break    

15.30         Portfolio session 

17.30         Wrap up and finish

        

Illustration by Jane Eccles

The Prize for Illustration Exhibition at London Transport Museum

Friday 15 May to 6 September 2015 at London Transport Museum
Wednesday 13 May - Private View night - strictly by invite only

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with London Transport Museum, is delighted to announce dates for The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces exhibition.

The best 100 artworks that were submitted to the theme of London Places and Spaces are on display at the London Transport Museum from

Friday 15 May to 6 September 2015

 

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).

 

Exhibition Details:

Friday 15 May to 6 September 2015

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 enjoy a 2for1 ticket concession if they bring their membership card.

 

More information on the London Transport Museum website.

And on the AOI’s Prize page