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London Illustration Fair at OXO Tower Wharf until Sunday 3 December 2017

An annual, artist-led illustration, print and graphic design fair, bringing artists and buyers together in a unique environment.

The fair offers the chance for illustration lovers to meet face to face with favourite artists and discover amazing new artwork from emerging illustrators.

There is something for every pocket from exclusive original pieces to prints and gifts for under ten pounds. 🤑

www.thelondonillustrationfair.co.uk/about-us

Location:
OXO Tower Wharf, South Bank, Barge House Street, London SE1 9PH

Times:
Thu 6pm-9pm
Fri 11am-8pm
Sat 11am-8pm
Sun 11am-6pm

Price:
From £8 book online

Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan @ House of Illustration / until 10th September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm

@ House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

Tickets: from £7.50 book online

www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/anime-architecture-backgrounds-of-japan

This is the UK’s first ever exhibition of architectural backdrops from classic anime films. It features over 100 exquisite technical drawings and watercolour illustrations from some of the most influential productions in the genre’s 1990s heyday, including Production I.G’s artwork for Ghost in the Shell. 🎨

The artists were tasked with creating a universe for the director. Their fictional worlds reflected real-life concerns over ruthless urban development and erosion of identity, mirroring the films’ narratives and giving the backgrounds a crucial role to play. Their work has had a defining influence on the style of anime we think of as typical today.

The show includes Hiromasa Ogura’s watercolour paintings for Ghost in the Shell, an anime epic that informed pioneering sci-fi works such as The Matrix and Avatar. Inspired by Asia’s emerging megacities and based on photographs of Hong Kong, Ogura’s work depicts the striking contrast between a derelict Chinese town and looming, faceless skyscrapers.

Maggi Hambling: Touch @ British Museum / until 29th January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-5.30pm

@ British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Free entry

www.britishmuseum.org

This exhibition presents an important survey of works on paper that traces Maggi Hambling’s engagement with drawing throughout her career. It includes work from the British Museum’s collection, loans from the National Portrait Gallery and Tate, and rarely seen work from private collections and the artist’s studio.

One of Britain’s foremost contemporary artists, Hambling is perhaps best known for her compelling portraits, paintings of the sea, and her celebrated and controversial public sculpture, including A Conversation with Oscar Wilde (1998) and Scallop (2003). Less familiar, but equally significant, are her dynamic and sensuous works on paper. Forging an immediate and powerful connection with the subject being drawn, the concept of ‘touch’ pervades these works, distilling the themes of life and death that underscore her art. This exhibition presents over 40 works on paper, many of which are on show for the first time.

‘I believe the subject chooses the artist, not vice versa, and that subject must then be in charge during the act of drawing in order for the truth to be found. Eye and hand attempt to discover and produce those precise marks which recreate what the heart feels. The challenge is to touch the subject, with all the desire of a lover.’

Maggi Hambling

The BFG in Pictures @ House of Illustration / until 2nd October 2016 ✏️

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00am-6:00pm

@ House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

Tickets: £7 book online

www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/the-bfg-in-pictures

The BFG in Pictures is an exhibition of original Quentin Blake illustrations, prepared for Roald Dahl’s classic story The BFG.

The exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, contains 40 original artworks, including unpublished illustrations of The BFG which have never been exhibited in public before.

The illustrations were included in first designs but were not used when the book was published for the first time in 1982. They provide a unique insight into the character development of one of the most iconic characters in children’s literature.

These unpublished illustrations are exhibited alongside the final illustrations for the book, providing a fascinating insight into the collaboration between author and illustrator, and a glimpse of a BFG that might have been…

The Great British Graphic Novel @ Cartoon Museum / 24th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 10:30–17:30 (including Bank Holidays)
Sun 12:00–17:30

@ Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH

Tickets: £7

www.cartoonmuseum.org

An exhibition looking at the rise of the British Graphic novel with works by William Hogarth, Kate Charlesworth, Dave Gibbons, Martin Rowson, Posy Simmonds, Bryan and Mary Talbot and many others.

The Cartoon Museum is the only museum in the UK to celebrate our cartoon and comic heritage, from the 18th century to the present day. Four special exhibitions a year explore the work of cartoonists, graphic novelists and animators and themes found in cartoon artwork.

The two permanent displays tell the story of cartooning in all its forms, from the political satire of William Hogarth, Gerald Scarfe, Ralph Steadman and Steve Bell, to the social satire of H.M. Bateman and Pont, to the extraordinary works of William Heath Robinson and the fantastical comic strip creations like Dennis the Menace, Desperate Dan, Rupert Bear and Andy Capp.

The London Illustration Fair @ Bargehouse (Oxo Tower) / until Sunday 6th December 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday and Saturday, 11am-8pm
Sunday, 11am-6pm

@ Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1 9PH

Tickets: £5 book online

www.thelondonillustrationfair.co.uk
www.oxotower.co.uk

Featuring a wider range of practitioners and creative businesses than ever before, The London Illustration Fair 2015 will bring together 50 emerging illustrators, graphic designers and print makers from around the UK.

Spread across four-floors, the fair will showcase the work of 20 young talents, selected by an esteemed judging panel made up of some of the leading figures in the illustration and graphic arts.

Exhibiting alongside the artist-led stands will be a selection of the UK’s finest publishing houses, illustration collectives, creative agencies, galleries, print studios, designers and crafty businesses.

Additional festivities include immersive installations, one-off murals, artist-led talks, interactive drawing workshops, DJs and a fully stocked festive bar.

From exclusive one-off pieces, to prints and crafty must-haves, The London Illustration Fair 2015 offers something for every pocket. Whether you are an aspiring scribbler or family Christmas shopper, the fair’s relaxed and interactive ethos makes The London Illustration Fair 2015 the coolest creative hangout this winter!

The London Illustration Fair @ Hoxton Arches / from Friday 10th July until Sunday 12th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 2pm–10pm
Saturday 12–8pm
Sunday 12–6pm

@ Hoxton Arches, Arch 402, London E2 8HD

Tickets: £5 general admission (students get 50% off Friday launch party tickets with promotional code ‘cosmic’)

www.thelondonillustrationfair.co.uk

Back with their fourth event Summer Festival: Psychedelia. A psychedelic inspired cosmic universe, showcasing mind altering artworks from creative agencies, collectives, publications, textile designers, visual artists and print studios from around the UK.

Line-up and activities:
14 exhibitor stands, including Material Gallery, Belly Kids, Pirrip Press, Brothers of the Stripe, Ben Oakley Gallery, East London Printmakers, Not Another Bill, The Flood Gallery and many more.

A featured wall, exhibiting exclusive prints from a selection of handpicked artists. Keep you eyes peeled for the likes of Steve Thomas, Paul Blow, Saskia Pomeroy, Supermundane and Pâté. But hurry, each print is in an edition of 20 so once it’s sold, it’s gone for good!

‘Print your own Magic Mushroom’ screen printing workshop with Hello Print Studio, silent Wes Wilson auction, The London Illustration Fair print shop, street food vendors, live music, DJs and a fully stocked summer bar.

Signage tomfoolery! @hoxton_arches

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Pen & Ink pop-up illustration gallery @ One By One store / Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April 2014 (extended to Sunday 13th)

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-19:00

@ One By One store, 70 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F 8TA

Free entry

www.somewhereto.com

Project Platform in association with somewhereto_ are putting on Pen & Ink a pop-up gallery exhibiting a collection of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming contemporary illustrators.

Pen & Ink is a creative programme lead by Laura Frood and Misha Meghna who are helping young people curate their own events in interesting spaces.

Featuring:
Forrest Hu
Ashton Springer
Mitika Suri
Sam Hugh
Matt Fern
Flo Main
Jordan Pryke
Stephanie Kane
Performance by DOPExBROKE

The V&A Illustration Awards 2013 @ Victoria & Albert Museum / until 1st December 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45 (Friday until 22:00)

@ V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

The V&A Illustration Awards celebrate the best illustration published over the last year. Original artwork from the best illustrated book, book cover, editorial illustration and student illustrator of the year are recognised.

UEL Fine Art Degree Show: private view @ AVA Building / Thursday 30th May until Monday June 3rd 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: 18:00 – 21:00

@ University of East London, AVA Building, Docklands Campus,  4-6 University Way, London, E16 2RD

Free entry, all welcome

www.uel.ac.uk

Featuring animation, fine art, graphic design, moving image, illustration, photography, printmaking and textiles by a selection of the greatest artists in London.

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