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I Don’t Have Time for This: Hattie Stewart at Now Gallery until 25 June 2018

Visionary artist/illustrator Hattie Stewart’s very first commission that celebrates the best rising talent in the fields of visual arts and illustration. The gallery invites Stewart into the space to explore her vision as part of its on-going dedication to showcasing one-off experimental art and design. ❤️ 😉

Commissioned by Kaia Charles, NOW Gallery’s Cultural Curator, this new exhibition of Stewart’s work will allow the viewer the opportunity to engage with it like never before. Fully immersive, I Don’t Have Time For This invites viewers to participate intimately with Stewart’s legendary doodle-bombing illustrations, becoming part of an illustrated fantasy world that results in a short and memorable break from reality.

The crux of the exhibition is a bold, escapist, large scale floor- based artwork that invites the viewer to make time. Recline, look up and cross over into Stewart’s fictional universe. Made up of Stewart’s subversive style references; psychedelic art of the 60’s and the comic absurdity of hybrid post-modern classics like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, this large scale installation features a mix of characters, patterns and galaxies, giving the feeling that the artwork is alive. Through densely packed mirrored illustrative detail, the viewer will be able to float in space, lie in a field of flowers and even ‘fly’.

In recent years Stewart’s notoriety has increased due to her personal project titled ‘doodle-bombing’ where she draws over the covers of influential publications such as Interview, Vogue, i:D and Playboy. Part homage and part satire, this ongoing personal project has formed the basis for most of her commercial projects and endeavours, avoiding a more conventional illustrative style. Stewart’s work is bold and experimental in application and sees her breaking boundaries within the field of illustration.

I Don’t Have Time For This marks the debut of NOW Gallery Young Artist programme, which aims to work with artists who have an unusual approach and standout visual aesthetic, to create a unique vision for the gallery space. As part of the on-going regeneration of Greenwich Peninsula, this programme underpins the area’s commitment to fostering creativity to build a sense of place and community, offering a blank canvas that allows those who visit and settle a chance to imagine, create and build; an opportunity to create a new London.

Since graduating from Kingston University in 2010, Hattie has created a varied portfolio having worked with creatives such as Roman Coppola and for artists like SZA, Ariana Grande and Kylie Minogue. With a vibrant, tongue in cheek visual identity, she is a self-proclaimed ‘professional doodler’ with a unique and playful illustration style that extends itself fluidly through the worlds of advertising, art and fashion. She has worked with varied clients including but not limited to – MTV, Hunter, House of Holland, Nike, Apple Music, Marc by Marc Jacobs, MAC Cosmetics, Pepsi, and Adidas. She also recently launched her very own Doodlebomb sticker book – allowing others to decorate their lives as she does her own.

www.nowgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/3959

Location:
Weekdays 10am – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm

Times:
NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ

Price:
Free entry, book free tickets online

Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK at House of Illustration until 13 May 2018

The UK’s first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea, revealing a style honed over decades in a closed society. 🇰🇵 ✏️

An exhibition of hundreds of everyday objects including food packaging, ticket stubs and stamps, together with hand-painted propaganda posters and comics, giving a extraordinary and rare insight into everyday life in the DPRK.

The exhibition displays the collection of Nicholas Bonner, the foremost expert on North Korean graphic culture, tourism and film, who has led tours to the country for 25 years.

www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/made-in-north-korea-everyday-graphics-from-the-dprk

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

Times:
10am-6pm Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday)

Price:
From £7.50 book online

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

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