Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission art show and brings together a collage-like display of art in all mediums – prints and paintings, film, photography, sculpture, architectural works and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent.
This year, acclaimed British painter Jock McFadyen RA will take the mantle from Grayson Perry to coordinate the 251st Summer Exhibition.
As always, most of the artworks will be for sale with proceeds helping to fund the Academy’s non-profit-making activities, including educating the next generation of artists in the RA Schools.
The Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with London Transport Museum (LTM) is presenting a new exhibition of 100 illustrations from the Poster Prize for Illustration on the theme of “London Stories” from 8 February to 14 July 2019.
The World Illustration Awards Exhibition returns to Somerset House this summer, showcasing the best work by international emerging and established illustrators.
The exhibition features all 200 projects shortlisted by a jury of industry professionals, alongside in-depth presentations of each category winner.
For the first time, this year’s exhibition will feature the work of legendary illustrators, including Quentin Blake, who have an enduring influence on the industry. Accompanying the exhibition will be an events programme of talks, industry masterclasses and family-focused events in collaboration with Walker Books.
We are showcasing the works of our artists from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and UK, at the upcoming London's contemporary illustration event at Bargehouse - OXO Tower Wharf (at Southbank London SE1 9PQS) from 1 - 3 December.
This will be IW's second year participating in this illustration fair. We are extremely excited to showcase and sell new works by our artists in here.
Returning to the Southbank for its fifth year, The London Illustration Fair 2017 will bring together over 60 exhibitor stands and stalls filled with some of the UK's finest print studios, collectives, galleries, visual artists and creative practitioners. This will be made up of a mixture of invited exhibitors as well as artists selected by LIF's judging panel.
Additional festivities include a jam-packed programme of ‘get stuck in’ workshops for all ages and abilities, DJs and a fully stocked winter-warming bar. From original artworks, limited edition prints to crafty must-haves, The London Illustration Fair 2017 offers something for every pocket. Aspiring scribblers and family Christmas shoppers get set for the coolest creative hang-out this winter!
We are really excited to be selected to exhibit our artists' work at London’s largest free Illustrators’ Summer Fair 2017 by the House of Illustration.
The event is going to be the biggest one yet with over 150 hand-picked stands showcasing and selling work by diverse illustration talents. Held under House of Illustration's giant canopied backyard, the event has a track record of being well-attended by a large and eager audience.
The intention behind this event is to bring an audience into direct contact with the amazing diversity and talent that illustration offers.
Plus, this year Illustrators’ Summer Fair will be joining forces with The London Artists Book Fair. 40 exhibitors will display a range of book-making methods including letterpress and riso printing - an exciting opportunity to see contemporary makers showcasing their latest work.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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From May 10 to 14 Pictoplasma transforms Berlin into the world’s most vibrant meeting point for a diverse scene of artists and creatives, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture. While international creators and producers meet for a central conference to exchange strategies for tomorrow’s figurative representation, the wider festival showcases latest trends in character design and art, cutting edge screenings bring the latest animation eye-candy to the big screen, and numerous exhibitions throughout the city invite you to experience original works and outstanding character craftsmanship.
Illustrious World is proud to be a supporter of this world's leading (and only) festival of contemporary character art and design.
Held at the Royal Academy of Arts, the London Original Print Fair (London's longest-running art fair) offers an opportunity to view works from all periods of printmaking, from the earliest woodcuts of Dürer, to the latest editions by contemporary masters. The intimate, boutique Fair provides a friendly atmosphere for both budding collectors and seasoned print enthusiasts to engage with dealers and artists.
What is an original Print?
An original print is an image produced from a surface on which the artist has worked, such as a stone or wood block or a copper plate. This surface is intended by the artist to be a stage in the creation of the artwork. Thus the original work of art in this case is the print itself rather than the block or plate from which it is printed.
Why buy prints?
Because there is generally more than one ‘impression’ of any one printed image, it is inevitable that it is often easier to find - and afford - an original print than an oil or watercolour by a certain artist. The price will depend on the quality and the date of the printing.
The 29th edition of London Art Fair takes place from 18 - 22 January 2017.
Annually launching the art world year, the Fair provides a supportive environment for collectors of all levels.
Museum quality Modern British art is presented alongside contemporary work from today's leading artists, covering the period from the early 20th century to the present day.
In addition to the main Fair you'll also find two curated sections focusing on younger galleries, new work and contemporary photography; Art Projects and Photo50.
We are showcasing the works of our artists from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Japan, at the upcoming London's contemporary illustration event at Bargehouse - OXO Tower Wharf (at Southbank London SE1 9PH) from 1 - 4 December.
As a young group, this will be IW’s inaugural exhibition. We are extremely excited as this will also be the first time for many of our artists to showcase their work in London/Europe.
Returning to the Southbank for its fourth year, The London Illustration Fair 2016 will bring together over 65 of the world’s hottest emerging illustrators, designers, print makers and publishers for a three-day illustration extravaganza.
Additional festivities include a jam-packed programme of ‘get stuck in’ workshops for all ages and abilities, DJs and a fully stocked winter-warming bar. From original artworks, limited edition prints to crafty must-haves, The London Illustration Fair 2016 offers something for every pocket. Aspiring scribblers and family Christmas shoppers get set for the coolest creative hang-out this winter!
Moniker Art Fair returns for its seventh year on October 6–9 at the iconic Old Truman Brewery in London’s Shoreditch. Building on the foundations of six years experience and it’s continued success, Moniker Art Fair has firmly established itself as London’s premiere event for contemporary art with its roots embedded in urban culture.
Moniker Art Fair will once again venue-share with London’s leading artist-led fair, The Other Art Fair, in what will be a showcase of independent and established talent all under one roof. Over a period of four days this exciting spectacle will attract 14,000-plus visitors to the capital’s East End, forming one of the major satellite events of London’s Art Week when 60,000 visitors descend on the city to form an unparalleled international art audience.
An Art Fair for a new generation of Art buyers.
The Other Art Fair is the UK's leading artist fair to discover and buy art directly from the very best emerging artistic talent. With bi-annual fairs strongly established in London, The Other Art Fair has grown both in the UK and abroad with editions now in Bristol and Sydney.
This Autumn (6-9 October) they will return to East London's iconic Old Truman Brewery for their 15th edition, presenting a variety of hand picked works that spans all mediums, by 130 contemporary artists chosen by a committee of art industry experts.
Celebrated for its unique and immersive visitor experience, The Other Art Fair’s 15th edition will continue to delight and inspire their visitors with appearances from a distinguished Guest Artist, interactive theatre performances, live music, a mouth-watering restaurant and bar area, and much more.
AFF Hampstead is the place to be for art lovers this June as over 100 galleries will descend onto the heath with a fabulous array of contemporary art! Make hay while the sun is shining and enjoy an afternoon in their beautifully cool, air-conditioned marquee surrounded by thousands of artworks by hundreds of artists priced £100-£5,000. Anyone can be an art collector, whatever the budget!
Showcasing paintings, original prints, photography and sculpture, from traditional to contemporary, both by established artists and new discoveries.
The Art Car Boot Fair returns to Brick Lane on June 12th and it's all hands on deck to bring everyone their most incredible line-up of artists, art and frivolity yet.
The Art Car Boot Fair is an original idea by Karen Ashton and has been developed by Karen and her sister Helen Hayward since our first event in 2004 in London. It was an idea that grew out of a desire to pick up where Joshua Compston’s ‘Fete Worse than Death’ and Gavin Turk’s ‘Livestock Market’ and Articultural Shows’ blazed a trail in the 90’s and to re-introduce some summer fun and frivolity into a thriving but increasingly commercial London art scene. We aim for the Art Car Boot Fair to be a day when the artists let their hair down and for all-comers to engage with art in a totally informal way, and to pick up some real art bargains to boot! Participation in the Art Car Boot Fair is by invitation and referral by original ‘booters’ only.
ELCAF is an annual festival dedicated to showcasing the best in comics, graphic novels, sequential art, illustration and storytelling. Each year ELCAF opens its doors to over 3,000 visitors who come to take part in a curated programme of workshops and talks, and celebrate the diverse range of work produced by the hand-picked selection of exhibitors from around the world. This year, on their 5th anniversary, we are pleased to announce that the festival will be taking place over three days on June 10, 11 and 12 at the Round Chapel and School Rooms in East London.
Art16 returns to Olympia London from 20 – 22 May 2016, with the Collectors' Preview and First Night on Thursday 19 May. Since their inaugural edition in 2013, Art16 has become a highlight of London’s cultural calendar, kicking off the summer season with a compelling edit of international artists and galleries from more than 30 countries from around the globe.
The Fair will present over 1000 outstanding artworks from artists and galleries as far-flung as Senegal to South Korea, and Cuba to the Czech Republic, maintaining their unique commitment to showcasing exciting emerging talent alongside established contemporary artists.
Art16 unites art-lovers, collectors, gallerists and artists from around the globe, together with an engaging programme of free talks, expert-led tours and performances, and a highly anticipated revolving pop-up restaurant by Corbin & King, the duo behind The Wolseley and The Delaunay. Art16 is an unmissable occasion for art-loving Londoners and international collectors alike.
The 2015 fair attracted over 24,000 visitors and featured over 150 galleries from more than 40 countries around the world. Our commitment to showcasing galleries from around the world puts us in a distinct position within the market and the fair has affirmed its place on the international art fair calendar.
Photo London brings together 80 of the world’s leading galleries in a major international photography Fair. Photo London will be held at the Somerset House from 19 to 22 May 2016.
Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Founded in 2015, it has already established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community. From the capital’s major museums, to its auction houses, galleries large and small, right into the burgeoning creative communities in the East End and South London, Photo London harnesses the city’s outstanding creative talent and brings the world’s leading photographers, curators, exhibitors, dealers and the public to celebrate photography, the medium of our time.
On Saturday May 14th, Comica Comiket, the free independent comics market, allows you to meet and buy from a fantastic selection of exhibitors, from solo self-publishers and small presses to leading graphic novel houses. Other highlights through the day include the Comica Drawing Parade, 30-minute live drawing sessions by major and emerging comics creators, and comic-inspired activites for all ages.
On Sunday May 15th, Comica.London programmes a series of Comica Conversations. The Comix Creatrix exhibition will be open late on both evenings, when there will also be talks by exclusive surprise guests. Full details to follow.www.comica.london
Pick Me Up returned to Somerset House for its seventh year, featuring a fresh line-up of artists and designers who brought the best of new illustration, graphic design and related disciplines to inspire and delight. Vibrant, engaging and packed full of exciting things to see, do and buy, Pick Me Up 2016 will feature a whole host of different working processes and techniques ranging from traditional screen-printing to animation, risograph printing to paper craft.
Both emerging and established talent set up interactive workspaces throughout the Embankment Galleries for the 12 days of the festival. Each representing a different form of graphic art, the studios offered visitors plenty of opportunities to engage with the artists and designers directly, see work being made onsite, and even create their own work. The original pieces produced throughout the festival, plus limited edition prints and accessories, were available for purchase with prices ranging between £5 and £200.
The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition and its aim is simple: to recognise and reward the best contemporary photography in the world.
The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition returns to Somerset House, London this April and May.