The upcoming Somerset House exhibition will showcase the World Illustration Award's 50 shortlisted projects – this year's Awards received over 2,300 entries from 64 countries – which range from advertising and design to books and editorial. Stand out exhibits include Claudine O'Sullivan's digital illustrations for the Apple Pencil campaign and works from information graphics artist, Tobatron.
No Nancy, No: Author Alice Tait will be hosting an illustration workshop Friday 4 August
A rich selection of socially-engaged and politically-motivated works will also be on show, highlighting the environmental theme that runs through this year’s exhibition. Jon Arne Berg’s Anti-Washington, which depicts instability in the American capital, will hang alongside Marguerite Carnec’s series Lieu de Vie, which documents the artist’s time spent volunteering in the Jungle refugee camp in Calais.
There's a Tiger in the Garden, Courtesy of Lizzy Stewart, Apple Pencil Campaign, Courtesy of Claudine O'Sullivan
This year, The World Illustration Awards are teaming up with Walker Books, the world's leading independent publisher of English language children's books, to offer the Walker Books Family Programme.
A series of free family workshops will be available throughout August in the exhibition space. These include workshops with debut author-illustrator Alice Tait, award-winning author-illustrator of the Julius Zebra series Gary Northfield, upcoming artist and illustrator Elissa Elwick, and debut graffiti illustrator, Sav Aky
This exhibition offers an accessible introduction to illustration in its many forms, and demonstrates the importance of the visual language in everyday life.
|What||World Illustration Awards 2017, Somerset House|
|Where||Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Temple (underground)|
31 Jul 17 – 28 Aug 17, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information|