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ILLUSTRATION

FESTIVAL

DAY 1

07.02.22

Talks

10:00 – 10:30 · Festival Opening
Online Talk, watch recording


Falmouth Illustration Festival Opening with Keryn Bibby, Nick Mott, Hugh Frost, Barnaby Lickens-Richards, Violeta Noy and Anna Logan

10:30 – 11:30 · The Folio Society
Online Talk, session not recorded


Art Directors Sheri Gee and Raquel Leis Allion from The Folio Society will be sharing an outline of the illustration process from their side

13:30 – 14:30 · Linda Scott
On-Campus Talk, watch recording

Linda Scott will be presenting her recent research, followed by a discussion. Themes explored in this presentation include Science Fiction narratives as a vehicle for raising awareness of feminist and colonial perspectives

14:00 – 15:00 · Natalie Hayes
Online Talk, watch recording

Natalie Hayes will be delivering a short presentation entitled "Two More Steps Towards a Plant-Based Future", documenting two recent projects run in collaboration with third year BA (Hons) Illustration students. Both projects are aimed at encouraging people to move towards plant-based food choices, the need for which is heightened by the current climate crisis. During the session, students are invited to contribute ideas for further collaborative projects

15:00 – 16:00 · Nigel Owen
On-Campus Talk, watch recording

Nigel Owen will be sharing a personal project called ‘Slab Serif City’, that has been in the works for the last two years. It is a full set of 26 digital illustrations, representing a full uppercase alphabet. Pictorial letterforms are embedded in an imagined mythical city called ‘Slab Serif City’

15:30 – 17:30 · Ben Passmore and Ezra Claytan Daniels
Hybrid on-campus and online talk
Watch Ben's pre-recorded lecture and a Q&A with Ben and Ezra

Join Hugh Frost for a Q&A with authors Ben Passmore and Ezra Claytan Daniels

Ben and Ezra will discuss their work and collaboration on the graphic novel BTTM FDRS, "An Afrofuturist horror-comedy about gentrification, hip hop, and cultural appropriation"

Workshops

13:00 – 14:30 · Life Drawing with Paul Ruskin (1)
On-Campus Workshop
Life Drawing Studio
16 Tickets – Drop-in session

Embrace the simplicity and naivety of drawing. Fail better and trust your instincts in a session that encourages expressive mark-making as your own primal, creative language

15:00 – 16:30 · Life Drawing with Paul Ruskin (2)
On-Campus Workshop
Life Drawing Studio

16 Tickets – Drop-in Session

Embrace the simplicity and naivety of drawing. Fail better and trust your instincts in a session that encourages expressive mark-making as your own primal, creative language


 

DAY 2

08.02.22

Talks

10:00 – 11:00 · Owen Davey
Online Talk, watch recording

Owen Davey is an award-winning Illustrator from the UK. Since 2009 he has worked with many clients including (but not limited to) Google, WWF, Facebook, Sony, Lego and National Geographic. He is the lead illustrator on the multi-award winning app Two Dots and has produced many picture books which have been published in over 25 languages all over the world

Owen will be joining us all day, talking about his own 'Meandering Journey' through freelance
illustration

His talk will be followed by a roundtable session with Owen Davey and his agent James, from Folio Art

11:00 – 12:00 · Carlos Garde-Martin
Online Talk, watch recording

Carlos Garde-Martin, MA Online Illustration supervisor, will be inviting alumni Ollie Mann and Teresa Clark to discuss their Final Major Projects in connection to Passages, liminality and personal journeys

13:00 – 16:00 · Q&A Session and Project/Portfolio Review with Owen Davey
Online Talk, watch part 1 & part 2

An initial Q&A session, leaving time for students to share work from their current projects or portfolios. Please prepare some digital files you can easily share if you would like some feedback

15:30 – 17:30 · Julien Posture
Hybrid on-campus and online talkwatch recording

Join Hugh Frost in person at the Lecture Theatre 1 for Julien Posture's talk and Q&A

This talk will explore illustration as a liminal practice between creative work (through the romantic ideal of artistic genius) and capitalist labour (defined as “alienated” by Marx). Through an analysis of the coining of the term “Corporate Memphis” to describe a particular illustration style akin to Big Tech companies, we will look at how this tension permeates contemporary illustration practice and shapes how we (and others) understand the value of illustration today

19:30 – 21:30 · Sophie Miller
On-Campus Talk, watch talk
& Sophie in conversation with Carys Boughton

'Can Art And Illustration Change The World?' Where activism and the visual arts combine to tackle the climate crisis. Ocean Rebellion's campaigns have received national press coverage with the use of guerrilla advertising techniques. Set up by a group of activists linked to XR, Ocean Rebellion use a series of disruptive, non-violent actions aimed at tackling biodiversity loss, overfishing, the impact of the climate emergency on the ocean, and deep-sea mining

Workshops

9:30 – 11:30 · Antonia Glücksman
On-Campus Workshop

AS YOU LIKE IT - A creative language Workshop. We’ll be exploring Shakespeare’s words and building structures, sentences, sayings, poetry and more in a playful way. It’s a workshop that celebrates the connections between play, language, art and creativity and is especially suitable for anyone who loves experimenting with language and writing as part of their creative practice

10:30 – 12:00 · Life Drawing with Peach Doble and Paul Ruskin
Online Workshop, watch recording


An alternative taster session with a mixture of exercises, techniques and models. Clear your kitchen table as we take you through a guided life drawing class, using pre-recorded footage screened in the comfort of your own home

13:00 – 14:30 · Judith Chamizo (1)
On-Campus Workshop

This workshop will focus on windows as liminal spaces. Illustrations don't have to end at the edge of their frame; let's experiment! We will look together for ways of using panels, borders, composition and framing as narrative devices. Please bring the selection of materials you feel most comfortable painting and drawing with

13:30 – 14:00 Printmaking Workshop, Session 1/3
Online Session

Mix media workshop, analogue and digital. Culminating in 2 days of printing on campus at the end of the week. Students to produce digital collages expressing the 'bridge' between what they know now, and what they wished they'd known earlier. A sharing of advice from students to other students to help bridge gaps in knowledge

15:00 – 16:30 · Judith Chamizo (2)
On-Campus Workshop

This workshop will focus on windows as liminal spaces. Illustrations don't have to end at the edge of their frame; let's experiment! We will look together for ways of using panels, borders, composition and framing as narrative devices. Please bring the selection of materials you feel most comfortable painting and drawing with

DAY 3

09.02.22

Talks

11:00 – 13:00 · Nick Mott
On-Campus Talk, watch recording

Nick Mott, Course Leader for BA illustration and founder member of Volcano The Bear, presents an improvised talk around the themes, visuals and sounds of his latest solo album and book of traditional collages: The Fall of the Human Empire (to be released on the Polish record label, Lumberton Trading Company in mid-2022). This obsessively themed body of work was completed just as the pandemic hit and transformed The Fall’s dark, troubled themes into retrospective prophecies. @the.real.nick.mott

12:00 – 13:00 · Event
MA Illustration Online Student Meet & Greet Lunch, with Falmouth Illustration Staff

Event to welcome MA Illustration Online students visiting Woodlane Campus

13:00 – 14:00 · Tilly McKerrow
Online Talk, watch recording

Tilly McKerrow talks and answers questions about her map artwork the lonely Gannet; an illustrated book designed for a gallery space. The format of the work explores sequential illustration, reminiscent of a map for an audience to explore. It was inspired by a news story about a gannet called ‘No mates Nigel’

15:30 – 17:30 · Louise Lockhart
Hybrid on-campus and online talk, watch recording

Join Sue Clarke at the Lecture Theatre 1 for Louise Lockhart's live talk and Q&A

A talk by illustrator Louise Lockhart – a freelance illustrator who works with a variety of print methods. She spends her days creating colourful designs inspired by vintage textiles, folk art, children’s books and old print ephemera. She has completed 7 children's books and has worked with clients such as Boden, Anthropologie and M&S. Louise also runs a business called The Printed Peanut, where she designs and makes illustrated products

Workshops

10:00 – 12:00 · Emilia Wharfe
On-Campus Workshop *NEW WORKSHOP*

Augmented Reality Illustrations through Artivive

In this digital workshop we will explore a basic understanding of AR and how your illustrations can become ‘trigger’ images so that when scanned by various devices your artwork can come to life or expand into 3D space

We ask students attending to bring one illustration already scanned in (jpeg or ps). A basic knowledge of Photoshop (layers in particular) is needed to follow this workshop

13:00 – 14:30 · Life Printmaking with Peach Doble and Paul Ruskin (1)
On-Campus Workshop

Experiment with DIY and eco-print-making methods whilst working from a live model. Draw, roll and print under time pressure in this hands-on session. Session 1 will explore monotype and monoprint

13:00 – 17:00 · B&A Reps
On-Campus Workshop

B&A Agency London Director Sam Summerskill will talk about B&A, the role of an illustration agent, answer questions and lead a group sketchbook review session

David Doran and Tom Jay, both Falmouth University alumni, will be joining Sam to look at your sketchbooks, show their own and discuss in groups each other's personal approach to this gorgeous medium

13:30 – 15:30 · Printmaking Workshop, Session 2/3
Online Workshop


Mix media workshop, analogue and digital. Culminating in 2 days of printing on campus at the end of the week. Students to produce digital collages expressing the 'bridge' between what they know now, and what they wished they'd known earlier. A sharing of advice from students to other students to help bridge gaps in knowledge

14:00 – 16:30 · Mat Osmond
On-Campus Workshop

SAFE PASSAGE – Storying the Unthinkable.
You’re invited to a conversation about the ecological crisis: about the radical unsustainability of our present mode of living and about the curious difficulty of thinking about this predicament clearly, or of acting as if it was real. In this workshop, we’ll ask what it might mean to get good at imagining the sorts of culture (and sorts of people) which might emerge from the processes of large-scale change we now refer to as ‘ecological crisis, runaway global heating, mass extinction’ etc

15:00 – 16:30 · Life Printmaking with Peach Doble and Paul Ruskin (2)
On-Campus Workshop

Experiment with DIY and eco-print-making methods whilst working from a live model. Draw, roll and print under time pressure in this hands-on session. Session 2 will explore lino printing

17:00 – 18:30 · Shefali Wardell

On-Campus Workshop

A silent drawing workshop where we draw collaboratively on a single piece, investigating both process-based drawing as well as group dynamics. The workshop is designed to be an investigation into your own drawing and an experience of a different way to work outside of project briefs and verbal communication

Please note that punctuality is really important for this workshop and you may not be able to participate if you are more than 10 minutes late

17:00 – 18:30 · Judith Chamizo
On-Campus Workshop *NEW WORKSHOP*

This workshop will focus on windows as liminal spaces. Illustrations don't have to end at the edge of their frame; let's experiment! We will look together for ways of using panels, borders, composition and framing as narrative devices


DAY 4

10.02.22

Talks

14:00 - 17:00 · Art Book Fair
On-Campus Event
Fox Cafe

Falmouth Art Book Fair open to all courses. Students and staff alike will be selling zines, comics, photo books, editions, etc. Organised by Hugh Frost

14:00 – 16:00 · Alumni Panel
On-Campus talk, watch recording of Ana's talk, Antonia's talk, Ollie's talk, and Q&A

A series of short presentations by Falmouth Alumni: from BA Illustration, MA Illustration Online and MA Authorial Practice at Falmouth University. Hosted by MA Illustration Online Course Leader, Barnaby Lickens-Richards

Ana Jaks
Ana will deliver a talk focused on the passage between being a graduate illustrator and a professional one. She is aiming to be incredibly transparent about the transition between the two and show how for some (like herself) it isn’t always completely linear. Through her own experiences, Ana will discuss multiple ways in which a graduate can find their feet as a freelancer in the industry and how slowing the transition down can still help you achieve dream jobs. During her time as an illustrator she has worked for the likes of Nike, Facebook, Lush, Apple, The Telegraph and many more.

Antonia Glücksman
Antonia will talk about her career since graduation, including the advantages and disadvantages of being part of the Gass Collective as a recipient of The Graduate Start-Up Fund 2020 from Cultivator Cornwall 

Since graduating from MA Authorial Practice, she has designed and illustrated several books, including for the National Trust and Guillemot Press and exhibited her work in shows and galleries across the UK. Her work is research-led, often drawing on archival sources and collective memory to reveal the hidden poetry in mundane objects

Ollie Mann
Ollie’s talk will focus on the passage between the internalised process of exploring his queer identity through his work in the MA Online to the more external process of creating commissioned work that must represent a wider queer community. The aim of the talk is to explore how illustrators can negotiate personal identity in their work while faithfully representing a wider community that goes far beyond oneself

Q&A Panel
Q&A with all three alumni and MA Illustration Online course leader, Barnaby Lickens-Richards

17:00 – 18:30 · Barnaby Lickens-Richards
On-Campus talk, watch recording

Barnaby Lickens-Richards will be giving a lecture entitled 'Copying: Record, Repeat, Remember' – which will look at how copying marks, emblems, likeness and even text can help us to forge our creative identity. Taking an autoethnographic approach to this subject, he will discuss the importance of living with images, creative resistance and personal wellbeing

Workshops

9:00 – 12:00 · Teresa Clark
On-Campus Talk + Workshop, watch recording

Illustrator and MA Online Illustration alumni Teresa Clark will deliver a talk about her personal practice – discussing how found materials and mixed media practice can act as a meeting point/liminal space

After the talk, there will be a workshop to explore the creative possibilities afforded by ‘happy accidents’. It will help to free imagination and encourage participants to relish the accidental and to respond to the unpredictable

9:00 – 12:30 · Rose Forshall (1)
On-Campus Workshop

COLLABORATIVE MAP MAKING – A Monoprint Workshop. Students will work in small groups to create maps in monoprint and collage using the theme of ‘passages’ as a starting point. To explore during the session: collaborative practices, monoprint techniques, maps as a visual method of communication

10:00 – 12:00 · Georgie Bennett (1)
Online Workshop

Inspired by the #streetviewdraw online drawing series, launched during the January lockdown 2021, this talk, and workshop will look at the exciting possibilities of virtual travelling. Reflecting on the theme of this Forum, Passages, we will draw around the world using features such as the 3D option, and the timeline tool to view our world in new and exciting ways. This workshop will be delivered online, you will need access to Google maps, and a selection of drawing materials. Check out the hashtag #streetviewdraw on Instagram to see some of the wonderful work created by the #streetviewdraw crew. Let’s go exploring!

10:30 – 15:30 · Printmaking Workshop, Session 3/3
On-Campus Workshop

A half-day on-campus Workshop - either Screen Printing or Riso Printing (you will be assigned to either Screenprint or Riso during the previous workshops). The time for this session will be split into two sessions of 15 students each

13:00 – 15:45 · AJ Higgins 
On-Campus Talk + Workshop, watch recording

AJ’s talk will be discussing the transition of leaving the comforts of university to enter the world of industry, her journey back to university for her MA, and then back out into industry once more

It will be followed by a character-based workshop which will introduce the idea of embracing constraints to help create ideas and challenging your usual approach by encouraging the letting go of perfectionism. See booking link 

13:00 – 17:00 · Rose Forshall (2)
On-Campus Workshop

COLLABORATIVE MAP MAKING – A Monoprint Workshop. Students will work in small groups to create maps in monoprint and collage using the theme of ‘passages’ as a starting point. To explore during the session: collaborative practices, monoprint techniques, maps as a visual method of communication

13:30 – 14:30 · Life Drawing from Performance with Peach Doble
On-Campus Workshop


Become part of a collaborative performance as you respond to a live show – previous classes have involved wrestlers, puppeteers, hula-hoop artists and dancers. Work quickly and spontaneously in this fast-moving session

14:00 – 16:00 · Georgie Bennett (2)
Online Workshop

Inspired by the #streetviewdraw online drawing series, launched during the January lockdown 2021, this talk, and workshop will look at the exciting possibilities of virtual travelling. Reflecting on the theme of this Forum, Passages, we will draw around the world using features such as the 3D option, and the timeline tool to view our world in new and exciting ways. This workshop will be delivered online, you will need access to Google maps, and a selection of drawing materials. Check out the hashtag #streetviewdraw on Instagram to see some of the wonderful work created by the #streetviewdraw crew. Let’s go exploring!

15:00 – 16:30 · Life Drawing with Peach Doble
On-Campus Workshop

Become part of a collaborative performance as you respond to a live show – previous classes have involved wrestlers, puppeteers, hula-hoop artists and dancers. Work quickly and spontaneously in this fast-moving session

16:30 – 18:30 · Ana Jaks 
On-Campus Workshop

This workshop focuses on students mapping out a “dream client,” looking at how they normally use illustration (or reimagining it) and creating a piece they could try and share with them in the future.

This process is inspired by Ana's own illustration journey – more than once, personal projects about dream clients have ended up in her working on dream briefs e.g. drawing up an illustration for Lush, uploading it to social media and getting work with them the following year

DAY 5

11.02.22

Talks

9.30 – 11.30 · Keryn Bibby 
On-Campus talk, watch recording

Keryn Bibby will be delivering a talk on "Launching a Successful Creative Business", informed by her own professional experience. Over the past 25 years, Keryn has worked as an illustration commissioner, founded the award winning design company KMR Media, working with budgets in excess of 750k, and after 8 years she successfully sold the company to focus her time with students here at Falmouth University. Keryn remains a practicing freelance Graphic Designer and Consultant and is currently Head of Illustration at Falmouth University

11:30 – 13:30 · Merlin Evans
Online Talk, watch part 1 & part 2

Merlin will be delivering a talk entitled 'Drawing as Radical Listening' – A delve into the cartography of mapping the stories of sickness and health

Showcasing her professional process and practice, professional Medical Artist Merlin will speak about her work as an illustrator and Director of Drawn to Medicine, chatting about how she strives to use drawing as a tool to educate, empower and advocate patient voices within the field of medicine

14:00 – 15:00 · Charlotte Pulfer
On-Campus talk, session not recorded

Charlotte Pulfer will be discussing her progression from MA Authorial Practice alumni to professional illustrator – focusing on her new series "Truth Trail" (responding to her recent pilgrimage through the glorious Northern English countryside, predetermined to be endangered by the HS2 High-Speed Railway); and her experience as part of GASS collective, a group of 13 recent BA and MA graduate artists based in Cornwall

15:30 – 17:00 · Darren Cullen
On-Campus talk, watch recording

British artist and political cartoonist whose artwork satirises topics ranging from the insidious nature of advertising, from the culpability of the "Santa lie" to armed forces recruitment propaganda

Festival Closing at the end of the session

Workshops

10:30-12:30 · Shefali Wardell
On-Campus Workshop

A silent drawing workshop where we draw collaboratively on a single piece, investigating both process-based drawing as well as group dynamics. The workshop is designed to be an investigation into your own drawing and an experience of a different way to work outside of project briefs and verbal communication

Please note that punctuality is really important for this workshop and you may not be able to participate if you are more than 10 minutes late

12:30 – 14:30 · AJ Higgins 
On-Campus Workshop *NEW WORKSHOP*

A character-based workshop with alumni AJ Higgins, which will introduce the idea of embracing constraints to help create ideas; and challenging your usual approach by encouraging the letting go of perfectionism

10:30 – 15:30 · Printmaking Workshop, Session 3/3
On-Campus Workshop

A half-day on-campus Workshop - either Screen Printing or Riso Printing (you will be assigned to either Screenprint or Riso during the previous workshops). The time for this session will be split into two sessions of 15 students each

16:30 – 18:30 · Antonia Glücksman
On-Campus Workshop *NEW WORKSHOP*

AS YOU LIKE IT - A creative language Workshop. We’ll be exploring Shakespeare’s words and building structures, sentences, sayings, poetry and more in a playful way. It’s a workshop that celebrates the connections between play, language, art and creativity and is especially suitable for anyone who loves experimenting with language and writing as part of their creative practice

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