24 April 2016

21 April 2016

Visiting Lecturer: Lizzy Stuart

Lizzy Stuart's talk and workshop was one of the favourites this year! Lizzy spoke about many of her experiences in her illustration journey so far and shared some of the best moments but also some tough ones. We had an exclusive peak into her new book There's a tiger in the Garden , one day after she got it in the post and it looked beautiful 

all images by Lizzy Stuart

Moving image: 1-day pilgrimage

Nice moving image piece from the Year 1 illustrators that went on an one-day pilgrimage to Waverley Abbey.

Visiting Lecturer: Vanessa Rolf

An amazing day with textile artist & designer Vanessa Rolf, who worked with the third year illustrators over a two week workshop. Vanessa's work includes personal projects, commissions, residencies and workshops and her visual work is accompanied with in-depth research into some fascinating themes. 

all images by Vanessa Rolf

Zine workshop

image by Esther McManus

So much fun to have Esther McManus around for two days, as part of an experimental drawing and narrative workshop! The students spent some time exchanging quick sketches and quotes between them, resulting in some wacky storylines and juxtapositions. The third day of the workshop tutor Iro Tsavala and the students worked together to collect the material and create five riso-printed group publications.

12 April 2016

Visiting Lecturer: Nancy Campbell

It was a pleasure to have Nancy Campbell with us earlier this year, who gave a talk about her artist's books and residencies.
With a background in literature, Nancy's multidisciplinary practice includes thoughtful handmade books and poetry and has taken her to artists's residencies as far as Greenland and Iceland. Some of her books are the result of collaborative projects with other book artists such as Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck and Sara Bodman. 

all images by Nancy Campbell

7 April 2016

UCA Illustration at Leeds Bookfair

A really good weekend at Leeds with the students exhibiting their books and prints under the course's Lion & Lamb press. We got excellent feedback and some pretty good sales.

Lisbon Trip 2016

Fun times in Lisbon during the course trip - we drew lots, we ate lots and we walked lots! 

drawings my Monica Lai

Waverley Abbey walk

A beautiful walking trip from the campus to the Waverley Abbey ruins. Drawing and collecting.

Happy Birthday Robin!
...with a slice of vintage trainer cake

MA 2015-16

A great year for the illustration MA so far! The exploratory Unit has just finished and we are looking forward to some exciting collaborative work! Fun and interesting work below from MA student Meng Yun.