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Yo Illo Illustrators’ Christmas Party (London)

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It’s almost Christmas, and that means hearing all about friends’ and partners’ office parties, while you’re left behind at the drawing board, sipping a lonely glass of mulled wine. But no longer! This year, Yo Illo (the monthly illustration meetup group) is coming to the rescue with the Illustrators’ Christmas Party, a night of music, drinking and festivities with fellow creatives!

AN ‘OFFICE’ PARTY FOR FREELANCERS!

Join them on Wednesday, 10th December at the Exmouth Market Church Hall near Clerkenwell. The Yo Illo team are very excited that the Dakota Jim Band will be providing entertainment for the evening with a selection of jazz and folk numbers and classic Christmas tunes, and a choice of wines and local beers and spirits will be on offer to help you get into the Yuletide spirit.

In addition to this, Depop will generously provide a number of free bottles of beer to help get the night off to a great start! (Get there early to avoid missing out!)

So, come along and show off your favourite festive jumper, put on your dancing shoes, and enjoy a night with fellow illustrators!

External Link: Yo Illo Illustrators’ Christmas Party at the Exmouth Market Church Hall

Peter James Field ‘No Bulb in my Lamp’ London Book Launch

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Illustrator Peter James Field celebrates the launch of ‘No Bulb in My Lamp’, a 200 page book documenting ten years of observational sketches.

The book has been self-published by the artist in an edition of 1500, following a successful campaign on Kickstarter. It has been designed by award winning London design studio The Entente.

Peter will be signing and dedicating copies of the book throughout the evening. The first twenty purchasers will also receive a complimentary copy of his hand-made ‘Saliva Tree’ book. There will also be a chance to win an exclusive signed print by the artist.

External Link: Peter James Field ‘No Bulb in my Lamp’ Book Launch at Artwords Bookshop

Tura Tura Tura 3

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A group art show honouring the life & career of cult superstar Tura Satana. The spirit of cult superstar TURA SATANA tears into Los Angeles December 6 for TURA! TURA! TURA! III, an epic, once-in-a-lifetime multi-media event.

Please join us at the Lethal Amounts art gallery in LA for the opening night gala reception/celebration of cult superstar TURA SATANA’s career, honoring the iconic star of Russ Meyer’s ‘Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!’ amongst others.

There will be over 50 pieces of incredible “Tura” art from world renowned artists: JASON MECIER, MITCH O’CONNELL, GUSTAVO RIMADA, BEV HOGUE, MICHELLE BICKFORD, TOM “BIG TOE” LAURA, FRANCO VON LOWBROW, DAVE CALVER and many more.

The Saturday December 6th kick-off party, hosted by TERA PATRICK, will also feature:

A LIVE BURLESQUE STRIP-SHOW by legendary Russ Meyer star FRANCESCA “KITTEN” NATIVIDAD
LIVE GO-GO DANCERS all night long
LIVE D.J.
and…
Host TERA PATRICK will also model one of TURA’S original film costumes. Talk about a photo op!

You’ve never experienced anything like this before, and surely never will again, so don’t miss out on this truly once-in-a lifetime event!

Varla’s back!
See you there Pussycat

External Link: Tura Tura Tura 3 at Lethal Amounts Art Gallery

Once Upon A Time… An Enchanting Illustration Exhibition (Norfolk)

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Once Upon A Time… an enchanting exhibition of illustration from Norwich based illustrators Ella Goodwin and Julia Groves.

The exhibition will be on from November 9th – December 7th, (10am – 5pm Mon – Sat and 10am – 2pm Sundays) so you can enjoy the culinary delights of House Cafe whilst taking in the whimsical works on the walls. As well as the illustration itself there will be cards and sundries on sale too in good time for any Christmas shopping!

A little bit about us: Julia is a Norwich based freelance illustrator with a passion for printmaking, paper cut and digital media. Since graduating from the MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, she has been busy concentrating on creating her own colourful stories and characters.

Ella’s background is in Animation and Design, concentrating on quirky narratives and characters. Her passion is for visual storytelling and whimsical illustration often highly detailed using a mix of traditional and digital mediums, Ella lives, makes and illustrates in a kitsch fairytale filled nook in Norwich and dreams of having a Wendy House.

External Link: Once Upon A Time… An Enchanting Illustration Exhibition at House Cafe (Norfolk)

We Tell Stories at SVA Chelsea Gallery

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“WE TELL STORIES” EXHIBITION BRINGS TOGETHER WORK BY ARTISTS BEHIND BESTSELLING CHILDREN’S BOOKS

On View November 4 – December 17, 2014
Reception Tuesday, November 11, 6:00 – 8:00pm

School of Visual Arts presents “We Tell Stories,” an exhibition of work by more than 340 artists who graduated with an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay in the 30 years since the degree was first offered. Curated by founding chair Marshall Arisman, “We Tell Stories” surveys the vitality and versatility of contemporary figurative artists through thousands of works: editorial art, children’s books, comics, graphic novels, animations, products, paintings and more. The exhibition will be on view November 4 through December 17 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.

“If, in the past 30 years you bought a book because of its cover, thumbed through the illustrations in a magazine or newspaper, read a children’s book to your child, thought a graphic novel or comic would make a great movie, purchased an app for your iPhone or visited a gallery, you have seen the art of our alumni,” Arisman said.
“We Tell Stories” will include work by notable alumni including George Boorujy, Viktor Deak, Brian Pinkney, Brian Floca, Nathan Fox, John Hendrix, Olivier Kugler, Allison Moritsugu, J. Stephen Savage, Yuko Shimizu, Sara Varon, Sam Weber and Martin Wittfooth.

A highlight of the exhibition will be a children’s reading room—furnished and designed by alumni Sara Varon and Aya Kakeda—with more than 200 illustrated books by MFA Illustration alumni.

The SVA Chelsea Gallery, located at 601 West 26th Street between 10th and 11th avenues, is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. It is fully accessible by wheelchair.

External Link: We Tell Stories at SVA Chelsea Gallery

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Legend of the Yokai @ House of Vans London

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I’m not sure how this one passed us by! There’s less than a week to check it out. All new TMNT artwork from a number of amazing artists. The show is obviously to promote the new film, but it looks like they’ve done a stella job and what a fantastic looking location and gallery House of Vans is. Even if they didn’t have ninja turtle art on display I’d still want to check out the location. Did I mention they had the Foo Fighters there a few weeks ago!

Artwork by Yuko Shimizu

Show site: legendoftheyokai.com or visit House Of Vans.

Cotton Candy Autopsy for Guzu Gallery’s Icons of Horror

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A piece for the upcoming Icons of Horror group art show at the Guzu Gallery opening Halloween night entitled Cotton Candy Autopsy. The limited edition serigraph was inspired by both Stephen King’s “It” character Pennywise the Clown and Mark Dery’s essay “Cotton Candy Autopsy: Deconstructing Psycho-Killer Clowns”. The serigraph measures 12?x18?, hand-printed silkscreen on acid-free 100# Cougar Natural cover stock, and limited to 44 signed/numbered prints.

Icons of Horror will be on display Oct. 31st – Dec. 1, 2014 at 5000 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas.

External Link: Cotton Candy Autopsy for Guzu Gallery’s Icons of Horror

Extra Ordinary – Tilen’s 2014 Solo Singapore Exhibition

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Extra Ordinary
Opening: 7pm, Tuesday, 21Oct 2014
21Oct-02Nov 2014
Utterly Art Gallery
20B Mosque Street Level 3
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About the Exhibition
We often seek out the new and exotic, forgetting that beauty can be found in the everyday and commonplace.

In Extra Ordinary, Tilen Ti celebrates the little moments, familiar scenes and simple pleasures that make up so much of our lives and memories, and give them meaning. This is Tilen’s fourth solo exhibition.

External Link: Extra Ordinary – Tilen’s 2014 Solo Singapore Exhibition

Moniker Art Fair (London)

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Moniker Art Fair

Now in it’s fifth year Moniker Art Fair has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting, international contemporary art fairs. It has grown significantly since 2010 both in terms of audience and relevance- the fair attracts more than 12,000 visitors over its four day duration.

Held during London’s busiest arts and culture week, Moniker Art Fair spotlight emerging and established talent, celebrating a generation of artists at the forefront of a unique contemporary art movement. The fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures.

Garnering a reputation for the dedicated artist project spaces, and defying the typical constraints of the regular Art Fair format, Moniker Art Fair has become renowned for delivering a rich and varied programme of highly curated, experiential and immersive gallery spaces, live artwork, events, talks and workshops. Staying true to the artist’s vision, this expressive and immersive approach sets Moniker apart by offering partner galleries and artists more opportunity for experimentation.

Building on the foundations of four years experience and innovation, 2014 sees Moniker Art Fair continuing to co-host with London’s leading artist- led fair – The Other Art Fair – in what will again be a showcase of independent and established talent, forming the major satellite events of London’s Art Week when 60,000 visitors descend on the city to form an unparalleled international art audience.

External Link: Smithson Gallery at Moniker Art Fair