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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

EVENT - BOUNDARIES: Illustration-practice-research

Plymouth University and VaroomLab Illustration Symposium
14 15 September 2012
Plymouth University

The symposium is a platform to consider issues around the subject of illustration practice and research, sharing of knowledge and experience whilst pushing the boundaries of critical engagement.

This event will explore how new technologies, concepts, and professional issues are encouraging innovation, shaping the subject and pushing the illustration community to practice in new ways.

The symposium aims to:
  • disseminate and showcase research and practice from the subject
  • facilitate the debate of research
  • provide networking opportunities for participants
The event will include peer reviewed presentations by illustrators and academics, an opportunity to hear Audrey Niffenegger, Babette Cole, and this year’s V&A Illustration award winner Matthew Richardson talking about their work. Dr. John O’Reilly, Editor of award winning Varoom magazine and respected writer will be keynote speaker.

The earlybird fee of £50 includes lunch and refreshments during the symposium
and an invitation to the drinks reception of the Making Great Illustration exhibition.
Tickets after 31 July will cost £75

Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/7dnj8x8 

Definition of VaroomLab
VaroomLab is an international research project that fosters research activity within the subject of illustration. This collaborative network of researchers and practitioners aims to be a catalyst for innovation in illustration in the 21st Century and to expand knowledge and understanding of the subject. 

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