Swansea College of Art presents the World Illustration Awards Exhibition 2018


UWTSD's Swansea College of Art is proud to be hosting the World Illustration Awards 2018 exhibition for the sixth year, organised by The Association of Illustrators (The AOI), in partnership with the Directory of Illustration.

The exhibition will take place from Monday, January 14 to Thursday, February 21, 2019. Admission will be free and opening times are weekdays: 9am to 5pm and Saturdays: 10am to 4pm.

UWTSD's Derek Bainton, Head of School of Graphic and Digital Arts said: "For the sixth year, Swansea College of Art, is delighted to host the most significant awards exhibition for Illustration in the UK. The World IllustrationAwards 2018 brings together the finest collection of short-listed and award-winning work of professional and emerging artists from all around the world. To host an event of this magnitude, is to bring to Wales, to our students, our staff, and the public, a global perspective on illustration, in order to celebrate this ever-evolving, multi-disciplinary art-form."

World Illustration Awards 2018 Judge Rob Alderson, Editor-in-Chief at Wetransfer said: "In a visual culture dominated by photography, illustration provides a deliciously different way to see the world.” 

The exhibition shows all the category winning projects, alongside a selection from the 200 strong shortlist, drawn from a record 3,300 entries from 75 countries.


The exhibition explores what illustration means today, how it shapes our world and understanding and how the art form itself is changing. At once global and personal, visitors can expect to be inspired by this diverse, engaging exhibition. This annual survey of the best illustration globally will explore where illustration is now, where it is heading in the future, and showcase the legends of the industry who continue to inspire new generations of artists.

More information on www.theaoi.com



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