Swansea College of Art presents the World Illustration Awards Exhibition 2019


UWTSD's Swansea College of Art is proud to be hosting the World Illustration Awards 2019 exhibition for the seventh year, organised by The Association of Illustrators (The AOI), in partnership with the Directory of Illustration.

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The exhibition was opened by Swansea Provost & Executive Dean Professor Ian Walsh at the University’s Dynevor Building on Friday, November 8.

UWTSD's Illustration Programme Director Delyth Lloyd-Evans said: "For the seventh year, Swansea College of Art, is delighted to host the most significant awards exhibition for Illustration in the UK. The World Illustration Awards 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."

Featuring all 200 entries shortlisted for this year’s awards, with in-depth presentations of winning projects, this inspiring exhibition showcases the very best emerging and established illustrations from around the world today.

An independent jury of 24 commissioners and industry insiders including Josephine Kelliher, Art Program Manager at Facebook EMEA, Simon Khalil, Editor at Arab News and Kirstie Johnstone, Creative Production Partner at AMV BBDO, judged over 3,600 submissions from 68 countries in eight categories to select the shortlist.

From book covers to newspapers, packaging to murals, illustration is the visual language of everyday life. This exhibition celebrates this most engaging of art forms in its broadest sense. Showcasing a diverse range of styles, materials and topics, featuring an extraordinary range of illustration practice across vibrant industry sectors including Advertising, Children’s Books, Design and Editorial, the exhibition reveals the innovative ideas and techniques at the forefront of illustration today.

For more info click here: https://theaoi.com/world-illustration-awards/

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