Over the coming weeks Plymouth College of Art will become a hive of illustrating activity, starting on Monday March 5 when The Gallery will begin hosting the longest-running illustration exhibition in the UK Images 35: Best of Illustration 2011, organised by the Association of Illustrators.
Images is the leading showcase for contemporary illustration commissioned in the UK today, which includes promotional artwork and up-and-coming new talent. On display will be a selection of 90 artworks showcasing the talents of illustrators who have made a significant contribution to their industry over the last year.
Throughout the exhibition students and staff from Plymouth College of Art will be working together to showcase work for sale at an Illustration Bureau located in the centre of The Gallery.
On March 15 and 16 an Illustration Stuff Fair will take place in the Studio Theatre at Plymouth College of Art, where illustration students, practitioners, independent publishers and collectives from across the South West will be selling a diverse selection of illustration products.
The Illustration Stuff Fair is a chance to get your hands on unique zines, limited edition prints and even some beautifully packaged designer toys. Join them on Thursday, March 15 from 5pm to 8pm for a drink to celebrate the opening of the fair, which will continue on Friday, March 16 from 10am to 5pm.
And finally, on Wednesday, March 21 from 6pm to 7pm London based illustrator Rod Hunt will be giving a public talk in the Studio Theatre at Plymouth College of Art. Rod has illustrated everything from book covers to advertising campaigns, theme park maps, iPhone Apps and large scale installations. He has built a reputation for retro-tinged illustrations and detailed character filled landscapes.