The AOI Illustration Awards exhibition is hosted annually by Somerset House, a major arts and cultural centre in the heart of London, whose year-round programme of large scale contemporary exhibitions and events attracts over 2 million visitors.
The winning work from the AOI Illustration Awards 2014 will be exhibited at Somerset House in London from 2 October – 2 November 2014.
The AOI Illustration Awards Exhibition presents highlights from this year’s shortlist of contemporary illustration, entered by emerging and established talent to the Association of Illustrators’ (AOI) annual competition.
The shortlist includes illustration from across the world, recognising the exceptional work produced by illustrators internationally and promoting illustration as an essential contributor to global visual culture. The exhibition will thus feature a unique range of work from the UK to USA, and South Korea to France, covering a wide breadth of practice, including books, design and editorial, to reflect the diverse disciplines within the industry.
The AOI Illustration Awards is the only independent jury-selected illustration competition in the UK and this year’s winning work was chosen by a panel of esteemed judges from all aspects of the industry including commissioners, publishers and artists.
12 category winners have been chosen, from which two overall award winners will be announced in the classification of Professional illustration, which is open to all practicing professionals, and New Talent, which is open to students and recent graduates.
The awards will feature in the next edition of Varoom Magazine published by the Association of Illustrators. This issue will celebrate the AOI Illustration Awards at Somerset House.
Following its display at Somerset House the exhibition tours to multiple venues across the UK. In 2015 the exhibition will be hosted by Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Swansea Metropolitan University and Chapel Gallery,Ormskirk. The national tour receives approximately 40,000 visitors during its run.
For more details visit the Somerset House website.