London Illustration Fair returns to Bargehouse this December!

London’s contemporary illustration event returns next week with a programme packed to the rafters with installations, workshops, interactive artwork and the finest illustrators – from emerging talent to firm favourites!

Back in residence on London’s Southbank at the raw industrial space of the Bargehouse, this year The London Illustration Fair puts the emphasis on play with interactive artworks and hands on workshops. With over 65 exhibitors, from the hottest emerging talent to established names, The London Illustration Fair is the destination to discover the best in illustration today.

Feast your eyes on new work by illustration greats including doodle-bomber Hattie Stewart and featured artist Marcelina Amelia, fresh from shows in New York and Stockholm. Between Stewart’s notorious magazine cover takeovers, and Amelia’s playfully dark images, visitors to the fair are in for a treat.

Marcelina Amelia

LIF 2017 Artist Marcelina Amelia

The Art of Ping Pong and our favourite scribbler Mr Doodle will be helping The London Illustration Fair serve up a menagerie of interactive games, all in aid of a good cause. Test your backhander as The Art of Ping Pong promote their charity auction, by bringing a selection of their beautiful artist designed mini tables to be played on. Profits raised from the games will go to Trekstock, a young adult cancer support charity.

Art of Ping Pong

The Art of Ping Pong

Join internet sensation Mr Doodle as he covers an entire games floor with his distinctive ‘graffiti spaghetti’. Marvel as technology takes over the main gallery, where the machine becomes artist! Tech artist Damien Borowik presents his ‘Drawing Machines’ which create intricate mathematical designs live for the viewer. He will be joined by BAFTA winning artist and filmmaker Ian Gouldstone whose site-responsive software sculpture ‘Wanton Boys’ responds directly to the space’s architecture.

Sandra Dieckmann with ‘Leaf’

Be transported into the wild as Illustration Fair favourites Ben Rothery and Sandra Dieckmann lead the ‘Wilderness’ room – an exploration of all that’s weird and wonderful in the natural world.

Get hands-on with a workshop programme jam packed with have-a-go activities. Explore the history of record sleeve illustration, create your own graphic novel, and experiment with printmaking techniques. From beginners to wannabes to professionals, there are sessions to suit everyone.

Discovering the freshest illustration talent? Doing a spot of Christmas shopping? Or taking advantage of our fully stocked festive bar? The London Illustration Fair has got you covered!

London Illustration Fair opens to the public on Friday 1st December and runs till Sunday 3rd December. Open daily 11am – 8pm (Sunday closure at 6pm).


Tickets are available from:

£8 General admission / Children under 12 years of age go free.  |  @TheLIFLondon  | @thelondonillustrationfair


Posted on Nov 21st, 17 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

Founder & director of Inkygoodness, Lisa is a published writer and arts journalist, focusing on creative business, graphic art and illustration and design education. Her words regularly appear in Computer Arts, Creative Bloq, Digital Arts and IdN.

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