I highly recommend this on November 3rd and 4th. I went to the event in Cardiff last year and came away feeling totally inspired and full of ideas. This year it is just down the road at MMU.
This is the 2nd International Illustration Research Symposium which looks to illustration as an expression of the ‘primary language of vision’ and aims to integrate its practices and philosophies, both historical and emerging. The event seeks to expand the theoretical and practical frameworks and nuances of this potent and far-reaching discipline.
Illustration and Writing will look at illustration as visual language, and reflect on the role of the image within, around and in place of writing. We hope to explore the ways that purposeful images can augment, clarify or problematise meaning in relation to text.