We’re always pleased to publicise the wider artistic activities of our annual ‘Six Small Press Creators to Watch‘ here at Broken Frontier and, for the second time this year (after Olivia Sullivan’s shortlisting for the AOI’s World Illustration Awards), one of those very talented half dozen is to be featured in an Association of Illustrators exhibition. This time it’s Aleesha Nandhra, whose Meet Me at the Market exhibition we covered earlier this year at BF. Aleesha will be part of the ‘Inspired to Innovate’ show – billed as a showcase for cutting edge illustration – at Hoxton Arches between October 10th-12th.
Here’s how the AOI describe the ethos of ‘Inspired to Innovate’:
Demonstrating the breadth of exciting new processes being used today, the exhibition includes prints, animations, three-dimensional work, lettering, paper-engineering, and more.
Featuring work by leading experimental illustrators including Laurie Rowan, Anna Mill, Sam Pierpoint and Doug John Miller, the exhibition showcases an array of work using new apps and software as well as traditional mediums. Many of the illustrators featured in the exhibition will show work that is a call to arms to inspire those in other industries to innovate environmentally and technologically.
Doug John Miller
The exhibition features current members at varying stages of their careers. It is curated by the AOI (also known for the acclaimed World Illustration Awards), who have programmed a series of events for practicing and aspiring illustrators that delve into what it means to be innovative in terms of practice and business.
Surrounding the exhibition there’s also a whole host of programming including Aleesha Nandhra’s ‘Zine of Dreams’ workshop and a discussion with Anna Mills, Luke Jones and Dan Franklin on the Jonathan Cape graphic novel Square Eyes.