Falmouth Illustration Festival: Online students set to get creative

Wed 11 Jan 2023

Online MA Illustration students are set to meet their classmates and and academics face-to-face this February. 

The Falmouth Illustration Festival will see undergraduate, postgraduate and online students come together for a series of industry talks and exhibitions at the Falmouth University campus in Cornwall. 

Taking place from 7-10 February 2023, the festival will also feature a variety of different hands-on workshops where students can hone their drawing skills and collaborate with their peers. 

Some of the sessions MA Illustration students can look forward to include:

Workshop: Drawn to Listen: live illustration to capture stories
Merlin Evans, with Carlos Garde-Martin

Together students will examine the method of drawing live as a means to capture the stories and testimonies of others. After an introduction to Merlin's process and practice (most recently documenting immigration experiences in Russia's war with Ukraine, as well as patient stories of health and sickness in her role as a Medical Illustrator), participants will be paired up and invited to reflect on a moment of significance in their lives.

Lecture: Illustrating Absences: The Spaces In-Between Archives
Dr Amy Goodwin

This lecture will explore the ways in which the absences - gaps or spaces - in archives can be both recorded and responded to, illustratively. To do so, the lecture will examine approaches taken to illustrate these absences in various collaborative and solo projects, questioning if the absences materialise differently dependent on the outcome - academic or exhibition. 

Workshop: A Collaborative Laboratory
Carlos Garde-Martin (with Merlin Evans)

Have you ever felt that an image created by you didn’t live up to the promise of those initial sketches? As a group students will explore the space between the initial sketch and final outcome, working out ways that you can develop your work further. 

It should be an insightful and inventive few days! For the latest updates from the face-to-face event, follow #FalmouthFlexEvents on Facebook and Twitter.

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