New exhibition showcases illustration graduates

 
 
The School of Art & Design is holding a BA (Hons) Illustration Alumni Exhibition and Reunion to celebrate two decades of Illustration at the University.
 
The event is open until Friday 21November 2008 in the Millennium City Building Gallery at the City Campus. There will also be a Private View and Reunion for graduates and staff on Friday 7 November.
 
Work by graduates will be on display in the exhibition, which is open to the public from 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday 8 November from 10am until 4pm.
 
Gill Sampson, Course Leader Illustration, said: "A great response to the reunion and exhibition event confirms how our graduates both value and enjoy their time here on the course. The showcase of artwork is a taster of the very many diverse and distinguished achievements of our graduates, both within illustration practice, the visual communications industry and many other related areas."
 
Graduate Lester Meachem is now the Divisional Leader for Visual Communications. He said: “This exhibition is a celebration of successes and achievements spanning 20 years of Illustration at the University of Wolverhampton. I am delighted to still be involved in a course which has taught and fostered such a huge amount of illustrative talent and which continues to be an effective launching platform for budding professional illustrators, designers and educators.”
 
Throughout the event there will be an opportunity to attend tours of the subject area, workshops and talks.
 
Former students were invited to submit up to four examples of their work for the exhibition.
 
For further information about the exhibition or the Illustration course, please email illustrationalumni@wlv.ac.uk or call: 01902 322058.

Further information

For media inquiries, contact Vickie Woodward in the Press Office on 01902 322736 or 07973 335112.
 
Illustration alumni from the University of Wolverhampton include:
 
Ian Pollock was awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts 2001 His work has been described as "an inspiration to a generation'. Since leaving the Royal College in the 1970's, Pollock has been at the forefront of contemporary British Illustration, he is a highly respected illustrator both in the UK and the international arena.
Commissions include "most of the major magazines and newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic", stamps for the Royal Mail 1997 "Tales of Terror" Posters for the Royal Shakespeare Company, numerous illustrated books and exhibitions www.ianpollock.co.uk
 
Tristan Manco graduated 1990
Author, art director and designer working in the music and television industries, written and designed several books including Stencil Graffiti Thames and Hudson 2002, Street Logos Thames and Hudson 2004, Street Sketchbook Thames and Hudson 2007 www.tristanmanco.com
 
Ian Dodds graduated 2002
Freelance illustrator based in Birmingham, clients include The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, Financial Times, The Economist www.iandodds.co.uk
 
Mike Cowley 1999
Freelance illustrator, has illustrated numerous books, his latest book 'Fearless Flynn and Other Tales' Harper Collins, is out this month, his next book "What A Day!' is finished and coming out soon (Harper Collins) www.tsspookytooth.com
 
Georgios Maraziotis 2005
Multi-faceted illustrator artist and designer, currently based in Athens where he practices and regularly exhibits. George is founding member of the design group _plakton www.maraziotis.com 
 
Emily Mitchell 1995
Illustrator artist and lecturer in illustration at Maidstone University for The Creative Arts. Latest exhibition 'Conduits, Schemes and Spheres' includes two new series of collaborative works with Matthew Richardson
 
Chris Ward 1999
Freelancing illustrator recently exhibited at Pixar in California, recent commissions include Pictis Trail album art (secret Soundz) and Pictish trail tour poster.
 

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