Norwich UA Illustration, a show with bite

OK, so it’s terrible pun but the Norwich Illustration show has been consistently excellent in recent years, packed with memorable work. Here are our picks of this year’s show

OK, so it’s terrible pun but the Norwich Illustration show has been consistently excellent in recent years, packed with memorable work. Here are our picks of this year’s show

Sophie Harvey’s pencil-drawn Seven Deadly Currencies series, in which local banknotes are subverted to reference animal cruelty in the countries concerned was certainly one of the more impactful pieces in the show. Check out more of her work here

Rather gentler, but no less skilled, was the work of Abi Cooke Hunt. The Carnival series (above) was particularly beautiful, while she also works in 3D, producing these charming heads

 

I liked this poster from Amanda Scott, who also had models of 3D cactii around her display

 

Amanda also collaborated with fellow student Lizzie Bass to create Alphabuttons, a customisable button/ badge that people can sew their initials into

 

Bekah Cranch works a great deal with text – her series on Angela Carter’s Nights At The Circus combined writing about Carter and her work with extracts from the novel itself

 

And I liked Emily Osborne‘s ‘tribal’ figures

 

And I really liked the raw strength of Josh Harrison‘s work

 

Finally, while most of the illustrators were pursuing work in traditional contexts, using traditional media, Tilly Symonds stood out for her video-based work which she showed both as film and as stills appplied to record packaging

See all the graduating students’ work here

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