One day symposium: Sentimentality in illustration

Mokita’s second illustration symposium is taking place next week on Tuesday October 16 at London’s Somerset House and will explore the theme of sentimentality in contemporary illustration…

Mokita‘s second illustration symposium is taking place next week on Tuesday October 16 at London’s Somerset House and will explore the theme of sentimentality in contemporary illustration…

Organised jointly by University of Brighton, Camberwell College of Arts and Kingston University, the one day symposium runs from 10am to 5pm. Speaking at the event are illustrators Sanna Annukka, Rob Ryan, Jasper Goodall, Laura Carlin and Jonny Hannah, who will be joined on the day by Roderick Mills (who is co-founder of the Mokita Illustration Forum,deputy chairman of the Association of Illustrators, not to mention a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton) and John O’Reilly, editor of Varoom Magazine.

Tickets are priced at £55 which includes lunch and refreshments. To find out more and to book tickets, visit somersethouse.org.uk/learning/mokita-2-sentimentality-symposium

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