Marking the 40th year of the AOI annual awards, Somerset House one again hosts this fantastic exhibition recognising the exceptional work produced by illustrators around the world and promoting illustration as an essential contributor to global visual culture.
Folio was delighted to have 14 exceptional artists shortlisted in the awards and MUTI, Nicholas Stevenson and Owen Davey contributing works in the exhibition.
The exhibition includes the 16 category winners whose work has been selected from over 2,000 entries and honored for its creativity and craftsmanship. The winners fall into two sections, Professional, open to all practicing professionals, and New Talent, open to students and recent graduates.
The private view ceremony was held on Wednesday 3rd August, with overall and category winners announced by AOI patron David Hughes. Big congratulations to all the winners and shortlisted entries! .
The exhibition, comprising over 50 works from across the breadth of illustration will run from 1 - 29 August at Somerset House, Embankment Galleries before touring the UK throughout 2016-17.
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