Special Projects

A collection of Illustrators Illustrated's adventures to special events, and explorations of the illustrators and illustration scene wider afield.


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Judith Carnaby from Illustrators Illustrated goes to Abrantes, Portgugal, as one of the 20 selected participants of the 180 CREATIVE CAMP 2014. Read her review of the camp and check out great work by some of the participating artists, illustrators, animators and publishers, all illustrated!


In mid-July I travelled to Abrantes as one of the 20 selected participants of the third edition of 180 Creative Camp. Organised by Canal 180, a Portuguese television channel dedicated to arts and culture, the camp was conceived in collaboration with and partially funded by the Abrantes city council as a way to bring creative energy to the city. This year’s theme was ‘The Power of Storytelling’. 22 artists from diverse creative fields including video, music, photography, design, architecture and the fine arts were invited to spend a week creating work in Abrantes. The artists were part of a busy public programme designed to engage the residents of the city, which included eight days filled with performances, interventions, exhibitions and talks as well as workshops for children. Alongside the invited artists were places for 20 selected participants who had access to all of the workshops and special events. After applying as part of an open call, I was delighted to be selected to participate in the camp.

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Illustrators Illustrated goes to Cologne for the Illustratoren Festival 2014. Read the review of the festival and check out great work by the some of the participating illustrators, all illustrated!


In early April I sped across Germany to the ILLU14 Illustratoren Festival in Cologne, excited to explore the illustration scene of North Rhine-Westphalia. The festival was organised by illustrators for illustrators, bringing together 51 artists from throughout the state in a rare opportunity to exhibit their work on a large scale. Brilliant flashes of yellow pierced my eyes as the train raced past fields of blooming rapeseed that lined the way to Cologne. As the train finally slowed, the famous Dom came into view, towering majestically over the banks of the Rhine as long barges laden with glistening coal mountains cruised along the river. Heading west of the city centre to the former industrial area of Ehrenfeld, the evening‘s warm spring air wafted me through the doors to the ILLU14 vernissage.

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