JOURNEYS DRAWN (TALK): Illustration from the Refugee Crisis
HOSTED BY: House of Illustration
Katie Nairne, curator of Journeys Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis, discusses the unique power that illustration has to communicate the complex issues and share the human voices behind divisive news headlines about asylum seekers.
Katie invites two of the artists whose work features in the House of Illustration exhibition to talk about their work:
Olivier Kugler is a reportage illustrator and winner of the V&A Illustration Award in 2011 and a World Illustration Award in 2015. He will talk about his digital portraits of refugees in Kos and Calais.
Majid Adin is a filmmaker, writer and artist who fled Iran in 2015 after facing persecution for his cartoons criticising religious conservatism. He eventually reached London on the back of a cargo truck inside a refrigerator. In 2017 he won a global competition to create the first ever music video for Elton John’s hit Rocket Man and since then has produced numerous films with organisations such as Help Refugees and PositiveNegatives.
Journeys Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis runs until 24 March 2019
The exhibition includes work by those who have observed refugee journeys and those who have experienced them first-hand, in Syria, Greece, France, Turkey and the UK. The results are informative, enlightening, and moving. Full details: https://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/journeys-drawn-illustration-from-the-refugee-crisis
LECTURE ROOM | FLOOR 2
THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF THE LONDON ILLUSTRATION FAIR 2018 WORKSHOP PROGRAMME (THUR NOV 29th - SUN DEC 2nd). ENTRY TO THE EVENT MUST BE BOUGHT SEPARATELY
Image by Olivier Kugler