Day 1: Thursday 11th February

9.00 Registration and Signing in

9.30 Welcome

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Illustration Research Methods
Mireille Fauchon and Rachel Gannon

Journal of Illustration
Desdemona McCannon, Illustration Research and Principal Editor, Journal of Illustration

10.15 – 11.15 Keynote

Bodies in Spaces
Dr Catrin Morgan, Parsons School of Design

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.45 Parallel Session 1

Panel 1A: New readings of illustration - alternative and unfamiliar narratives

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Dismantling the Single Story – (how) can we decolonise illustration history?
Dr Maggie Gray, Kingston University

Close Reading: Ahistorical Illustrative research Katie Jones-Barlow, Leeds Arts University

COME CRUISE WITH ME. Is there such thing as a queer illustration practice?
Jo Sordini, recent graduate of Royal College of Art

Chair: Mirelle Fauchon

Panel 1B: Networks, co-production and collaborative practices

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Pairing, Sharing, Caring: The Possibilities and Potential of Collaborative Practices in Illustration
Molly Cranston and Safiye Gray, recent graduates of Kingston University

The Production Manual
Gareth Proskourine-Barnett and Alis Oldfield, Birmingham City University

Teaching/Not Teaching: A Community-Oriented Practice in the Classroom
Kimberly Ellen Hall, Maryland Institute College of Art

Chair: Rachel Gannon

Panel 1C: Illustration publics and participatory practices

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Illustration Practice as a tool for understanding disappearing culture
Yeni Kim, Hongik University

Lessons from participatory art
Duncan Ross, Ulster University

Tracing Expressions of Community
Luise Vormittag, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL

Chair: Laura Copsey

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.15 Parallel Session 2

Panel 2A: Illustration impacts, the reach beyond academia

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Birth Stories
Jane Webster, Kingston University

Walking The Narrative: The ‘Woodland Lifecycle Trail’ in Collaboration With The Forestry Commission (FC) 2019 and researcher/illustrator Hannah Rollings
Hannah Rollings, PhD student at Kingston University

Who’s Caring for You?
Emma Brown, University West of England

Chair: Desdeoma McCannon

Panel 2B: Illustration as performance, happening and event

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Sentient and Free - the illustrated image away from the illustrator
Amelia Huw Morgan, Cardiff School of Art and Design

The Pedagogy of Joseph Beuys: Parallels with Practices of Scribing or Graphic Recording
Vincent Larkin, Arts University of Bournemouth

The Great India apologises for having colonised Britain
Ravista Mehra, recent graduate of Royal College of Art

Chair: Rachel Emily Taylor

Panel 2C: Illustration and the academy: research knowledge and new frontiers

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Ellie O'Neill, student at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Innovating Structures - Illustration Practice prototypes new possibilities in Research
Geoff Grandfield, Kingston University

Time- specific illustration: Using light to reflect on what can landscapes teach us - a new participatory documentary approach
Laura Copsey, UCA: Farnham, Ravensbourne University and recent graduate of Royal College of Art

Chair: Dr Stephanie Black

15.15 - 15.30 Break

15.30 - 16.45 Parallel Session 3

Panel 3A: Illustrative interpretations and the creation of the archive

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Unlearning Imperialism: Using illustration to push back against the archive
Matthew Jones, University of Sussex

Reframing & Showcasing Archival Research as Illustrative Practice: A Critique
Amy Goodwin, Arts University Bournemouth & Plymouth University

An Illustrated Reader
Caitlin McLoughlin, recent graduate of Kingston University

Chair: Mireille Fauchon

Panel 3B: Responsibility, ethics and power

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Critical Illustration Practice: a pedagogical model for developing ethics and social impact
Sinead Evans, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL
Miriam Elgon, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL

The Discussion of Race in the Education of Future Illustrators
Robyn Phillips-Pendleton, University of Delaware

Criticality and Belonging
Serena Katt, UCA: Farnham

Chair: Dr Maggie Grey

Panel 3C: Care & compassion; tolerance, empathy and understanding through illustration

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Illustration as Intercultural Communication: image-making processes within globalised communities
Dr Katie Forrester, University of Gloucestershire, Staffordshire University

Ethical Illustration Practices - Strategies and Models
Siyona Ravi, Program and Communications Assistant, Center for Urban Pedagogy
Melisa Tekin, Creative Director and Lead Designer, Neighbors Studio
Ryan Hartley Smith, Associate Professor of Illustration and Deputy Chair of Design, City University of New York Queens College

Chair: Jhinuk Sarkar

16.45 - 17.00 Break

17.00 - 17.30 Illustration Educators Launch Event

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Illustration Educators is an organisation established by educators to support, advance and disseminate the subject, practices and discipline of illustration by providing forums for discussion and debate.
This session is an introduction and welcome to this new organisation.

Rachel Taylor, Sinead Evans and Darryl Clifton, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL
Peter Nencini, Royal College of Art
Rachel Gannon, Kingston University

17.30 End

Day 2: Friday 12th February

9.00 Signing in

9.30 - 11.00 Keynote Panel

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Always in Situ

Homes in Mobility: New methodology and reflections on illustrating Chinese migrants’ perceptions of homes
Yuzhen Cai, recent graduate of the Royal College of Art

Illustration as an Act of Doing
Caitlin Kiely, recent graduate of the Royal College of Art

In the process of thinking about illustration: Two-year time capsule
Yimin Qiao, recent graduate of the Royal College of Art

The Importance of Not Being Present
Eleanor Wemyss, recent graduate of the Royal College of Art

Chair: Peter Nencini, Royal College of Art

11.00 - 11.30 Poster Presentations and Exhibition

Introduction to Poster Presentations and Exhibition
Mireille Fauchon and Rachel Gannon

Poster presentations are available here
Exhibition is available here

Exhibition curated by Stella Chapman and Rosy May Schofield

11.30 – 12.45 Parallel Session 4

Panel 4A: Education and Illustration in the C20th Classroom

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Desdemona McCannon, University of Worcester Andrew Demetrius, University of St Andrews Joe Pearson, Design for Today

This panel is set out as a virtual 'reading room', a welcoming and interactive space offering a reassessment of the often-neglected material culture of art education, from kindergarten displays and school textbooks to higher education and beyond. The format consists of short presentations by each of the three speakers followed by discursive consideration of the materials on show.

Padlet link: Illustration and Education in the C20th Classroom

Panel 4B: Research for Illustration; processes, strategic and interpretative practices

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Capitalising (on) research
Dr Stephanie Black, Kingston University

Rethinking Sites of Criticality
Gabrielle Cariolle, Arts University Bournemouth​

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? The illustrator and reference material
Catherine Anyango Grünewald, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design

Affective References: Staging illustration resources in and beyond the studio
Dr Christian Edwardes, Arts University Bournemouth

Chair: Rachel Gannon

Panel 4C: Tools, technologies and craft - the illustrator's skillset

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The grey space in the middle: using drawing to meet the object halfway
Paddy Molloy and Martin Morris, Kingston University

A Makers guide to Storytelling
Fiona White, UCA: Farnham

Translational Type – Typography between Text and Image
Angelo Stitz, recent graduate of the Royal College of Art

Chair: Dr Sheena Calvert

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.15 Parallel Session 5

Panel 5A: Illustration histories, situating ourselves within the art historical canon

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Reimagining the Canon – Undergraduate students suggests new interpretations to classical Picture-books
Merav Salomon, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem

What 100 articles tell us about Illustration Research
Nanette Hoogslag, Anglia Ruskin University

Chair: Geoff Grandfield

Panel 5B: Making public: platforms and projects

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Illustrated Times: Creating a 21st century news platform
Jonathan Halls, recent graduate of Royal College of Art

Can illustration help drive the climate change discourse forward?
Nina Carter, recent graduate of Kingston University, and Martha Dillon

An Illustration of a Rhizome: integrating collaborative, interdisciplinary and ethical projects within the illustration curriculum
John Kilburn, University of Plymouth

Chair: Stella Chapman and Rosy Schofield

Panel 5C: Make, do and share; workshopping, DIY culture and radical illustration pedagogies

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Kalakarm Curriculum: How can illustration facilitate art in education?
Siddhi Gupta, Royal College of Art

Physical Connection and Sense Making: Workshop Culture and the Mobilisation of Illustration as Education
Rachel Lillie, Kingston University

Changing Play
Alex Thorp, Serpentine Gallery

Chair: Laura Copsey

15.15 - 15.30 Break

15.30 - 16.45 Parallel Session 6

Panel 6A: Education, emancipation and actualisation

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Class Matters in Class Matters: Education and Emancipation in Working Class Culture
Eilis Searson, Lecturer and PhD student at Greenwich University

Graduate study in Illustration is self-actualization
Rebecca Bradley, Maryland Institute College of Art

Student Critical Writing as a point of Engagement in Illustration Pedagogy
Dr Carolyn Shapiro, Falmouth University

Chair: Darryl Clifton

Panel 6B: 'Lively' illustration, feeling and sense in contemporary practice

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The Sensorial Illustration practice (Synaesthesia in Illustration)
Jhinuk Sarkar, Turf Projects

Perfume Stories: Alchemy, Olfaction and Synaesthesia. From Liverpool Art School to Walton Jail
Mike O’Shaughnessy, Liverpool John Moores University

Method Illustration
Dr Rachel Taylor, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL Jen Franklin, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL

Chair: Mireille Fauchon

Panel 6C: Clubs! (What are they good for?) Absolutely lots of things.

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Nick White, Kingston University
Kieron Baroutchi, London Metropolitan University
Geoff Coupland, Camberwell College of the Arts, UAL
Stephen Fowler, University of Worcester

Extracurricular clubs whether that be in Comics, Print, Film, drawing etc can provide a place for students and tutors to share knowledge, inspirations and ideas around common interests. By having a less hierarchical safe space outside the usual restrictions of assessed briefs or projects may relieve the pressure of feeling evaluated and offer a more relaxed environment for both students and tutors. How do these groups aid wellbeing and mental health, help build confidence, resilience and enable community? By using 3 Comic Clubs from 3 different institutions as a starting point, this session will explore the role of the Club within / outside of Art school, and through an Interactive and collaborative workshop, investigate and document what is needed to set one up.

17.00 - 17.30 Plenary

Plenary Discussion - Where Now?
Mireille Fauchon and Rachel Gannon

Journal of Illustration - how to submit
Desdemona McCannon

17.30 End

Poster Presentations

Louise Bell
Falmouth University

Gabrielle Brace Stevenson
Hereford College of Arts

Glyn Brewerton
Norwich University of the Arts

Mel Brown and Jason Hirons
Plymouth College of Art

Hayfaa Chalabi
Recent graduate of Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design

Marcus Diamond
Teesside University

Rachel Davey
London College of Communication, UAL

Maria Elorza
Recent graduate of Cardiff School of Art and Design

Gary Embury
University of the West of England

Tania Esteves Fernandes Cardoso
University of Amsterdam

Philip Kennedy
National College of Art & Design Ireland

Michael Kirkham
Dundee University

Brendan Leach and Evelyn Rynkiewicz
Fashion Institute of Technology USA

Emilia Miękisz
Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology

Jamie Mills
Leeds Arts University

John Miers
Kingston University

Joanna Rucklidge and Dr. Elizabeth Freeman
Sheffield Hallam University

Laura Slater
Leeds Arts University

Luke Waller
Nottingham Trent University

Caroline Pedler
Plymouth College of Art