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Journeys: Illustrating Life

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Explore the stories of migration and travel and the influence of migration on the UK with Olivier Kugler through his Illustration work in this online workshop.

Learn about the processes and techniques Olivier uses to document stories on location and pick up tips which you can use to illustrate your own stories of migration.

Take part in the question-and-answer-session where you can ask Olivier about his work, ask how you can improve on your own illustration practice and to explore ways to tell your own stories using drawing and text.

Got any Illustration work that you’d like to get Olivier’s feedback on during the Q&A? 

Email any images of your work and your questions in advance to with the subject of the email- ‘Journeys-Illustrating’ 

Olivier Kugler is an award-winning illustrator based in London. His work has been published in many publications such as The Guardian, The New York Times, and Reader's Digest. He was commissioned in 2013 and 2015 by Médecins Sans Frontières to document the stories of Syrian refugees, on location, in Domiz refugee camp, Iraqi Kurdistan, and Kos island- Greece. These drawings and additional work with Syrians met in Birmingham, Calais, Switzerland and Germany led to Escaping Wars and Waves, a book (published by Myriad Editions), awarded the Jury Prize at the European Design Awards 2018.   

This event and Q&A will take place online over Zoom. Ticket holders will be sent a link in advance. 

Part of a series of events celebrating our Journeys display.