**It’s time for the Illustration Biennial!**
I’ve been invited to participate @ The Illustration Biennial 2016
The Illustration Biennial 2016 will offer a versatile program about the visual power of illustration. On Saturday 4th June various illustrators will talk about their work and inspiration. The digital exhibition and the pop-up store are open on Saturday and on Sunday 5th June. Click here for more details about the program. The Illustration Biennial takes place in the Toneelschuur in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Tickets will be available from May 6.
The Illustration Biennial
The Illustration Biennial is the ultimate Dutch festival for illustrators, fellow professionals, clients, publishers and lovers of graphic art. Since 2010 it has taken place at the Toneelschuur theater in Haarlem, The Netherlands and is organized by Stichting Illustratie Biënnale Nederland.
Inspiration and diversity
The Illustration Biennial offers a versatile program on the role of illustration in contemporary visual culture. Trends are visualized by examples from traditional or digital media. All fields of illustration – newspapers, magazines, fashion, spatial, technical, book covers, illustrative, theater sets, 3D in games, public spaces, and entertainment – are featured.
Presentations and Interviews
The Illustration Biennial invites various leading illustrators to talk about their inspiration and working process in a live show. The program is hosted by radio presenter Jellie Brouwer, who also interviews the featured illustrators.
The unique digital exhibition shows work by over one hundred illustrators, both national and international. The Illustration Biennial selects the participants and their work. The Blue Noise Department, an organization active in the field of theater and visual arts, assembles the images into a sequence, shown on one big and twelve smaller screens.
Pop-up museum shop
In the Toneelschuur a pop-up museum shop is installed. You can buy works on paper, textiles and other materials from the participating illustrators.
Assignment for students
The Illustration Biennial teams up with a Dutch art academy in the Netherlands every edition. Students from this academy get a special assignment, and are supervised by one or more teachers. A selection of the submitted work will be shown at the Illustration Biennial. In addition, the work of three students is included in the digital exhibition.
Mural in town
Requested by the Illustration Biennial Tim Enthoven (2012) and Merijn Hos (2010) created a mural on a wall in Haarlem.