About Illustration Research


Illustration Research is a network of academics and practitioners with the purpose of promoting the cultural sugnificance of illustration, and to create opportunities to share research into and through illustration.

Our sister publication is the peer reviewed ‘Journal of Illustration’

We have organised six successful symposia since 2010

2010 ‘Shadow Play’ – Cardiff (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

2011 ‘Illustration and Writing’- Manchester (Manchester School of Art)

2012 ‘The Function of Folk’- Krakow (Ethnographic Museum Krakow)

2013 ‘Science, Imagination and the Illustration of Knowledge’ -UAL Camberwell (NHM and Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford)

2014 ‘The Itinerant Illustrator’- Bangalore (Srishti College of Art, Design and Technology)

2015 ‘The Illustrator as Public Intellectual’- Providence, USA (Rhode Island School of Art and Design)

The steering committee comprises

Desdemona McCannon, Adrian Holme, Amelia Johnstone, Chris Glynn, Peter Lloyd.