University College Falmouth’s collective showing of work by graduating students from the College’s portfolio of art and design-based Masters degrees – MA Contemporary Visual Arts, MA Illustration: Authorial Practice, MA Interactive Art & Design and MA Photography – opens to the public on Tuesday 4th September, at the College’s Woodlane Campus in Falmouth.
In MA Illustration: Authorial Practice, ‘authorial illustration’ is used to describe work in which the personal ‘voice’ of the illustrator plays the major role, either individually or collaboratively, in the production of work. The course, which has already produced rising stars such as Christopher Crump (illustrator of ‘the new Harry Potter’, The Valley of Secrets), Viviane Schwarz (who is a successful Walker Books author) and Barnaby Richards (whose first book, The Funeral, has already achieved national publicity), is led by Steve Braund, who is both successful practising illustrator and director of Atlantic Press Ltd, an innovative publishing initiative that aims to help illustrators explore and develop their authorial voices.
“The course encourages a personal approach to illustration in which the individual ‘signature’ of each illustrator can be felt in the work, “says Course Leader, Steve Braund. “Authorial illustration is usually associated with medium- to long-term projects, literary subjects, narrative and storytelling.