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The ingredients of a freelance illustrator: IA's Ben Sanders gets profiled

Sunday, 17 September 2017

2 mugs of coffee. 3 briefs (two on the desk, one under my jeans). 15 sketches. 1/2 hour of design. 1 lunch. 30 emails. 1 bucket of mouse clicks. 2 RedBubble sales. 1 or 2 uploads. Stir well and season to taste... in this installment of our Member Monday features, get to know Illustrators Australia's Ben Sanders.

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30+ years and 20,000 commissions... meet IA's Nick Diggory

Sunday, 10 September 2017

30+ years and more than 20,000 commissions for advertising agencies, designers and publishers all around the world... meet Illustrators Australia's Nick Diggory.

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Meet Michelle Frantom (Dr. Grafix)

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Have you met Illustrators Australia's featured member, Michelle Frantom (Dr Grafix)? A career artist with a PhD in visual art, Grafix creates bold, satirical artworks from the south coast of WA.

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The Melbourne Writers Festival 2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

Where to go, who to watch and what to make - IA's picks for things to do at the 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival

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Blume Illustrated Festival Wrap-up!

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Jody Pratt, Working Party member and former President of Illustrators Australia, talks about Blume Illustrated, a multi-faceted magazine and festival-based project that took place in Katoomba, NSW May 26-29, 2017.

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The people have spoken!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Flushed with success at being the joint winners of the 'People's Choice Award' at Illustrators Australia's recent group show 'Paper + Pixel' at Collingwood Gallery, Serena Geddes and Rhiannon Mowat share some advice for those reluctant to show their work.

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Paper+Pixel draws in dream clients and a major prize money can’t buy

Monday, 1 May 2017

In preparation for Illustrators Australia's next major group show Paper + Pixel - opening May 5 2017- we have a look at what's in store for the exhibition...

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Anna Hoyle – Not Quite Right

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

It’ll come as no surprise to fans of Anna Hoyle’s pun-packed paintings celebrating vintage books and collectables and the absurdities of consumer culture that humour is central to her mission as an artist.

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Tonia Composto Is Making Up For Lost Time

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

2017 promises to be massive for Tonia Composto. She has Excel spreadsheets full of goals (most of which began life ─ like many of her wildly colourful, quirky, printerly illustrations ─ as sticky notes. Such a liberating, no-pressure medium, the sticky note).

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Burning Questions for those ‘In The Know’

Thursday, 10 November 2016

IA’s recent In The Know Seminar at Docklands gave experienced and emerging illustrators the chance to fire questions at an industry panel. Here are a handful of Q&As we couldn’t resist sharing.

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Mitch Vane Shares Her Lessons Learned

Thursday, 10 November 2016

A highlight of IA’s recent In The Know seminar was the opening address by Little Lunch creator Mitch Vane. Funny, candid and insightful, Mitch captivated the audience with tales from her stellar, 35-year career. Lessons learned? Our top five are right here.

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Vale Alex Stitt 1937-2016

Thursday, 6 October 2016

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The Facilitator - Lara Chan-Baker

Friday, 30 September 2016

An insightful article on Lara Chan-Baker of Jacky Winter Group.

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Five Ways to Stay Motivated

Friday, 30 September 2016

Knowing it's difficult to be creative all the time, we've compiled 5 best tips to stay motivated.

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Don't weaken Australian copyright laws!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Federal Government is set to make significant changes to copyright laws based on the recommendations from the Productivity Commission. If they are implemented, these changes will have a negative impact on the business concerns of Australian creatives.

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An Interview With Annie White

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Annie White – part of the stellar panel of speakers at IA’s upcoming In the Know seminar at Docklands on August 27 – has been conjuring up illustrated characters from books she loves all her life.

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An Interview With Gregory Baldwin

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Gregory Baldwin, a speaker at IA’s highly anticipated seminar and panel discussion In the Know, shares how he got to where he is today.

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Five Reasons to Join Illustrators Australia

Friday, 20 May 2016

Find out the top reasons why you should become of a proud member of Illustrators Australia.

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An Interview With Serena Geddes

Friday, 20 May 2016

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A brief history of the 9x5

Thursday, 29 October 2015

The 9x5 members exhibition, (inspired by the Heidelberg School of artists in the late 1800s, in which cigar boxes measuring roughly 9 x 5 inches were used as the substrate in an exhibition of the same name), has been a mainstay of IA’s exhibition activities since 1995.

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Farewell to Phil Masters

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Phil Masters, inaugural IA President and Member Number 1, passed away in January 2013. The following tribute is from fellow illustrator and his great friend Fredd Briggs.

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IA Members donate $2010 to Red Cross for Japan

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

We sincerely thank all our members that participated in the IA for Japan appeal by donating their artwork for Auction.

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