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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Mayor’s praise for World Illustration Awards exhibition

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has paid a special visit to Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre to mark the return of the internationally acclaimed World Illustration Awards exhibition.

Brought to the area by the Association of Illustrators (AOI), in partnership with the Directory of Illustration in America, this is the 6th year that Limavady has had the honour of hosting this stunningly beautiful collection. Visitors can look forward to seeing all shortlisted entries in this year’s awards, as well as in-depth presentations of winning projects, showcasing a diverse range of styles, materials and topics.

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Expressing his delight at the show, the Mayor, Councillor Sean Bateson said: “It will definitely inspire any creative talents in the borough and show that there are careers to be made within the creative industries.”

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Featuring an extraordinary range of illustration practices across vibrant industry sectors the exhibition includes advertising, children’s books, design and editorial, and reveals the innovative ideas and techniques at the forefront of illustration today.

As the only venue across the island of Ireland to host the exhibition, this is a unique opportunity to view world-class illustration, up close and personal, especially for any budding artists, illustrators, creative types or interested parties. School groups of all ages are very welcome and tours can be arranged.  As well as this, bookings are now open for an Illustration Workshop which takes place on Saturday 1st February led by artist Corrina Askin from 11am -1pm costing £12.

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Please visit www.roevalleyarts.com or call 028 7776 0650 for more details.

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