Illustration Arts Fest 2016 – 2nd weekend at SWF ( Singapore Writers Festival )

Festival Poster by Anngee Neo
The Illustration Arts Fest’s 2nd weekend – 4 to 6 November!
04-06 Nov
Venue: Singapore Writers Festival
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4th Nov 2016 Fri

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

“LUCK OF THE DRAW” Interactive drawing session by OICsingapore 

Eight artists from the Organisation of Illustrators Council present their take on the popular photo booth with a session of interactive drawing. In this one-night-only installation, head to Gallery II and draw a quote from the box provided. Enter one of the booths where the artist within will react and improvise according to your quote, to create a unique piece of art. Featuring some of OICSingapore’s young illustrators, expect the unexpected with this assembly of eclectic styles.

5th Nov 2016 Sat

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Freelance illustrator Mattias Adolfsson has worked on everything from computer games to children’s books. Using pen, ink, and water colours, his All in line books are one-of-a-kind. Join moderator Chris Shaw who will pick Adolfsson’s brain for insights on how his beautifully detailed tableaux are made. This session will end with a live demonstration.


8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Panel “ILLUSTRATING THE FEMALE BODY” ( Teeteeheehee / Xin / Anngee / moderator – Mindflyer )

Illustrators such as Carol Rosetti and Frances Cannon make bold statements about the female body, through illustrations that challenge social constructs of gender, behaviour and identities. Is illustration a viable mode for feminist discourse? What are the strengths and constraints of illustrations of women produced by female illustrators? In this session, female illustrators hold a conversation about the role of a woman artist in contemporary times.

6th Nov 2016 Sun

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


A single panel comic/illustration is an interesting way to tell a story or message. Complex issues can be depicted in lighthearted ways to pique readers’ interests. How do they do it? In this panel, illustrators Mattias Adolfsson and Gemma Correll, and comic artist Jerry Teo, will discuss the unique features of single panel illustrations, and share some of their behind-the-scene processes and challenges.


7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Joined by a special guest from Sweden, this panel will share professional development tips on establishing oneself as an illustrator in the arts and design community and launching a successful career as an illustrator. What are the common pitfalls and typical barriers? How big a role does taking on corporate commissions have to play? Established illustrators Mindflyer, Mattias Adolfsson and Esther Goh share their insights.



Illustration Arts Fest (IAF) is Singapore’s first indie illustration-centric festival! As part of the 10th anniversary of the Organisation of Illustrators Council (OIC Singapore), the Council is teaming up with Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), LASALLE College of the Arts; and East London Comics Arts Festival (ELCAF) and Nobrow Press to present the inaugural IAF, celebrating illustrators and illustration in Asia.

The IAF is focused on originally created content and narratives by independent illustrators who work in styles and art forms which are not commonly seen in Asia. This is distinguished from the more prevalent trend of superheroes, manga and anime themes. The event is supported by players from the Singapore creative community such as Kinetic, Supermama, H55, Underscore, Design Film Festival and Goodstuph.



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