1. Illustrator’s Diary: July Events and Exhibitions

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    Here are the some of the events and exhibitions we are most looking forward to opening this month. If you know of an upcoming event or exhibition that you think we should know about, get in touch. We would love to hear your suggestions.

    London Art Week

    Mayfair & St James’s, London, 1 – 8 July 2016
    London Art Week
    Sir William Campion of Combwell by Cornelius johnson, Painted c.1633, (The Weiss Gallery)

    London Art Week is the world’s most important gallery-based celebration of pre-contemporary art. The event celebrates the exceptional riches and unparalleled expertise available within the galleries of Mayfair and St. James’s – a unique neighbourhood which represents the international and historic centre of the traditional art trade. Watch a preview of this year’s event.

    Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

    Perry Green, Hertfordshire, 1 July – 30 October 2016
    The Henry Moore Foundation
    The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Hertfordshire

    The Henry Moore Studios & Gardens are now reopen for the summer. You can explore over 60 acres of grounds, showing the artist’s iconic work against the landscape he created. You can also take a tour of the Moore family’s home and the beautiful gardens created by Irina Moore. The studios give you the chance to see behind the scenes and appreciate how Moore’s sculptures – large and small – were created. Alongside the inspiring studios and sculpture gardens, they have a new visitor centre for summer 2016.

    George Butler and London Art Week

    Illustration Cupboard, London, 6 July 2016
    George Butler and London Art Week
    Goats (Afghanistan), © George Butler

    As part of London Art Week Illustration Cupboard Gallery will be showing a selection of new artwork, watercolours and drawings by the superb young talented reportage artist George Butler – Winner of the V&A Illustration Award, 2012. George Butler will be giving an evening lecture and slide talk at 6pm on Wednesday 6 JULY. This is a ticketed event and places are limited to 20, each ticket is £20. Find out more here.

    Small Press Day 2016

    U.K and Ireland, 9 July 2016
    Small Press Day 2016
    © Small Press Day 2016

    A celebration of self-publishing, DIY culture, and grassroots comics across the U.K and Ireland on Saturday 9th July. Be a part of the inaugural Small Press Day and meet the next generation of superstar comic creators, zine makers, and DIY micro publishers. Full listings of all events can be found here.

    Rick & Morty Signing with Sarah Graley and Marc Ellerby

    Gosh! Comics, London, 13 July 2016
    Rick & Morty Signing
    © Rick & Morty

    Gosh! Comics we will be hosting a signing for the launch of the new Rick and Morty mini-series – Lil’ Poopy Superstar with writer and artist Sarah Graley and artist Marc Ellerby. The signing will be from 6-7pm on Wednesday, July 13th. Find out more on the Facebook event page.

    Dave McKean on Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash

    House of Illustration, London, 13 July 2016
    Dave McKean on Black Dog
    Black Dog by DaveMcKean

    Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, Dave McKean has created a major new work inspired by Nash and the artist’s nightmarish depictions of war and its psychological effects. Join legendary illustrator, filmmaker and musician Dave McKean as he talks to the Observer’s Rachel Cooke and Imperial War Museum curator Richard Slocombe about his astonishing new graphic novel and performance, Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash. The talk will begin 7pm on Wednesday, July 13th. Find out more on the House of Illustration website.