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The Arts Institute is delighted to present the World Illustration Awards 2023 exhibition, in partnership with the Association of Illustrators (AOI), and the Directory of Illustration. With in-depth presentations of winning projects, the exhibition showcases the very best emerging and established illustrations from around the world today. 
From book covers to newspapers, packaging to murals, illustration is the visual language of everyday life. This exhibition celebrates this most engaging of art forms in its broadest sense. Showcasing a diverse range of styles, materials and topics, featuring an extraordinary range of illustration practice across vibrant industry sectors including Advertising, Children’s Books, Design and Science, the exhibition reveals the innovative ideas and techniques at the forefront of illustration today. 
The exhibition will include the 20 Category Winners and 20 Highly Commended projects as well as the four Cross-Category Award Winners, and two Overall Winners. 
Date: Saturday 9 March – Saturday 20 April 2024
Time: Monday–Friday 10:00–17:00, Saturday 12:00–17:00, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Venue: The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: Free admission 
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The winners were selected by an independent jury ranging from Angelica McKinley, Creative Director at Disney, Keir Novesky, Design Director at GQ to Rachel Dickens, Senior Deputy Art Editor, BBC History Magazine from a shortlist of 200 projects, drawn from over 5,000 entries from 84 countries entered into the ten categories. 
AOI CEO Rachel Hill says
“Our 2023 winners have truly mastered their crafts, skilfully utilising illustration to explore narratives, evoke emotions, and express complex ideas. We are proud to recognise and reward these winners for their important contributions to the illustration industry this year, made from all corners of the globe.  
We would like to express our gratitude to all the entrants, for sharing their projects and creative voices. Join us in celebrating the vibrant world of illustration, and the talented artists who bring it to life.”  
The World Illustration Awards is a year-long celebration and showcase of illustration, bringing together creatives, industry, commissioners, and art directors, celebrating great illustration on a scale like never before. 
The Arts Institute’s presentation of the exhibition is supported by staff and students from the University’s BA (Hons) Illustration course, and is accompanied by a lively series of workshops and illustrators-in-residence. 
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