Journeys Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis at House of IllustrationW
e’re looking forward to checking out this thought-provoking new exhibition, which tells the stories of refugees through art – some observed, and some experienced first-hand – showcasing multi-media work from 12 contemporary illustrators.
There’ll be portraits from Calais courtesy of Olivier Kugler and Nick Ellwood, drawings of Syria from reportage illustrator George Butler and manga by Libyan-British comic artist Asia Alfasi. The exhibit will also showcase the evocative war-zone drawings of Ghaith Abdul-Ahad and the animations of visual storyteller Karrie Fransman.
Confront the male gaze at Cob GalleryI
t’s the last chance to catch Cob Gallery’s third instalment in a series of group shows this year. Entitled Subject, it investigates the paradoxes and ambiguities which arise between constructions of beauty and latent violence.
The works directly confront many of the ironies and hypocrisies presented by the male gaze in art, attempting to expose the falsehoods that underpin female objectification; others explore the notion of the female gaze by offering a mutually exclusive dialogue between the experience of femininity and the creative process.
Main image: David Foldari, Save the Children