Guest Speaker: Olivier Kugler 3rd Nov 2016

Coming soon on 3rd November BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation are pleased to welcome award winning illustrator and visual essayist Olivier Kugler to Manchester School of Art.

muhamed_a4_300-2As part of an Arts Council supported project, Olivier will be discussing his career to date with a focus on the development of a large body of work collaborating with Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontiers). The work  concentrates on drawings derived from periods spent at the Domiz refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The afternoon event will commence with two twenty minute presentations.

Opening the event will be MFA student Robin Sukatorn, winner of the 2016 Ruskin Student award for drawing, talking about his work with local politics, community activism and reportage drawing.

Followed by Dr John Hewitt Senior Lecturer in Manchester School of Art and winner of the 2016 Royal Academy Hugh Casson Drawing Prize, talking about the role of drawing as daily record and his observations on the impact of social media as a way of generating and importantly curating audience.

We are also pleased to have MMU alumni and visiting speaker from 2015 Julia Midgley attending this event as our guest for the afternoon.

Author: Ian Whadcock

Senior Lecturer Manchester School of Art, BA(Hons) Illustration with Animation course.