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Re-illustrating Histories and Voices

Project assistant

Role: Project planning, interviewing, filming, and workshop facilitation.

In collaboration with Molly Benge, Sinead Evans, Tilly Shiner and OJ Sound

Funded by UAL Teaching and Learning fund 2018.


This project aims to address the under representation of diverse voices in the teaching of theory and contextual studies in Illustration through co- creating a series of teaching resources that actively diversify references and topics.

We identified illustrators whose life experiences and practice are concerned in some aspect with the representation race, gender, sexuality, class, religion and landscape. These interviews will focus on the illustrator presenting a critical analysis of one historical example of illustration practice that has addressed representation of difference positively and a reflection on how this has influenced their own illustration practice.


The films were created as part of the theory and contextual units for 1st year Illustration students at UAL Camberwell College of Arts. They were used within a series of workshops to help students understand the position of their illustration practice within a social/political/cultural context and how their decisions as illustrators carry meaning within this context. 

You can find the films here.

Aleesha Nandhra
Joey Yu
Miriam Sugranes
Miriam Elgon
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