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Online talk: Illustrating Places

Online talk
27 April 2023
19:00 –
20:00 (BST)

SALES ENDED: if you missed out on a spot but would be interested in purchasing a replay ticket, please email

From sculptures in parks to large-scale animations projected onto buildings, site specific illustration can be a powerful tool for transforming public spaces.

In this online talk series, our guest speakers will share inspiration and practical tips for illustrators, designers and artists looking to take their work from sketchbooks and screens out into the real world.

Photograph of a street with beautiful painted flowers. The flowers are white with blue leaves.
Detail of mural - white flowers with blue leaves set against a black backdrop

About the speakers

Bryony Benge-Abbott is an interdisciplinary artist exploring our relationship to nature at the intersection of science and spirituality. Bringing different cosmologies together through painting, public art and wild drawing walks, her work focuses on expanding our sense of belonging and community in light of the ecological and climate crisis.

Jacob V Joyce is an artist with a community facing practice that amplifies and nourishes both historical and emerging queer and decolonial narratives. Joyce’s work ranges from afro-futurist world building workshops to mural painting, comic books, performance art and punk music with their band Screaming Toenail.

Lauren and Liv, formally known as Pickle Illustration, are Birmingham based illustrators and public artists. They're known for creating colourful outcomes, ranging from painted 3D grasshopper trails to projected window animations. They aim to spread joy through illustration and to push the boundaries of where and what illustration can be.

A woman installing bright graphic cut-outs on a shop window

What people say about our online events

“QBCI have a great reputation for events”

“Panel members were all so engaged and passionate about their work”

I loved being able to hear from many illustrators in the field”

“It was good to hear from such a wide range of illustrators”

Wonderful insights and personal stories”

“interesting, engaging and insightful”

“Useful info, friendly accessible style, the ability to access the recording was crucial”

Photograph of the side of a tall brick building, surrounded by other buildings, with a painted mural of a small child sitting cross-legged drawing flowers on sheets of paper, with some of them featured around here. The background is a green scene.
Nourishing Disruptions (2022) © Jacob V Joyce - painted with assistance from Goodnight Vienna