Augusta Akerman is an artist and illustrator currently living and working in London. After Graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 2008 with a BA Hons in Fine Art Photography she has previously worked as a Set Decorator and Graphic Designer for film and advertising before studying for an MA in Illustration at Camberwell College of Art in 2013.
Her work combines a classic illustrative style with a looser abstract sense of design. She works with a variety of materials including ink, collage and various printmaking techniques.
Since 2014 she has been selected to take part in Creative Oulet, an annual showcase of emerging UAL talent as well as being commissioned by the South London Botanical Institute to produce a bespoke wallpaper. More recently she has completed an artist residency at the London Print Studio and was nominated as a 'One to Watch' in the Homes & Gardens Fabric Awards.
Augusta also teaches 'Drawn to Digital' an illustration short course she has developed for Chelsea Collage of Art in London.
Please click to see my full CV detailing commissions, film, television and advertising credits.
BBC, University of the Arts London, Noah and the Whale, Amelia's Magazine, South London Botanical Institute, Twisted Pasta, Serious Productions, Parkville Pictures, The Bureau, RedBee Media, Casta Diva, Film London, BFI, Moving Picture Company, Nice Shirt Films, Blac Ionica, Nice & Polite, Cow & Boys Milan, SUMS Film, Voix Meets Mode, Homes & Gardens, Norfolk Branch, BBC 3, Channel 4, Donnybrook Fair, Onfindo, Propeller Artists, Bare Film Company, RSA, Nike
Graphic Designer for Series 5 of 'People Just Do Nothing' BBC 3
2018 Joint Show with Carolyn Barrett 'In the Garden', Dr Neils Garden, Edinburgh
Art direction and Wallpaper design for the award winning short film 'Night Out' directed by Amelia Hashemi
Graphic Designer for the feature film 'Farming' directed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and produced by Groundswell Productions, Montebello Productions, Metalwork Pictures, The Sundance Institute
Exhibitions / Residencies:
2018 'In the Garden', Joint Show with Carolyn Barrett, Dr Neils Garden , Edinburgh
2018 'Washed Up' Group Show, Cornwall
2018 #6 Annual Chelsea Staff Exhibition, Group Show, Chelsea College of Art
2018 'Split Time', Solo Show at Holdrons Arcade, Copeland Park, London
2018 Artist In Residence, Jury's Gap
2017 'Mantle' Group Show, in association with Embassy Gallery, Annuale 2017, Edinburgh
2017 #5 Annual Chelsea Staff Exhibition, Group Show, Chelsea College of Art
2016 Exhibiting with Traces 'Love, Lives and Loss' at the National Trust's Fenton House
2016 The London Illustration Fair, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf
2016 Platform, Clerkenwell Design Week with 'We are the Women' collective
2015 Artist in Residence, London Print Studio
2015 New Designers Part 2, Business Design Centre, London
2015 Exhibited as part of the ‘UAL Selected’ stand at Pulse, Olympia, London
2014 ‘Creative Outlet’ Group show, The Showroom, UAL High Holborn
2014 Workshop ‘Mini Moss World’ Botanical Institute, London
2014 ‘MA Illustration, Postgraduate Final Show, Camberwell College of Art, London
2014 ‘Pomegranate’ Interim Show, Brixton East, London
Press / Awards:
2017 Voix Meets Mode Magazine, Vision , Volume 4
2016 Honourable Mention in 3x3 The Magazine for Contempory Illustration No.13
2016 Selected design featured in Homes & Gardens, No. 8 Vol. 97, Feb 2016
2016 Featured in Furniture News, Trends.
2015 Runner Up in the Homes & Gardens Fabric Awards 2015, One To Watch
2015 Featured in Design Trends, Evening Standard Newspaper
2015 Featured on Patternbank
2015 Featured on Design Juices
2015 Interviewed for Brixton Blog
2015 Interviewed for The Beach Pie Online
2014 Postgraduate Interview for UAL Online