Augusta Akerman is a freelance Illustrator and surface pattern designer 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 for film and advertising before studying for an MA in Illustration at Camberwell College of Art in 2013.
Her work is primarily narrative based combining a classic illustrative style with a looser abstract sense of design. She works with a variety of materials including pen and ink as well as lino relief printing. She also works with textiles and wallpapers transferring her illustrations to silk and cotton, exploring a range of subjects that include climate change and the migrations of animals and the hand of the artist.
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.
Press / Awards:
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
Exhibitions / Residencies:
2017 Upcoming Solo Show at Laura Lea Design Boutique, London
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
University of the Arts London, 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
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