Alan Vest

We’re delighted to be teaming up with Crossing the Tees Festival to provide exhibitions and workshops in the Tees Valley libraries relating to illustration. These link-ups include the very talented Alan Vest. Al... Read More

Illustration talks 3rd June 2017

A big thank you to everyone who attend our day of talks to kick of the 2017 Hartlepool Festival of Illustration. A fantastic day was had with lots of creative networking and emerging artists taking the opportunity to ... Read More

Our exhibitor guide

Thinking of visiting Hartlepool Festival of Illustration? Our Exhibition Guide will give you an insight into the illustrators you can expect to see if you do! The physical guides are on sale at Hartlepool Art Gallery ... Read More

Sir Ridley Scott illustrations confirmed for festival.

Original drawings from Sir Ridley Scott will be leading the celebration of all things creative at the festival of illustration, the drawings from the Alien and Gladiator director will be unveiled to the public for the... Read More

Stuart Trotter confirmed to Exhibit

Stuart Trotter, the County Durham artist, renowned for his work on the Rupert Bear annuals as well as character illustrations for Postman Pat, Kipper and Wallace and Gromit, is the latest illustrator to confirmed to e... Read More

Andy Capp exhibition featured in The Mirror

We are honoured to be welcoming Lawrence Goldsmith and Sean Garrett to talk at the Festival of Illustration on 3rd June. They have provided a background to the work of Reg Smythe, creator of Andy Capp here If you woul... Read More

Tom J Newell creates 2017 Festival of Illustration identity

As we prepare for the 2017 Festival of Illustration, we are delighted to announce that Tom J Newell has created a new identity for the festival, to build on the great work of Drew Millward’s 2015 artwork. Tom is... Read More

2015 round up

Over 700 hundred comic fans and art lovers flocked to see their favourite illustrators, cartoonists and artists, as the Festival of Illustration, hosted by Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD) got underway in ... Read More

Festival of Illustration wins NE Culture Best Event Teesside 2016

2015 Hartlepool Festival of Illustration has been named the winner in the Best Event Teesside category at the Journal’s North East Culture Awards 2016. Hartlepool Festival of Illustration, hosted by Cleveland College ... Read More

Call for Street Traders

Organisers for the upcoming Festival of Illustration are calling for all street traders who would like to attend the three-day street market in Hartlepool to get their application in before 15th May. The Festival of I... Read More