Tapestry solo-show by Jamie Baird

Just over four weeks ago, Jamie Beard Illustration posted a call-out asking for anyone living in or from Northern Ireland who identified as LGBTQ+ to get in touch, with the aim of collecting portraits of a diverse range of individuals whose voices could be brought together to tell the story of an incredible, defiant community…. Read more »

Joseph Gordon Levitt bigs-up UsFolker Fiona McDonnell!

best let her explain it all: Many many years ago, in 2012. I did a short series of illustrations of everyday sort of folk combined with speech bubbles full of little positive messages, they were being exhibited at Forfey music festival in Fermanagh that summer. Shortly after I made an account with the media and… Read more »

One Place to Another – Fiona McDonnell

  ‘One place to Another’ is part 1 in the story of La. La has the ability to know the directions to anywhere, even if she isn’t sure where she is going. Throughout her journey she discovers a trail of ominous towers, that hold more influence than she realises….’ This mini graphic novel/zine has been… Read more »

National Trust 'Spring Wings' Mural – Conor McClure

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be commissioned by AV Browne on behalf of the National Trust to paint a street art mural as part of their springtime advertising campaign. This was an interesting approach for The National Trust to take, as their promotion seems to be based around photography. For them to… Read more »

‘The Problem With Giraffes’ by Danni Gowdy

Earlier this month, I sent my dummy books to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy – the worlds biggest children’s book fair and the meeting place for all professionals involved with creating and publishing children’s books. Bologna also happens to contain ALL of the worlds best ice cream, pasta, pizza and prosecco… and after… Read more »

Usfolk Illustration Agency Launch

A final sweep of the floor and a quick check to see all the frames were straight before the doors to 37 Queen St were finally open. Months of hard work had brought together an eclectic range of Northern Irish talent to create Belfast’s first and only illustration agency. The studio was packed with illustrators,… Read more »