What happens when you put over 100 illustrators together and ask them to explore the theme BARRICADES? Will they make them, break them, climb over them or find a way to dig under them? Is a simple drawing of a ladder all they need to conquer their barricades; or a stick man to give them a leg up?
Opening on October 1st , BARRICADES is a festival about illustration and animation based in Groningen NL, featuring over 100 illustrators. For a period of 10 days, the former museum of natural history, now turned Art Academy Minerva will be transformed into an exhibition of illustrations that question the barriers of our time. Alongside this main exhibition will be a range of prints, animations, zines, and sketchbooks; These pieces showing the diversity the art of illustration can offer.
BARRICADES Festival has also invited an impressive line-up of illustrators to give master classes and lectures. . These will take place on the 4thand 5th October so make sure you SAVE THE DATE! More will be revealed over the next two weeks, including some serious name dropping so keep an eye out for all our updates. During the festival we will also host a pop-up store in City Central, the international hub next to the Aakerk, which as the name implies, is proudly placed in a central location.
The opening timetable:
October 1st - 18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - Doors open
19:00 - Talks
19:30 - Music
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!