Thursday, 9 June 2011

Unleashed 2011 at Mr Thomas' Chop House Manchester

Up and coming illustrators will be showing at this year's Mr Thomas' Chop House Art Fair event in the well known public house of the same name. This year it is called: Unleashed: The Best in the North 2011 will open for three weeks on the 23rd June. A total of 196 works were submitted from 13 colleges and universities: Blackpool and the Fylde College | Edinburgh College of Art | Hull College of Art & Design | Kirklees College | Leeds Metropolitan University | Liverpool John Moores University | Manchester Metropolitan University | Sheffield Hallam University | Stockport College | University of Chester | University of Huddersfield | University of Salford 
and of course University of Central Lancashire. 

The calibre of artwork this year is said to be excellent and it's certainly going to be a difficult one to judge. On which note, the following are confirmed as the judges:

Lise Brian (Chair) - Associate Director, The Chase

Andy Cheetham - Partner and Creative Director, CheethamBell JWT
Tom Richards - Creative Director, BJL Advertising
David Hughes - Illustrator
Peter Horridge - Type, Lettering, Calligraphy and Crests specialist
Wendy Levy - Creative Agent and Gallery Owner 

It is worth noting that the poster image you see here was produced by Alex Barrett a recent graduate of UCLAN!

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