TILLY MCKERROW, HEAD OF LEVEL ONE, BA(HONS) ILLUSTRATION
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Tilly is an Illustrator and Art & Design educator with over 10 years of experience teaching in FE and HE. Since graduating from UWE Bristol with a degree in Illustration, Tilly worked as a freelance illustrator with clients such as Cbeebies and A productions. Since joining Falmouth University in 2011, she has taught as the pathway lead in Illustration and Animation on the Foundation Diploma as well as teaching workshops internationally in countries including Norway and Cyprus. Tilly currently leads the 1st year on the BA(hons) Illustration and has completed an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice.
Her practice explores experimental graphic narratives triggered by humorous observation and emotional responses to place, memory and the challenges we face socially, politically and environmentally. Tilly’s work also explores the potential within composition and layout creating non-traditional structures that complement the narrative. Her project ‘The Lonely Gannet’, a map-based story of a tragically love-struck seabird, was shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards in 2019. Tilly is currently working on a multi book project exploring fragmented narratives set in a semi fictionalised highland town.
Courses taught at Falmouth University:
- BA(Hons) Illustration
EXAMPLES OF WORK
‘The Lonely Gannet’ (2018) Map & Concrete Gannet. Shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards, exhibited at Somerset house and published in the WIA catalogue 2019. Association of Illustrators & Directory of Illustration.
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