Mokita 2: Sentimentality Symposium
The Portico Rooms
Mokita’s second forum will explore "The Sentimental Gene" in illustration, covering themes of presence, function, validity, and the role of 'sentimentality' as a medium.
Sentimentality in visual language is often viewed negatively, whether through the cult of kawaii (cute), character art, greetings cards, folk art or nostalgia, fantasy art, souvenirs, kitsch and even Hello Kitty. Yet these are all deeply rooted within culture and have mass visual appeal, with ‘retro’ and ‘folk’ particularly emerging as recurring themes in many contemporary illustrators’ work. This forum is ideal for students, practitioners and professionals involved in illustration. The fee includes lunch and refreshments. Speakers include: Rob Ryan, Jasper Goodall, Jonny Hannah, John O’Reilly, Editor of Varoom Magazine, and Laura Carlin. Organised by: University of Brighton, Camberwell College of Arts (University of the Arts London) and Kingston University London.