The Business of Illustration—Melbourne

Are you constantly sidetracked and hindered on your path to becoming the best illustrator ever by the piling of collateral activities (contracts, negotiation, finances, self promotion, etc.) that seem to incessantly leech your creative energies,

Or have you lost clarity and sense of purpose and are struggling to balance artistic and financial goals to further your career - you feel like your head is spinning due to a seemingly unsurmountable amount of management problems draining your time and stamina, THEN this short yet powerful seminar is designed to bring you some much needed clarity!

Topics to be covered:

  • understand your value and that of your work
  • learn to visualise your long-term goals and put yourself on the path to achieve them
  • manage your time with purpose and understand that time is the only currency that really matters
  • be flexible and open to opportunities, think out of the canvas
  • promote yourself by focusing on what matters, skills, presentation and networking
  • negotiate like a professional, don’t get lost into the legal jargon and focus on obtaining what is most important to you

When: Friday May 8th, 6.45pm for a 7pm start (finishes at 8.30pm)

Venue: Billy Blue College of Design in the heart of Melbourne city

Deadline for booking 5pm Thursday May 7th - limited seating so be quick!!


$35 Non-Member, $15 Student, $10 IA Student (Billy Blue & MDC students)



Vincenzo Pignatelli

Vincenzo Pignatelli

Vincenzo Pignatelli is a neuroscientist by trade, and entrepreneur at heart.  Starting from scratch, animated by a personal passion for technology and storytelling and with no previous knowledge of the AppStore ecosystem, he has founded Blue Quoll Digital, a studio creating interactive (and gorgeous) picture books for the Apple devices.  Vincenzo has been managing Blue Quoll since coordinating the work of illustrators, designers, and developers, and curating the quality of Blue Quoll book Apps in every detail.


Presented by Illustrators Australia

On-line Critique Groups - an exciting new initiative!

Members who wish to share their work and learn from others can now be linked to writers and/or illustrators with similar interests, goals and challenges.

If you are interested in joining an On-line Critique Group simply Click Here. Read the information and register your interest to be linked to a like-minded group. You will receive an automated acknowledgement.

When a group becomes available the On-line Critique Co-ordinator will contact you. The waiting time to join a group varies according to the number of members interested in joining a group at any one time. However, you will be contacted!

Why not take this golden opportunity to network with other writers and illustrators while honing your creative skills?





Alison Jane Rice's books showcased at inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair

Congrats to  Alison Jane Rice, who has been invited to showcase her highly collectible picture books at the upcoming inaugural


Melbourne Art Book Fair

1 - 3 May 2015

Alison will proudly represent Sydney and The Blue Mountains at this prestigious event. The first of a series of annual art book events developed by the National Gallery of Victoria, it will bring together publishers, artists, writers and designers.

Her works will be available for purchase at the City of Literature small press stand.

Richly deserved - well done Alison!