Illustrator Fair in Association with CBI and Illustrators Ireland

Are you looking for high-quality illustration for your books? Do you need bespoke images for your covers, non-fiction or children’s books? Are you interested in producing picture-books?

On 26 November Publishing Ireland in association with Illustrators Ireland and Children’s Books Ireland are hosting the first ever Illustration Fair: a speed-dating style event where illustrators will have short meetings with editors from publishing houses and a chance to display their portfolios and book ideas. The illustrators will be chosen from the members of Illustrators Ireland – professional artists and designers with a history of high-quality illustration work already under their belt.

This event will be of interest to all publishing houses looking to find new Irish illustrators for their books, whether in the area of children’s books, non-fiction or fiction illustration, or cover design.

If you’re interested in taking part, please contact Stephanie Lawless in Publishing Ireland at

The event will take place in the Copper House Gallery, St Kevin’s Cottages, Synge Street, Dublin 8 from 6pm, and refreshments will be served.

This is a professional event only, for illustrators, designers and editors, and booking is essential. The event will be free to attend with thanks to Words Ireland for their generous sponsorship.