WORDS AND PICTURES
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The Supreme Court: a guide for bears is available from the UK Supreme Court, Avizandum, Blackwell's (Oxford), Daunt Books (Chelsea, Holland Park, Marylebone), Foyle's (Charing Cross), Hammicks, Heffers, Heywood Hill, John Sandoe, Wildy & Sons and Amazon at £6.95, or email me your order (£1.84 UK p&p).
"Isobel Williams's drawings capture the essence of these inquisitive and endearing characters - and her words help bring to life some of the things they get up to when the Justices and staff aren't looking." - Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court
"Clever, funny, informative." - Ann McAllister, Judge
"A charming guide for children and adults alike." - Joshua Rozenberg
Paperback, 32pp, 8" x 10", illustrated in colour, ISBN 978-1-9997146-2-8
JW3, London: I took part in this salon about art and law on 23 May, with Hubert Best, Frances Fyfield and Jacqueline Nicholls.
The Amorist is a lively new magazine; I wrote and illustrated an article about shibari for the launch issue, published in May, and reviewed Welsh National Opera's Der Rosenkavalier for the third issue.
The Carnival Village Trust in Notting Hill held a multi-media art competition, 'Carnival Captured'. I won second prize and blog about it here.
Dru yoga against a soundtrack of dark ambient, doom metal, drone and Gothic rock? Me neither but I drew Yoga in Black.
Here's my cover illustration for Debating Judicial Appointments in an Age of Diversity edited by Professor Graham Gee and Professor Erika Rackley, to be published by Routledge in September 2017.
Essex University: on 28 November 2016 a group of law students did some thought-provoking sketches while I gave a talk about drawing in court.
So what's the story? This snapshot of my live-drawing life, based on my talk at the University of Porto conference O Estranho e o Estrangeiro: Arquitectura, Justiça e Teatro in 2015, is published in the conference anthology.
Senate House, London: on 21 October 2016 I drew the goings-on at Salon Voltaire, this Dada-inspired event.
St Mary's University, Twickenham, Centre for Law and Culture: on 6 September 2016 I gave an illustrated talk, The Naked Rambler, the naked barrister and the naked artist, at a conference, (In)visibility.
My solo exhibition The Body of Law at the School of Advanced Study, Senate House, University of London ended on 30 July 2016. This exhibition was part of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies' public engagement programme. It was reviewed here and I blog about it here.
I gave a talk about drawing in the Supreme Court to law students at Essex University on 11 December.
Oslo, gallery VI, VII: my solo exhibition from May to July 2015 featured my drawings of The Violet Crab, Than Hussein Clark's cabaret-themed exhibition at the David Roberts Art Foundation; I blog about it here. It is reviewed in Flash Art here and featured by Contemporary Art Daily here.
University of Porto, 2-4 July 2015: I spoke at a conference, O Estranho e o Estrangeiro: Arquitectura, Justiça e Teatro. I blog about it here.
Lincoln's Inn, 25 June 2015: I gave a talk about drawing in the Supreme Court at as part of the Judicial Images workshop organised by Birkbeck and the LSE.
I gave two talks at Aberystwyth University on 22 April 2015. The first looked at depictions of women in a court setting; the second was about drawing at the UK Supreme Court.
The sequence Kancer Sutra appeared in Configurations (Spring 2014) published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
On 4 September 2014 I gave an illustrated talk at a conference, 'Visualising Law and Gender', at the Centre for Law and Culture, St Mary's University, Twickenham.
On 24 February 2014 I gave an illustrated talk for Cartoon County in Brighton about drawing in the UK Supreme Court via the Westway and Occupy. In 2013 I gave talks at Birkbeck (University of London) and at Laydeez Do Comics in London.
Picture-blogging in the Supreme Court: this article first appeared in Counsel magazine, February 2014.