We are excited to have appointed Hackney-based collective Nous Vous as our Illustrator in Residence for 2016.
During the six-month residency, starting on 1 September, Nous Vous will be a key part of the life of House of Illustration, actively engaging with our visitors, running workshops and encouraging the public to help contribute ideas.
Their residency will explore the nature of collaboration, under the theme of 'Working together'. Nous Vous will explore an alternative to the usually solo pursuit of illustration by working on drawings, collages, paintings, prints and more together, and finding new ways to combine their individual creative visions into one.
The outcome of Nous Vous' residency will be exhibited at House of Illustration in March 2017.
Nous Vous will be our third illustrator in residence, following Rachel Lillie in 2014 and David Lemm in 2015.
The judges – House of Illustration curator Olivia Ahmad, Creative Review's deputy editor Mark Sinclair and last yea's resident David Lemm – said: "We were hugely impressed by the range and quality of this year’s residency applications, which revealed a dedicated and diverse illustration community.
We are delighted to have awarded House of Illustration's 2016 residency to Nous Vous. Their spirited exploration of materials and commitment to finding new ways of working collaboratively intrigued and inspired us. Nous Vous' previous experiments in media from paper to sculpture has opened up discussion about what illustration can be, and we look forward to that discussion being continued during their residency."
Nous Vous said: "We’re thrilled to have been awarded the House of Illustration’s residency for 2016/17. It means a lot to us that we’ve been chosen, and we’re excited that we’re going to have this dedicated time to devote to exploring our collaborative practice."