Illustrations by Daniel Nelson

National Festival of Making 2021 Commission: Illustrations

A National Festival of Making Open Call was the basis of an invitation for 2020 graduates of creative, cultural industry and art degree programmes based in Lancashire, to consider what they would like to create as part of the festival’s adapted programme of work delivered in the autumn of 2020 & Spring 2021

From the variety of strong applicants, artists Daniel Nelson of UCLan (BA Illustration), and Ellie Barrett of Lancaster University (PhD), were successful in gaining the opportunities.

The Festival, set to take place in June 2020, was cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this commissioning programme is to ensure that 2020 graduates have the opportunity to make new and exciting work during this period of significant global change.

This installation forms part of the Creative Spaces project.

Artist details:

Daniel Nelson is an illustrator originating from Greater Manchester with a passion for history and folklore. New to being a professional Illustrator, and graduating just a few months ago, he developed his strong style in the final year of his degree, using garish colours, patterns and empty space to tell stories. Daniel was the Winner of D&Ad ‘One to Watch’ at the 2020 New Blood Festival through his development of a campaign to market Audible in cities. He currently works from his bedroom and looks forward to the day he has a studio to work in.


Bus Station (Cathedral side)

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