Graphics Archaeology Group

The Profession: Getting Started in Archaeological Illustration and Graphics

What skills should you have a handle of when getting started in Illustration? What do employers expect?
Ellie Winter from the group committee has collated statistics from CIfA's JIST and BAJR advertisements for illustrators and graphic designers between 2018 and 2019 to give some perspective and advice for those getting started in archaeological illustration and graphics. You can read The Profession: getting started in archaeological illustration here.

Background

We are the special interest group for all aspects of visualisation within the heritage sector. Whether your specialism lies in illustration, survey, photography, geospatial analysis, reconstruction art or any other form of imaging and visualisation, we represent your area of specialism to CIfA.

Join and Collaborate

If you are a paid CIfA member you can join the group for free, just email groups [at] archaeologists.net. If you aren't a member but would like to join, you can for an annual £10 fee

Twitter: follow @CIfAGAG1 on Twitter
Facebook: we have an active Facebook group where you can chat with fellow members
LinkedIn: Join the closed group for Graphics on LinkedIn, please join and say hello!
Instagram: N/A
Group Website: You can find resources and publications, examples of work and newsletters on our website
Group Email: Contact@gag-cifa.org

Committee

Hannah Kennedy (Chair)
Amy Wright (Secretary)
Ellie Winter (Treasurer & GAG Website Administrator)
Sarah Lambert-Gates
Mark Hoyle
Mikko Kriek
Leanne Gerriety
Aisling Hunt

Specialist competence matrix

This is to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for when working within graphics and/or illustration.

Publications

10 things Graphics staff wished Diggers knew (PDF)

For details of other GAG publications please click here. CIfA members can download these for free. We also have old newsletters on our individual website

Forthcoming events

For information about upcoming events, please visit our event calendar.

Previous events

Three-year plan

Business plan 2014-2017

AGM minutes

10 August 2019

21 April 2017

Committee minutes

19 August 2017

Newsletters

Newsletter Spring 2018

Newsletter November 2016

Brief for Commissioning an Illustrator for the CBA Home Front Legacy 1914-18 project

The Council for British Archaeology Home Front Legacy Project www.homefrontlegacy.org.uk is working in partnership with Historic England to develop teaching resources for schools. These resources will enable schools to further their interest and promote their participation and engagement in mapping and recording the history of their local area, in the First World War. You can find out more information about this opportunity here