Five Reasons to Join Illustrators Australia

Friday, 20 May 2016


IA is the peak body for illustrators in Australia, and our website is the first port of call for many clients searching for the right illustrator for their next project. Showcase your wares directly to industry with your own personal page on There’s space for 12 images, a compelling bio and all your latest links. And you can update it any time you like.

PLUS IA’s marketing team will help you promote you latest work or upcoming events via our social media networks. 

And if you take out a page in our Directory Of Illustration Bookyou’ll amp up your industry exposure further. There’s nothing quite like putting your work directly into the hands of commissioning decision makers at publishing houses, ad agencies and other creative firms around the country. 


Working alone can be isolating. IA members are a friendly bunch, and our regular social events, seminars and exhibitions are a relaxed way to connect with like-minded creatives.  Swap tips, ask questions, share work and find out how others are approaching the latest challenges and opportunities in our ever-changing industry.


Everyone loves a bargain. IA members enjoy a range of discounts at art suppliers like Dean’s Art, Art Stretchers Co, Eckersley’s Art & Craft, Melbourne Artists Supplies and Riot! Art & Craft, as well as Image Science, Omnus Framing, Lantern Printing, Fine Art Imaging and Codeice Prints.


Whether you’re new to illustration or freelancing, or an old hand too frantic working in your business to work on it, an empathetic, insightful, practical business mentor is worth his or her weight in gold. Joining IA means access to our new peer mentoring scheme, which is a wonderful way to gain guidance, support and inspiration from an experienced illustrator perfectly placed to show you the ropes.

Information and Advice

We’re all drowning in information, right? IA makes it easy to access the crucial stuff – from news on upcoming illustration events and competitions here and overseas to detailed dos and don’ts covering legal issues like copyright and tricky topics like fees and managing difficult clients. 

You’ll also receive invitations to members-only seminars on need-to-know topics and enjoy exclusive access to the resource-rich members-only section of the IA website.

What are you waiting for? Join – or re-join – IA now