The first ever Illustration Research event was the brainchild of Amelia Johnstone and Chris Glynn, and was at Cardifff School of Art and Design and Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff from the 2nd- 4th November 2010.

The keynote speaker was Sophie Herxheimer.

After three days of interesting and diverse presentations the event ended with a beautiful shadow puppet performance by Eleanor Glover and her suitcase theatre.