The London Illustration Fair returns this weekend

Taking over space underneath the Oxo Tower again, the London Illustration Fair gives you a chance to see new work, buy prints, take part in workshops and hang out with your favourite artists and designers.

It's great to see so many female illustrators in the headline slots. Artists showing their work include Hattie Stewart, Marcelina Amelia, Kristjana S Williams and Sandra Dieckmann – and the full line-up includes many more women too.

Sandra is curating a Wilderness room with Ben Rothery – tapping into his work for the Natural History Museum and her first children's book, LEAF.

Watch an interview with Sandra (sponsored)

Marcelina Amelia (below) has created new works especially for the show.

The Art of Ping Pong is a charity auction of paddles turned into artworks by the likes of Camille Walala, Anthony Burrill, Noma Bar, Supermundane, Morag Myerscough, Hattie Stewart, Jean Jullien and more.

The organisers will be showing off some of the paddles, and selling artworks and books to raise further funds for the young adult cancer charity Trekstok. Plus they'll have colourful mini-tables that you can play on (and compete in tournaments).

Large-scale doodle artist Mr Doodle will drawing all over the floor (and anything else he can get his pens on, no doubt).

Also creating art live at the fair will be The Line Girl. Her work focusses on the use of lines across temporary and permanent artworks from body paint to tattoos, and from installations to canvas.

If you're interested in generative art, there's new work by Damien Borowik and Ian Gouldstone. Damien will be exhibiting his drawing machines – physical plotters that create geometric art – while Ian's 'software sculpture' Wanton Boys responds to the space's architecture.

Artists, collectives and labels showing work include 476, Casiographics, Claudine O'Sullivan, East End Prints, Family Store, Hello Grimes, Hero of Switzerland, Outline Editions, Wide Eyed Editions and many more.

There are workshops on creating works from wall hangings and nipple tassles to magazine illustration and paper sculptures.

Tickets for the London Illustration Fair are still available. It kicks off with a launch party on Thursday evening (which we'll also be attending), then runs Friday to Sunday.

You can watch our interviews with Hattie Stewart and Kristjana S Williams below.

Hattie Stewart

Kristjana S Williams

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