Illustrated Menagerie Project

Project Details


A collection of animal themed imagery from illustrators of the animal kingdom. Based at the BA (Hons) Illustration course at the University of Portsmouth, UK, curated and managed by Nicola Hay, it is a resource of images resulting from sustained investigation and visualisation of the animal kingdom. Inspired by sustained research and visual enquiry the images are informed by a great breadth of source material including; art and illustration, literature, myth, legend, poetry, statistics, philosophy, phrase, fable, music, performance, symbols and science.

Aggregrating blog
Student Collaboratives
Academic presentations
Student outputs

Key findings

Methodologies for production of visual work
Effective start/end date1/02/08 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • animals
  • illustration
  • menagerie


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