Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Surrey Square Primary School animation workshop

This is the result of two one day animation workshops I led with my assistant Ben Cady, representing Reachout RCA at Surrey Square primary school, with pupils aged 7 - 10 years old as part of the Big Draw 2012.

All the drawings and sound were done by the children during the workshop.  Even some of the capturing of the drawings on the camera were done by the children.

A big thank you to Reachout RCA for the opportunity to do the workshops,  Ben for his great advice and help during the two days an helping out with editing the footage, Matt (the teacher) and all the children who were part of it:  Rasel, Benjamin, Makafui, Jevani, Syliene, Jenai, Harry, Damilola, JJ, Farida, Sharia, Hodan, Natasha, Kalia, Fatou, Anthonia, George, Justice, Zack, Stephanie, Troy, Joshua, Nneka, Semira, Ganiyat, Ketsia, Daniel, Khyron, Freddie and Izu.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Left Nude

Left Nude was a 'film' i made in my spare time, mostly evenings whilst I made my graduation film Boogodobiegodongo.   I used my left hand so my right wouldn't get too tired and is influenced by the drawings i made when attending the life drawing classes at the RCA.   The sound is a mixture of me making arrrrrrrh noises, playing the trombone and a orchestra tuning up.  It was all drawn on A3 paper with 8B pencil and consisted of roughly 800 drawings.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Modern Panic exhibition

Boogodobiegodongo will be featured at the next Modern Panic exhibition, the opening night is tomorrow night (23rd November) and going on till the 2nd of December at the Apiary studios in Hackney.  All the information about the exhibition is below.

Tickets for the opening night can be bought here:  http://www.guerrillazoo.com/modern-panic-private-view-tickets.html

"A unique and powerful collection  of over 60 surreal, controversial & provocative international artists."
OPEN TO PUBLIC

SAT 24TH NOVEMBER - SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2012
11am - 7pm
APIARY STUDIOS | 458 Hackney Road, London E2 9EG
£3 Admission | support the arts



A press preview of the show can be seen here http://www.weheart.co.uk/2012/11/09/modern-panic-iii/

A short featurette about the exhibition that happened last year to give more idea of what its all about.

An a facebook group of the show



Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Animation workshop exhibition at the R.C.A

I was recently asked by the Royal College of Art to teach two one day animation workshops with my  assistant Ben Cady (https://vimeo.com/30228526) at Surrey Square Primary school in South London.   Each pupil made an animated sequence which can be seen in the exhibition along with the original drawings and sound that they made.   We had such a fun time and would like to thank Jessie (Reachout RCA), Matt (Teacher) and all the children involved.


one of the images made by the pupils in the workshop

More information below:

ReachOutRCA warmly invites you to the private view of Drawing Together, an exhibition of drawing, collage, film and photography by school students from Surrey Square Primary, Clapton Girls' Academy, Henrietta Barnett School and St James' Catholic High School working with RCA artists and designers Betsy Dadd, Sian Gledhill, Peter Millard and Marie Molterer.  


Please join us in celebrating the participants' achievements at a Private View on Thursday 15 November, 4 - 6.30 pm in the Hockney Gallery. All welcome!

Drawing Together is part of ReachOutRCA's core programme of workshops, events and exhibitions and is generously supported by the Durham Wharf Foundation. This year, with the support of John Lyon's Charity, ReachOutRCA has extended its core programme to provide more workshops for schools in outer London boroughs.

Please email Jessie Brennan if you would like more information about the project - jessie.brennan@network.rca.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you at the private view!

The exhibition is free and open to the public from 12 - 16 November, 10 am - 5 pm
Hockney Gallery, Stevens Building, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
Please visit the Jew Mews security desk to gain access to the Hockney Gallery

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Brooklyn Screening curated by Julia Pott

Boogodobiegodongo was screened last night (9th November) at a screening as part of Mike Perrys exhibition.  curated by animator/illustrator/many other things Julia Pott.  This was a rescheduled screening due to the Super storm Sandy. 

'Animator Julia Pott curates a short film night, showcasing work that centers around a strong emotional core, with each short cutting down to the very heart of the feelings they seek to convey. The series will focus on work by artists for whom craft is of the utmost importance, and whose hand is unmistakable in their work.'



A massive Thank You to Julia and hope the screening went well.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Brooklyn Comics and Graphics festival

Boogodobiegodongo will be screened at the Brooklyn comic and graphics festival this Saturday (10th November and Sunday 11th November) both at 7pm as part of the Eyeworks experimental animation screening.  It will be at the Spectacle Theater in Williamsburg both evenings.


A trailer for the screening is here:  Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation 2012 Preview Trailer from Eyeworks Festival on Vimeo.

and more information about the other screenings and events are on there website:  http://www.comicsandgraphicsfest.com/