I had a fantastic time working at Bristol Festival of Puppetry last weekend running the excellent “DIY Animation Workshops” at Watershed Cinema. So many thanks to everyone who came along, and my fantastic BFP helpers, not forgetting the awesome Rachel McNally who programmes and organises the whole festival (don’t know how she does it…)
Here is the edited and soundtracked version of the animation we made in the morning session – it’s amazing! All characters made and filmed in under 3 hours. Crikey! Hope you like it!
I’m really pleased to announce that I’ll be running this year’s Big Draw at the M Shed in Bristol!! Well, not just me, I’m working with the wonderful Rachael Dadd, a much-loved and admired contemporary folk musician. What some people might not know is she’s also an amazing artist – which I did know because we were at art school in Winchester together just over 10 years ago.
So do come along, it’ll be great! It’s on October 27th from 10am-1pm and 2-4pm. We’ll be thinking and drawing lots of stuff themed around the idea of “Future Bristol”, so come and make wishes to hang from a Future Wishes Tree, invent and animate your own future transport machine, design a future house, and (fingers crossed if we can get the parts in time!!) draw with a Squigglebot, which is a kind of home-made drawing robot.
Rachael’s also writing a song for the event to inspire us all… Lovely!
This was lots of fun! I organised a Doodle Wall complete with live acoustic guitar, Small World TV (some animations I’ve facilitated on my old Emac…) and CAKE to make a Doodle Lounge – it was part of Hamilton House Open day last Sunday. Everyone really seemed to enjoy it, and it kind of (unsurprisingly really) turned into the kids’ area for the afternoon! here are some photos of the event including some pics of some specially nice doodles:
I’ve had lots of illustration jobs this month, which is amazing!… One for the June music listings for the Canteen, a logo for a friend’s business and illos for Bristol City Council’s festivals flyer and website. Am also working on a big piece of wooden bunting for Drawn in Bristol’s ‘Bunt’ show as part of Bristol’s Green Week, and submitting a big drawing for “Storytelling”, an exhibition over three venues (Hamilton House, Jamaica Street Studios and Motorcycle Showrooms) to be held during June. Crikey!
Here’s Part 1 of “Tales from the Funkadelic Ferret”, which I’ve been making with members of Misfits Theatre Company, a local theatre group led by people with learning difficulties. We premiered it in Aardman Animation’s screening room last Friday, hurray!
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and here’s Part 2! Who will win the Funkadelic Ferret Pub quiz hosted by Dr Who…?