Friday 23 November 2012

Elsecar Iron Man

Today I have been working with Fabric Lenny at Elsecar Heritage Centre, helping nearly 30 children from Barnsley make an Iron Man out of cardboard. Fantastic!

Their inital Iron Man designs were great too...!

Monday 12 November 2012

A Garden In My Pocket: Magic Frames

I am still very busy working with children in Kirklees on the Magic Frames film project funded by First Light Movies. Over the past few months myself and Fabric Lenny have been at Ashbrow School working with children to create a short animated film celebrating the magic of planting seeds and bulbs and growing fruit and vegetables in your own garden. The children have been using the pixilation animation technique and have created their own animation set to look like the inside of a potting shed. They have developed very precise animation techniques and have been a joy to work with.

The children have also worked with musician Nick Lewis to create their very own soundtrack. Well done everyone!

Tuesday 2 October 2012

The Pirates of Rabbit Doll Island

I am busy working with children at Battyeford Primary School in Mirfield on the production of their animated film - The Pirates of Rabbit Doll Island. Check out the Magic Frames website for more information.

Tuesday 25 September 2012

New Exhibition: Windows of Light

I have just completed a new series of work which is currently exhibited at The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Hudderfield as part of the Artist In Residence End of Year Exhibition. The exhibition runs until the 20th October 2012. Please click here for more information about this series of work.


Recent Exhibition at The LBT: The Last Curtain Call

I have been really busy over the last few months creating work for exhibition at The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. 

The first exhibition was a solo exhibition called "The Last Curtain Call" featuring images of the Palace Theatre, Hudderfield which has been left to decay under 50 years of dust and is soon to be converted into student accommodation. If you didn't get chance to see the exhibition here are a few images for you to enjoy. More information can also be found here

Monday 24 September 2012

Magic Frames: Animating at Battyeford

The First Light animation project at Battyeford Primary School is going really well! The children have been amazing. So far they have completed one set and have already begun building another.  I am really looking forward to helping the children make their film over the coming weeks! For regular updates on this project please visit the Magic Frames website.

Monday 17 September 2012

Magic Frames Begins!

Today was the first day of Magic Frames, an exciting filmmaking project I am working on with Fabric Lenny across four schools in Kirklees, funded by First Light Movies.

During our first day myself and Fabric Lenny worked with Y3 children at Battyeford Primary School to develop their story ideas, design the sets for the film and begin to construct cardboard props including a huge pirate ship. At the same time, Dan Mallaghan was working with children at Crossley Fields to help the children turn their amazing ideas into a script. There is a real buzz in the schools already and the children are fantastic! Please follow the Magic Frames website for regular updates from the children...