Led by the internationally renowned Aardman Animations, Gromit Unleashed is a public art exhibition in the city of Bristol. Giant fibreglass sculptures of Gromit, standing 5ft tall, will be 'unleashed' onto the streets of Bristol and the surrounding area.
Artists from Bristol, the UK and around the world will be designing Gromit sculptures for the trail this summer.
If you are interested in submitting a sculpture design for consideration, please visit their website http://www.gromit-unleashed.org.uk/
Please note that the closing date for all entries is Friday 25th
Starting today in the F Block Gallery and exhibiting all week is a touring show from the School of Design from Northumbria University (based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne). It's called Ante-Animate
and features the work of first and second year students on the BA(Hons) Motion Graphics and Animation course.
This is a great opportunity to see the work being produced by students from another university, so try to go along to the F Block Gallery at Bower Ashton this week (after 14.00 today, and 9.00-17.00 the rest of the week).
A UWE Animation student, Lottie Kingslake, has animated a film to accompany a new song by Les Veale of LVM Publishing, I Just Wondered Why
. The song describes how a visitor from another world may view human behaviour on Earth and its aim is to raise awareness of global environmental issues with 25% of the takings from download sales to be donated to Greenpeace and the Wildlife Trust.
Lottie's opportunity to animate the song came via UWE's Enterprise Office
. You can view the film on YouTube
where you can also find out where to download the track.
It'll be entered into a number of film and media competitions so we wish everyone involved the best of luck!
Emma Windsor, a student on the MA Animation course at UWE, is showing her film MiLK HaRE
at the Bristol Encounters Film Festival at the Arnolfini this Wednesday (16 November) at 16:00 and again on Sunday 20 November at 12:00. Emma has a passion for 'the Gothic, the macabre and the downright odd' and her film is a drama/horror in stop-motion and 2D animation, based on the belief in Nordic countries that witches steal cream with a 'Milkhare', a creature brought to life with the witch's own blood.
Find out more about Emma and the film and see a trailer at http://www.milkhare.com/
or on youtube
This is the 17th Encounters Festival
(comprising Animated Encounters and Brief Encounters) which has become one of the world's best-known showcases for new and established short film and animation talent.
Well done Emma!