3 animate!-makers win fellowships

This winter three UK/international Artists Fellowship Programmes are supporting animation artists for the first time.

John Parry, who made Salvage on animate! in 1998, has just returned from a two-and-a-half month International Artists Fellowship based in the artist-in-residence laboratory at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw. His project, using a ‘limited’ still style of animation, created a trailer for High Noon inspired by the use of images of Gary Cooper in posters for Solidarity. Sponsors: Arts Council England, British Council, Visiting Arts and Triangle Trust.

the artist-in-residence laboratory at Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
summary of John Parry’s project
John Parry’s animate! film, details on animateonline

Daniel Saul has started a three-month Taiwan-UK Artists Fellowship for digital arts in Taiwan. Living in Taipei Artist Village, he is pursuing his use of montage and collage to break the surface of film and reveal secrets behind the photo-reality. He completed his animate! film The Nuclear Train in 2002. Sponsors: Arts Council England, Visiting Arts, National Endowment for Culture & Arts and British Council Taipei.

Taipei Artist Village
summary of Dan Saul’s project
Dan Saul’s animate! film, details on animateonline
The Nuclear Train

Robert Bradbrook received the UK Arts Foundation’s first ever Fellowship for Animation in January this year. Robert’s animate! work End of Restriction (1994) was one of the earliest digital desktop films to be more concerned with ‘emotional’ narrative than pixel-fetish. He went on to make Home Road Movies for Channel 4 and Arts Council Lottery, which won more international festival awards in 2002 than any other British short film.

The Quay Brothers, makers of The Phantom Museum last year on animate!, received a special Arts Foundation award alongside Robert’s Fellowship. The other two nominees, Daniel Saul and Tim Webb, have also made films on animate!.

Robert Bradbrook’s animate! film, details on animateonline
End of Restriction
Robert’s website for Home Road Movies
The Quay Brothers animate! film, details on animateonline
The Phantom Museum

Postcript: there is just time to apply for a ROSL Visual Arts Travel Scholarship 2004. £3,000 is offered for a UK artist (under 35y/o) to spend up to four weeks in a Commonwealth country of their choice.

Application deadline 31 March 2004.

more information about qualifying projects and countries

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