Detail of artwork for The Deptford Mice by Zach Ellams.
As for the animation from Kingston, I didn’t manage to take much of it in at the exhibition so I’ve had a scout around on the internet in the intervening days. I absolutely adore Sophie Powell’s The End, featuring talking planets and a Japanese voiceover.
I also love her Order/Chaos project with jiggling balls:
…and her collaborative project based on the Salmon Rushdie novel Luka and the Fire of LIfe, especially the ominous moving mountains.
Sophie Powell is inspired by murder mysteries, contagious smiles, pop up books and animals in clothes. Sounds good to me.
When Zach Ellams is not collaborating with Sophie he is making wonderful animations of his own. I was drawn to his 3D illustrated artwork (see above) for The Deptford Mice, which was made for a theatre performance in Wimbledon with Tim O’Leary. It’s a dark fantasy adventure of brave mice battling the sewer rats lurking beneath London.
If you liked this animation why not read more about the illustration upstairs and downstairs too? I’ll leave you with an image of Rob Ryan in his cycling gear. It was a great exhibition, need I say more?
Angus Dick, animation, Ben Tobitt, Bobby and Billy, Dawn Smit, Dragon, End in a Box, illustration, James Lancett, Katherine Robson, Kingston University, Luka and the Fire of LIfe, Moira Lam, Monsters, Morse Mystery, Novel, Order/Chaos, Reincarnation, rob ryan, Salmon Rushdie, Sean Weston, Sophie Powell, The Deptford Mice, The End, Tim O'Leary, wimbledon, Zach Ellams
- Kingston University: RARE Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2012 Review part three
- Billy Childish ‘Unknowable but Certain’ at the ICA
- Video Single: Ymbelydredd by Gwenno
- Kingston University: RARE Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2012 Review part one
- Kingston University: Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2011 Review. Downstairs.