Gallery Talk with Gary Thomas. Photo © India Roper-Evans, courtesy Barbican Art Gallery
Gallery Talk with Gary Thomas. Photo © India Roper-Evans, courtesy Barbican Art Gallery

MONTHLY TALK - GARY THOMAS


THURSDAY 02 FEBRUARY 2012
BRIGHTON


TALKS ON DIGITAL ART, CULTURE AND FILM ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH


Step behind the scenes and get a glimpse of the thinking motivating the digital world's greatest artists, filmmakers, thinkers and doers with Lighthouse's Monthly Talks. Gary Thomas, Director of Animate Projects was our February 2012 speaker.

did i? - Hiraki Sawa
did i? - Hiraki Sawa

Gary Thomas is Director of Animate Projects, the only arts charity in the UK dedicated to championing experimental animation. Gary will be talking about the work of Animate and their recent Digitalis programme. Gary was previously Head of Moving Image at Arts Council England, where he initiated the Single-Shot and Necessary Journeys projects with the BFI and the UK Film Council, and the Artists’ Moving Image Legacy and Learning programme.

Since 1990, Animate has been commissioning new artists’ work, and supporting and developing exceptional work in animated moving image. Animate supports artists to take risks, providing the opportunity to explore new forms, tools and processes, and to create radical new work. The Animate Collection is also internationally renowned as an online resource of experimental animation.

Recent Animate commissions and exhibitions include: did I? by Hiraki Sawa; …in a rose columned forest by Edwina Ashton; Slow Action by Ben Rivers; Primitive by Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Digitalis Commissions by Adam Butcher, Lizzie Hughes, James Lowne and Matilda Tristram; and Animate OPEN: Digitalis.



View photos from the talk on our flickr page

Lighthouse’s Monthly Talks are supported by:

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