AboutOpen 2011: Animation
29 September 5 November 2011
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Free entry. www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk
Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3UT. 01722 321744
Following on from 2010's successful Open Submission exhibition showcasing making and materials, Salisbury Arts Centre presents the 2011 Open, celebrating animation in its broadest sense.
Artists from all over the world have been invited to submit works on the theme of âanimating me', which is open to many interpretations from self-portraits to avatars to simply their portal on the world. We are particularly looking for work which pushes the boundaries of what you might usually expect of animation. Some entries are made by artists who primarily work in another medium, including performance and drawing; others employ an original approach to materials and techniques, or adopt and subvert familiar visual languages from advertising and gaming.
The final line-up will not be revealed until just before the exhibition opens, but you can expect an eclectic mix of work by emerging and established animators.
The selection is being made by a panel of experts across the field. We are very excited to welcome Merlin Crossingham (Artistic Director of Wallace & Gromit for Aardman Animation); artist Oliver Michaels, who hails from the UK but now lives in Brooklyn; Helen Sloan (Director of SCAN, who recently curated Broken Stillness at Salisbury Arts Centre); and Gary Thomas (Co-Director of Animate Projects).
Visitors can vote for their favourite work.