CEL: The Artist as Animator

Heath | 28-Mar-2022
Head to Bathurst Regional Art Gallery for a pioneering exhibition that explores stop-motion animation with acclaimed regional and international artists.
Venue: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Address: 70-78 Keppel St Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Date: 12 February - 03 April 2022
Time: Open: Tues to Fri 10am - 5pm. Sat, Sun and public holidays 10am –-2pm, closed Mondays.
Ticket: Free
Web: https://www.bathurstart.com.au/
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CEL: The Artist as Animator
Locust Jones_'Fire and Fury' work in progress_CEL Artist Residency_Hill End_2021. Courtesy BRAG
Contemporary animation is growing in demand across Galleries and Museums as being at the forefront of artistic and creative innovation. Bathurst Regional Art Gallery has taken the lead in NSW by organising a stand-alone exhibition that examines fine art animation in a Gallery context that offered five, regionally based artists the opportunity to work in animation for the first time.

Under the tutorage of well-known animator and academic, Damian Gascoigne, artists Tom Buckland (Oberon), Genevieve Carroll (Hill End), Harrie Fasher (Portland), Locust Jones (Katoomba) and Aleshia Lonsdale (Mudgee), participated in a five-day residential intensive in Hill End, (regional NSW), in January 2021.

The productive workshops examined ways to bring analogue mark making - the raw, drawn and painted line - into an online sphere. Each artist acquired new skills and created an original animation for exhibition.

Sitting alongside the workshopped pieces is a new work by Damian Gascoigne, plus celebrated animations from William Kentridge, Deborah Kelly, Richard Lewer (all on loan from the Art Gallery of NSW) Todd Fuller (from the BRAG Collection) and from the White Rabbit Collection, dynamic animation's from Bu Hua’s, Gen Xue and Sun Xun.

Together the artists compose Dada inspired collages to record social and political concerns from colonialism and environmentalism to global politics, social and human impact.

CEL offers a Gallery experience of original and inventive stop-motion animations with related drawings, installations, sculpture and soundtracks – a journey from the still to moving image.

CEL includes a free drop-in ‘animation make space’ - a self-guided DIY animation area allowing visitors to create their own animations to be projected in the exhibition space.

A BRAG Exhibition curated by Emma Collerton with technical expertise by Joel Tonks.

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