Blue Mountains based artist Locust Jones features in a pioneering exhibition on stop-motion animation, currently on show at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery to 3 April.

Contemporary animation is growing in demand across Galleries and Museums as being at the forefront of artistic and creative innovation. Bathurst Regional Art Gallery took the lead in NSW by organising a stand-alone exhibition that examines fine art animation in a Gallery context and 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, Locust Jones joined fellow artists Tom Buckland (Oberon), Genevieve Carroll (Hill End), Harrie Fasher (Portland) and Aleshia Lonsdale (Mudgee), in a five-day residential intensive to examine 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 this exhibition.

Sitting alongside their workshopped pieces is a new work by Damian Gascoigne, plus celebrated animations from William Kentridge, Deborah Kelly, Richard Lewer, Todd Fuller, Bu Hua’s, Gen Xue and Sun Xun.

Together the artists compose dynamic and inspiring films that record social and political concerns from colonialism and environmentalism to global politics, social and human impact.

CEL include 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.
Curated by Emma Collerton with technical expertise by Joel Tonks.

CEL: The Artist as Animator at BRAG from Saturday 12 February until Sunday 3 April 2022.

70-78 Keppel St Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Open: Tues to Fri 10am – 5pm.
Sat, Sun and public holidays 10am –-2pm, closed Mondays.
Free Entry

Date: Sat 12 February 2022 - Sun 3 April 2022


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