Animation in Stroud

Animation in Stroud

Did you know that Stroud was home to a famous animation studio? It is a story that was left untold, until now.

 

28.02.2017

The Museum in the Park will be creating a new public programme around the history of animation in the Stroud District.  The Museum now hosts a new display telling the story of two influential animation companies, Anson Dyer and Halas and Batchelor. The display is centred around the Acmiola machine that was used at the Halas and Batchelor studio in Stroud.

Fern Ryan, Collections Assistant noted that “With the Stroud District now being promoted as a great filming location, the new display shows that it was also the location of some pre-eminent film makers.”

This exciting project has been made possible by a grant from Arts Council England through their Grant for the Arts programme which is funded by the National Lottery. 

The project will culminate with an exhibition of cels and drawings created by Halas and Batchelor. ‘Moving Art: Animation in Stroud' will run in Gallery 2, from 7th March to 2nd April (see below for opening hours).

New school sessions are being developed based around a new character, ‘The Animator'. A series of workshops run by local artist Tracy Spiers and Aardman Animation will allow three different age groups to create works inspired by animation.

“I have made contact with a lot of people who used to work at the studios and been fascinated to hear their stories and see their photographs. I hope more people will come forward as result of this project and enjoy uncovering this ‘lost' story.” added Fern.

'Moving Art: Animation in Stroud' 7th March - 2nd April 2017 Opening times:
Tuesdays  2pm – 4pm
Wednesdays 10am – 4pm
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th March 11am – 4pm
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March   11am – 4pm
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March   11am – 4pm
Sunday 2nd April 11am – 4pm

Photograph shows the Acmiola.

Connected events - Click here for further information on the Stroud Film Festival.

 

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