Bluecoat Animation Workshop (22 June)

We’ll be joined by artist filmmaker Laura Spark to create a stop motion animation celebrating the power of women and girls around the world. This workshop has been specially devised for children and families to engage with ideas of feminism and empowerment.

Laura Spark

Laura Spark is a Scottish visual artist working in animation, film and performance. A Royal College of Art graduate, her feminist horror films and kaleidoscopic pop videos play at festivals around the world, from Frightfest 2018, and London Short Film Festival 2019 in the UK, to Stoptrik 2017, Slovenia; Final Girls Festival 2018, Berlin; and Women in Horror 2018, USA. Laura also makes animation, projection and live visuals for theatre, performance and installation, most recently working with Laura Cannell on The Untuning of the Sky, a new AV commission for York Mediale, 2018. Her undergraduate degree in drama brings strong theatrical elements to her work and her time as a gigging musician is demonstrated in her intuitive knowledge of music and rhythm. Drawing on themes from folk, myth, horror and psychedelia, Laura’s work veers from the symbolic and elated to the haunting and visceral.

More information about the event is available here.