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Ash to Art animation

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My latest animation for Ash to Art. It was made entirely with charcoal salvaged from the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building, which was severely damaged by fire in 2014.

In 2014, The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, a symbol of British art, was reduced to ash.
25 world-famous artists including Grayson Perry, David Shrigley and Sir Antony Gormley were asked to turn a piece of charcoal salvaged from the Mackintosh Building fire into art. The work was auctioned at Christie’s to fund the rebuild.

Ash To Art animation is shortlisted in the Animation category at Cannes Lions 2017.

 

Ash to Art animation is also featured by Designboom, Motionographer, Creators and Booooooom.

http://motionographer.com/quickie/ash-to-art-animation/

http://www.designboom.com/art/sharon-liu-ash-to-art-animation-06-15-2017/

https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/this-animation-was-created-from-the-ashes-of-a-burned-down-arts-building

https://tv.booooooom.com/2017/06/21/ash-to-art-by-sharon-liu/

 

Director: Sharon Liu
Producer: Sue Loughlin
Animator: Sharon Liu, Aaron Lampert, Freya Hotson
Productions: Jelly London
Agency: JWT London
Client: Glasgow School of Art