November 17-20, 2011
Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Wolf, looped video
by Iain Gardner

Observational study of Wolf Pack at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kinross, Scotland.

Iain Gardner graduated from the Royal College of Art Animation programme. His introduction to animation came as apprentice on Richard Williams’s unfinished masterpiece THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER. An Independent Animator for over a decade, his short films share the screen at International Film Festivals – Edinburgh, Annecy, Ottawa, Nashville, Foyle, Hiroshima, Stuttgart to name a few. His most recent work THE TANNERY (2010) won Best Animation at the Celtic Media Festival as well as the Audience Award at Animated Exeter. His first broadcast commission AKBAR’S CHEETAH (1999) won Best First Professional Work at the 1st Ullisses International Children’s Film Festival in Lisbon and was released on DVD in 2011 within BOX of DELIGHTS from the British Animation Awards. He contributed THE SQUIRE’S TALE (2000) to the BBC’s Bafta Winning/Oscar Nominated CANTERBURY TALES series, later directing THE LOCH NESS KELPIE (2003) featuring an original score from Icelandic Group Sigur Rós. His animation techniques are discussed in THE ANIMATION BIBLE by Maureen Furniss, published in 2008. Experimental works include collaborations with writer Johnny Rodger and composer Stephen Davismoon on BEASTS of the FIELD, a live musical performance with animated projections presented within VANISHING BOUNDARIES at the Arches in Glasgow 2011, and with choreographer Juraj Korec on HABITAT, part of the Dresden Tanzplan in 2010. Throughout this time, Iain has contributed his experience to animation courses in Newport, Edinburgh, Vancouver, Toronto, Dundee and Beijing. He was Chair of the Scottish Animation Group October 2007 – December 2008, and programmes Short form Animation for the Edinburgh Film Festival.

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