CSAD Takes Leading Art and Animation Project to National Eisteddfod of Wales

​04/08/2016

Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD) is hosting an inclusive art and animation project at this week's Eisteddfod.

Owen Stickler, Programme Director for Animation at CSAD is leading the project, where visitors to the Welsh language festival are able to watch parts of animation film, 'Eilun' (Welsh for 'Idol') throughout the week.

CSAD's Animation and Illustration staff and students have worked with secondary school pupils from Ysgol Plasmawr in Cardiff on the character designs for Eilun. As well as featuring in the film, these form part of animation workshops being run by CSAD today (Wednesday.)

Larger than life versions of the Idols have been created by FabLab, the University-based fabrication workshop with the latest digital manufacturing technology that is used by designers, artists and the public, as well as companies and other organisations.

The figures have been animated around Abergavenny and on the Eisteddfod site where members of the public have been invited to draw, paint and dress up the new Welsh Idols.

This is all incorporated into a final film which is debuting on Saturday at 'Cinemaes,' Bafta Cymru's screen in Coleg Cymraeg's Pavillion.

Owen explained: "We created blank canvases so that members of the public can draw or stick on their ideas of what Welsh culture means to them. It has been such an interesting project to run."

For more information about the BA (Hons) Animation course at CSAD, please visit: http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/artanddesign/courses/Pages/BA-Animation.aspx

 

For more information about FabLab Cardiff, please visit: www.fablabcardiff.com