They are also both skilled in chairing panel discussions, giving presentations, interviewing artists and writing essays.
Recent consultancy work includes: producing animations for Cast Iron Radio and Recordings Body of Songs project; curating film screenings for the Austrian Culture Forum in London; presenting to and critiquing MA students at the London College of Communication; co-curating the Edge of Frame Weekend at the Whitechapel Gallery; speaking at the Ars Electronica Symposium; and chairing discussions at Flatpack Festival’s Animation and Beyond industry day.
“Paintings in Hospitals has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with Animate. We first brought Animate in to advise on acquiring moving image work for our loan collection, and from there we worked with the team on developing and delivering artist residency projects in Glasgow and in London. Their specialist advice proved to be invaluable.”Emilie RollandFormer Programmes & Collection Manager, Paintings in Hospitals
“When I needed an animator to work with Jeremy Deller in bringing to life one of his Venice Biennale works for a web commission on The Space, Animate was my first port of call. Their advice was first class and they matched Jeremy with an animator who fully embraced the brief, worked closely with the artist, and delivered exactly what was needed in time for the animation’s launch across all the big screens at Westfield Stratford and Westfield London. I would certainly bare Animate in mind for future projects."Stephanie AllenHead of Business Development, Creative United UK
“Gary and Abigail's extensive experience gave us confidence in dealing with the complexities of the process. The partnership has given colleagues in education confidence in the use of technology in our workshop programme.”Katrina SluisCurator (Digital), The Photographers’ Gallery
“We approached Animate to curate a screening programme in 2012, as we wanted to share the radical animations from the renowned Austrian Ars Electronica Festival with our audience, and were aware that Animate were specialists working in this field. They have since curated four programmes with enlightening introductory presentations and panel discussions that our audiences have found inspiring.”Vanessa FewsterVisual Arts Project Manager / Communications Manager, Austrian Cultural Forum London
“Animate Projects was absolutely fantastic to work with. So knowledgeable, so professional, so energetic, so supportive.”Michaela CrimminCurator and former Head of Arts, RSA