Very proud and excited to see ex-Newangler Hannah Laycock's latest solo exhibition open in Glasgow's Six Foot Gallery this month.
Hannah's experimental new series truthfully explores her diagnosis and management of Multiple Sclerosis. For more info: Portrait of Home - Institute for Photography in Scotland - Season of Photography 2015.
'I could not talk about 7/7 bombing... So I made a film'
Georgina Ferguson, one of our regular freelancers, has produced a moving animation on her tragic experience in the London bombings 10 years ago. We are touched and proud.
Watch the full video on Vimeo.
We have recently produced a digital interactive programme of the Book of Tributes for the Museum of London. The book was produced in memory of the victims of the 7/7 bombings in London 2005.
A great write up in Museum's Journal this month about our Audiovisual work at Swansea's National Waterfront Museum, 2005.
'I think it's a really interesting example of a bold attempt to do something different, and it has survived well. When we first started we said that after five years we were going to have to rip some of it out. But this was not the case. Although it's not whizzo in terms of what you can get even on your smartphone today, it's still, compared with a lot of museums, a very high spec, slick approach to interactive interpretation.'
Steph Mastoris, Head of National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Our team have been working across four large international projects that are due to be installed in the next few months. These projects have included the largest scope of work Newangle's delivered in our company history, brought new highly talented team members through our doors, and seen Newanglers travelling around the globe to many inspiring locations. We hope to reveal the details of these projects soon.
Newangle's Creative Director, David Bickerstaff, has directed the feature film 'Vincent Van Gogh - A new way of seeing', out in cinemas from the 14th April 2015. The film by Seventh Art Productions for Exhibition on Screen explores the artist's great works at the Van Gogh Museum. Interviews with curators and dramatisations of Van Gogh's letters re-tell the biography of one of the world's most notorious artists. To find out more about the film visit the Christie's website for an article and interview with David.
The 'Angry Birds Activity Park' in St Petersberg is now open! Featuring an amazing array of both physical and digital games, including a selection of our AV and interactive work. Working with Jack Rouse Associates we produced an interactive game, two linear films, an immersive environment, audio points and provided onsite sound mixing to the client Fort Group. And yes - it was just as much fun to work on it as it looks! Read more on our Angry Birds projects page.
We've been working on a fantastic new history app for Haileybury school. It acts as an outdoor digital tour of the school's extensive grounds. The app works with QR codes which are displayed on a series of physical posts around the school grounds that visitors can scan in order to access the information on their phones or tablet. Visit our Haileybury projects page for a taster of what it looks like.
We're very excited about the opening of the latest V&A exhibition which we've really enjoyed working on. Last night Newanglers Bev, Becky and Maya attended the exhibition opening. It is a fascinating exhibition about the history of the wedding dress and the apse projection animation created by Newangle is looking spectacular. More images and details can be found on our Wedding Dresses projects page.
'...a clever video installation delves deep into the world of the Lion Man. In a darkened room, images from caves at Chauvet and Pech Merle flash across rock-like surfaces, flickering as if in the firelight by which these paintings were first seen. The effect is thrilling, a great improvement on photographs...'
Jonathan Jones, The Guardian
On 30th January 1649 Charles I was executed on a specially constructed scaffold outside the Banqueting House, Whitehall. To commemorate the event Historic Royal Palaces commissioned Acme Studios and Newangle to create a dramatic audiovisual installation for the Banqueting House showing Charles' final acts of preparation before his execution.
Two soundscapes and an interactive produced by Newangle are part of the £3.1 million restoration and renovation project at the Dickens Museum which opens its doors in December. Visitors can now sit in Dickens' drawing room and listen to actor Simon Callow read the writers novels and hear a Dickensian dinner party in the dinning room. Access is improved by the installation of a lift as well as a virtual tour of the building delivered through the touchscreen interactive.
On the 19th July 2012 The British Museum opened 'Shakespeare: Staging the World' in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Newangle created audio visual content that allows visitors to encounter Shakespeare's words and characters alongside the objects on display.
'Our Londonium 2012' opened in June 2012 as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme, Stories of the World. Newangle worked closely with the Museum of London's youth panel 'Junction' to produce a 9 meter audiovisual projection running down the Roman gallery entrance hall and an interactive map of Roman objects found in London.
Kensington Palace opened Jubilee - A view from the crowd on the 24th May 2012. Working with Acme Studios Newangle created an immersive installation using multiple projections that places the visitor with Victoria's Grand Procession of 1987.
Opened on the 25th April by Her Majesty the Queen, Royal River: Power, Pageantry & the Thames is a special exhibition at the National Maritime Museum to mark the Diamond Jubilee and the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Museum in Greenwich. Working with Land Design Studios Newangle produced three single screen animations and a large video wall.
'A family in wartime' opened on the 5th of April at the Imperial War Museum. In the centre of one of the exhibition pods sits an impressive model of the Allpress family home. Newangle were commissioned to bring this model to life in an interactive 3D digital replica.
Scott's Last Expedition opened on the 20th January 2012. The heart of our exhibition is scaled down version of the interior of the Hut which still stands at Cape Evans in Antarctica today. At the centre of the hut there is a table where the main activity of the team took place, we have created a projection that shows some of those activities such as dining, leisure, scientific investigation and preparing for the journey. Another projection shows the race between Scott and Amundsen to reach the pole.