Newangle created evocative films for the British Museum’s first major exhibition to examine the full history of Celtic art.
An opening film played out as a vast projection on the walls of the introductory gallery, a scene-setter for the experience ahead. Covering over 2,500 years of history, the film highlights how Celtic art and identity has been revived and reinvented over the centuries across Britain, Europe and beyond. Juxtaposing exceptional objects from the exhibition against contextual imagery and landscapes, the film evoked distinct eras, from Greek and Roman times and the Iron Age to Medieval, Victorian and contemporary times.
The closing film illustrated the cultural aspects of the Celtic Revival. Visitors were immersed in communal events and celebrations of Celtic cultural identity. The film focused on how the Celtic cultural revival fed particularly strongly into national identities in certain countries, and is still a living culture connected with language, music and other celebrations.