Born in 1987: The Animated GIF
at The Photographer’s Gallery

animated gull

19 May – 1 July 2012

An Animated GIF from the opening sequence of Love Brid is currently screening on ‘The Wall’ at the all new Photographers’ Gallery.
‘The Wall’ is a flat screen video wall hosting the Gallery’s new digital programme. ‘Born in 1987: The Animated GIF’, is its first exhibition. The gallery invited contributions from a range of practitioners resulting in over 40 animated GIFs which will be joined later in the show by contributions from members of the public.

click here to see animated gif

The Photographer’s Gallery
16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW
Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday 10.00 – 20.00
Sunday 11.30 – 18.00

A short film about War / Animate Projects

Writer and curator Lisa Le Feuvre has written an essay about A short film about War. This was commissioned by Animate Projects and you can see a streaming version alongside Lisa’s essay here:

A Short film about War is a narrative documentary artwork made entirely from information found on the worldwide web. In ten minutes this two screen gallery installation takes viewers around the world to a variety of war zones as seen through the collective eyes of the online photo sharing community Flickr, and as witnessed by a variety of existing military and civilian bloggers.


Here’s what we’re up to in the next few weeks:

+ FRIENDS OF THE DIVIDED MIND. Royal College of Art, London, UK.
11am – 6pm Daily, 18th – 29th March 2009.
Private View 7 – 9pm Tuesday March 17th 2009

Works by: Juliette Blightman, Ruth Buchanan & Andreas Müller, Celine Condorelli & Gavin Wade, Simon Fujiwara, Dora Garcia, Jacob Kirkegaard, Celia Pym, Mandla Reuter, Thomson & Craighead. Salons hosted by Betsey’s Salon and Jon Wozencroft amongst others. We will be showing our railway flap sign version of BEACON as part of this exhibition organised by the graduating students of the Curating MA at Royal College of Art. More info here

+ ENGLISH LOUNGE, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China.
16th March – 26th April 2009. Curator: Dr. Katie Hill

A Group Show of British Contemporary Art with works by: Adam Chodzko, Airside, Anthony Key, Corby & Baily, Langlands & Bell, Little Artists (John Cake & Darren Neave), Mad For Real(Cai Yuan & Xi Jian Jun), Martin Creed, Thomson & Craighead. We will be showing our documentary, ‘Flat Earth’ as an installation. A few pics here

+ FLICKER, British Council, Damascus, Syria
25th March – 25th April 2009

A British Council group exhibition of works in the collection at diferent venues across Damascus. Including works by: Tacita Dean, Susan Hiller, Wood & Harrison, Rachel Lowe, Rosalind Nashashibi and Thomson & Craighead. We will be showing a special version of ‘Decorative Newsfeeds’ we made especially for the British Council Collection. We will also be giving a lecture on our work in Damascus on March 30th 2009. More here



Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead will be showing a new gallery work called, ‘Horizon’ and their mechanical railway sign version of, ‘BEACON’ as part of the exhibition, ‘Timecode’ opening on 17th January 2009 at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland. They have also made a limited edition print for the exhibition.

Here’s some more information about Timecode:

Timecode / Dundee Contemporary Arts
17 January 2009 – 8 March 2009
Private View: 16th January 7pm – 9pm

Ross Birrell, Graham Dolphin, Ceal Floyer, Douglas Gordon, Ilana Halperin, On Kawara, David Lamelas, Kelly Mark, Tatsuo Miyajima, Ugo Rondinone, Christian Stock, Thomson & Craighead

Each artist in the exhibition has an obsession with marking time but have very different ways of expressing this – live web streams, wallpaper, lumps of coal, lava medallions, digital code alongside more traditional, yet still idiosyncratic and highly personal approaches – graphite, watercolour and oil paint.

More info and downloadable press release here:

More about our work here:

Animation Day

Wednesday 5 March 2008, 11am – 3.30pm at The Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square

Dryden Goodwin screening and discuss Flight commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and Animate! With a focus on drawing and stop frame animation. Richard Bevan and Johann Lurf show 16mm film and video work and discuss the use of customised cameras, light and duration in their work. Francesca Anfossi, Kitty Clark and William Hurt introduce their hand-made videos. Chris Cornish, Sophie Eagle and Tom Lomax discuss the use of 3D software as a drawing tool. Super 8 screenings by Ian Chan and Thomas Clark. Followed by videos by Tomoko Aoki, Martin John Callanan, Alejandro Cano, Michael Duffy, Kala Newman, Jenny Rush, Thomson & Craighead and Yang Zhu. Organised by Louisa Fairclough

Glow ’07 Newcastle Gateshead

Photo © fisher hart

Chaser by Susan Collins is one of a series of contemporary artworks and illuminations commissioned for the GLOW ’07 festival Newcastle Gateshead.
Chaser transforms the top windows of the Tyne Bridge Tower in Gateshead into a rapidly moving light circuit of intense colour. Visible across the river Tyne in Newcastle, Gateshead and beyond, the animation will continually ‘chase’ around the building as the colours gradually shift over time.

Tuesday 4 – Monday 17 December 2007
Every evening 5pm – late
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