Animotion Exhibition

Fri 14 – Mon 17 April
10.00am – 5.00pm Daily drop-in

Suitable for all ages
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Get hands-on with some exciting artworks which have been inspired by animation techniques at our FREE AniMotion Exhibition. The free exhibition features Aardman animation stations where you can have a go at making your own short films, inspired by favourite characters such as Shaun the Sheep, Morph and Wallace and Gromit.

  • Transform the features on a huge Day of the Dead inflatable skull and watch its hypnotic animated eyes.
  • Try out an Oculus Rift headset and enter an imaginary animated world.
  • Have a go at creating your own animations using interactive tables provided by Academy Award winners, Aardman.
  • See an original Aardman set featuring Morph – the animated clay character who made his TV debut in 1977 on the children’s programme, Take Hart.


More about AniMotion:

Aardman Animations have produced a set of ‘Animation Stations’: interactive tables which allow visitors to play and experiment with animation and have a go at using the Animate It software to create their own mini animation. Alongside this, there is a display featuring Morph, the animated clay character who made his TV debut in 1977 in BBC children’s art programme Take Hart. Created by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, the co-founders of Aardman Animations, Morph went on to become a regular fixture on children’s television throughout the 70s and 80s. After almost 40 years Morph returned in 2014 for a new series of adventures. Staying true to the original format, these episodes were shot using clay and traditional stop-frame animation in Morph’s original home at the Aardman studios in Bristol.

David Urwin’s The Nature of Imagination is a work that encourages people to see the beauty of others’ imaginations. Using a virtual reality headset, visitors can observe and interact with an imaginary world full of animation.

Eleanor Meredith, BAT Studio and The Workers have created an absorbing and ever-evolving stop motion animation, where visitors to the exhibition become the star of the show.

Spacecadets for this exhibition they have designed and constructed a Day of the Dead inspired, inflatable sugar skull. The eyes of the skull are projected with Phenakistoscopes, an early animation device that uses a spinning disk of sequential images and the persistence of vision principle to create the illusion of motion.


AniMotion is the second exhibition organised by 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, in collaboration with darts (Doncaster Community Arts) and The Civic, Barnsley. Supported by Arts Council England