LONDON — Limitless V-Exhibition, a new exhibition featuring female artists from the VFX and animation industry that will debut online on Thursday, September 23, on a virtual, interactive platform.
Curated and hosted by Animated Women UK, the not-for-profit organization supporting women in the UK’s VFX and animation industries, Limitless V-Exhibition is a virtual gallery that celebrates the art of both established female animators/VFX artists as well as showcasing emerging female talent.
The exhibition highlights the work of creatives in a diverse range of job roles across animation and VFX, including roles in animation direction, producing, talent and recruitment, storyboarding and academia. They have spent their free time after work fulfilling their creative itch, and pushing their personal artistic voice.
Presented on the Kunstmatrix platform, visitors can explore the virtual gallery in a 3D environment, and get up close and personal to the art at their own leisurely pace.
Louise Hussey, Co-Chair, VFX, Animated Women UK, commented: “Animated Women is incredibly proud to be hosting our very first Art Exhibition to showcase work from women across the VFX and Animation Industries.
“Initially, this was being planned as a 'real-life' exhibition and then Covid hit and our plans changed to hosting a virtual exhibition. Our virtual art gallery has been developed with Kunstmatrix, who have been an amazing support for our team.
“The work from both established and emerging talent is varied - beautiful and challenging, and the exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for us to give the artists a platform to show and talk about their work. Please do come along and hear from them!”
Amy Backwell, Limitless Director and Creative Producer, commented: “About a year ago, I was sitting in my room one night sculpting away and was thinking that there didn’t seem to be many opportunities for showcasing physical artwork, especially for emerging female artists. Anna, Helen and later Carrie came on board with their wealth of expertise, incredible ideas and input in order to turn it from a lightbulb idea into reality.
“We wanted to create an opportunity that showcases the incredible talent of
female artists in the animation and VFX industry. So many women create their own independent work outside of their day jobs that deserves to be seen and celebrated by many.
“Diversity is really important to us and so we invited both established and emerging artists to contribute. We felt the emphasis should be on physical works like paintings, sculptures and other ‘making of’ material that tends to be a little more ‘unseen’.
“Now we’re here and the exhibition has come to fruition. The selection of artists is fantastic and we can’t wait for you to check out the work!”
(Image from previous work by Jessica Mountfield)