‘Once Upon A Time in Animation’ is an exhibition at Poole Museum that will run from the 22nd of May 2021 to the 4th of July 2021, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Bournemouth University’s National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA).
Organized by Dr Eike Falk Anderson and Dr Oliver Gingrich, and curated by Oliver Gingrich, the Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund supported exhibition will feature work by students, staff and alumni of the NCCA, including outstanding graduation films (animations), many of which have been shown at the prestigious SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, as well as award winning student research projects that took part in the ACM SIGGRAPH Student Research Competition. The exhibition launches the NCCA archive collection, which will provide a legacy of animation practices as a future learning resource and features artworks by artistic practitioners and NCCA researchers. Visitors will gain new insights into the processes involved in the production of computer animated movies, the cutting-edge technologies for animation creation being researched at the NCCA and different application areas for these technologies, such as computer gaming, health technologies or Cultural Heritage.
The exhibition is free and complemented by a programme of workshops and talks by Computer Graphics and Computer Animation researchers, artists and practitioners. For tickets, please go to
For more information, see the Poole Museum website (http://www.poolemuseum.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/) or have a look at the virtual gallery http://www.poolemuseum.org.uk/museum-from-home/online-exhibitions/once-upon-a-time-in-animation/.
Eike Anderson & Oliver Gingrich