Saturday, October 16, 2021

Exhibition Announced for the Grandfather of Stop-Motion Animation, Ray Harryhausen, in Edinburgh, UK

Image courtesy of National Galleries of Scotland

Special effects and stop-motion animation legend, Ray Harryhausen, will have an exhibition of his work hosted at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Scotland from May to October 2020.

His award winning films such as The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts, and Clash of the Titans,  inspired a generations of filmmakers such as George Lucas, Tim Burton, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro.

In celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday year, the exhibition is the largest, most comprehensive, wide-ranging showcase of his work. It features newly restored footage, and material from his archives, including drawings and inspired artworks. Fans and admirers of his work will be delighted to see his famous foam and latex creations he used for stop-motion animation as part of the exhibition such as the famous skeleton and sword from Jason and the Argonauts and Medusa from Clash of the Titans.

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Tickets are available from the National Galleries of Scotland.


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Kimm is an independent researcher/writer/medievalist based in Glasgow, Scotland. Became a fan girl at age 7 after watching Star Wars, A New Hope. A sci-fi fantasy nerd, comic and gaming geek, with fandoms including DCEU, Marvel, Star Wars, Supernatural, The Witcher, and The X-Files. Currently writing a book on landscape and place identity in the TV series, Supernatural as well as an academic article on medievalism in The Witcher. Can be found fan-crafting in between writing, researching and travelling around Scotland. On twitter @kimmcurran

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