EVENTS - TAIS: Retrospective & Workshop Remembering Helen Hill

TAIS EVENT: Retrospective & Workshop, Remembering Helen Hill

 You Are Here, Leslie Supnet, 2012, 2:37

A Mentorship Residency with Amy Lockhart

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

129 Spadina Ave. rear, down the laneway, in the Coach House,
between Richmond St. W. and Adelaide St. W.

Animation Workshop by Amy Lockhart
at 3pm - 5pm (Free)
Amy Lockhart will facilitate an afternoon children’s and adult animation workshop. (TAIS will provide all workshop materials)
Amy Lockhart is an independent animator and artist. Her artwork and award winning films have been exhibited internationally. Amy has educated herself through attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, completing an artist residency at the Quickdraw Animation Society and completing a fellowship at the National Film Board. She has received international acclaim, speaking and exhibiting her work at various art institutions including The California Institute of the Arts, where she just completed an artist residency.


Remembering Helen Hill
at 8:00pm (PWYC)
TAIS is proud to present a retrospective by Helen Hill, who has inspired many in the experimental animation and arts community in Toronto and beyond. 
Along with this special retrospective, six artists were selected and commissioned to create new works through a mentorship workshop facilitated by one of Helen's students, Amy Lockhart. This evening will be the world premiere of five new works, as well as one installation on display for the evening. 
Commissioned Artists, Animators & Filmmakers:

Claire Bennett (Toronto via Quebec)
Kerri Flannigan (Montreal)
Zoe Gordon (Thunder Bay)
Andrew Lennox (Toronto)
Roy Mitchell (Toronto)
Leslie Supnet (Winnipeg)

Lastly, the Toronto premiere of The Florestine Collection (which was started by Helen Hill and completed by Paul Gailiunas) will end of the celebration of art, animation, and Helen Hill's invaluable contribution to the community.  

Helen Hill was a Canadian/American animation filmmaker and social activist who lived in New Orleans, Louisiana. When her final film, The Florestine Collection, was released in 2011, curators and critics described her as "one of the most well-regarded experimental animators of her generation” In the pre-dawn hours of January 4, 2007, a random intruder in her New Orleans home murdered Helen Hill.

Note: All of Helen Hill's works will be screened in 16mm, with the generosity of the Harvard Film Archive. 
Refreshments will be available.

TAIS – 60 Atlantic Ave. Suite 102, Studio 9
Toronto – Ontario, M6K 1X9
Tuesdays: 9:00 am – 5:00pm
Fridays: 11:00am – 7:00pm

The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is made possible through the generous support of:
The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.