Shaping Space: modelling, making and activism

A display illustrating the work of Andy Gent, renowned stop motion puppet-maker

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Andy Gent, creator behind Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride (2005), Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs (2018) and The French Dispatch (2021), will display sets and a puppet from Save Ralph (2021), a short film produced for Humane Society International’s global campaign to end cosmetic animal testing. Gent is one model maker celebrated in Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed, a free exhibition opening on 24 September 2021 at the Building Centre in Bloomsbury. The exhibition is curated by the Building Centre in partnership with Simona Valeriani of the V&A Research Institute (VARI).
Also join us for our upcoming talk, 'In-conversation with Andy Gent: stop-motion animation and activism' on Tuesday 21st September 2021 and hear about the creative process and technical skill of creating models for stop-motion animation. Please book your free ticket online.

Header image: Puppetry and sets created by Andy Gent from Arch Model Studio © Save Ralph directed by Spencer Susser, released by Humane Society International 2021