Talk Past event Tuesday, 21 September 2021

In-conversation with Andy Gent: stop-motion animation and activism

Join Andy Gent, renowned stop-motion puppet-maker, as he discusses his work in this onsite talk

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Past Event
In-conversation with Andy Gent: stop-motion animation and activism photo

Join us for an in-person lecture at the V&A with renowned puppet maker Andy Gent of Arch Model Studios, who will discuss the creative process and technical skill of creating models for stop-motion animation.

Gent was the creator behind Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride (2005), Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs (2018) and The French Dispatch (2021). He will share with us one of his recent projects, Save Ralph (2021), a film campaigning against animal-testing in the cosmetics industry. Starring Taika Waititi as Ralph, a tester rabbit, the short film was commissioned by the Humane Society International as part of its global campaign to outlaw cosmetic animal testing once and for all.

This talk and accompanying display of two models from Save Ralph are part of the V&A’s London Design Festival programme. You will have the chance to view the models which are on display in the Theatre and Performance Galleries.

Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Built Environment Trust and the University of Manchester

Covid security: we please ask that all attendees wear a face mask, unless they are exempt, and do not attend if they are displaying Covid symptoms.

Background image: Still from Save Ralph (2021) directed by Spencer Susser with puppets and sets by Andy Gent of Arch Models Studios for the Humane Society International