The 2015 MASK PRIZE
Transformation / Mabadiliko: a series of animated paintings
Collaboration of MASK and the UCA
Zandra Rhodes Gallery
University fr the Creative Arts (UK)
Fort Pitt, Rochester
Kent ME1 1DZ
11 March - 22 April, 2016
Seven young Kenyans, the winners of the Kenyan creativity competition the MASK Prize, and six UCA computer animation graduates created a stunning series of animations, titled 'Transformation/Mabadiliko'.
Responding to the artworks by the Kenyan winners of the MASK Prize, the UK graduates built on its ideas and meaning to explore how digital technologies transform art production and our interaction with art. Press release
In order to allow the communication between the artists in the two countries, blog was set up that facilitated the creative exchange. The project revealed the exciting possibilities of artistic partnerships over media and space.
"Working on this project opened for me the whole new reality, art became a whole new concept! Brilliant!" said Kenyan young artist Edwin Wainana, 18.
You can see the animations at this link: https://youtu.be/baGmjAmmJ54
Visit UCA page of the project: http://www.uca.ac.uk/galleries/gallery-archive/zandra-rhodes/transformation-mabadiliko/
Exhibitition and the Private View
Exhibition and Private View
Mark Little, Executive Dean Faculty of Fashion, Architecture & Design, Alan Cooke, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, UCA, Emma Brasso, UCA Exhibition Curator, Alla Tkachuk, founder of the MASK Prize, Rhill Gomm, Course Leader Computer Animation Arts, Professor Simon Ofield-Kerr, Vice Chancellor of the UCA at the opening of the exhibition, 14 March 2016