Together! 2012, Discover Childrens Story Centre

The Art of Transatlantic Inclusion

With artist-facilitator Georgia Akbar, we co-curated and co-facilitated art workshops to print characters and backgrounds with young disabled children and their families at Mighty Mega Saturday Club in Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford, London.

The artwork was then brought to life with a script written by Ju Gosling at Together! 2012,  in an Animation Workshop with Living Films participants at Richard’s House Children’s Hospice in Newham, faciliatated by Georgia Akbar and I. With sound added later in Montréal by Canadian students.

The project was funded by British Council Canada and Art Council England and was part of Vibrations Exhibition, that happened simultaneously in Quebec and London; showcasing a network of transatlantic partnerships and collaborations that ‘brings deaf and disabled artists and their communities from Montreal and East London together to co-produce a suite of new digital artworks and experimental prototypes that explore our sensorial relationship to the world.’

2018, 6.58m
cut-out animation

The Community Brain

Wheels of Time. A history of cycling in the borough of Kingston.
A Heritage Lottery Fund project.

2018, 7.33m cut-out and hand-drawn animation

Directed by Georgia Akbar
Artwork and Art Direction by Grace Emily Manning
Cut-out animation - Georgia Akbar and Grace Emily Manning
Hand-drawn animation by Grace Emily Manning
Written by Alex Beard
Sound Design by Tim Bennett Hart

Pop-Up Projects

Transforming Lives through Literature.

Cut-out animation sequences used as a creative reading and writing resource, with no accompanying audio so Sita Brahmachari can lead workshops as visuals provide stimulus.

Created with over 200 cut out painted paper elements.

Sita Brahmachari is a writer of award winning children's, YA novels and short stories with whom I have collaborated closely with since 2014.

The Patchwork of Imagination is a mixed-media textile work concived, commission and curated by Sita which I fabricated. An evolutionary quilt used for ‘Patchwork Storytelling’ workshops; a storybuiling, literacy and educational tool which has traveled many miles.

2017 5.51m
cut-out animation, live action

Barrington Stoke

Book trailer for Sita Brahmachari’s ‘Worry Angels’. 

2017, 2.21m
stop-motion, cut-out animation