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Students’ work to be shown on Europe’s largest permanent digital gallery

Students studying the BA Animation course at Norwich University of the Arts have developed a series of animations specifically for display on the Fusion Screen – Europe’s largest permanent digital gallery.

Students give a presentation on the Fusion screen

NUA students create animation work for Europe’s largest permanent digital gallery

The work will be shown to the public in a 2 week-long exhibition entitled ‘Illusion’, focusing on the theme of ‘Environment’. Presenting a diverse range of animation styles, techniques and sonic experiences, the students have pushed the boundaries of their own skills, the technology available and the audience experience.

The exhibition will also be viewed by delegates to a seminar on new technology and climate change taking place in the Forum on 25th March. Organised by Arts and Business, a charitable organisation that encourages partnerships between commerce and art, the Creative Sustainability seminar will attract an audience from across the business and cultural sectors.

NUA students will participate in the seminar, attending speaker presentations, screening their own work to delegates and taking part in a seminar with games development company Red Redemption.

NUA Lecturer Jodie Wick says: “With the rapid development of technology, opportunities for content producers are expanding and vehicles for audience engagement are changing. This 10-month collaboration with the Fusion Digital Gallery has given our students a better understanding of spectatorship and means by which audiences view and engage with their work.”

“Through considering both the theoretical and practical aspects of developing content for the Fusion screen, the project has encouraged and challenged the students to build on their business and professional skills, manage their time and deliver professional standard content as a team to strict deadlines. They have produced some stunning outcomes that will transport audiences to believable fantasy worlds, through time and history, imparting information in new and innovative ways.”

The Illusion exhibition will be on show from Monday 21st March until Saturday 2nd April in the Fusion Digital Gallery in The Forum in Norwich. Entry is free to the public and the exhibition is open from 10am-5pm, closed Sunday.

An animated elemental sprite

NUA student work to be displayed on the Fusion screen

Norwich's Elm Hill laid out in 3D animation

Student work to be shown on the Fusion screen

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