From time to time, us animation students were let out of our darkened rooms to learn more about the world. Our first trip was during Fresher’s Week. We went to the gorgeous Bowe’s Museum in Durham. We couldn’t have gone at a better time as the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit was on display when we visited. The exhibit was extraordinary, I think I just stood & took photos of all the fashion the whole time! I loved that they had set up a runway with the mannequins on so it looked like a fashion show.
We also visited the Game On exhibition at the Life Center in Newcastle. It was a major nostalgia trip with a huge room filled with all the games & consoles I grew up with. I think I may have actually squealed when I came across Bustamove on the PlayStation. The cooler kids in the class went straight for Rock Band & spent the day jamming.
We had the opportunity to go to the Manchester Animation Festival. There were many seminars & screenings of graduate animations. It was a super interesting day.
Maybe next year we’ll get to go to Annecy 😀