2014 marks the centenary of Joy Batchelor. We are celebrating with screenings and the edition of a beautiful illustrated book.
Animal Farm is 60! A new HD version will be available from autumn this year to mark the occasion
From May 2014
Joy at Southbank
Southbank Publishing have just added A Moving Image to their catalogue so you can by the new book here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moving-Image-Batchelor-1914-1991-Animator/dp/1904915418
May/ June/ July 2014
An Ode to Joy and ASIFA
The celebratory film of Joy Batcher is being sent to as many chapters of ASIFA as would like a copy. So far An Ode to Joy has been shown in 9 different countries including the USA.
12 July - 23 July 2014
Cut and Dried
On view will be original and affordable wood block, lino and monoprints from talented printmakers such as Carolyn Trant, Michele Doyle, Caroline Chapel, Simon Wood and many others including work by Vivien Halas.
On sale within the exhibition will be some of Joy Batchelor's etchings and original plates from her art school days in 1928, posthumously printed by Vivien and the book about her work A Moving Image.
11 July - 17 July
A tribute to Joy Batchelor in Poland
14 July - 18 July
CAKE at EdgeHill University
During the animation conference at the brilliant Edge Hill University Vivien Halas will present An Animated Utopia the documentary about Halas & Batchelor and the life achievement of John Halas by Paul Wells and an Ode to Joy celebrating Joy Batchelor and her work by Martin Pickles. http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/cake/keynote-speakers/
1 October 2014
Joy at The Hungarian Cultural Centre
Joy Batchelor was a Hungarian during WW2! Hear the story, watch more of her information /propaganda films made with John Halas, Halas& Batchelor for the British government and enjoy a new compilation of her charming early films. There will also be a book signing of A Moving Image
Animal Farm is 60
A celebration of Joy!
'A Moving Image' a celebration of Joy Batchelor's work and achievements