You can read the article by Vivien Halas from April 2020 Jewish Renaissance Magazine by clicking here
Vivien Halas was delighted to be interviewed for the upcoming documentary, 'British Animation Women Breaking the Mold', about the role of women in the animation industry - a celebration of female talent as well as a look at employment trends. You can view the trailer here.
Automania 2000 in MoMA show
4 July 2021 - 2 January 2022
MoMA, New York
The Museom of Modern Art announced Automania, an exhibition that will investigate the conflicted feelings - compulsion, fixation, desire, and rage - that developed in response to cars and car culture in the 20th centre. This two-part exhibition will consist of presentations in the third-floor Philip Johnson Galleries and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, showing a total of seven cars from the Museum's collection.
Taking its name from the 1964 Oscar-nominated animation by Halas and Batchelor, Automania will examine the car as a modern industrial product, transportation innovator, and style icon, as well as the generator of fatalities, traffic-choked environments, and ecological disaster in the oil age.
For full information, see the MoMA website.
New edition of Timing for Animation
Tom Sito has created on a fully updated edition of the classic 'Timing for Animation' by John Halas and Harold Whittaker. The update includes a new foreword by the fantastic animator, Joanna Quinn. It was released in February 2021, and you can order your copy here!
Articles and broadcasts
Animal Farm artwork
A hither-to unseen collection of Animal Farm artwork was successfully acquired by SPYSCAPE Museum earlier this year. It is now available for all the see. Learn more about the museum at their website.
A beautiful hard cover edition of 'Animal Farm' with Joy Batchelor's illustrations has been translated in to Korean
Published by BIR Publishing, South Korea, you can find out more and purchase from their website.
New Collector's edition HD DVD of
from Malavida, France
This includes extra bonus material, including the wonderful comic strip by Harold Whitaker, the vintage 'Stay Tooned' Tony Robinson programme for children 'Down on the Farm', interviews and storyboards, and an educational leaflet. You can find find out more and purchase from their website.
Halas & Batchelor to feature in exhibition in 2022
'The Art of Animation' is planned to open at Falmouth Art Gallery next January, and will run until 9 April. The show will focus on the artwork that goes into creating animated films - whether it is inspired by an illustrated book or designed specially - everything from sketches, storyboards and finished art.