Video content for art exhibitions can add longevity to projects and make them more accessible to a wider audience. We make lots of impactful, commercial and corporate films but art-themed projects have also been an important part of our output. Our hugely successful film, ‘Life of an Artist’, featuring Adebanji Alade, is now approaching 600,000 views on YouTube and still inspires viewers more than ten years since it was released. In recent years, we’ve had the priviledge to work with The Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester, producing films for a number of their temporary installations and exhibitions.

Video for exhibitions – Tony Heaton

Tony Heaton is an artist, sculptor and disability activist. We worked with Tony and Attenborough Arts to create a film that served as a profile of Tony and his career, as well as a visual record of his ‘Altered’ exhibition. We visited Tony at his studio in Southport, to record an intimate interview and capture Tony in his natural environment. We wanted Tony to give an overview of ‘Altered’ but also to get some insight into his life and career.

Multi-purpose content

The completed film generated interest in the upcoming exhibition. It also provided an accessible option for those unable to attend in person. Once the show closed, the film became a permanent record of the exhibition, as well as providing evidence for future funding bids. We also produced a film to accompany Letty McHugh’s Anchorage installation. That also helped to prolong the life of the project.

Part of Letty McHugh’s ‘Anchorage’ installation

Here’s what Attenborough Centre’s Visual Arts specialist, Rachel Graves had to say . . .

We showed both Letty’s and Tony’s films on the screen in the Salmon Gallery. The aim was to open up another way for visitors to find out more about the exhibitions – not just by reading the information on the wall in the gallery, but to make the exhibitions more accessible. It also created a way for visitors to hear directly from the artists, talking about their work in their own words. I think the films are an important part of opening up access to our programmes and making the arts more accessible to people.

Rachel Graves, Visual Arts Officer, Attenborough Arts

Adding video content to your arts project

Are you looking to add video elements to your next Arts project? Would you like to use video to secure your next bid or help with future funding? A professionally produced film can make all the difference. Get in touch to find out more about how we can create emotive video content for your exhibition or installation.

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