The Holloway Women's Building Story

Remember the Past - Empower the Future


Holloway Prison, a prison for women

Was sold by the Tories for £82 million

The space offered women is one single floor

Trapped under tower blocks, women need more

 

A story of struggle

A tale of renown

Women fought for the vote

And the law sent them down

Beauty out of Ashes is an organisation that has evolved from the campaign to get a truly transformative legacy Women’s Building built on the former Holloway Prison site, London’s only female prison, opened in 1852 and closed in June 2016.

This animation was made to raise awareness about the needs of women, and to promote discussion around alternatives to the UK’s antiquated and broken Criminal Justice System, and champion preventative support for women at risk, as well as those in the community that require support or a place to network.

The animation aims to show what an innovative sustainable women’s Building might look like, to encourage fundraising and petition support for the campaign; To bring women’s organisations together in the proposed ‘Women’s Floor’ and ultimately for women to buy their own legacy ‘Women’s Building’.

Credits

This film was made entirely voluntarily between March and July 2022. Thank you to everyone who donated their time and expertise.

Producer

Niki Gibbs, Blue Sunflower

Directress

Niki Gibbs 

Artwork

Niki Gibbs 

Colour Models

Erika Flowers 

Editing

Niki Gibbs 


This animation is also documented for the Open College of the Arts, Practice of Painting - Level 2 Exploring Media -  Material Identities https://nikibluesunflowerocaexploringmedia.wordpress.com/material-identities/


Technical Details

Hand Drawn 2D artwork, Photographic montage, Digital animation, Adobe Animate, Adobe After Effects

Running Time in minutes

3:25

Script

Ryan Cull, Natasha Sivanandan, Niki Gibbs, Andrew Wilson

Music

Clare Conners, Emma Catnip 

Voices

Emma Catnip

Pamela Windham Stewart

Sophie Benedict

Rachel Seoighe

Pragya Kale

Emma Wood

Maggie Gibbs

Lawrencia Frepong

Mandy Ogunmokun

Jade Wye

Aurelie Benbarek

Niki Gibbs

Christa Gruber 

Sound Design

Melissa Herman, Andy Turner and Emma Catnip


The Imagination Observatory

A two minute mantra animation to open the doors to possibilities of future thinking - 'Everyones thoughts and ideas are valid in the universal school of thought'! Watch this animation to help your creative thought process, play it at the beginning of meetings! Share it and teach your friends, family and anyone you know to think freely!

This is a Lottery funded project for the Centre of Knowledge Equity


Blue Sunflower Animation Archive


Niki Gibbs worked as a freelance animator for seven years before setting up Blue Sunflower Animation, producing many animated projects for a number of clients including BBC, Channel 4, S4C, Framestore and Israeli Television. This page provides links to youtube where you can view the work.

Blue Sunflower is very much interested in hearing from you If you wish to discuss any animation projects. We offer consaultancy for animated projects, storyboarding and full animation commissions. Please email admin@bluesunflower.com for further information.
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