Canvas has joined forces with It’s Nice That to make a series of three films which peer inside the walls of three of Britain’s best-loved cultural institutions to turn all your expectations about art galleries upside down.
It’s Nice That harnessed the talents of three rising creative talents — Robert Wallace who is also known as Parallel Teeth, Laurie Rowan and Rose Pilkington — and paired them with Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, FACT in Liverpool and Turner Contemporary, Margate.
It was the varied purpose of FACT as an architectural space which initially caught the attention of animator Laurie Rowan, visiting the gallery to scope an idea for his film. “I realised that the real focal point of FACT was the building,” he tells It’s Nice That. “It’s an amazing building with light leading in really tall places. Looking at the building upside down you could see these concrete structures like ramps almost, and I thought ok, this could be a really good playground for characters.”
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool not only hosts a year-round diverse programme of exhibitions, but is a multifaceted creative hub to stop by each day. The space boasts three galleries, four cinema screens, a multimedia suite and a cafe with a lounge area. Each of these counterparts which make up FACT is housed in a towering piece of architecture, designed by the firm Austin-Smith: Lord.
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