Judging by the pics accompanying the press release, this should appeal to those into things that are a little bit creepy.
‘Stop! Frame! The Illusion of life’ is an exhibition by the BAFTA award-winning stop motion filmmaker Alan Platt. This exploration of Alan’s life and works will be exhibited at Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, from 10 April until 22 May.
Alan, born in 1941, began making puppets as a boy growing up in Blenheim, where he developed his craft by poring over books in the local library. By the age of 15 he was winning prizes for his hard work and artistry. At the age of 21, with only a small amount of money in his pockets, he travelled to Germany to study puppet art. With the decline of puppet theatre throughout Europe, Alan shifted to London and picked up a three month contract working for the BBC. That contract became a permanent job.