Sharon Liu Animation director


A charcoal animation using ash salvaged from The Mackintosh Building fire at The Glasgow School of Art. The film documents the Ash to Art project which transformed the worthless by-product of the fire into 25 priceless works of art.

In 2014, The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, a symbol of British art, was reduced to ash.

25 world-famous artists including Grayson Perry, David Shrigley and Sir Antony Gormley were asked to turn a piece of charcoal salvaged from the Mackintosh Building fire into art. The work was auctioned at Christie’s to fund the rebuild.

The film was commissioned by J. Walter Thompson (JWT London) and produced at Jelly London.

Ash To Art animation is shortlisted in the Animation category at Cannes Lions 2017.

Date created: June 2017 2017-06-01T00:00:00+0100
Date published: 19 February 2018 2018-02-19T15:26:22+0000


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Annual 2018 SilverASH TO ART - AnimationAnimation Project featured: on 4th December 2017 Contributor:

Sharon Liu has been a Contributor since 21st February 2018.

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