Norman McLaren: Drawing Sound exhibition

04 Dec ‘15

9.00AM - 5.00PM

Venue: University of Stirling Library

A new exhibition Norman McLaren: Drawing Sound is now on display in the University Library.  This exhibit was curated by University of Stirling students as part of the new Exhibition and Interpretation Design module within History and Politics  

The exhibition team said "This exhibit will focus on the period of time that McLaren spent trying to decipher the art of drawing sound.  On display are a beautiful selection of pictures which demonstrate different genres of music.  Also shown are images from a well-known documentary that features Norman demonstrating the fascinating process involved in drawing sound and converting it directly onto film.  The exhibit will conclude with a showing of one of McLarens films named Dot, which is truly stunning and a thrill to watch."

The University holds the Norman McLaren archive.  Norman McLaren was born in Stirling in April 1914.  He studied art and interior design at the Glasgow School of Art from 1933-36. While there he began making short experimental films. His work came to the attention of John Grierson who offered him a job with the GPO film unit in London. In 1941 he took up an invitation from John Grierson to work at the National Film Board of Canada. In Canada he examined the various ways sound and movement could be presented on film and developed a variety of different techniques of animation. McLaren's genius was recognised worldwide with a string of awards for his work including an Oscar in 1953 for his short film Neighbours.

For opening times for the exhibition, please check the Library's Opening Hours

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