ABOVE: Richard Condie, The Big Snit, National Film Board animated short (10 min), NFB animation still, 1985.
RICHARD CONDIE: AARRGG!
7 February to 7 March 2008
An opening reception happened on Thursday 7 February, 5-8 p.m.
A screening and talk by Shelley Sweeney, Cliff Eyland and Alison Davis happened on Wednesday, 27 February, 7:30 p.m., rm 207, FitzGerald Building
Curated by Cliff Eyland of Gallery One One One and Dr. Shelley Sweeney of the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, this exhibition featured work by Richard Condie, the Winnipeg-based Academy Award nominated animator.
In addition to screenings of Condie's The Big Snit, Getting Started, and La Salla, many of Condie's animation cels, pencil drawings, dope sheets (as well as background paintings by Condie's sister Sharon Condie) from the recently acquired collection of the Archives were shown.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1942, Condie received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. For years he worked as a sociology researcher, performer, and musician. Condie considered his drawing talent simply "fooling around" until 1971, when he was awarded a grant from the Canada Council. Condie used the funds to produce the animated film Oh Sure which was later purchased by the National Film Board of Canada.
With his raw visual style and humorous character portrayals, Condie has garnered a multitude of awards from around the world for over two decades. He has received many international awards for Getting Started in 1979. Then came The Big Snit, the 10-minute short that has become Condie's best-known film. The Big Snit was nominated for both an Oscar and a Genie, and has won 16 international awards including: The International Film Critics' Prize at the 15th Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Best Short Film Award at the Montreal World Film Festival, A Silver Plaque at the 21st Chicago International Film Festival, and the Best Animation Film at the XVI Tampere International Short Film Festival. Following the success of The Big Snit, Condie released The Apprentice in 1991. Richard Condie completed La Salla, his first 3-D computer animation, in 1996, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. La Salla was also nominated for an Academy Award.
Special thanks to the Manitoba Arts Council for funding this exhibition.
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