On this page, you can watch short animations produced by students at Dumfries and Galloway College over spring/summer 2023.
We partnered with the Solway Firth Partnership and D&G Rotary to create a Brief for students on the Animation unit, asking them to create a 2-minute animated Waste Story. First, we took them to Newbie Shore on a freezing, windy and wet March morning. There, we picked up loads of rubbish. We took some of it back to the College campus and asked students to choose one or more items and start the process of making up a Waste Story. At the time, the Solway Hoard was on show at the Kirkcudbright Galleries, and we were developing the Bute, Eigg, Islay and Orkney Future Archaeologies – we therefore encouraged (but did not demand!) stories with a future orientation. The following animations were created between then and June 2023, with support and guidance from their wonderful unit lecturer, Penny Humphreys.
They’re all pretty amazing.