‘Word of Mouth’ work-in-progress
19 October 2009
This is the animatic (the filmed storyboard with working soundtrack) for ‘Word of Mouth’, a one minute film for distribution via mobile phones, as well as for screening online and at events, made with Bunny Schendler, Magda Segal and Syd Anstee of Claptrap Productions.
Informed by the ideas of young people from the Thornhill area of Southampton, the film uses graphic images to communicate the potential health risks of only putting a condom on for the end of sex or taking a condom off halfway through.
Many thanks to Thornhill Plus You for helping with funding to get the project off the ground and also to all the young people in Thornhill who took part. This project is now looking for completion funding.
N.B. Please be aware that you may find some of the images in this film shocking. Not suitable for under 16s.
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Mysterious Histories images
25 August 2009
Here’s a glimpse of the show in its current location at the Hartley Library until Monday 28th September. See below for details.
Images courtesy of Jane Birkin & Laura Joy.
New name launch!!
10 August 2009
Having got married to Ben in June, I now have a new name: Alys Scott-Hawkins.
I’d be very grateful if you could update your address books please. Thanks!
Mysterious Histories, now at Hartley Library, University of Southampton
22 July 2009
Mysterious Histories, the show for which I was invited to make a selection of items from the Southampton Museum of Archaeology’s archive, has been invited to continue at the Southampton University library.
With a selection of objects from the collection and the addition of a new series of photographs and site-specific drawings, the exhibition takes on a new and different flavour in its new setting.
If you missed it at the museum, or would like to see it again, please come along to the private view on Friday 24th July, 5-7pm. All welcome!
Hartley Library, University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ
023 8059 5000
Map here: http://www.multimap.com/s/hvN0Vl3I
Mysterious Histories exhibition extended!
2 June 2009
The show has now been granted an extended run and will be open for a number of additional weeks. If you get a chance to see it, let me know what you think…
Mysterious Histories now open at Museum of Archaeology
30 January 2009
Last night a show of my new drawings opened at the Archaeology Museum in Winkle Street, Southampton. I have been given the privileged opportunity to access the Museum’s Collection, and have selected some weird and wonderful artefacts to exhibit, alongside a series of large-scale drawings. Please come along and have a look…
Here’s the lowdown:
This selection of artefacts from the Museum of Archaeology’s collection has been curated by artist and award-winning film-maker Alys Hawkins, to run in parallel with Grayson Perry-curated Unpopular Culture at Southampton City Art Gallery.
Responding to objects in the archive whose origin is unknown the artist has produced a series of large-scale drawings which explore and interpret the items; attempting to divine what lives these artefacts might have had, and asking visitors to imagine what stories they might tell us if only they could speak…
Call 023 8091 5732 for details of a family workshop and an artist’s talk.
Access: stairs to first floor. No toilets. Museum entrance fee: adults £1.95, children & concessions £1, under 7s free.
Winkle Street, Southampton SO14 2NY
Tues-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm. Closed on Mondays. Last admission at 3.30pm.
Artist-in-residence at BDO Stoy Hayward
14 March 2008
My residency at the Southampton branch of international accountancy firm BDO Stoy Hayward is now well underway. Please follow the ‘artist-in-residence blog’ link from the home page to follow my progress…
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‘You Never Listen’ at City Art Gallery, Southampton on Sat 15th March
10 March 2008
‘You Never Listen’ will be shown as part of a programme of shorts during this weekend’s Southampton Shows Off event at City Art Gallery, Southampton on Sat 15th March. Screenings at 11:30am, 1pm & 3pm. Admission Free!
City Art Gallery
Telephone 023 8083 2730
Thanks to City Eye.
Artist in residence at BDO Stoy Hayward
11 February 2008
I have now begun my residency at BDO Southampton, an accountancy firm overlooking the marina at Ocean Village. Watch this space for updates…
‘Hysteria’, ‘You Never Listen’ and ‘Crying & and Wanking’ in Brighton on Sat 23rd Feb
11 February 2008
If you’re in the area check this out:23 Feb 2008 19:30 West Hill hall, BrightonPTHHHH (1st gig in 4 yrs, with live video stream performance from member in Australia)BLOOD STEREO (with members of Bolide Awkwardstra, Polly Shang Kuan band, Lepoard Leg & Pthhhh, playing shriek n scrape soundtrack to brilliant 80s slasher movie mash-up TERROR! by Award Winning Film-Maker BEN RIVERS)PETER MOYSE (NOT a second rate football player)Short Films ‘HYSTERIA’, ‘YOU NEVER LISTEN’ and ‘CRYING and WANKING’ by Award Winning Film-Maker: ALYS HAWKINSA bring and buy sale – jumble, cakes (incl. vegan treats) etc..A raffle and more…http://www.myspace.com/lizzycarey
‘You Never Listen’ at Golden Elephant, Hyderabad
13 September 2007
‘You Never Listen’ will be screened at the 15th International Children’s Film Festival, Hyderabad, India from November 14 – 20 2007.
More info at www.cfsindia.org/festival
Desire & Sexuality DVD now on release!
18 July 2007
‘Hysteria’ & ‘Crying & Wanking’ are now available to buy on ‘Desire & Sexuality: Animating the Unconscious vol. 2′ a region-free DVD, for £17.99 +P&P from www.britishanimationawards.com
This compilation was released at Annecy in June of this year, and includes 10 films in total.
‘Hysteria’ in Michigan, U.S.A.
13 July 2007
Hysteria will be screened as part of the Film Festival within Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, August 5th-10th 2007, Walhalla MI, U.S.A.
‘Crying & Wanking’ & ‘Hysteria’ at Annecy
8 May 2007
As part of the Sexuality & Desire programme, curated by Jayne Pilling ‘Crying & Wanking’ & ‘Hysteria’ are showing at Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 11-16 June, France.
I’ll be there Monday-Thursday, getting stuck in to the tartiflette!
‘You Never Listen’ at Rencontres Internationales, Madrid
12 April 2007
You can catch ‘You Never Listen’ in Circulo de Bellas Artes between 28th April- 5th May during Rencontres Internationales, Madrid, Spain.
‘Bun in the Oven’ in online exhibit
2 April 2007
Check out Imagining Ourselves, an online exhibit curated my the International Museum of Women. ‘Bun in the Oven’ is part of the Pregnancy strand. You can watch the film on the site, make a comment, and add to existing conversations with women from all over the world.
Drawing Installation unveiled!
2 February 2007
My large-scale permanent drawing installation at the Centre for Enterprise and Innovation, University of Southampton, will be officially unveiled on 14 March 2007 at the Art in the Workplace event, networking artists and businesses.
The piece was commissioned by Tony Raven in 2005 following a group show at the Hartley Library, and comprises six panels 3.2 x 2.6m each.
Get in touch if you’d like to go and see it.
‘You Never Listen’ at Tricky Women, Vienna
24 January 2007
I’m happy to say that ‘You Never Listen’ will be screened by old friends the Tricky Women Animation Festival which runs 1-5 March 2007, in Vienna, Austria.
Programme info at www.culture2culture.at
Retrospective in New York!
11 December 2006
‘Herein’, ‘Crying & Wanking’, ‘Hysteria’ and ‘Bun in the Oven’ will be shown by Cinewomen NY on January 23rd, 7pm, Two Boots Pioneer Theater, 155 E. 3rd Street, near corner of Avenue A.
Screening, Q&A, followed by FREE beer, soda and pizza.
Tickets $10.00 Gen. Adm. / $6.50 Students/Groups/Pioneer Members
Purchase online at www.twoboots.com/pioneer or call 212-591-0434
* I am told the Pioneer Theatre serves the best pizza in Manhattan -which must be saying something!