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“Harryhausen stands alone as a technician, as an artist and a dreamer. He breathed life into mythological creatures he constructed with his own hands”
Film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen elevated stop motion animation to an art. His innovative and inspiring filming, from the 1950s onwards, changed the face of modern movie making forever. For the first time, highlights from Ray’s collection will be showcased, which will be the largest and widest-ranging exhibition of his work ever seen, with newly restored and previously unseen material from his incredible archive.
Ray Harryhausen's work included the films Jason and the Argonauts, the Sinbad films of the 1950s and 1970s, One Million Years B.C. and Mighty Joe Young, and a wider portfolio including children’s fairy tales and commercials. He also inspired a generation of filmmakers such as Peter Jackson, Aardman Animation, Tim Burton, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg, and his influence on blockbuster cinema can be felt to this day.
This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday year. As part of a series of events and initiatives under the banner #Harryhausen100, this exhibition will be accompanied by screenings, workshops and more, bringing his creations to life once more and celebrating the legacy of a filmmaker who changed the face of modern cinema.
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Friends Preview: Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema
Thu 21 May 2020
5:30 - 8pm
Mon 8 Jun 2020
6:30 - 8:30pm
The Drawing Room (June 2020) - Ray Harryhausen
Thu 11 Jun 2020
5:30 - 6:45pm
Ray Harryhausen and Aardman Animations
Thu 18 Jun 2020
6 - 7pm
Ticket prices vary
|Type of ticket||Monday-Friday (excluding August)||Saturday-Sunday (excluding August)||August
|Child 13 - 16||£10.00||£11.00||£12.00|
|Visitors aged over 60||£10.00||£11.00||£12.00|
|Visitors with disabilities||£10.00||£11.00||£12.00|
|Art Fund (full price)||£6.00||£6.50||£7.00|
|Art Fund (concession)||£5.00||£5.50||£6.00|
|Children 12 & under||free||free||free|
|Carer of visitors with disabilities||free||free||free|
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