Tony Gammidge/Animated Tales
Tony Gammidge is an artist, filmmaker/animator, art therapist and arts and health practitioner. He has a particular interest in stories and personal narrative and this is reflected in both his own films and those made with participants in prisons, secure units and in psychiatric settings where he has been running animation projects for the past 10 years. In this time he has made with over 30 short films with prisoners and patients many of which have won Koestler awards. The projects give participants the opportunity to tell their story in their own way thereby enabling them to take back control of their narrative and challenge stigma and prejudice.
Animated Tales provides CPD animation courses for arts therapists, health and education professionals, artists and anyone with a story to tell.
He also makes artist books, paintings, sculptures and puppets (that inevitably end up in his films).
He has been a HCPC state registered Art Therapist for 20 years working mainly in adult psychiatry. He is also a member the Art Refuge UK team who work with refugees and asylum seekers in Northern France.
Central to his work is telling stories and the power of working consciously with narrative.
He runs animation and narrative workshops for professionals and non-professionals including arts therapists, arts and health workers, artists, doctors etc. and is available for projects, workshops, supervision and mentoring.