‘OCTAGOV, Making a Monster’ is the next exhibition at the Rathbone Studio, opening on Saturday 30th January. This exhibition is the first of its kind, a real insight into the development and making of an animation film.The creators James Hatzisavvas and Scott Leyland first met at college and after both graduating from Glyndwr University they started to develop a unique animation style rooted in illustration and puppetry. The exhibition will be a quirky and interactive look at the work of James and Scott. In its uniquely humorous way it is an in depth look into their style that blends modern and traditional animating techniques, reminiscent of Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds and Toho’s Godzilla. At its heart is the comedy element that is in both the design and story; many of which are hidden “Easter eggs” scattered throughout their work. Janet Holmes, the curator of the Rathbone Studio says, “I am so excited about holding this exhibition, to get to see this work in progress. From the birth of their first character, following the storyboards, to who knows what? This is a real art exhibition in motion.” The exhibition opens at the Rathbone Studio, 28 Argyle Street, Birkenhead on Saturday 30th January until 23rd March. The Studio is open Tuesday to Saturday 2.00pm – 5.00pm. For further details contact Janet Holmes Rathbone Studio www.rathbonestudio.com 0790 333 7995 firstname.lastname@example.org.