Month: January 2018

In Memoriam | Helen North

It is with great sadness that we have to let you know that Helen North passed away on the 22nd December 2017 after a battle with cancer.

Helen was Career Development Director on the AWUK Board and had become a great friend to many of us personally, as well as a passionate supporter of the organisation. She spent her early career at Skillset, working with Kate O’Connor, pioneering training programmes across the Creative industries.

Her determination to drive for gender equality led her to AWUK where she became one of the original board members in 2014 where her voice was always a vital, caring and direct contribution to any discussion.

Helen was the architect and driving force behind our Achieve Programme, which focuses on career development for women in VFX and Animation, and we are incredibly proud to be able to continue her work this year with the launch of our 2018 programme, which we have renamed in her memory The Helen North Achieve Programme.

Helen leaves her husband Matt and two children Coral and Seren.

The family have created a charity page for Helen and ask that anyone who would like to, make a small donation to one of their designated charities.

Please leave any messages in the comment section of this blog post, so that they can be read by others and shared with Helen’s daughters, Coral and Seren.

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AWUK Curate Special 3DArtist Gallery

At AWUK, we delight in collaborating with exciting organisations that showcase women’s work and make their voices heard. We are ecstatic to have been approached by 3DArtist Editor Carrie Mok to curate a special edition gallery in their January issue that celebrates the work of some very talented women.

It was a tough task selecting 10 pieces from all the fantastic work that was submitted, but it was also a lot of fun .We chose work that not only showed strength and variety, but also the unique stamp of each artist. We really enjoyed reading about the process and techniques used as well as the initial inspiration for each piece.

The January edition is now on the shelves, but we’ve been given special permission to share a .pdf version of the gallery with you.

Enjoy!

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