The Animated Bayeux Tapestry was created as a student project while at Goldsmiths College. Just as the historic original embroidery does, the animation depicts the lead up to the Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066.
Animation by David Newton, Music and sound design by Marc Sylvan.
“Close Looking” Questions to Ask Children
Tell me about the clothes the people wear. What purposes do the outfits serve? What patterns can you see repeated?
What shapes and forms do you see repeated? Why do you think the artists repeated similar forms?
Tell me about the colours you see. How do they make you feel? Would we use similar colours today?
How do the artists depict ideas about strength and power?