Earlier this year Qube was due to host Umbrella, a fabulous exhibition of animations by students from Derwen College, working in collaboration with Paul Kielty and Nadia Kingsley. Sadly, due to the pandemic we were unable to show the works in our gallery. However, we are delighted to be able to share some of the works online here…


Umbrella is an Arts Council England funded animation project involving Paul Kielty as lead artist, and students from Derwen College, and Qube Gallery.

Paul Kielty, in the early part of 2020 worked with students at Derwen College – supporting them in creating animations. He is VERY proud of the students at Derwen College who really grasped the whole concept of how to make an animation. They were not creative studies students which make their achievements even more remarkable.

See if YOU can do anything as good on your own mobile device! There is an eBook available to buy for £2.99 here – to help you make animations of your own


Paul has a degree in animation from the University of Wolverhampton. He co-ran digital art workshops at both Derwen College and Designs in Mind in the Painting by Pixels project

He runs Origami workshops, and makes origami, foils paper, creates his own origami designs on a daily basis

He has a book of cartoons out:  Matt Hazard – The Return of the Naive  – “Matt Hazard comes from way out on the left field, and bounces off the walls on his way in, and I laughed out loud frequently!” Hunt Emerson

He also paints using oils, watercolours and digital means.

Take a look at the animations below….