Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize

 

The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize exhibition opened on 24th May, at an absolutely packed Piano Nobile Gallery at  King’s Place, London. My ink drawing ‘Ready for a Change Now’ was long listed from over 1000 entries. Ruth Borchard was a writer who came to the UK as a Jewish refugee from Germany in 1938. She collected 100 self-portraits by British artists, and the biennial prize celebrates her collection.

Sadly didn’t win the £10K prize this time, but it was fantastic to be there for the opening, and see my work exhibited alongside Eileen Cooper, Julian Opie …and Tracey Emin in the crowd too!

New work-in-progress in Lisbon

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Very happy to say that I’ll be presenting work-in-progress on new animated documentary film ‘CFFH’ at the Society for Animation Studies annual conference from 17-21 June 2019.

This project returns to material produced in development of a film 20 years ago, examining the archive of sketchbooks, scripts and artwork which articulate the experience of losing my dad to alcoholism. For the first time I will be using autoethnography consciously within the film-making process (rather than as a tool for reflection on previous work), as a means by which the ‘me now’ can interact with the ‘me then’.

Details of the conference can be found here: http://sas2019.ulusofona.pt

 

 

‘Herein’ at Experimental and Expanded Animation Conference

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At University of Creative Arts, Farnham, Herein will be screened in a programme of shorts as part of this conference, 13 Feb 2019. Tickets are free! Book here

“Experimental and Expanded Animation discusses developments and continuities in experimental animation that have proliferated in the context of expanded cinema, performance and live ‘making’ and are today exhibited in galleries, public sites and online.

Through presentations, dialogue, screenings and performances, the conference builds upon the recent publication: Experimental and Expanded Animation: Current Perspectives & New Directions, edited by Nicky Hamlyn and Vicky Smith.”