Queensland art gallery: ‘the magic arts’


04 DEC 2021 – 25 APR 2022 | GOMA | CINEMA A

“The Magic Arts: Australian Animation from the 1970s to Now’ is a major survey of the last five decades of animation in Australia highlighting works from commercial studios and independent animators alike.”

I am absolutely thrilled to have my short animated film ‘The Last Artist’ included in Queensland Art Gallery’s ‘The Magic Arts’ exhibition, as part of the ‘Animation Shorts: A Moment In Time” package. To have my film screened alongside some of the greatest animated films & filmmakers in Australian history is a ridiculous honour & I can’t wait to see the exhibition in person this April.

“One of the most expansive exhibitions of Australian animation to date, it celebrates the success of feature films such as Marco Polo Junior Versus the Red Dragon 1972 (Eric Porter), Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala 1992 (Yoram Gross) and the Academy Award–winning Happy Feet 2010 (George Miller), and television series including the Emmy Award–winning Bluey 2018–present (Joe Brumm) and Logie Award–winning Little J and Big Cuz 2017–present (Tony Thorne). The program also showcases the work of community-led projects and cooperatives such as PAW Media and Communications, a not-for-profit Aboriginal media organisation in Central Australia using clay, sand and 2D computer animation to tell Jukurrpa stories, oral histories, contemporary stories and comedies in language. Collectively, ‘The Magic Arts’ celebrates the diverse and exciting work of independent Australian animators who continue to provide intelligent and thought-provoking perspectives on local and global contemporary issues.”

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