Ms Alyssa Rothwell

Convener/Lecturer
Master of Art, College of Fine Art, University of NSW. 1992-1994.Graduate Diploma in Animation and Interactive Media,Royal Institute of Technology, 1996.Bachelor of Performing Arts, University of Western Sydney, 1987-1991.Bachelor of Education, Armidale C
School of the Arts & Media

Contact

+61 2 9385 6807
Room 311G, Level 3, Robert Webster
Kensington Campus

Consultation

Tuesday 2.00-3.00 Email to confirm a consultation time. a.rothwell@unsw.edu.au
Fields: Visual Arts and Crafts

Biography
Alyssa Rothwell is an artist animator based in Sydney, working with a range of digital and traditional fine art media to create animated artworks. Her work has appeared in many exhibitions and prizes. ‘Three Mile Creek’ represented the Australia-Pacific Region at the New Talent Pavilion, MILIA ’98 (France); the Australian Film Commission-funded ‘Pretty Aprons’ was presented at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, 2000. She created animation and digital backdrops for Theatre of Image productions ‘Go Pinocchio!’ (Seymour Centre, 2005), ‘Lulie the Iceberg’ (Sydney Theatre, 2007) and ‘Pixel & Friends: The Colour Show’ (Power House Museum Sydney, 2008). 'Joyride' (2012) an animation created in in response to the orchestral composition ‘Ether Etude’ screened at Melbourne International Animation Festival and was selected as a finalist for the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize and Exhibition, 2013. Rothwell is a Media Production (Animation) Lecturer at the School of Arts & Media, University of NSW.

Research

Alyssa Rothwell is an artist animator based in Sydney, working with a range of digital and traditional fine art media to create animated artworks. Her work has appeared in many exhibitions and prizes. ‘Three Mile Creek’ represented the Australia-Pacific Region at the New Talent Pavilion, MILIA ’98 (France); the Australian Film Commission-funded ‘Pretty Aprons’ was presented at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, 2000. She created animation and digital backdrops for Theatre of Image productions ‘Go Pinocchio!’ (Seymour Centre, 2005), ‘Lulie the Iceberg’ (Sydney Theatre, 2007) and ‘Pixel & Friends: The Colour Show’ (Power House Museum Sydney, 2008). 'Joyride' (2012) an animation created in in response to the orchestral composition ‘Ether Etude’ screened at Melbourne International Animation Festival and was selected as a finalist for the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize and Exhibition, 2013. Rothwell is a Media Production (Animation) Lecturer at the School of Arts & Media, University of NSW.

Publications

    Curatorial Outputs

    • 638670, Melbourne International Animation Festival, exhibited at: Melbourne
    • 638635, Melbourne International Animation Festival, exhibited at: ACMI

    Conference Presentations

    • Rothwell AL, 2010, 'The aesthetic of ‘the handmade’ in the realm of digital animation.', presented at 2010 UTS: SIAF Symposium 'Animation Histories and Futures, Sydney, 24 September 2010

    Creative Works (non-textual)

    • Rothwell AL, 2016, Exhibition- Flat Rock_Studies, Storyboards. Animation., Flat Rock_Studies, Storyboards, Animation, Corner Gallery, 88-90 Percival Rd, Stanmore, 30 April - 14 May 2016, medium: Mixed media including acrylic, gouache, ink on paper & board plus digital vector line.
    • Rothwell AL, 2015, On Paper, On Paper, WGoA Walcha Gallery Of Art, 21 November - 16 December 2015, medium: Mixed media
    • Rothwell AL, 2014, Paper Bike, Melbourne International Animation Festival, ACMI Cinemas-Federation Square, 27 - 27 June 2014, medium: Painted/collected collage and animation, at: http://sparrowsfeetpublishi.wix.com/sparrowsfeet
    • Rothwell AL, 2013, Bird's Nest, Thinking Drawing: Making Drawing, Sydney, 13 September - 15 February 2013, medium: Animation ( Hand drawn, collage & MIxed Media animated video), at: http://sparrowsfeetpublishi.wix.com/sparrowsfeet
    • Rothwell AL, 2013, Joyride, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Sydney, 05 March - 07 April 2013, at: http://sparrowsfeetpublishi.wix.com/sparrowsfeet
    • Rothwell AL, 2012, Solo Exhibition-Collage & Animation, Collage & Animation Exhibition, Ginkgo; Glebe, NSW., 31 August - 14 September 2012
    • Rothwell AL, 2010, Serious Games Demonstraton/DVD
    • Rothwell AL, 2009, The Rainforest Walk_A Serious Game
    • Rothwell AL, 2008, Pixel & Friends the Colour Show, Pixel & Friends the Colour Show, 01 - 27 April 2008, at: http://sparrowsfeet.tumblr.com/
    • Rothwell AL, 2008, Animated Installation "Web", 13 September - 09 October 2008
    • Rothwell AL, 2008, Pixel & Friends the Colour Show
    • Rothwell AL, 2007, Luli The Ice Berge. Theatre of Image Production., 01 January 2007
    • Rothwell AL, 2005, Play - Resonating Residents, 01 January 2005
    • Rothwell AL, 2005, Go Pinocchio, Theatre of Image Production., 01 January 2005
    • Rothwell AL, 2003, `Shoo Fly` Interactive installation selected for exhibition: Spiders Flies., 01 January 2003
    • Rothwell AL, 2000, Pretty Aprons, 01 January 2000
    • Rothwell AL, 2000, From My Perch, 01 January 2000
    • Rothwell AL, 1996, Three Mile Creek
    • Rothwell AL, 1994, Getting Dollied Up

Teaching

2014
Convening and teaching the following courses;
mdia 2000 Animating Media
mdia 3004 Festivals and Exhibitions
mdia3006 Production Studio

 

Honours and prizes

Joyride 2’17” Hand drawn animation finalist Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, 2013.

Joyride 2’17” Hand drawn animation selected the Australian Showcase screening for the Melbourne International Animation Festival 2012.

Pretty Aprons ATOM Award runner up Interactive Work 2000

Pretty Aprons funded by Australian Film Commission 1998.

Pretty Aprons, exhibited at the Mobius Awards Pompidou Centre, Paris, 2000.

ATOM Award Best use of Sound in a Media Production 1997

National Digital Art Awards Winner, Brisbane,1998.

Digital Media Awards, Special Commendation Macromedia, Brisbane.1999.

Milia'98,Cannes,France New Talent Pavilion.1998.

Empire Ridge & RMIT Best Interactive Production,Three Mile Creek, 1996.

RMIT Prize Best Use of Sound, an animated production, Three Mile Creek, 1996.

RMIT Prize Best Interactive Design, Three Mile Creek, 1996.

 

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Other information

Exhibitions & Productions

Flat Rock, studies, storyboards, animation mixed media & digital  line. Corner Gallery, 88-90 Percival Rd, Stanmore. 30 Apr 2016 - 14 May 2016. 

On Paper, mixed media work on paper WGoA Walcha Gallery Of Art. 21 Nov 2015 - 16 Dec 2015. 

Paper Bike, painted/collected collage and animation. ACMI Cinemas-Federation Square. 27 Jun 2014 - 27 Jun 2014. 

The Magpies Nest 3'00" Handdrawn, collage and mixed media animation, Thinking Drawing: Making Drawing, Symposium, National Art School, Sydney. 2013

Joyride 2’17” Hand drawn animation finalist Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, 2013.

Joyride 2’17” Hand drawn animation selected the Australian Showcase screening for the Melbourne International Animation Festival 2012.

Solo Exhibition Collage & Animation Ginkgo Gallery, Glebe. Opens 31st August, 2012

Animated Installation, created in collaboration with Artist Peter Sharp, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, 2009.

Pixel & Friends The Colour Show, Artwork/Animation/Concept with Theatre of Image Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 2009.

Lulie The Ice Berg, Artist/Animator with Theatre of Image, Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay & Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, 2007.

Go Pinocchio, Artist/Animator with Theatre of Image Seymour Centre Sydney & National Tour NSW & VIC, 2005-06.

Resonating Residents, Creator/Artist/Animator “Beta Space”

Power House Museum, Sydney 2006.

"Shoo Fly" Interactive installation selected for Exhibition, Spiders & Flies 2003, by John Macdonald’s at the New Contemporaries Gallery Sydney 2003

 MILA2001 Getting Dollied up presented MILA2001 with French Media Company Dadamedia, Paris, 2000-2001.

 

Exhibitions & Prizes for Pretty Aprons 2000

Pretty Aprons ATOM Award runner up Interactive Work 2000

Pretty Aprons funded by Australian Film Commission 1998.

Pretty Aprons, presented at the Mobius Awards Pompidou Centre, Paris, 2000.

Published+Exhibition CD Rom "From My Perch"

Collection a of Interactive Works 2000

VideoLisboa,Portugal 7-11 November, 2001.

International Festival of New Film, Video & New Media, Croatia, 2001.

EMAF (European Media Art Festival), April, 2001, Osnabrück Germany.

10th ISEA 2002, Forum des Images , Paris.

Women in Film and Television (WIFT) 2000, Sydney.

Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media October, 2000.

6th ELIA Conference 'A bounty, boundless as the sea':Arts'2000, Barcelona.

Melbourne International Film Festival, July, 2000.

 

Exhibitions & Prizes for Three Mile Creek created 1996

ATOM Award Best use of Sound in a Media Production 1997

Montreal International Festival, New Cinema New Media, Canada.1999.

MECAD, Barcelona.1999.

Women in the Director's Chair, Chicago.1999.

Digital Media Awards, Special Commendation Macromedia, Brisbane.1999.

Milia'98,Cannes,France New Talent Pavilion.1998.

National Digital Art Awards Winner, Brisbane,1998.

WIFT, Women in Film & Television Sydney/Melbourne,1998.

The Great Australian Bite, Holland,1998.

 

Getting Dollied Up Exhibitions

MILIA, becomes "Lila-Lula" for Dadamedia Production, Cannes, France, 2001.

Clever Girls, College of Fine Arts, Sydney, 1999.

Published in Artlink magazine, CD-ROM "Sequinz", Australia, 1996.

Pixels, Perth Artrage Festival,1995.

New Territories 2, Casula Power House, Sydney, 1995.