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 College of Advanced Education, 1982 -1984.
Alyssa Rothwell is an accomplished artist animator based in Sydney, Australia. She creates animated artworks using a range of digital and traditional fine art media. Her work has been featured in many exhibitions and prizes, including the New Talent Pavilion at MILIA '98 in France, where her piece 'Three Mile Creek' represented the Australia-Pacific Region. Rothwell also created animation and digital backdrops for several theatre productions presented at the Seymour Centre, Power House Museum and Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney. Her animation 'Joyride' was selected as a finalist for the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize and Exhibition in 2013. Rothwell's achievements also include the presentation of her Australian Film Commission-funded animated short film 'Pretty Aprons' at the Pompidou Centre in Paris in 2000. Additionally, she created an animated film adaptation of composer, Andrew Schultz's 2011 bassoon and piano piece, 'Deep Blue and Dirty', which won the people's choice award at the Melbourne International Animation Festival and was a finalist in the MIAF 'Best of the Best' Jury Prize. The film features Rothwell's signature highly tactile painted animation described as "a beautiful and affective piece" that showcases Rothwell's mastery of the art of animation. Currently, Rothwell is working on several new projects and as a Media Production Lecturer at the School of Arts & Media-Arts Design and Architecture at the University of NSW.
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.
Convening and teaching the following courses;
mdia 2000 Animating Media
mdia 3004 Festivals and Exhibitions
mdia3006 Production Studio