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.
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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.
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