Joan Ashworth, London
Joan Ashworth is an artist working with the Moving Image. At Gwent College of Art and Design, Newport she embraced animation as a means of expression. Her 1987 NTFS graduation film ‹The Web› was screened internationally and broadcast on Channel 4. Ashworth co-founded 3 Peach Animation and directed many commercials, title sequences and stings for TV and cinema. In 1994 she joined the Royal College of Art, London and became Professor of Animation in 1998, continuing her commissioned practice. Her 2002 ‹How Mermaids Breed› (inspired by Cycladic fertility figures, Henry Moore and Birling Gap Beach, Sussex) was the subject of the 2006 exhibition ‹Shaped by Water› at Bridge Gallery, Exeter. Since three years she is an expert advisor on animation in therapy.
Mushroom Thief in progress, to be completed 2009 | How Mermaids Breed 2002, 10' | Eggs, Fish and Blood 1999, 1'30" | The Web 1987, 18' (Mari Kuttna Prize for Best British Animation) | Numerous commercials and idents, stings for BBC1’s Christmas campaign, and opening titles for Tim Burton’s Batman 1 | Contributed to the CD-ROM ‹Ceremony of Innocence› based on Nick Bantock’s books ‹Griffen and Sabine›
Dialogue - Schools of Storytelling
Thursday, 10 December
14:30 at Bourbaki 2