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Talks & Performances

Legends of Australian Animation

Talks and Performances

15 Sep

Join Academy Award®-winners Adam Elliot, Bruce Petty and Shaun Tan, plus nominees Anthony Lucas and Sejong Park in this special live event in support of 'DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition'. In a lively discussion, our legends will share their stories and muse on the international success of Australian animators.

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  • The distinctive and unique style of each animator will provide a fascinating and insightful discussion.

    Bruce Petty received Australia’s first short animation Oscar® in 1977 for the satirical and still highly relevant hand-drawn animation, Leisure.

    Adam Elliot, a master of the more traditional animation form of clay modelling, won an Oscar® in 2004 for his short Harvie Krumpet.

    Shaun Tan and his collaborators shaped the beautiful illustrations in his children’s book, The Lost Thing, into a moving 3D-animated film that won the Oscar® in 2011.

    Anthony Lucas was nominated in 2006 for The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, a Gothic horror mystery combining different forms of animation. And although Sejong Park completed the Oscar®-nominated Birthday Boy as a student, the film displays the technical ability and emotional maturity of an artist with years of dedicated service.

    This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from Australia’s best animators is not to be missed.

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