I was hired by a local First Nations company, Visual Dreaming, to create a 1-minute animation. This animation is intended to be played at the beginning of their launch event on 18th September, 2020. This event will have Stan Grant as MC and special guests such as MP Joe McGirr and Dr Jonathon Ho. To register for this event follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/y6bk3klv
Visual Dreaming, owned by Leanne Sanders, are a female-led tech company creating a digital solution based on the oldest living culture in the world. Their aim is to enhance well being through storytelling. The Visual Dreaming app is a customizable app supporting people to articulate their aspirations to strengthen social-emotional, health, and well being. The development of the app was guided by the wisdom of Wiradjuri Aboriginal Elders and experts in the social determinants of Aboriginal health.
The animation tells the story of young man feeling alone and isolated and through the app, and with the support of their "Dream Team", they are able to receive the help they needed from their doctor.
For further information about Visual Dreaming please visit their site at https://www.visualdreaming.com.au/ or download the app onto your smartphone when it is released on Friday 18th September, 2020 at 5pm AEST either on iOS or Android platforms.
I was hired to create an animation by the CEO of the Leeton and District Aboriginal Land Council. The animation is a 1 minute long film of a butterfly and dragonfly flying around a flower and will be used for a project based around Warangesda Mission.
From this project discussions have began regarding a number of other projects based around the Leeton community, Wattle Hill, Warangesda Mission and with local Wiradjuri Elders.
Exciting projects coming up soon!
During Artstate 2020, being held in Wagga Wagga this year, myself, Andrew Hagan (lecturer in Animation and Visual Effects at Charles Sturt University), and Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Professor of Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University) will be presenting a panel on "Multi-disciplinary Co-Creation: Combining Creative Arts & Science".
Our panel will be discussing using current technology, such as Extended Reality and Unreal Engine 4, to create projects with multi-disciplinary teams. Topics we will include will be my current work with my Bachelor of Science (Honours), my cultural projects with the local Wiradjuri community and how technology can help with social science projects, and the projects that Andrew and Eleanor have been working on as well.
More information can be found at https://artstate.com.au/