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Donna Kendrigan

Animation project: Hyperrealia

Donna's research focused on carefully chosen realia from the Library's diverse collections, brought to life in a series of 20 short digital animation loops. Through a journey of research in the Library's archives of realia, the project sought to discover unique and compelling objects.

Through observation, research, interpretation and reflection, she responded to each historical object by creating an animated loop that brought life to the realia, and revealed their individual stories and journeys, as well as unfamiliar aspects and imagined experiences.

Donna Kendrigan is a Melbourne-based artist with an extensive and accomplished animation history, working with both traditional and digital techniques. Her work traverses the terrain from narrative to experimental, from sculptural dioramas to installation art.

Donna studied animation at VCA Film & TV in 1997, and holds a BA in Illustration. She studied Electronic Design and Interactive Media at RMIT in 2002. In 2004, SBS commissioned Donna to produce an animation as part of their acclaimed World tales series.

Donna teaches animation and digital imaging at RMIT University, and also works part time as a library officer at RMIT University Library.