In 1985 the bachelor of animation course emerged from the machinations of art and design studies at the QCA which itself has a rich history (one of the oldest art schools in the country with more than 120 years). Beginning as a TAFE course, and changing administration in 1991 to Griffith University, the animation degree is now a unique and strong component of full university academic studies from undergraduate degree to a DVA research degree.
Last Friday night was the opening of an exhibition celebrating the rich history surrounding the course. The wonderful night was then followed by a weekend of screenings and talks on Sept 1 and 2.
A big congrats to those who helped to set up the exhibition and events, to the talented people who contributed their wonderful works of art and historical items to it, to Michael Viner and Paul Cleveland for their terrific speeches and of course to all the staff members who teach and inspire year after year new generations of young emerging talent.
You would be happy to hear that the exhibition has been extended until Sept 14, so there’s still time to check it out! (Tuesday – Friday 9am – 4pm) to have a look.
See the Anniversary website for plenty of photos, articles and history!