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Rebecca Agnew Director & Stop Animator chats about being a finalist in the Alice Prize

Rebecca Agnew is a New Zealand born Director and Stop Animator based in Melbourne. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne with an MFA in 2012 and the University of Otago, Dunedin with a BaFA in 2004. Bec talks to Gman about her passion and The Alice Prize. This year is the 50th anniversary since the Alice Springs Art Foundation was formed and the first Alice Prize was held. The current closure of art galleries to the public due to COVID-19 has been challenging, however the exhibition has gone ahead and will be available to be viewed online. This years winner was Thea Anamara Perkins.

Rebecca's residencies include, Varda Artist Residnecy, San Francisco, California and Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, US. Her latest animation is part of the Melbourne International Animation Festival and travelling Wallace Awards, New Zealand. Agnew had represented exhibitions by Tristian Koenig Gallery in 2013 & 2014 and travelled to Sydney for the Contemporary 13: International Art Fair, and had Stop Animations in M100, Santiago, Chile and Interior 2.1 (TRAMA Centro), Guadalajara, Mexico. In 2013 Rebecca was commissioned by Art bank to produce a Stop Animation which is now part of the permanent collection, she was awarded the Artstart Grant in 2014 and was awarded Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship (Art) 2015 and was recently was part of the Gertrude Contemporary Studio Program 2019.


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