Role Artist film-maker whose research interests centre around subjectivity and place, embodiment and technological mediation, from feminist perspectives, with an interest in expanded and 360 cinema.
Her work is shown worldwide across public, gallery and online spaces, with network television broadcasts on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4; and in Australia, Canada, France, Austria, and Germany. Recently, her short films have been screened in the UK at FACT Liverpool, Tate Modern, the De La Warr Pavilion, and Saatchi Gallery, and she was a featured artist on Art on the Under-ground’s Canary Wharf Screen programme throughout summer 2012. Her work was exhibited at the Hong Kong Contemporary 2013, and in Romania, Slovac Republic, and Australia; and presented by Directors’ Lounge in Berlin and at Contemporary Art Ruhr.
In her practice she uses animation, photography, sound, performance, found objects, drawing and writing, working with film-based and digital technologies to explore the intersection be-tween the natural world and urban environments, in particular the forgotten, liminal spaces of the city.
She also curates and presents programmes of artists' moving image, for screening in the gallery and cinema, and on fixed and mobile urban screens.
Qualifications & background
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE), University of Plymouth,2008 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Gwent College of Higher Education, 1985 (degree dissertation: Dangerous dreams: advertising and women) Diploma Membership: Society of Industrial Artists and Designers (SIAD), Norwich School of Art and Design, 1978 East Anglian Diploma of Vocational Art and Design (Distinction), Norwich School of Art and Design, 1977
Additional training in film-making practice: 16mm film-making, including shooting and editing, hand-processing, image manipulation, and telecine (Chapter Film and Animation Workshop, Exeter Film and Video Workshop, and no.w.here) 16mm film animation, 2D and 3D (Chapter Film and Animation Workshop, and Exeter Film and Video Workshop) Electro-acoustic sound and moving image (Plymouth Video Workshop) Digital image manipulation, including rotoscoping (Plymouth College of Art and Design, and Plymouth University)
Professional membership Member of Animation Alliance UK
Member of South West Animation Network (SWAN)
Member of Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (ASIFA)
Producer/Director Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU)
Affiliate member International Association of English Speaking Directors Organisations (IAESDO)
Affiliate member of the Centre for Moving Image Research (CMIR) at University of the West of England
Member of the Media Innovation Network (member of Plymouth Media-Partnership, PM-P, to 4 Jan 2012)
Member of The Drawing Research Network (DRN)
Member of Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Roles on external bodies
Plymouth University representative, Sweet FA: A Journey Through Artists’ Film initiative between Plymouth Arts Centre, and Sundog Media, that introduces and investigates film-making and moving image in contemporary visual arts (2013 -)
Plymouth University board member, Barefoot: the Plymouth Arts Education Partnership Agency responsible for artists' residencies in schools, artists' projects with schools, and other creative initiatives with schools, children and young people in the Plymouth area (2009 - 2010)
Advisor to Parsian Multimedia, a not-for-profit Iranian refugee cultural production group, working in collaboration and partnership with displaced communities in Plymouth and south west Britain; supported by AviD Vital, Diverse Arts, and Refugees First, Plymouth (2008 - 2009)
Creative Advisor, decibel, Arts Council England South West: decibel was launched by the Arts Council in 2003 to raise the profile of under-represented BME (black and minority ethnic) artists (2005 - 2006)
1990s: Board member and director of the South West Media DevelopmentAgency (SWMDA) (1996 - 1998) Member of the ArtsCouncil and Channel 4Animate awards selection and interview panels (1995) Member of the Cornish selection jury for theCeltic Film Festival(1995) South West Arts representative on theCornwall Media Resourcemanagement committee Member of the Cinema 100 Steering Committee for Plymouth, the body that developed and presented the programme of activities and events in the city to celebrate 100 years of cinema (1993 - 1995) Advisory member of Eastern Arts film and video production board Member of South West Artsfilm and video production awards panel
Teaching interests Kayla is a Lecturer in Media Arts with Plymouth University, where she is chair of the Moving Image Arts (MIA) research cluster (May 2014 to date). She contributes regularly to Theatre, Dance and Performance research and to the wider University research culture, and is a member of the Land/Water and the Visual Arts, and art + sound research clusters.
Her academic responsibilities include the design and delivery of dynamic, student-centred, re-search-informed teaching that explores the ways in which theory and critically reflective thinking may be embodied in practice.
For MA Contemporary Film Practice: co-module leader of Ideas and Sources, the practice re-search module for the MA thesis project, and of the Critical Screenings module. Contributor also to postgraduate programmes such as MA Contemporary Art Practice. For BA Media Arts: Professional Practice strand leader; leader of 3rd year creative dissertation/practice-as-research module, Audiovisual Presentation (2010 to date); leader of 2nd year BA modules, Experiment: Ideas and Practices (2008 to 2011), and Experimental Animation (2009 to 2013).
Teaching specialisms: Artists’ moving image, avant-garde and experimental film; animation arts (history, culture, theory, and practice); moving image affects, aesthetics and technologies, including pre-cinema and early cinema; modalities of feminist practice in moving image and creative media; environmental arts and place; ethical practice in arts and humanities.
My research as an artist film-maker is focused on subjectivity and place, embodiment and technological mediation, from feminist perspectives. Current research examines the still/moving interface between animated and live action media, and space-time relationships in animation. I collaborate with others on multi/trans/interdisciplinary projects that investigate subjectivities and sense of place, with a particular interest in expanded and 360 cinema.
Collaborative practice-as-researchin partnership with Stuart Moore, and Sundog Media Practice research outputs are realised as moving image with a soundtrack, as sound designs, and/or imagery, and are disseminated at screenings including festivals and television broadcasts, other presentations such as conferences and symposia, via Blu-ray and DVD distribution, and online.
360 cinema For Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries (ICCI) with Plymouth University: 2013 Nectar, Teign Spirit 360, and Verge 360 presented in the rotunda at the Time Around Space 360 conference, Plymouth University (21 and 22 June 2013) 2012 Welcome to the Treasuredome exhibition of artists' moving image, curated for ICCI and Maritime Mix - the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme in the South West, Weymouth (10 and 11 August 2012); funding by Creative England 2011 Teign Spirit 360 presented in the ICCI 360 Arena during the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Open Weekend in Weymouth (22 - 24 July 2011) 2010 Nectar explored the contrasting spatial affects of the Burrator Arboretum, experienced through the foraging of solitary honeybees, with the intense activity in and around the hive; commissioned by ICCI as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme in the South West, presented at the ICCI 360 Festival, Plymouth (13 - 18 September 2010); funding by South West Screen 2010 Verge 360 screened during IDA 360: Immersive Experimental Week Plymouth University (18 February 2010); funding by South West Screen
Environmental research about place 2011 Cinematic City HD film about the post-war architecture of Plymouth city centre, in which audio from mid-1980s regional television programmes underscores twenty first century views of the built environment, captured by the camera during the summer of 2011. Directed, filmed and edited by Stuart Moore; produced by Kayla Parker. Commissioned by Plymouth Arts Centre, with funding by South West Screen and Arts Council England. 2009 The Other CO2 Problem explored the impacts of ocean acidification; with Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Ridgeway School; for EPOCA (European Project on Ocean Acidification). Winner of the 2009 Bill Bryson Prize for Science Communication awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry. 2005 Perfect World focused on ecological vulnerabilities caused by human development; commissioned by Bristol Natural History Consortium for the Wild Ideas project; made possible by the Inspire SW programme, jointly funded by the South West Regional Development Agency and the European Union.
Sustainability research For Plymouth City Council: 2009 Hidden Harm project explored the adverse effects of parental or carer substance misuse on children and young people, including generational impacts; with young carer workers at The Zone, Plymouth. The Ofsted report on Plymouth City Council praised the work as "a powerful training DVD for professionals reflecting [the] first hand experiences and thoughts" of children and young people (Care Quality Commission, Ofsted 2010: Inspection of safeguarding and looked after children's services). 2008 There 2 Care project focused on the experiences of young carers; with young carer workers at The Zone, Plymouth. Winner of the 2009 Media Innovation Award: Collaboration between Business and Young People. For South and West Devon Health Authority: 2000 The HAZ Channel project investigated 6 key health and wellbeing issues for the city of Plymouth; with service users, healthcare providers and stakeholders; part of the Plymouth Health Action Zone initiative (HAZ). For Arts Council England, South West Arts,and Plymouth City Council: 1998 - 2002 Greenlink Environmental Arts Project, Documentary Artists working with the community, and other artists and professionals on this ground-breaking urban regeneration public art project in Mount Wise, Plymouth.
Grants & contracts
AWARDS, GRANTS and COMMISSIONSselected 2013 Grant from the Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries (ICCI) Support Fund, for development of the Heaven on Earth? dance film project with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) communities in Plymouth 2013 Funding from The Culture Programme of the European Union awarded for the performing arts project Heaven On Earth?engaging artists from Greece, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, France and Italy, inspired by acclaimed novelist, playwright and activist Jean Genet (Paris, 1910-1986). It focuses on the artistic interpretation and research of Genet's works and philosophy as well as the exploration of issues stemming from his cultural legacy (with Roberta Mock andRuth Way; European project co-ordination by Evi Sfikaki / World-CEF Culture)
2012 Research award from the Centre for Media, Art and Design Research (MADr) with Plymouth University, for STITCH, 16mm film-sewing performance and HD film.
2012 ICCI commission, Welcome to the Treasuredome artists' moving image festival, for Maritime Mix - London2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea programme, Weymouth (with Stuart Moore); funded by Creative England.
2011 Cinema City Artists' Moving Image Award for Cinematic City, a Sundog Media production directed, filmed and edited by Stuart Moore; and produced by Kayla Parker; for Plymouth Arts Centre, funded by South West Screen and Arts Council England.
2010 Research award from MADr: the Centre for Media, Art and Design Research at University of Plymouth, for Brighton Road Movie. 2010 ICCI Award as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme in the South West, for the 360 film Nectar (with Stuart Moore).
2009 Animate Projects commission for the Sea Change initiativeof CABE, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the government's advisor on architecture, urban design and public space
2009 CEPPL Award: Supporting Learning in the Workplace (Centre for Excellence in Professional Placement Learning, University of Plymouth)
2007 Definitive Stories, National Review of Live Art Screening Programme, New Moves International, Glasgow (AHRC project led by Stephen Littman University for the Creative Arts, and Peter E. Richardson University of Dundee)
2005 First Light Movies / The UK Film Council
2005 RIFE Lottery Award, South WestScreen
2004 Wild Ideas, Bristol Natural History Consortium and Innovations South West, SWERDA
2004 no.w.here, London
2003 Awards for All Project Award, the Barefoot Project and the National Lottery
2002 Living City Project Award, Plymouth Arts Centre, South West Arts and the National Lottery
2001 Filmwaves, LUX, London
2001 Dartmoor Lives and Landscapes, Aune Head Arts, Princetown, Devon
2000 Miniature Film, Poetry International, Royal Festival Hall
2000 Women of Achievement Award (Nominated: finalist)
2000 TX 2000, Film Production Award, South West Media Development Agency and Carlton Broadcasting
2000 Year of the Artist Project Award, South West Arts
1999 Film and Video Production Award, South West Media Development Agency
1999 Arts Grant, Plymouth City Council
1998 Exhibition Initiatives Award, South West Media Development Agency
1997 Silver Award, Hamburg Short Film Festival
1997 One Minute Film, London Film-Makers‘ Co-op, Lux and National Lottery
1997 Awards for All Project Award, National Lottery
1997 The Award for Outstanding Contribution to Art, from the City of Plymouth (for the development and presentation of the START moving image festival, and promotion of the work of moving image artists and film-makers of southwest Britain)
1996 Film and Video Art Production Award, the Arts Council
1994 Animated Poem, Poetry International, Royal Festival Hall
1994 Animate! Award, the Arts Council and Channel 4
1994 Production Projects Fund Award, British Film Institute
1993 Film and Video Production Award, South West Arts
1993 One Minute Television, Arts Council and BBC2’s The Late Show
1993 The Dick Award (Nominated: finalist)
1993 Cinewomen Award (Nominated: Highly Commended)
1991 Canan nan Gaidhael (The Language of the Gael), ScottishTV
1991 Animate! Award, the Arts Council and Channel 4
1990 Artists’ Film, Video and Broadcasting Award, the Arts Council
1990 Award of Merit, Cork Film Festival
1989 Television South West and South West Arts Film Award
Animate Projects distributes Teign Spirit, which is also available for download from iTunes Teign Spirit is one of four movingimage artworks selected by Tate Youth Forum for the Paintings inHospitals Children and Young People’s Collection, and is available for loan to all healthcare environments in the UK, including hospitals, GP surgeries, hospices and mental health facilities. Contact email@example.com
White Body is also included on the DVD of the exhibition HerStory held at the Link Gallery, University of Winchester 8 June - 8 July 2011 to reflect the narrative of women's lives; produced by Women's Work
Public collections and archives Animation Research Centre (ARC) Archive,University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK ASIFA Archive, Cinematheque, Lausanne, Switzerland British Council London, UK British Film and Video Artists' Study Collection University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, London, UK European Media Art Festival (EMAF) Archive, Osnabrück, Germany mediaartbase.de Germany Mediawave Archive, Győr, Hungary National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, UK NFTVA (National Film and Television Archive), BFI Collections, British Film Institute, London,UK National Review of Live Art Archive University of Bristol, UK Short Film Archive KurzFilmAgentur, Hamburg, Germany Southbank Centre Poetry Library, London, UK South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) Plymouth, UK Sydney College of Arts, the University of Sydney, Australia Videoteca de la Fundación Provincial de Cultura, Cádiz, Spain The Children’s Film Library, the Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK Women's Art Library (MAKE) Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
FILMOGRAPHY selected artistic works 2012 Yessling Super 8mm film (producer) 2012 STITCH 16mm film-sewing performance, with HD film and photographic documentation 2012 These Restless Hands HD film, digital animation (loop, silent)
2010 Brighton Road Movie: First Run* 16mm film 2010 Nectar* 360 film with surroundsound 2010 Verge 360* 360 film digital re-master of dual-screen Super 16mm animation Verge stepped clockwise through 5 projections, with surround sound 2010 Glass HD film, stop-motion macro and micro-photography
2009 Sea FrontSuper 8mm film (producer) 2009 Teign Spirit* HD film; an Animate Projects commission for the Sea Change initiative of CABE, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment 2009 Twenty Foot Square* HD timelapse and stop-motion micro-photography 2009 Verge: Nocturne* Super 16mm film
2008 Heirloom Super 16mm film (loop) 2008 White Body digital film, stop-motion animation; gallery installation as floor projection (loop)(silent); 2009 single screen digital film, with sound design, 1 minute 2008 Hold Super 16mm film loop (silent) (b+w); Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth 2008 Resubjection 16mm drawing and projection performance (b+w)
2007 Small World* HD film, commissioned by Stephen Littman Universit yfor the Creative Arts and Peter Richardson University of Dundee, and New Moves International for the 'Definitive Stories' section of the National Review of Live Arts screening programme at the Tramway Gallery in Glasgow. The ‘Definitive Stories’ project"investigates the deployment of High Definition technologies in an exhibition context. The research posed the question: Will HD technology deployed in an exhibition context, generate new forms of expression for artist/filmmakers?"(Megapixel programme notes: Anglia Ruskin University conference held at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, 10 - 11 October 2007).'Definitive Stories' collection held in NRLA archive, Bristol University.
2006 Poppies Super 16mm film (silent), with triptych of photographs printed from 16mm film frames
2005 Verge* Super 16mm film (diptych), installation [DVD]; commission Salt Gallery,Hayle, Cornwall
2002 Life in the Bus Lane* DV film (site-specific installation on urban screens,Plymouth city centre: Panasonic store, Debenhams and other locations); commissioned by Plymouth Arts Centre
2001 Inner City DV film (site-specific screening Plymouth city centre: Panasonic store and Plymouth Arts Centre); Year of the Artist residency with Attik Dance (director: Lois Taylor); Arts Council/South West Media Development Agency. 2001 Physic digital embroidery (loop), for Aune Head Arts
2000 Walking Out 16mm film, for Arts Council/South West Arts
1997 Project* DV film (Super 8mm and BetaSP), for Lux launch, National Lottery/London Film Makers' Co-op
1996 Sunset Strip 35mm film, Channel 4/Arts Council Animate Award
1994 Elemental* Super 8mm film, Plymouth City Museum and Art Galley commission for Strandline exhibition 1994 As Yet Unseen 16mm film; also exhibited as gallery installation (life-size animation set with artefacts and video loop in fireplace, and set of large photographic prints made from 16mm film frames), for BFI Production
1993 Night Sounding 16mm film, One Minute Television for BBC2's The Late Show (BBC and Arts Council)
1992 Cage of Flame 16mm film,Channel 4/Arts Council Animate Award 1992 Canntaireachd 16mm film, sung bagpipe music by Mary Morrison of the island of Barra; Scottish Television, for Canan nan Gaidheal (The Language of the Gaels) documentary programme 1992 ‘Puirt a beul’ 16mm film, 'mouth music' (sung dance music); Scottish Television, for Canan nan Gaidheal (The Language of the Gaels) documentary programme
* collaborative moving image artworks with film-maker and sound artist Stuart Moore
EXHIBITIONSselected 2014 One Minute volume 7 international collection of artists' movingimage, curated by Kerry Baldry: The Chester Film Co-op Chester,Cheshire; screenings in the gallery during daylight hours, and back-projected onto the gallery window in the evenings (date tbc) Plymouth Arts Centre presentedin the cinema as part of Sweet FA, the year-long programme of events dedicated to artists’ film in contemporary art, a partnership initiative between Plymouth Arts Centre and Sundog Media with support from Plymouth University (25 March 2014) Bloc Projects Sheffield (13 - 15 February 2014) Furtherfield Gallery Finsbury Park, London (with One Minute remix programme, 12pm - 4pm, 25 and 26 January, and 1 and 2 February 2014)
2013 Experimental Gothic: Romantic Agonies presented by Magic Lantern, Brown University; Cable Car Cinema and Café, Providence, Rhode Island, USA; curated by Seth Watter: “Frights, blights, and things that go bump in the night. Films with the visual logic of a nightmare, fever dreams of desire and despair” (programme notes) (30 October 2013)
Object Documentary: Everything research presentation by Minou Norouzi which questions what the ethical implications are of using actuality as an object, keeping an open,critical perspective on the positioning of documentary as material in art production - rather than simply as a genre as in film practice. It investigates how far the ‘creative use’ of actuality can be taken in this context, occupying an intentionally oppositional space, and asks when and how it might be useful to objectify. Films screened: Everything, by Minou Norouzi (UK, 2013 work in progress); Future Diaries, by Daniel Mann (Israel, 2010); 2843 Colborne St. E,by Josh Weissbach (USA, 2012); and Nuclear Family (UK, 1990). North Carolina State University, USA (28 October 2013)
Ocean City Festival Screen presented for the festival by Plymouth Arts Centre, and Dartington Barn Cinema; free outdoor screenings during the evening,at the Royal William Yard, Plymouth. Teign Spirit and Lighthouse shown (19, 20 and 22 September 2013)
A State of Un-Play exhibition exploring games, rules, rituals, and philosophic investigations, curated by Diana Ali, Atelier 35, Strada Selari,Bucharest, Romania (15 - 28 July 2013)
One Minute volume 7 international collection of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry: Projection RoomsMuseum of Club Culture, 10 Humber Street, Hull (12pm - 4pm, 26 and 27 October 2013)
Dear Serge, an evening showcase of “the best in cutting-edge live music, performance and art”, One Minute volume7 programme projected as repeated loop in the auditorium 2pm - 9pm); De La Warr Pavilion curator Jane Won says Dear Serge is an initiative, which pays homage to the Pavilion's Russian architect, Serge Chermayeff, providing “a platform for contemporary interdisciplinary and experimental practice by artists from many different disciplines. We envisage it to be a testing ground for new ideas as well as a place for artists and audiences to meet and engage more directly in a casual environment.The Pavilion's history is based on the fluidity of artistic engagements during the Modernist period, and we hope this programme will encourage a similar kind of energy.” De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill on Sea (28 September 2013) Helfa Gelf Art Trail, Cofi Roc, 26 - 28 Y Maes, Caernafon (Premiere:11am - 6pm, 6 and 7 September 2013)
One Minute volumes 3 – 6 international collection of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry: 20 - 21 Visual Arts Centre Scunthorpe (volumes 3 and 4, 19 -20 July; volumes 5 and 6, 11 - 12 October 2013) Hong Kong Contemporary, The Excelsior, Hong Kong (volume 6, 24 - 27 May 2013) Magmart International Video Art Festival, CAM, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum,near Naples, Italy (volume 6, 4 May 2013)
Light and Shade exhibition curated by KINO 10, The Public, West Bromwich (7 November 2012 - 3 February 2013)
One Minute volume 6 international touring programme ofartists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry: Furtherfield Gallery, London (volumes 3 and 4, 26 - 27 January; volumes 5 and 6, 2 - 3 February)
2012 One Minute volume 6 international touring programme ofartists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry: Museum of Club Culture, Hull (24 November 2012) Aid & Abet, Cambridge (25 October - 10 November 2012) One Day Wonder(ment) Alexandra Park, Manchester; screening in Alexandra Arts' pedal-powered cinema (30 September 2012) The London Underground Film Sessions, The Horse Hospital, London(premiere, 27 September 2012)
A Voyage through Animation presented by Whirlygig Cinema, with a new score created and played live at the screening by the Cabinet of Living Cinema; The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick, London; for the Scala Beyond season (16 September 2012)
Marine Screen outdoor cinema screening presented by Plymouth Arts Centre and curated by Anna Navas for Marine City Festival, Royal William Yard, Plymouth(15 September 2012)
Move on Up presented by Animate Projects at Canary Wharf Screen, CanaryWharf station, London. ”Move on Up ... is a selection of dynamic, exciting,uplifting, provocative and beautiful films made by animation artists in the UK over last 20 years ... The films ... use a wide range of techniques and styles to explore ideas of place - creating new worlds, or making us look differently at the world we already know. Many of the films explore London itself, but we also take trips to the seaside and to the sun.” (1 June to 26 August 2012) Watch Canary Wharf Screen trailer Move on Up collection presented also at Arnolfini, Bristol,for Animated Encounters (21 September 2012); Bournemouth Arts by the Sea, in the Vintage Mobile Cinema and in the Bandstand (29 September 2012); and Aid & Abet Cambridge (27 October 2012).
Animasivo festival,‘Making Time’ programme: “Selección de cortos que exploran las formas en quelos artistas utilizan la animación para manipular el tiempo”, Poplar University Museum, Mexico City (14 to 20 May 2012)
Manifestations of Place postgraduate research by Lu La Buzz,Gabrielle Llewellin, Kayla Parker and Yan Preston, Scott Building, PlymouthUniversity (14 to 23 March 2012)
One Minute volume 5 international touring programme of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry: The One Minutes exhibition at Redfern Warehouse, 13 Gibbons Street, Redfern New South Wales, Australia. The One Minute collections volumes 3, 4 and 5 presented by Virginia Hilyard and Peloton Gallery (4 - 26 April 2012) DL8 the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for contemporary media and film, Berlin, Germany (15 February 2012) Artist Cine Club FACT, Liverpool (25 January 2012)
2011 One Minute volume 5 international touring programme ofartists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry: The Void Cinema, Sheffield Hallam University (8 December 2011) Vertical Cinema, Cardiff (28 November 2011) GLIMMER InternationalShort Film Festival, Hull (8 October 2011) TheLondon Underground Film Sessions curated by Robert W. Monk andpresented by David Sharkey; the Horse Hospital, London (17 August 2011) The One Minutes exhibitionat Peloton Gallery SydneyAustralia. Presentation of the One Minute collections volumes 3, 4 and 5 (24 November - 17 December 2011) Aid & Abet Cambridge (premiere: 15 July 2011)
Art in Large Doses Paintings in Hospitals annual summer exhibition, Menier Gallery, London (27 July - 12 August 2011)
Spiritus Sancti and Ghost Radio programme at Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, BAFTA, London. Programme of 4 films screened to celebrate the"analogue and the supernatural", presented by London Short FilmFestival and Artherz (24 July 2011)
Listen!Soundwaves Festival Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton. Shorts a la Carte programme of 8 films, screened 'silently' while each member of the audience curates their own soundtrack 'live'. Presented by London Short Film Festival (17 July 2011)
Plymouth Arts Centre’s Mobile Cinema, at various locations around Plymouth; 7 films in the Sensing Place programme, with 2 films from the 1950s. Thanks to Anna Navas and Bryony Gillard (4 - 8 July 2011)
Fest Anca, City Theatre Zilina, Bratislava, Slovac Republic (2 July 2011)
CONNECT 2011, the annual fair for contemporary craft, Hands on: “A programme of animated films that explores the relationship between the act of making and the act of making things move.” The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (7 April 2011)
One Minute volume 4 international touring programme of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry: The first of the London Underground Film Sessions, presented by Robert Monk and David Sharkey at The Horse Hospital London, UK (6 April 2011) Flatpack and Fierce Festival, presented by VIVID Birmingham, UK (23 March 2011) The Museum of Club Culture Hull,UK (5 February 2011)
One Minute volume 4 international touringprogramme of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry: Kinofest, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Romania (3- 7 November 2010) Plymouth Arts Centre (19 October 2010) Stew Gallery, Norwich (18 October 2010) Future Proof, Marseille (18 September2010) Ukranian Art Festival, Koktebel, Ukraine (7 - 9 September 2010) All UK Big Screens throughout August 2010 Presented by Directors Lounge Contemporary Media and Art at C.A.R.(Contemporary Art Ruhr) Essen (2 - 4 July 2010) and Meinblau Berlin,Germany (4 June 2010) Presented by PRISM at S1 Artspace Sheffield (14 May 2010) Moors Bar Crouch End, London, UK (premiere: 6 May 2010, then screening all weekend as part of Crouch End Open Studios 8 and 9 May 2010)
Spring Screen: Artists' Film atSpacex, Exeter, UK (30 April 2010)
Experiment Week: IDA 360 (Immersive Digtal Arena); IglooVision and ICCI (Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries),University of Plymouth (15 - 19 February 2010)
Kinetic Animation curated by Jayne Pilling to complement the Mind Over Matter exhibition at Animated Exeter, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK. Other films include: Patrick Bokanowski’s Solar Beasts (Batterments Solaires) (2007); George Griffin’s Flying Fur (1981); Stuart Hilton’s 6 weeks in June (1998); and Semiconductor’s Magnetic Movie (2007) (13 February 2010).
Big Screen, Piazza, Plymouth, UK (12 January - 12 February, and through March 2010)
Exchange, Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton, UK. Exhibition by Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group; the second half of a two-way exchange between research groups at The Universities of Northampton and Plymouth, which saw staff from The University of Northampton's School of the Arts showing their work concerned with arts and landscape in the Scott Building at Plymouth University late last year (11 - 29 January 2010).
One Minute volume 3 touring programme ofartists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry: PureScreen at The Castlefield Gallery Manchester, UK (25 March 2010) The BAck doOR presented by cogcollective in conjunction with suek-artist, Melbourne, Australia (27 February 2010) Art in Unusual Places presented by Lumen: "a snapshot of some of the exciting work being produced by UK artists", the Merrion Centre, Leeds, UK (3 December 2009 - 14 January 2010)
2009 AnimateTV Animate Projects presents new films for 2009, introduced by Stuart Comer, Film Curator Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern London, UK (3 December 2009)
One Minute volume 3 international touring programme of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry: Art in Unusual Places, presented by Lumen at the Merrion Centre, Leeds, UK (3 December 2009 - 14 January 2010) The Foyer Gallery, Hull School of Art and Design, UK (26th October - 12th November) PRISM at Bank St Arts Sheffield, (23 October 2009) Half an Hour from Paradise at the Marseille Project Gallery, France (19 - 26 September 2009) All UK Big Screens (27 July - 2 August) Presented by Directors Lounge (Berlin) at ContemporaryArt Ruhrc.a.r.09, Essen, Germany (5 - 7 June 2009) The Apollo Opening Night Herne Hill, London, UK (4 June 2009) Hull Big Screen (1 June - 31 July 2009)
Trace and Transience. Photography, video and painting from Land/Water and the Visual Arts, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK. A reciprocal research collaboration between University of the Arts London and the University of Plymouth. The exhibition in Triangle Space follows the 'Between Land and Sea' exhibition held at Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth, 2008. (5 - 15 May 2009)
PoetryFilm Party hosted by Malgorzata Kitowski, featuring a selection of PoetryFilms on the theme of dream. Curzon Soho Bar, London, UK (22 April 2009)
Animate Projects Film Programme Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) Liepaja and Riga, Latvia (1 and 2 April 2009)
FilmCraft: Framework. Screening in programme “designed to show the relationship between craft and the moving image”, curated and presented by Matt Hulse. Thinking through Craft event, IC: Innovative Craft, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (31 January 2009)
Films from the Golden West Screening at launch event to celebrate the annual Animated Exeter festival’s 10th year, Phoenix, Exeter, UK (14 January 2009)
2008 Artist Cinema:Circle Line. Programme of experimental work by "film artists who have explored fundamental geometric forms, moving away from conventional cinema into realms of abstraction, colour and music." Sallis Benney Theatre, CineCity the Brighton Film Festival, UK (5 December 2008)
Immersion, Scott Building, University of Plymouth, UK (Locate group exhibition in association with Land/Water and the Visual Arts' summer symposium 'Landscape and Beauty', 25 June - 2 July 2008)
Film Circus! Artists’ films at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (10 - 11 May 2008)
Night: A Time Between: Artists’ Film, Royal West of England Academy exhibition, curated by Dr Janette Kerr RWA, Visiting Research Fellow, Bristol School of Art and Design, University of the West ofEngland. Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK. (7 May 2008)
Moving Out, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, UK (Locate group exhibition 5 March 2008)
Artists' Film, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, UK (14 Jan 2008)
2007 Strange Screen 6th audiovisual festival of Experimental Video and Creative Documentary, Cinema Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece (9 - 13 October 2007)
Freedom and Dream presentation of"rare avant-garde film" by PoetryFilm director MalgorzataKitowski, Tate Britain, London, UK (5 October 2007)
Animate: Extending the Imagination. Film screening dedicated to the memory of Dick Arnall, animation producer and director of animate! (2000 - 2006): a retrospective of "some of the most remarkable works of British animation" since1990, The Platform International Animation Festival, Northwest Film Center: Whitsell Auditorium/Portland Art Museum, Portland Oregon, USA (25 - 30 June 2007).
Extending the Imagination: Dick Arnall and Artist's Animation, introduced by Gareth Evans: "Marking the sudden death of Dick Arnall, founding director of the pioneering Cambridge Animation Festival and for 40 years one of Britain's most important advocates for innovation and imagination in animation." Cambridge Picture House, Cambridge, UK (14 April 2007)
National Review of Live Art Definitive Stories screening programme, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Moving the Image programme of "short animated films by women from the 1950’s to the present day", Hull Film and Hull Screen, and the Women, Arts and Media Project. University of Lincoln, UK (26 January 2007)
Numero: Arte E Cultura Lisboa, Portugal. Group exhibition
Green (Un)Pleasant Land Centre for Contemporary Art in the Natural World (CCANW), Haldon Forest Exeter, UK. Group exhibition
Programa Lux Films curated by Ian Helliwell,with the support of the British Council, Festival Internacional de Curta-Metragem de São Paulo, Brasil (24 August - 2 September 2006)
Drawn to the ValleyCube Gallery, University of Plymouth, UK. Group exhibition
The New Flesh IncarnateArtists' film: Undercover Surrealism exhibition; presented by animate! and Halloween: "flesh narrative territories and visual forms way beyond the frame-by-frame confines of conventional animation, chosen to reflect Battaile’s obsessions with sex and death – from the outrageous bestialities of COWBOYS through the menstrual visions of CAGE OF FLAME ... to the darkly erotic fetishes of 'exotic' cultures in theBrothers Quay's THE PHANTOM MUSEUM" (programme notes). Upstairs at the Hayward Gallery, South Bank London, UK (21 July 2006)
Extending the Image Hull Screen University ofLincoln, and Electric Palace Hastings, UK. Group exhibition
Route Masters: Portraits in Transition with Iain Sinclair, Tracing the Contours: Portraiture and Place in Contemporary Animation part 2:"how animation uses the moving image to create seductive and sometimes disturbing portraits of people and communities in flux, where both identities and landscape are in the process of change." National Portrait Gallery, London,UK (13 April 2006)
Sounds of Images "special programme... taking a look at the manifold artistic experiments in sound and image. From the 1920s and 30s to the present, from the early modernist stages of the mechanical reproduction of works of art to the digital age – artist-engineers have always been quick to work with and recontextualise new technology in order to render musical structures visible, and their work left its mark especially on the animated film." (Programme notes). Hamburg International Short FilmFestival, Germany (31 May - 5 June 2006)
Born Free, Sony PSP and cinema screenings, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (27 January 2006)
Put Away These Childish Things,Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth. Group exhibition (24 January – 3 February 2006)
Death to Animation animate! remix screening;initiative with Dick Arnall. Buzzard Buzzard remixes Cage of Flame and Sunset Strip. Halloween Festival, ICA, London, UK (7 January 2006)
2005 Lux Unlocked 2, curated by Ian Helliwell, Norwegian Short Film Festival,Grimstad, Norway (June 2005)
Verge16mm film installation, Salt Gallery, Hayle,Kernow (Solo exhibition with Stuart Moore)
The Naked Animator Edinburgh Filmhouse,Scotland, UK (2 April 2005)
FocusGreat Britain 2: British Animation Awards curated by Jayne Pilling,and Festival Specials curated by Doris Cleven,Tricky Women 05, Wien, Austria (culture2culture). (3 - 6 March 2005). Group touring programme: St Polten,Linz, Freistadt, Lenzing, Innsbruck and Feldkirch; and 'Tricky Women: Festivals im Dialog', augartenkino kiz, Diagonale05 festival of Austrian film,Graz, Austria (17 March 2005)
2004 The Naked Animator Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht. Hoogt II (5 November 2004), Camera (7 November 2004)
Blip@Newlyn, Newlyn Art Gallery. Blip, in association with Newlyn Art Gallery, Arts Council England, Falmouth College of Arts, DigitalPeninsula Network, the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex, UK (26 - 30 October 2004)
Stuart Moore& Kayla Parker, 16mm triptych installation Wort/Wall/Water and other works including Project, Night Sounding,and Sunset Strip (with 35mm artwork shown on lightbox) SaltGallery, Hayle, Kernow (Solo exhibition with Stuart Moore (24 September - October2004)
Experiments in Moving Image organised by Dr Jackie Hatfield and Stephen Littman: "a retrospective of experimental moving image including multi-screened and expanded works from the late 1960’s to date." Held at the original Lumiere Cinema, University of Westminster,London, UK (26 January - 1 February 2004)
2003 Roadshow, Grizedale Arts, with Rêl Institute; touring programme curatedby Rêl Institute and Philip Ilson. Tour: Grizedale Arts, Grizedale,Cumbria 23 - 25 May; Gallery in the Trees, Lickey Hills, Birmingham 31 May - 1June; Rêl Institute, Blaenau Ffestiniog 6 - 8 June; Duncan of Jordanstone,Dundee 15 September - 17 October 2003, UK
2002 Gene. Film programme as the opening act before performances by the band."Sunset Strip at full live gig volume sounded very very impressive" Philip Ilson (curator), Halloween touring programme, UK
tEXt2002, curated by Simon Persighetti. Exeter Phoenix Auditorium, UK (9 May 2002)
Przeglad animacji artystycznej z Wielkiej Brytantii curated by Gary Thomas (Arts Council) and Urszula Sniegowska (KINO.LAB),with the British Council, Poland (25 - 27 October 2002)
2001 Animation: synaesthesia in the experimental animated film, curated by Suzie Hanna. The Norwich Gallery, UK. Group exhibition with Oskar Fischinger, Jeff Keen, LenLye, Norman McLaren, and Clive Walley (17 October - 10 November 2001)
MUTELOOPS Lux Centre, London, UK (11 July 2001)
Best of British British Council programme, Annecy International Animation Festival, France (4 - 9 June 2001)
Film into Retina, curated by Ian Helliwell, Brighton Cinematheque, UK (24 May 2001)
Short Film Night, PloughArts Centre, Torrington, Devon. South West Media Development Agency touring programme, UK (22 April 2001)
Animate, Animac MostraInternacional de Cinema d'Animació de Catalunya, Spain (2 February 2001)
Celtic Connectionsat Animated Exeter festival, UK
Blood, Tag/Traum for ZDF/ARTE. Television broadcast, Germany
2000 Brief Encounters Short Film Festival, Watershed, Bristol, UK (19 November 2000)
Animation: A Passionate Obsession Art Space, BarbicanCentre, London, UK. Exhibition with Paul Bush, Oliver Harrison, Simon Pummell.(21 September - 29 October 2000)
D-Net New British Work 2 Lux Centre, London, UK (19 October 2000)
Music in May UK2000 Creativity and Innovation touring programme, The British Council and Singapore Film Society under the auspices of The National Arts Council of Singapore, Singapore (23 - 31 May 2000)
Screenspace Gallery One, Watershed Media Centre,Bristol, UK. Also included work by Anna Lucas, Joe Magee, Sarah Miles and Tony Sinden (1 - 16 April 2000)
1999 Wanderlust curated by Keely Macarow and Susi Allender, Experimenta Media Arts Melbourne, Australia (12 September 1999)
Art and Animation ICA, London. Groupexhibition, UK
Pandaemonium London Electronic Arts and the LuxCentre, London. Group exhibition, UK
Oslo Animation Festival,Norway (28 April - 2 May 1999)
Abstract Art on Film, London Film Makers’ Co-op and the Lux Centre, London. Group exhibition, UK
Berlin InterFilm Festival, Germany(8- 13 December 1998)
1998 TATE (Tough Against the Elements) VJevent at style clothing store launch, Hamburg, Germany
Halloween@Liquid, Leeds. Group exhibition, UK
Kentra crossoverfilm and music club events at Scala, a collaboration between Halloween and theLondon Film Festival: "a fusion of nightclub + cinema mixing experimentalvisuals with sets by leading DJs" (explodingcinema.org/filmgroups.html).Halloween started "the groundbreaking Kentra club night to interact withLondon’s burgeoning club culture scene of that time, where creative DJs such asAndy Weatherall and Richard Fearless could perform live sets alongside visualsgroups and VJs such as Hexstatic and The Light Surgeons." (Philip Ilson 'Apocket history of Halloween: ''the projector with teeth''', 'Locations: 4th Halloween short film festival' in Vertigo No.6 November 2006). UK
Stockholm Film FestivalBritish Animation, Zita Cinema,Stockholm, Sweden (presented by The British Council) (21 - 23 August 1998)
Zagreb World Festival of Animated FilmsAnimania: Special Invitation, Zagreb, Croatia (17 - 21 June 1998)
Towards a Media Ecology: Rencontres Internationales Art Cinéma-Video-Ordinateur, Cinéma des Cinéastes exhibition,curated by Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki: "a major international event focusing on the moving image as visual art. Since 1990, it has been breaking new ground by bringing together all forms of screen based art, such as film, video and computer art, and by viewing contemporary art forms through an historical perspective." Paris, France (22 - 22 April 1998)
British Animation Awards: Public Choice touring programme, UK (1 February – 5 March 1998)
1997 Dope Sheet Channel 4. Television broadcast, UK. Interview with Kayla Parker with extracts from the film in the “Briterati” programme of “the most distinctive and innovative new British animation.” (Channel 4 press release). Sunset Strip screened after the Dope Sheet programme (13 November 1997)
Artists’ Film and Video: Painterly Animation, Clore Gallery Auditorium, Tate Gallery, London,UK. Presented by the Arts Council of England (14 September 1997)
Hiding Behind the Sofa: A Festival of Film andVideo Works by Women Artists exhibition at Prema Arts Centre gallery, Uley, Gloucestershire, UK. The exhibition also included the films Night Sounding and work by Rose Garrard, Anna Lucas, and Sarah Pucill (2 March - 13 April 1997)
Happy Families? ICA, London. Group exhibition, UK
Impakt 97 festival, Utrecht; and touring programme,Netherlands
1996 New Work: Interstice: Seen and Unseen exhibition, curated by London Film Makers' Co-op for Whitechapel Art Gallery, London UK (3 August 1996)
Beyond the Margins The World Within Us programme, Watershed,Bristol. Group exhibition, UK (28 April 1996)
Women Making Movies film touring programme, presented by Sight and Sound/British Film Institute, and Women in Film and Television;also included Fever (1994) by Carine Adler, and Sheller Shares Her Secret (1994) by Sarah Turner. UK (autumn 1996)
Pandaemonium: London Festival of Moving Image London Electronic Arts at ICA, London. Group exhibition, UK
1995 European Media Art Festival (EMAF) Osnabruck, Germany. Touring programme 1995-1996, Germany and Hong Kong, including Munchner Filmzentrum (September 2006)
Free Radicals ICA Projects touringprogramme, UK
What You See is What You Get ICA BiennialProgramme One: Alive and Kicking; international touring programme, curated by John Wyver. Preview: Walker Art Center, New York
1994 Frame By Frame, Plymouth Arts Centre. Solo exhibition, UK
Potato: A Film and Video Show chosen by Gary Thomas,Steve Mcintyre and Alison Jacques, Independent Art Space, London. Groupexhibition, UK. (23 September - 22 October 1994)
Art into Film, with Stan Brakhage, David Anderson and Mario Cavalli; for Tate's RB Kitaj Retrospective; National Film Theatre,London, UK. The event complemented the opening of the Tate Gallery’s R.B. Kitaj retrospective, and was organised by Sarah Stephens, Adam Hodgkins and Maryannick Le Cohu; and sponsored by Sight and Sound magazine, The Arts Council of England and the Tate Gallery. National Film Theatre, London, UK. See Art into Film programme with notes compiled by Liese Spencer (17 and 18 June 1994)
Strandline: WherePlymouth Meets the Sea exhibition, curated by Brion Clinkingbeard, Plymouth City Museum and Art Galley, Plymouth, UK. Group exhibition. Elemental Super 8 film shown from video on large monitor in the gallery, with three framed photographic prints from Night Sounding 16mm film frames. Other commissioned artists included Peter Archer and Jennifer Mellings (23 April - 11 June 1994)
Peintures Mouvantes, Emulsions Sculptées Videotheque de Paris.Group exhibition, France
Women in the Director’s Chair, Film Festival, Chicago,USA
English Films and Videos: Programme 7, SDR Stuttgart. Television broadcast, Germany
Hygiene and Hysteria: The Body Desired and the Body Debased curated by Ian Rashid and Sarah Turner, LondonFilm Makers’ Co-op international touring programme of artists' film. Cage of Flame was shown in Programme 1: Hygiene with John Greyson’s feature film Urinal (1988):“Notions of the public and the private are interrogated in this programme. …In Cage of Flames (sic), (UK, 1992) Kayla Parker offers an alternative vision of menstruation that avoids the celebratory and the sanitized.“ (Programme notes) (1994 - 1995)
1993 Secret Passions, interview with Kayla Parker and extracts from the filmin the documentary programme, Cage of Flame screened in Four-Mations afterprogramme, Channel 4. Television broadcast, UK (TK: 21 November 1993)
36th London Film Festival Animation at the Cutting Edge programme (by invitation), which also included Ruth Lingford’s Baggage (1992)and Jan Svankmajer’s Food (1992) National Film Theatre, London, UK (5 - 22 November 1992)
Forces of Nature Tate Gallery, St Ives. Group exhibition, UK
Edinburgh Film Festival Animation programme, Scotland, UK
Innovations Cornerhouse, Manchester. Groupexhibition, UK
Out of the West, South West Arts touring programme ofindependent film and video, UK
Arrows of DesireICA Biennial international touring programme, selected by Peter Wollen (1992 - 1993)
1992 New British Film-Makers Tate Gallery, London. Group exhibition, UK
Four-Mations Channel 4. Television broadcast, UK
The Dazzling Image II produced by Jane Thornburn, Channel 4. Television broadcast, UK
11th International Women in the Director’s Chair ChicagoFilmmakers, Chicago Illinois, USA (March 1992)
4. Uluslararasi Istanbul Kisa Film, programme of English film, which also included Tina Keane’s Neon Diver (1991) and Andrew Kötting’s Acumen (1991) Istanbul, Turkey (2 - 7 March 1992)
Book chapter 2013 'Jamming the machine: thepersonal-political in Annabel Nicolson's Reel Time' [chapter] in Rebecca Emmett(ed.) The Arts in popular culture in history: proceedings of The Role ofArts in History cross-disciplinary conference. Plymouth: PlymouthUniversity Press (UPP). Order from Amazonand UPP
2012 With Liam French and Stuart Moore ‘Moving image production and thepedagogical development of media literacy’ [chapter] in Maher Bahloul andCarolyn Graham (eds.) Lights! Camera! Action and the brain: The use of film in education. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. pp. 111 - 140. ISBN13: 978-1-4438-3657-9,and ISBN: 1-4438-3657-5. pp. 111 - 140. Order from Amazonand CambridgeScholars
“In Chapter 5, “Moving Image Production and thePedagogical Development of Media Literacy,” Liam French, Stuart Moore and KaylaParker reflect through an experiential learning case study on the extent towhich the involvement of young people in filmmaking develops their criticalthinking abilities and personal and social development, in addition tofostering such transferable skills as reasoning, meaning negotiation andproblem solving. The results of the discussion relevant to variousEnquiry-Based-Learning pedagogies also make it quite clear that much could beborrowed from such projects to reach others through curricula that value medialiteracy, not in the traditional sense of critical reading of media texts, butrather through involving learners in the making of media products andartefacts” (Bahloul, 2012: 7).
2011 ‘White Body: animating feminine pleasure’[paper: written critical reflection, with film and film frame] Body,Space and Technology Journal Volume 10 / Number 2 Summer 2011 [printand online]. Brunel University, West London. ISSN 1470-9120. See online: BST Journal
2010 ‘Art of research’ [feature article/interviewwith Roberta Mock] in Lee Morgan (ed.) Arts Culture Plymouth Issue3 June 2010 [print and online]. Exeter: News and Media Republic. pp. 26 - 30. Seeonline: ISSUU
2002 ‘Icon: a light at the end of the world’[feature article] in Imagine: Animation/digital media/post production Spring 2002. Bristol:Greetlake. pp. 59 - 60.
2001 ‘Remembering Alison de Vere (1927 - 2001)’[feature article and obituary] in ASIFA News Volume 14, Number1, 200. Ottawa: International Association of Animated Film. p. 16 [Frenchtranslation p. 17; Russian translation p. 18].
2000 ‘Direct-it-Yourself guide to film-making’,‘Face to Face: with Alison de Vere’, and ‘Mr Entertainment: Colin Rose’ [x 3feature articles] in Bel Mooney (ed.) Proof: Year of the Artist in theSouth West Summer 2000. Exeter: South West Arts ISSN 1470-5508 pp. 21;22 – 23; 24 - 25.
1998 ‘Sunset Strip’ [double-page feature, extractsfrom production diary, with enlarged colour film stills, front and back covers]Vicky Smith (ed.) Boiling: experimental animation Issue 1,October 1998. London: London Film Makers’ Co-op [no page numbers].
2012 'Making Glass' [paper: critical reflection,video documentation with monologue, and film] with Stuart Moore, in AnnetteArlander, Yvon Bonenfant and Mary AgnesCovey-Krell (editor-curators) Ex-Trauma: The Opposite of theTraumatic, Experiments and Intensities volume 2, November 2012. Winchester:University of Winchester Press. See online: Experimentsand Intensities
2011 ‘White Body’ [film, with research statementand peer reviews]in Charlotte Crofts (ed.) JMP Screenworks Volume2 AVPhD Issue, Summer 2011. See online: JMP Screenworks
2010 ‘Memories wanted’ [essay, with film and colourphotographic series] in Nicholas Rombes (editor and convenor) REQUIEM // 102.Minute #2916 December 2010. See online: REQUIEM 102
2007 Art of Conversation [onlinecreative media education research project]. Plymouth: Sundog Media. See online:KaylaParker
2006 Unity [microsite for culturaldiversity project]. Plymouth: Plymouth College of Art and Design. Hosted by PCADuntil summer 2010.
2005 Street Rat [online filmproduction site] First Light. Plymouth: Sundog Media. See online: Sundog Media
2004 Wild Ideas: a Perfect World [onlinefilm productionsite] Wild Ideas, Bristol Natural History Consortium. Plymouth:Sundog Media. See online: Sundog Media
2000 You Are Here [poetryfilmproject documentation] Miniature Film Project, Poetry International, and RoyalMail. Plymouth: Sundog Media. See online: Sundog Media
1997 Project [blog: filmproduction diary] One Minute Film commission, London Film Makers’ Co-op.Plymouth: Sundog Media. See online: Sundog Media
2011 ‘White Body’ [film and artist’s statement]in HerStory (July 2011) [DVD of exhibition, 8 June - 8 July2011, Link Gallery, University of Winchester] Winchester: Women’s Work.
2010 ‘Sunset Strip’ [35mm film] in Animate TV:20 years of experimental animation from the UK [DVD of 23 selectedfilms, with booklet]. London: Animate Projects. Order from Amazonand AnimateProjects and BFIand LUX
2008 ‘White Body’ [film and research statement,with peer reviews] in Screenwork2 AVPhD Issue [DVD showcase of practice-baseddoctorial research in screen media - moving image work on film, video and newmedia platforms]. Journal of Media Practice Volume 9, Issue 3,November 2008. Bristol: Intellect.
2003 ‘Sunset Strip’ [film and production notes,with b/w studio photograph] in Louise Spraggon Into animation: a videocompilation and teaching guide [VHS and CD-ROM, with booklet]. London:BFI Education ISBN1-903786-10-X. Order from BFI
2001 ‘Physic’ [digital film] in Dartmoor Lives and Landscapes [VHSand DVD]. Princetown: Aune Head Arts (AHA). Order from AHA
2012 ‘Kayla Parker: Sunset Strip’ [text and biog,with enlarged film frame, for continuous screenings 31 May - 26 August 2012,Canary Wharf Station, London] in Canary Wharf Screen-Season 2: Animate Projects ‘Move on Up [16 selected films]. London:Art on the Underground. p. 7. Sunset Strip 35mm film artwork also printed onmerch (promotional materials, such as postcards and cloth shopping bags).
2008 Spectacular visions [programmenotes for x 3 screenings, Jill Craigie Cinema] British Animation Awards 2008:Public Choice Awards. Plymouth: Peninsula Arts.
2004 ‘Project’ in Memory, Narrative, Imaging theun-see-able programme; and ‘As Yet Unseen’, ‘Walking Out’ and ‘Elemental’ inCinema, spectacle, immersion programme [enlarged film stills], in JackieHatfield and Stephen Littman (editors and curators) Experiments in movingimage [exhibition publication, 26 January - 1 February 2004,University of Westminster] Margate: Thanet ISBN1-902458-06-0 pp. 49; 90; 91;92; 100; 105. Order from LUX
1994 ‘Kayla Parker’ [double-page spread with largeb/w photograph] in Brion Clinkingbeard (editor and curator) Strandline:where Plymouth meets the sea [exhibition publication, 23 April - 11June 1994, Plymouth City Art Gallery] Plymouth: Plymouth City Museum and ArtGallery.
2006 ‘The bigger picture: Getting animated’[reflection on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs] in Simon Cropper (ed.) TimeOut 1000 films to change your life. London: Ebury ISBN978-1-904978-73-2 p. 101.
2005 Learning companion (reprintedtwice, 2006) [comprehensive guide to study for level 3 learners, x 64 pages].Plymouth: Plymouth Learning and Work Partnership, and the 14 - 19 PathfinderProject [author; design in collaboration with Stuart Moore; production: SundogMedia].
2012 ‘Teign Spirit’ [large colour still, Coastcardssection], and ‘Sunset Strip’ [large colour still 35mm artwork, penultimatepage] with quotation from Kayla Parker, in Animate Projects:experiments in animation [brochure, print and online]. London: AnimateProjects. See on Scribd
2008 ‘The Brothers Quay in Conversation withSuzanne Buchan’ [drawings and text, x 4 Field Notes notebook pages] Proof magazine,Kate Jago (ed.) (Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2008) Exeter: Portfolio Five. p. 20.
2006 ‘Sunset Strip’ [x 9 colour film stills, insideback cover] Benjamin Cook and Gary Thomas (eds.) The animate! book:rethinking animation. London: LUX in collaboration with Arts Council England.ISBN 0-9548569-2-9.
2006 ‘Cage of Flame’ and ‘Project’ [large colourfilm stills] in ‘Images’ chapter Jackie Hatfield (ed.) Experimentalfilm and video: a new anthology. Eastleigh: John Libbey ISBN0-86196-664-3 p. 275. Order from Amazonand JohnLibbey
2005 ‘Cage of Flame’ [large film still, the coverimage; b/w photograph by Stuart Moore] an.schlage: das feministische magazin (March,03/2005). Vienna: Redaktion. See on an.schläge
2003 ‘Metamorphosis’ [16mm filmstrip], ‘SunsetStrip’, ‘Walking Out’ and ‘Running Horse’ [enlarged colour frames] in Drawingon film section; ‘Cage of Flame’ [large colour film still: Woman in Smoke] inThemes: didactic section, in Richard Taylor The encyclopaedia of animationtechniques (revised edition, 2003; original edition, 1996). London:Quarto ISBN 0-240-51488-2 pp.64 – 65; 131. ‘Walking Out’ film frame alsoincluded on front cover of dust jacket. Order from Amazon
1996 ‘Cage of Flame’ [enlarged 16mm film still,from b+w photograph by Stuart Moore] the cover image; with bio/filmography in‘Kayla Parker’ double-page, in David Curtis (ed.) A directory ofBritish film and video artists. Luton: John Libbey and Arts Council ofEngland ISBN 1-86020-003-6. Cover image and pp. 138 – 139; 223. Order from Amazonand JohnLibbey
1996 ‘As Yet Unseen’ [enlarged film still, thecover image, exhibition programme] (July - September 1996). London: LondonFilm-Makers’ Co-op.
1992 ‘Unknown Woman’ [colour enlarged film still],and ‘A-Z: Parker, Kayla GB’ [bio/filmography] in Jayne Pilling (ed.) Womenand animation: a compendium. London: British Film Institute ISBN0-85170-377-1 pp. 80 -81; pp. 133 – 134. Order from Amazon
Esteem items 2013 'Animation' in Alan Burton andSteve Chibnall Historical dictionary of British cinema.Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 35.
2011 Steven Presence and Matthew Robinson ‘British Radical Screens Symposium, Bush House,Bristol, 3 September 2010’ [review] inJournal of British Cinema and Televisionvolume 8 pp. 133 - 136. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 134 - 135.
2010 Letter to the world animationfilm directed by Professor SuzieHanna, Norwich University College of the Arts, in consultation with DrSally Bayley, Balliol College, University of Oxford, featuring 'stimmung' sounddesign by Tom Simmons; created for the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)Conference, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford (August2010).Artwork from Kayla Parker's film Sunset Strip featuresas the window view in scenes with the animated silhouette of American actressElisabeth Gray. 9 minutes.
2010 ‘Direct animation’ [section]in A/VA to Z: an encyclopedic dictionary of media, entertainment and otheraudiovisualterms Richard W. Kroon. Jefferson, NC: McFarland ISBN 13:978-0786444052: “direct animation n. 1. An animation technique where images (and in some cases sound)are drawn or pasted directly onto blank film, generally black or clear emulsionleader. Practitioners of the technique include Len Lye, Norman McLaren, andKayla Parker. Their work can be seen in A Colour Box (1939), BegoneDull Care (1949), and Sunset Strip (1996), respectively.”
2008 'Experimenting on air: UK artists' film on television' AL Rees in LauraMulvey and Jamie Sexton (eds.) Experimental British television.Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, p. 158
2008 ‘Composers and animators - the creation ofinterpretive and collaborative vocabularies’ Suzie Hanna in Journal of Media Practice Volume 9,Issue 1, Spring 2008. pp.29 - 41. doi: 10.1386/jmpr.9.1.29/1. See on Scribd
2008 ‘The animation game’ [double pageillustrated feature on Kayla Parker] Lee Morgan (author and ed.) Art inDevon magazine February/March 2008 [print and online]. pp. 16 – 17.
2007 ‘Transitions and Transgression: The British avant-garde and methods ofopposition, 1985-1994’ Gareth Buckell in Filmwaves Issue 34Autumn 2007. pp. 34 – 39. See on Juliet Jacques AtHome She’s a Tourist (19 January 2011) “Kayla Parker’s A Cage of Flame [sic] (1992) was an animation wryly exploring menstruation, and whilst female animators were resistant to being grouped together (like Attille, they felt any such social grouping was inherently problematic, hiding different interests within it), women were integral to the revival of avant-garde animation in the Eighties and Nineties,which experienced its most productive period since the Thirties.”
2006 ‘Categories of mixed-media artists’ Suzie Hanna in Paul Wells Thefundamentals of animation. Lausanne: AVA Publishing SA. p. 66. Order on Amazon
“4. Artist film-makers who animate with widely varying techniques and materials as a way of bringing ideas and narratives to life in a physically symbolic manner. Examples: David Anderson, Kayla Parker, Jan Svankmajer, Yuri Norstein, Simon Pummell and The Quay Brothers.”
2003 Comic art of Europe through 2000: an international bibliography volume II (Bibliographies and indexes in popular culture, no. 10) JohnA. Lent. Westport, CT: Praeger (Greenwood). p. 1006.
2003 ‘Women's animation:women animators with a distinctive feminine and/or feminist perspective’ Ruth Lingford, Screenonline: the definitive guide to Britain's film and tv history.London: BFI. See on BFI
2002 "You might change the way people think": School-cinema partnershipsin rural areas [Final Report of The Devon School-Cinema Project2000-2002]. London: BFI Education. pp. 17 -18; 20.
2001 ‘Highly Visible’ Lois Taylor (Summer 2001) Animated: the communitydance magazine. Leicester: BC Publications on behalf of Foundation forCommunity Dance pp. 38 – 40.
2001‘Highly Visible’ in 365: Year of theArtist in the South West Bob Butler, Alyson Sarah Hallett and PiersRawson. Bridport: Agre Books and South West Arts. ISBN 0-9538000-6-7. p. 113.
2000 "Using the basic teaching techniques in ART AND DESIGN' CaryBazalgette, Wendy Earle, Jenny Grahame, Jill Poppy, Mark Reid and Alastair West(eds.) Moving images in the classroom: a secondary teachers' guide tousing film and television. London: British Film Institute ISBN 0 85170 8315.p. 29.
"Kayla Parker makes films that are experimentalin form, with uncompromising subjectmatter. Cage of Flame (1992) celebratesmenstruation and uses a combination of live action, stop-motion and scratchingon the surface of the film to convey haunting, powerful imagery. Sunset Strip(1996) is a time lapse film of drawings of sunsets made every evening over oneyear. The images are drawn directly onto the film using a variety of materialsincluding nail varnish, magnolia petals, hair and net stockings."
1999 VertigoVolume1 No. 9Summer 1999 ‘Rendered invisible: the silence of the critics’ by RuthLingford: "Kayla Parker's film Cage of Flame, full of rich and powerfulimages that communicated directly with my body"; and ‘Cage ofFlame’ film still ('Woman in Smoke') in 'Breer's babes' by Samantha Moore,in pp. 26; 27.
1999 Animasjonsom musikk Rune Kreutz, Animertedager/Oslo animation festival;published to accompany the Oslo animation festival, Norway.
1999 ‘Some unusual suspects – a selection ofAnimate! Winners’: ‘Cage of Flame’ and ‘Sunset Strip’ film stills with pagefeature; ‘The complete list of Animate! Films: Year 2 (1991) and Year 5(1994’); ‘Close up on camera-less animation’ in Art and animation GarethEvans and David Curtis. London: Channel 4Television ISBN 1-85144-244-8. pp. 8;9; 11; 20.
"Kayla Parker's A Cage of Flame (1993) [sic]presents a de-sanitised view of women's menstruation; a tumult of mixed media animationincluding pixillated crimson berries spiralling on a woman's belly, seedscoated in viscous blood-like juice, dancing calligraphic hand-drawn animation,a pixillated woman bursting up through the root structures of a tree and implodingvulva-shaped calligraphy. The film is an assertion of a subjective and mythicview of women which the film-maker states is 'counter to the sanitised, pastelpretty version we are conditioned to accept'".
1989 ‘Learning New Technology with Exeter Film andVideo Workshop’ [report on Arts Council Animateur project at South DartmoorSchool, led by Chris Rushton] Charlotte Rastan in Arts and schools.London: HMSO, Central Office of Information for Department of Education and Scienceand the Office of Arts and Libraries. pp. 46 – 47.
Reports & invited lectures
PRESENTATIONSselected 2014 ‘This is how it begins: origins of practice in direct animation’ [paper, 30 minutes] Theatre, Dance and Performance research group seminar, Plymouth University. 30 January 2014
2013 'Alleyways as 'other' spaces' [research presentation, 60 minutes, with Dr Gursewak Aulakh, and Stuart Moore] Land/Water and the Visual Arts research seminar; Plymouth University. 11 December 2013
‘Moving space and time: an introduction to artists’ moving image’ [lecture,90 minutes] for Sweet FA: AJourney Through Artists’ Film, an initiative between Sundog Media andPlymouth Arts Centre; at Plymouth Arts Centre. 24 October 2013
'Her dark materials: conjuring the feminine imaginary in animation' [video essay, 15 minutes] Living film: films, installations and performances; event presented by Vicky Smith and Karel Doing; at no.w.here, London. 16 October2013
'Her dark materials: conjuring the feminine imaginary in practice' [paper, 20 minutes] Dialogues at the interlude: between body, artifact and discourse conference presented by Transtechnology Research with Plymouth University and PlymouthArts Centre; Plymouth Arts Centre. 12 and 14 July 2013
'Going under: entranced and embodied spectatorship' [paper, 20 minutes] Time around apace: 360 conference, Plymouth University. 21and 22 June 2013
'Reading silence: a performance with film and light' [20 minutes] Textually active, The Plymouth Athaneum. 28 May 2013
'My mother's voice: animating the place of memory' [paper, 20 minutes] Unfolding narrative film art symposium, Jill Craigie Cinema, PlymouthUniversity. 24 May 2013
'Trancing the white darkness: cinematic resurrection and animation' [paper, 20minutes] Zombies: walking, eating and performance symposium,Plymouth University. 13 April 2013
'Choreographies of the mind: thinking about the performance ofanimation' [paper, 20 minutes] Lure of the new CognitionInstitute annual conference, for Symposium2: Imagery, dance and creativity; at Central Methodist Hall, Plymouth. 20March 2013
'I walked with a zombie: what the living dead can teach us about performance'[15 minutes of collaborative lecture, with Lee Miller, Roberta Mock, and PhilSmith] School of Humanities, Music and Performance (HuMPA) Research Showcase for the Plymouth University Festival of Research; introduction by David Coslett; Theatre 2, Plymouth University. 19 March 2013
Sewing film: materiality and mimesis in STITCH-es [paper, 20 minutes] art + sound research group seminar, PlymouthUniversity. 6 February 2013
Sewing film: materiality and mimesis in STITCH-es [paper, 20 minutes] Theatre, Dance and Performance research group seminar, Plymouth University. 24 January 2013
2012 'Liquidity' [introduction to curated screening programme, 55 minutes] Water: image conference, presented by Land/Water and the Visual Arts;at Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University. 4 - 6 July 2012
'Jamming the machine: the personal-political in Annabel Nicolson’s ReelTime' [paper, 20 minutes] the Arts in historyinterdisciplinary postgraduate conference, Faculty of Arts, Plymouth University. 15 June 2012
Welcome to the Treasuredome: immersive experience, or on the threshold? [paper, 20 minutes, with Stuart Moore] Exhibiting video international conference, Centre for Research and Education inArts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster. 23 - 25 March 2012
STITCH in process: a reflection on practice-as-research [researchpresentation, 60 minutes] Land/Water and the Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts,Plymouth University. 14 March 2012
Making Glass: towards a creative research methodology [paper, 20 minutes], Theatre, Dance and Performance research group, Faculty of Arts,Plymouth University. 9 February 2012
2011 Thursdays @ One [gallery talk on Luke Fowler’s Flutter screen 16mm installation, 60 minutes] forthe British Arts Show 7: In the days of the comet (BAS7); Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University (for Peninsula Arts). 24 November 2011
Looking through Glass: a reflection on practice-as-research [research presentation, 60 minutes] art + sound research group seminar, Faculty of Arts,Plymouth University. 16 November 2011
Screen Talk [introduction to Patrick Keiller's film'Robinson in Ruins'], Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University (for Peninsula Arts). 24 October 2011 Direct animation: Margaret Tait, Caroline Leaf and Annabel Nicolson [paper, 60 minutes] Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth. 19 January 2011
2010 Salon South West: Peep Show at The Octagon, Close-up: the view fromhere [talk] In response to the themes of Project Space 11’s Peep Showpresentation of moving image work by members of the Subjectivity and Feminisms Research Group at Chelsea College of Art and Design, my talk drew on work bySigmund Freud and Luce Irigaray to examine the interplay between ‘I’ and ‘eye’,focusing on embodied visuality and the subjective resonance that is activated by the dynamic perspectives of maker and audience. The Octagon Social Club,Plymouth. 28 October 2010
Radical British Screens Symposium; The moving image screen as asite of feminine pleasure [paper, 20 minutes]; University of the Westof England and South West Screen Studies Network; Bush House, Bristol. 3 September 2010 Animation Deviation Symposium; Verge 360: beyond the frame [paper,20 minutes, with Stuart Moore]; University of the West of England, Bristol. 13 July 2010 Arial visions: touching the seen and unseen [research presentation, 60minutes] Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group seminar, Faculty ofArts, University of Plymouth. 5 May 2010 The Measure of It [16mm screening with film-drawing performance andartists' talk] Studio One at Plymouth Arts Centre. 28 April 2010 Animation Symposium, Screen Studies South West [round table discussion, 60 minutes] Industry,Practice and Animation Education: panel member, with Tom Walsh(AUCB, chair); Tom Barnes (Aardman Animation Ltd); Mark Cass (EscapeStudios); Chris Gunningham (King Rollo); Richard Haynes (CosgroveHall/Aardman); and Stuart Moore (University College Plymouth, Marjon/SundogMedia); Arts University College at Bournemouth. 30 March 2010 Evolution: case study of two moving image projects: As YetUnseen and Inner City [visiting artist film-maker'stalkcharting the journey from idea to presentation of the mediation of thatidea to an audience]; for MA Contemporary Film Practice, Faculty of Arts,University of Plymouth. 11 March 2010 Seeing the vulva: adopting strategic essentialism as a means of disrupting phallogocentrism, finding a subjective voice and picturing difference [paper,20 minutes] presented at f-word 2 the Faculty of Arts' second annual feminist interdisciplinary research symposium atUniversity of Plymouth. 9 March 2010
2009 Sunset Strip: a year watching the sun set [visiting artist film-maker's talk about the 35mm film of the visual music of 365 setting suns]; for MA Contemporary Film Practice, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth. 25 November 2009 Wendy and Lucy [film seminar and discussion of Kelly Reichardt's film: exploring the theme of interior landscape in relation to exterior environment, and the tensions played out within the context of the interrupted personal journey of one woman and her dog]; Film Academy, PlymouthArts Centre. 28 April 2009 Feeling for Nature [recent practice-led research: an exploration of place, subjectivity and liminal states, through film collage and the (re)animation of found materials gathered while walking and wandering].Land/Water and the Visual Arts research seminar, University of Plymouth. 1April 2009 Shapeshifting, slutswool, and spaces between [paper]; and Women at Work in the 1960s and 1970s [introduction to curated screening programme from South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA), 25minutes, and chair]; Faculty of Arts' f-word feminist interdisciplinary research symposium, University of Plymouth. 19 February 2009
2008 These Restless Hands [research seminar, a review of current practice-led research]; Plymouth College of Art and Design. 29 April 2008 The material and the maternal [research seminar]; Media and Photography, University of Plymouth. 23 January 2008
2005 Seminar presentation for SURGE TO MERGE: Creative Industries and Cultural Regeneration University of Plymouthconference organised by Joasia Krysa, Geoff Cox (University of Plymouth) andRoslyn Porter (ICCI, University of Plymouth) in partnership with Plymouth ArtsCentre; held at Plymouth Arts Centre. 17 March 2005 My paper asked: How do art and creativity sit within the economic agenda? and explored the role that creativity - with its unpredictable and unruly nature - might play in the new Plymouth. My presentation demonstrated how artists have reclaimed public space through interventions such as street art using graffiti, posters and stickers; performance art, and digital media.
1990 - 2000 Meet the Industry [panel member] event organised by Honeycomb Animation, Exeter Animation Festival, at Exeter Picturehouse. 19February 2000
Animate [panel member] Arts Council of England and Channel 4 event,at the Lux Centre, London. 18 November 1999
Animate [panel member] Arts Council of England and Channel 4event, International Animation Festival; at St David's Hall,Cardiff. 1 June 1996 Innovation '93: the First Manchester International Film Forum curated by Moira Sweeney, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK. A Television Affair panel discussion exploring the effectiveness of strategies to get experimental and innovative moving image onto television screens Ana De Skalon producer of TheSouth, Brazilian film-maker Jorge Furtodo, Kayla Parker "film-maker based in the South West", and Rod Stoneman commissioning editor at Channel 4. 30March - 4 April 1993
Presentation for Women in Animation, event organised by the BFI,heldat the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI), London. 1992
REPORTSselected 2010 Online presence and global media development from 2009 onward forLand/Water and the Visual Arts research group, School of Art and Media,University of Plymouth (July 2010)
Creating a balance: lecturing and PhD study for Research andGraduate Committee, MADr (Media, Art and Design Research Centre), School of Artand Media, University of Plymouth (June 2010)
2004, 2005 and 2006 Annual evaluation reports (x 3) on BME and cultural diversity projects at Plymouth College of Art and Design, for The Learning and Skills Council (co-authored with Carolyn Stoakes)
2001 Greenlink Environmental Arts Project evaluation report. Plymouth: Plymouth City Council and Arts Council England (co-authored with Stuart Moore; production: Sundog Media)
EVENT PRESENTATION, FILM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR & CURATORselected 2014 One Minute volume 7 of the collection of artists' moving image curated by Kerry Baldry; part of the Sweet FA: A Journey Through Artists' Film 2013- 2014 programme presented by Plymouth Arts Centre and Sundog Media; Plymouth Arts Centre; co-organiser and presenter with Stuart Moore. 25 March 2014
2013 Time around Space: 360 conference, Plymouth University (co-organiser with Mat Emmett, David Hotchkiss, David Hilton, David Strang, Martin Woolner) 21 and 22 June 2013
Unfolding Narrative: (from middles to beginnings to endless loops) film art symposium, Plymouth University (co-organiser, with Anya Lewin, Heidi Morstang, and John Sealey) 23 and 24 May 2013
Zombies: Walking, Eating and Performance symposium, Plymouth University (co-organiser, with Lee Miller, Roberta Mock, and PhilSmith) 12 and 13 April 2013
2012 Welcome to the Treasuredome exhibition of artists' moving image for 'surround cinema', Weymouth (co-curator with Stuart Moore, on behalf of ICCI with Plymouth University); part of Maritime Mix - London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea. Features exciting, beautiful films and sonic art made by UK-based artists, and features Borders, Unto the Edges, a performance by internationally acclaimed artist Scanner on Friday evening. Other wonders of the Treasuredome include a special programme of experimental animation from Animate Projects and a selection from Kerry Baldry’s artists’ touring film initiative, One Minute.Plus moving image artworks created for surround cinema, and evening VJ and music performances. We attracted an audience of over two and a half thousand people during the two days of Treasuredome. 10 and 11 August 2012
Liquidity programme of artists' moving image (curator and presenter) for the Water: Image international conference,Land/Water and the Visual Arts, Plymouth University. 4 - 6 July 2012 2010 One Minute volume 4 of the artists' moving image collection curated by Kerry Baldry; Plymouth Arts Centre (co-organiser and presenter with Stuart Moore) 19 November2010
f-word 2 the second annual feminist interdisciplinary research symposium, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth (co-organiser with Liz Wells, Roberta Mock, James Daybell and Mhairi Mackie) 9 March 2010
2009 Stop.Watch. collection of artists' animations that explore ecological and environmental themes commissioned by Animate Projects and RSA Arts & Ecology, in association with Arts Council England; and Phil Coy's film Wordland; part of GreenSpace, Peninsula Arts' Darwin celebrations, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth,UK (presenter for Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group; co-organiser with Peninsula Arts and Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Plymouth) 19 November 2009
Aurora Tour 09 Plymouth ArtsCentre, Plymouth, UK (co-presenter, with Stuart Moore) 17 November 2009
Women in Film event: Dr Bernadette Casey introduces Lynne Ramsay's Morvern Callar, PeninsulaArts' 'Best of British' season and Plymouth Summer Festival, Jill Craigie cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth (presenter and organiser) 28 May 2009
f-word feminist interdisciplinary research symposium, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth. (co-organiser with LizWells, Roberta Mock, James Daybell and Mhairi Mackie) 19 February 2009
2008 British Animation Awards 2008: Public Choice programmes [x 3 screenings], with Peninsula Arts, Jill Craigie cinema, Roland Levinsky Building,University of Plymouth (presenter, and co-organiser with Peninsula Arts) February 2008
2007 Oddfellows Night, an evening of artists’ film and music at Ker Street Social Club, Devonport, presented by Plymouth Arts Centre (co-curator) 29 November 2007 2002 Alison de Vere Retrospective programme for Animated Exeter, Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter (presenter and curator) February 2002
2001 Imagination and Spectacle, lecture about artists’ film and video, and programme of artists' short films, Ashburton, Devon; for Aune HeadArts/Arts Council (presenter and co-curator with Stuart Moore)
1997 Animation from the South West programme of short films by independent film-makers of south west Britain, for International Celtic Film and Television Festival, St Ives, Kernow (presenter and curator); and 'Animated Language' panel member, with Chris Grace (Sianel Pedwar Cymru), Edward O'Donelly, Alan Esselmont, and Daniel Toudic; the session looked "at how best the medium can serve indigenous cultures and promote minority languages in the face of a digital era of primarily English speaking channels." (Programme notes) 20 March 1997
1996 Regional Showcase: Programme 2 at Brief Encounters Festivalof Short Films, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol (presenter and curator) 30 November 1996
The World Within Us programme of animation films by women artists of south west Britain at Beyond the Margins: Celebration of 100 Years of Women in Film Making, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol (presenter and curator) 28 April 1996
1993 Animation by Women programme of short experimental animated films curated and introduced by Kayla Parker. The programme of nine films included: Vera Neubauer’s Mid Air (1986) and La Nuit Sur Le Mont Chauvre (1934) made by Claire Parker in collaboration with Alexandre Alexeioff. Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK. 13 May 1993
CULTURAL SCREEN INITIATIVE START Moving Image 2006 Sunday Shorts International Short Film Festival, The Desmond Tutu Centre, University College Plymouth St Mark and St John, UK. 19 November 2006
2006 PEX06 Plymouth Exchange programme for Plymouth Independent Film Festival, Massachusetts, USA. See The British are Coming Wicked Local Plymouth.
2005 START05 programme of short films by independent film-makers and artists of south west England and Kernow, touring cinemas andscreening venues across the south west (UK)
2005 START05 moving image festival, cinema tent in the Place de Brest, Plymouth city centre and Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK
2005 PEX05 Plymouth Exchange programme at Plymouth Independent Film Festival, Massachusetts, USA
2000 - 2002 START 2000 programme of short films by independent film-makers and artists of south west England and Kernow, touring cinemas and screening venues across south west Britain
2000 START the Millennium festival, Plymouth Arts Centre, and Plymouth College of Art and Design (PCAD)
1999, 1997, 1996, 1995, and 1994 START Moving Image Festival,Plymouth Arts Centre and PCAD
1993 START Moving Image Festival, Plymouth Arts Centre, and VIPER '93, Luzern, Switzerland
Other academic activities
Member of School of Art and Media Research and Graduate Committee, representing staff doctoral candidates (2010 to date) Member of Peninsula Arts Film Programme Advisory Committee (2008 to date)
2009 - 2010 member of Faculty of Arts' Practice and Work Experience Group 2008 - 2010 Faculty of Arts' representative on University of Plymouth Race Equality Action Scheme Sub-committee; and member of Faculty of Arts' Equality and Diversity Committee.
Active contributor to Faculty of Arts and Humanities' wideningparticipation and enterprise agendas (2008 to date); animation andcreative media workshops and initiatives include:
Lighthouse a 16mm film poem inspired by Smeaton's Tower on Plymouth Hoe, created by students from the AfterSchool Media Club at Sir John Hunt Community Sports College; made possible with generous support from Faculty of Arts Widening Participation, Media Arts, Contemporary Film Practice, and Peninsula Arts with Plymouth University; Sundog Media andPlymouth Arts Centre.
Premiere screening in JillCraigie Cinema during the Unravel animationworkshop day in the Roland Levinsky Building, presented by Peninsula Arts. 5 November2011
Selected for the Animated Exeter festival 2012,and winner of the Young Ones Award (under 18s category). Screened at East EndFilm Festival (CineEast: Whirlykids programme).1 July 2012. Shortlisted for a Kids for Kids UK film award (Animation category)2012, and shown in secondary schools across County Durham during autumn2012. Winner of the Young Motion Plymouth Award 2012. What Are You Thinking? For students, teachers, and PGCE students; with Faculty of Arts technical staff Andy Banks and Craig Whyte, and Media Arts Animation Ambassadors Georgia Jones and Beth Skinner. Creating Opportunities: The Creative Puzzle 14 - 19 Creative and Media DiplomaConference, University of Plymouth. 20 November 2009
Future City. For children aged 9 years at Stuart Road Primary School,Plymouth: exploring evolution through photographic pixillation, largescale timelapse drawing, stop-motion cut-outs and photographic montage.With Faculty of Arts technical staff Craig Whyte, and Media Arts Animation Ambassadors Sarah Lee, Beth Skinner and Sam Turner, working with Media Arts alumni, and staff and parents from Stuart Road Primary School; workshop leader:Phaedra Stancer. 13 July 2009
Surface/depth: an exploration of identity through rotoscoped video portraits. For 16 year-olds; with Faculty of Arts technical staff Matt Byrne andCraig Whyte, and Media Arts Student Ambassadors, and Catherine Slim, Plymouth College of Art. Creating Opportunities 14 - 19 Creative andMedia Diploma Conference, University of Plymouth. 21 April 2009
The animation character I want to be today is... For 13-year old students from Stoke Damerel Community College: participants designed + sculpted their character in modelling clay, then animated the 3-D model turning through 360 degrees; each person's claymation sequence was composited with a pixillation 'loop' of the young person spinning around. With Faculty ofArts technical staff Matt Byrne and Craig Whyte, and Student Ambassadors. 25 February 2009
UNITY 2003 - 2006 Leader of four projects at Plymouth College of Art and Design(PCAD) to improve the learning experience and level of attainment by BME students, to promote cultural diversity and establish partnerships with BME organisations in the city; funded by Ethnic Minority Student Achievement Grant (EMSAG) awards from The Learning and Skills Council. As well as programmes of college-wide activities, initiatives included:
2009 Hidden Harm DVD (producer, designer, animator), a Sundog Media production made in collaboration with The Zone, Plymouth and young people affected by drug and alcohol misuse in their family; commissioned by Plymouth City Council: "a powerful training DVD for professionals" (Ofsted report on Plymouth City Council, 2010).
2009 The Other CO2 Problem DVD, clayanimation warning of the dangers of increasing ocean acidification: a collaboration with Stuart Moore, Ridgeway School, Plymouth, and Dr Carol Turley and HelenFindlay of Plymouth Marine Laboratory; produced by Sundog Media, commissioned by EPOCA (European Project on Ocean Acidification) with support from UniversityCollege Plymouth St Mark and St John, and National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth.
Previewed at the International Scientific Congress on Climate Change, Copenhagen; world premiere at TheRoyal Institution of Great Britain.20 March 2009
Read articles by KelvinBoot: Helping Planet Ocean in Devon Life; The Other CO2 Problem in Planet Earth online, Natural Environment Research Council; and Plymouth school children and 'The Other CO2 Problem' in SeaVision UK; plus Kate Herbert's review in the Ecologist (1 September 2009). Winner of the 2009 Bill Bryson Prize for Science Communication awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The film is broadcast as a public service announcement three times a day on Brazilian TV and "the European Geosciences Union liked it so much they have ordered 10,000 copies for all their members and it will be part of their education web site." (DrCarol Turley, Plymouth Marine Laboratory). The Other CO2 Problem featured in the speech to parliament given by Linda Gilroy, then MP for Plymouth Sutton, on Energy and Climate Change and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on day 4 of the Queen's Speech Debate. 24November 2009
2008 There 2 Care: The Voice of Young Carers DVD,clay animation about the experiences of children and young people who care for their siblings, parents and other family members, made with young carers and care workers, and introduced by Dr Roger Morgan OBE, Children's Rights Director for England; a Sundog Media production for The Zone/Plymouth City Council. Winner of the 2009 Media Innovation Award: Collaboration Between Business and YoungPeople.
2005 Street Rat DVD, animation and live action drama with young people and children in Newton Abbot, Devon; a Sundog Media production for First Light/UK FilmCouncil. Nominated for the 2007 First Light Movie Best Screenplay Award (finalist)
2005 Transitions DVD, animation about children's experience of progression from primary to secondaryeducation, and the impact on their lives; with Stoke Damerel Primary School and Stoke Damerel Community College; a Sundog Media production for Creative Partnerships/Arts Council of England, in association with Barefoot
2005 C-Sound DVD,digital photography and animation production with 4 Mount Wise primary schools in Plymouth, with The Barefoot Project, Plymouth Music Zone and Seymour House;a Sundog Media production for Creative Partnerships/Arts Council of England
2005 NewsFlash Osiris DVD, animation and film drama production with children atGlen Park Primary School in Plymouth; a Sundog Media production forCreative Partnerships/Arts Council of England, in association with Barefoot
2005 Perfect World DVD,music video production with an environmental message, made in collaboration with BME young people; a Sundog Media production for WildIdeas Bristol Natural History Consortium. Nominated for the ‘Panda in the Pocket’ Award (finalist) Jury's Special Selection 2006 International Wildscreen Film Festival, Bristol.
2004 It Don’tMatter if You’re Black or White video documentation of BME youngpeople's music and dance event at Plymouth Guildhall 20 June 2004; a Sundog Media production for Fata He BME Development Plymouth Community Cohesion Facilitation Programme
2004 The Dragons of Barnstaple Bay animation and documentary video production by Sundog Media, Newport Community Primary School, Barnstaple, north Devon
2003 Rock Nose Project the creation of a digital photography and video archive for the coastal villages of Downderry and Seaton in Deviock Parish, south east Cornwall
2003 Countdown practice-as-research project exploring the visualisation of mathematics, using animation as an educational tool for enabling the understanding of mathematical concepts, with dyslexic students at KEVICC (King Edward VI Community College) Totnes, Devon.
2003 Look Forward Not Back animation production with deaf young people in Plymouth; a Sundog Media production in association with Barefoot. Premiere at Plymouth Arts Centre; screened at the Co-op Young Filmmakers'Festival.
2002 Mix in the Sticks 16mm directanimation and stop-motion film with young people, about their take on life in rural Somerset; a Sundog Media production for First Light/FilmCouncil, with Cinema Obscura.
2002 Let's Play information video about the range of playcare opportunities for children of all abilities, made in collaboration with children, carers, and play-workers; a Sundog Media production for All Children First, Plymouth City Council.
2002 Video Box amedia-based research project, gathering data (first person testimonials to informpolicy-making); a Sundog Media production for the Devonport Regeneration Company Conference, Plymouth.
1998 - 2002 Greenlink Environmental Arts Project (documentary artist in residence, with Stuart Moore and Sundog Media) Devonport, Plymouth; for Plymouth City Council, South West Arts and the Arts Council. Work undertaken includes a comprehensive 'creative technologies' programme of photography,video, animation, audio, and web-based skills-sharing workshops; the creation of a media-based archive in collaboration with the community of Mount Wise, Greenlink artists and professional contributors; and the writing and production of the Greenlink evaluation report.
2001 Countdown animated film trailer for The Barn Cinema Dartington, with gifted students at KEVICC (King Edward VI Community College) Totnes, Devon; a Sundog Medi aproduction.
2001 Air Fusion video documentary project with young people, Newton Abbot, Devon, for Digital Express/Villages in Action; a Sundog Media production.
2001 Video Box a media-based research project, gathering data (first person testimonials to inform policy-making) for the New Deal for Communities conference in Devonport, Plymouth; a Sundog Media production.
2000 Respect video documentary of the annual multi-cultural Plymouth Respect Festival; a Sundog Media production for Plymouth and District Racial Equality Council (REC)
2000 You Are Here site-specific poetry and animation with children at Dolton primary school, about the Tarka Trail cycle path in north Devon; a Sundog Media production for International Poetry Day at the South Bank Centre, London.
2000 The HAZ Channel information video about 6 key health issues in Plymouth, made in collaboration with user groups and stakeholders; a Sundog Media production for Plymouth Health ActionZone and South West Devon Health Authority.
1999 Plan for Action video documentary made in collaboration with residents of MountWise, Plymouth about the regeneration of their neighbourhood and sustainable community development; a Sundog Media production for Plymouth City Council and the Shell Better Britain Campaign.
1995 Queens 16mm animated poetry with John Agard and children at Heathbrook school Clapham; for National Poetry Day, Royal Festival Hall London. Children's Collection, Poetry Library, South Bank Centre.
1992 'Safe Not Sound' filmdrama (silent) with deaf young people at Eggbuckland Community College,Plymouth; for the Safe and Sound project, British Film Institute.
1990 Fairy Stories animation films on the theme of representations of women, with children at Chew Valley Community College; for Watershed Media Centre, Bristol.
1988 Hanging Around 16mm film animations with young people in Ashburton, Devon; Exeter Film Workshop for the Arts Council and British Film Institute Video Animateur Project, led by ChrisRushton.
1986 Out of Space artist’s residency with Dave Johnstone; Exeter Film Workshop and Plymouth Arts Centre,16mm film animation with disadvantaged young people from the waterfront area of Plymouth; supported by Television South West (TSW).
DESIGN and ANIMATION:TITLES and GRAPHICS selected 2009 Lonely: That's How We Feel (clay, 2D montage and digital) for the Plymouth City Council Hidden Harm DVD produced by SundogMedia, about the experiences of children and young people affected by the use of alcohol and drugs in their family [animated graphics, characters; props and backgrounds animated in a range of scenes].
2008 There 2 Care: The Voice of Young Carers DVD (claymation and cut-out) a Sundog Media production for Plymouth CityCouncil about the experiences of young children and young people who care for members of their family [animated title sequence and graphics; characters, props and backgrounds animated in a range of scenes].
2005 Right from the Start DVD (claymation on coloured sugar paper) a Sundog Media production for Department of Education healthy living information video for parents of pre-school children; created in collaboration with children at Denbury Primary School, Devon [animated title sequence and graphics; characters and props animated in a range of scenes].
2004 Get the Buzz DVD (2D claymation) documentation of summer animation workshop programme for disadvantaged children and young people in Torbay, Devon; a Sundog Media production for the European-funded Torbay Council project [animated title sequence and graphics].
2004 What on Earth (2D hand-drawn pencil with digital colouring) for multiple broadcast family entertainment daytime and evening environmental focused television series to encourage people to be more sustainable and do their bit for the planet, presented by Chris Hines (Surfers Against Sewage) and Melinda Messenger; ITV Carlton Westcountry and HTV [animated titles and graphics, and screen inserts for live action scenes] 3 x 30mins, 5 x news features, 5 x features shorts. Winner of Best Documentary at World Festival, Houston, USA.
2002 Animated Exeter: Schools Week(2D cut-out, brush and ink with crayon on coloured sugar paper, with digital photography) cinema programme ident forAnimated Exeter cinema programmes; a Sundog Media production for Animated Exeter/Exeter City Council [based on the winning submission for the Animated Exeter children's storyboard competition].
2001 Mutley Plain Regeneration Initiative website (2D digital web graphics: Flash) for the public art and environmental improvement programme, Mutley Plain, Plymouth; a Sundog Media production for Plymouth SRB Partnership and Arts Council England [interactive map and icons]. Web artist: Stuart Moore.
1999 Interior Décor training CD-ROM for professional painters and decorators (2D hand-drawn brush and ink with digital colouring), for the Adapt through RATIO project led by Plymouth College of Art and Design, funded by the European Union; aSundog Media production [character design and animated scenes to illustrate the correct way to clean a paintbrush (Mr Brush), and Health andSafety (Painter Man)].
1998 Cadle’s Quest (2D hand-drawn rotoscoping, brush and ink with Magic Marker colouring) for weekday evening television history series presented by Jerry Cadle; a Thirdman productionfor ITV Westcountry [animated title sequence with bluescreen/chroma-key intro to programme start].
1998 That Sunday Feeling (2D hand-drawn brush and ink with watercolour) for Sunday evening family entertainment television series; ITV Westcountry [animated title and credits sequences, graphics, illustrations, and end of part one and beginning of part two animation].
1997 Sing Out(2D hand-drawn brush and ink and watercolour) for Sunday evening choral musictelevision series; HTV West [animated title sequence].
1996 Floyd on Africa (2D hand-drawn brush and ink and frottage) for Keith Floyd cookery television series, weekday evening; a Denham production for BBC2 [animated title sequence, maps and graphics] 7 x 30mins. Floyd on Africa DVD on Amazon
1993 Birthday People (2D hand-drawn brush and ink and Karismacolor crayon) for children’s television series; ITV Westcountry [animated title and credits sequences, artwork for live action presenters' studio backdrop, and x2 promotional postcards].
1991 Tongue & Groove (2D hand-drawn and 16mm direct animation) for ground-breaking Friday night youth magazine television series, directed and produced by Julian Cole; Television South West (TSW) [animated title sequence].
1991 Skillnet Southwest: A Networking Approach to Film, Video and TV Training research report by Penny Florence commissioned by the BFI and South West Arts[publication design; graphic design and illustrations, and Skillnet SW logo design (ruby lith)].
1988 - 1990 Out ofthe Box (2D hand-drawn, brush and ink with oil pastel colouring; andpainted Russian dolls) for weekday evening arts television series 1 and 2,directed and produced by Kevin Crookes; Television South West (TSW) [animatedtitle sequence and additional artwork]
ARTIST'S WORKSHOPS including continuing professional development (CPD) events for professionalsselected 2013 Scratch That! 16mm film-making workshop day for artists; for Sweet FA: A Journey Through Artists’ Film initiative between Plymouth Arts Centre and Sundog Media; at Studio One,Plymouth Arts Centre. 9 November 2013
2009 Drawn to be Wild II. Artist's workshop for families with children aged 5 - 9 years. Drawing and animation on the theme of evolution,Plymouth Arts Centre. Part of The Animal Gazeexhibition programme for Darwin200, celebrating Charles Darwin and ‘On the Origin of Species’. 28March 2009
2009 Drawn to be Wild. Artist’s workshop for families with younger children; experimental drawing and animation. Plymouth Arts Centre. Part of The Animal Gazeexhibition programme for Darwin200, celebrating Charles Darwin and ‘On the Origin of Species’. 21February 2009
2008 Crossing the Line experimental drawing and animation workshop for families, part of The Big Draw national programme, Plymouth Arts Centre (for Tom Dale exhibition.25October 2008
2008 Disruptive Behaviour experimental drawing and animation workshop for artists, part of The Big Draw national programme, Plymouth Arts Centre(for Tom Dale exhibition. 18 October 2008
2008 Light Moves artist’s animation drawing workshops for families, (zoëtrope, pixillation, and hand-drawn), Plymouth Arts Centre (for Estrategiaexhibition). 29 May 2008
2007 Move It! MoveIt! artist’s talk: intuitive intervention in sequential photographic film imagery, and workshop: experimental animated drawing for artists, part of The Big Draw national programme, Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth College of Art and Design. 2 November 2007
2007 Optical Organic animation and film master class in physical and digital image-making for artists and creative practitioners at the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW), Haldon Forest, Exeter.February 2007
2005 The Physical Image digital and 16mm direct animation workshops for educators and post-graduate art students at Plymouth College of Art and Design; for Creative Steps, University College Falmouth. 7 July 2005
2005 Green Space Blue Sky: Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker (Sundog Media) worked in collaboration with Nicholas Grew (Plymouth Music Zone), using stop-motion digital photography and animation to create a moving image artwork that explored sense of place; an event for educators and post-graduate artists on location at Port Elliot St Germans, Kernow; for Creative Partnerships/Arts CouncilEngland in association with the Eden Project. May 2005
2004 - 2005 Get Animated! workshops at the Animated Exeter festival, at Dartington, Devon; for Dartington Arts with Exeter City Council.
2004 GetAnimated! workshops for children and teachers from Devon and Cornwall,at Screen 2004, held at TR2, Theatre Royal Plymouth; for Plymouth Media Partnership (PM-P) and Creative Partnerships/Arts Council. December 2004
2004 GetAnimated! INSET animation training for Plymouth secondary teachers and educators, at Stoke Damerel Primary School, Plymouth; for CreativePartnerships/Arts Council. October 2004
2003 - 2004 Get Animated! programme of summer workshops for disadvantaged young people;for EU-funded Get the Buzz programme, Torbay Council, Devon.
2003 Get Animated! advanced practice workshop for 6th form art students, and INSET videoanimation training for Devon teachers, Paignton Community College; for DevonArts in Schools Initiative (DAISI).
2002 - 2003Get Animated!workshop programme for children in rural Devon, for Digital Express/Villages in Action (Okehampton, Holne, Dartington, and Widewell).
2000 - 2003 Get Animated! workshops at Animated Exeter festival for Exeter City Council.
2000 Super Bugs and Scary Monsters animation workshops for children, Dartington Arts, Devon, for the British Film Institute Drawn to be Wildprogramme.
NOTE Many projects are in collaboration with Stuart Moore and/or credited to Sundog Media