Dr Kayla Parker

Dr Kayla Parker

Lecturer in Media Arts

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)


Kayla Parker is an artist film-maker with over twenty years experience as a director-producer, creating innovative, experimental moving image works for cinema, gallery and broadcast television, and a range of commissions. The recipient of many awards, 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. She was a featured artist of Animate Project’s Canary Wharf Screen programme during summer 2012. Recently, her short films have screened at Plymouth Arts Centre (solo exhibition); Close-Up Cinema, London; Aurora Picture Show with the Menil Collection, Houston; Trans(m)it, Philadelphia; Short Waves, Poland; Tricky Women, Austria; Kino der Kunst, Germany; and with One Minute at [.BOX] Videoart Project Space Milan, Contemporary Art Ruhr, Light Night Liverpool, and Furtherfield Gallery. 

She curates and presents programmes of artists' moving image, such as 'Bodies of Water' for the Royal West of England Academy exhibition The Power of the Sea (2014), also screened at the 2015 Cornwall Film Festival and at Force 8 (2016 and 2017). Kayla is a co-founder and partner of Sundog Media, the creative media production company responsible for award-winning short films such as Heaven is a Place (2014), a collaboration with LGBT communities in Plymouth for the EU Cultural Programme, and Welcome to the Treasuredome, the 2-day festival of 360 artists’ moving image held in a 21-metre dome on Weymouth seafront, for the London 2012 Olympics, which attracted an audience of over two and a half thousand people.

She has worked as a full-time lecturer at Plymouth University since 2008, during which time she undertook a practice-based PhD in Art and Media, achieving her doctoral qualification in 2015. Her academic responsibilities include supervision of practice-based PhD and postgraduate research students. She is programme leader for MA Contemporary Film Practice, currently being revamped for 2018. Kayla leads the critical writing module for ResM Film and Video students, in addition to her contribution to undergraduate courses.

At Plymouth University, she convenes the Moving Image Arts (MIA) research group, which she co-founded in 2013, leading cinema, moving image, and animation initiatives within the institution and beyond in partnership with colleagues and cultural organisations such as Plymouth Arts Centre. In addition to her advisor role with Peninsula Arts, the public multi-art form agency of Plymouth University, she contributes widely to arts and humanities interdisciplinary research through membership of the Arts Institute steering group, and is co-lead for the creative and cultural industries strand of the forthcoming Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA 17), which the university will be hosting in September 2017.

Her research interests centre around subjectivity and place, embodiment and technological mediation, from feminist perspectives, with an interest in the interface between still and moving image, and expanded cinema. In her practice she uses animation, photography, sound, performance, found objects, drawing, and writing, working with film-based and digital technologies to explore the interrelationship between the body and forgotten, liminal spaces.

Kayla has co-led several research projects, the current one being an interdisciplinary investigation of new materialism and film with Dr Deborah Robinson and Dr Simon Rundle, which seeks to understand the material physicality and aesthetics of moving image artefacts in the Anthropocene using a range of somatic bodily responses. Recent publications include a co-authored chapter, ‘Heaven is a Place: The Politics and Poetics of LGBT Location in a Community Dance Film’, in Community Filmmaking: Diversity, Innovation, Policy and Practice, edited by Sarita Malik, Caroline Chapain and Roberta Comunian (Routledge 2017). She is currently working on a chapter about animation created through direct interaction with the environment and elemental forces for an edited volume on experimental animation, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan later this year.


Doctor of Philosophy, Plymouth University, 2015
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE), Plymouth University, 2008
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Gwent College of Higher Education, 1985
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, Cinestar, 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

LUX Bristol Critical Forum
Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (ASIFA)
Society for Animation Studies
Animation Alliance UK
Producer/Director: Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU)
Affiliate: International Association of English Speaking Directors Organisations (IAESDO)
ADA-Community Archive of Digital Art
Drawing Research Network (DRN)
Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Roles on external bodies

Plymouth University representative, Media Innovation Network steering group (2015-17)
Affiliate: Centre for Moving Image Research (CMIR) UWE Bristol (2014-17)
Plymouth University representative and co-founder of the Sweet FA partnership by Plymouth Arts Centre, Moving Image Arts (MIA) research at Plymouth University, and the creative media production company Sundog Media. The Sweet FA initiative introduced and investigated film-making and moving image in contemporary visual arts (2013-15)

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 (2009-10)

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 (2008-09)

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 via a professional mentoring programme (2005-06)

Board member and director of the South West Media Development Agency (SWMDA) (1996-98)
Member of the Arts Council and Channel 4 Animate awards selection and interview panels (1995)
Member of the Cornish selection jury for the Celtic Film Festival (1995)
South West Arts representative on the Cornwall Media Resource management committee, Redruth
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 (1993-95)
Advisory member of the Eastern Arts film and video production board, and selection committee
Member of South West Arts film and video production awards panel

Teaching interests

Academic responsibilities include the design and delivery of dynamic, student-centred, research-informed curricula centred on the ways in which theory and critically reflective thinking may be explored through creative practice. Teaching specialisms: artists’ moving image, avant-garde and experimental film; animation (history, culture, theory, practice); moving image (affects, aesthetics and technologies, early and pre-cinema); feminisms; environmental arts, landscape, place; ethical practice research in arts and humanities.

PhD supervisor and contributor to postgraduate programmes. For BA Media Arts: professional practice strand leader and co-lead for employability.

Research interests

My research as an artist film-maker is focused on subjectivity and place, embodiment and technological mediation, from feminist perspectives, with a particular interest in new materialisms.

Kayla Parker
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Sundog Media
Sundog Media: Vimeo

Animate Projects


Skype: kayla_kp

Other research

Practice research in partnership with Stuart Moore, and Sundog Media
Outputs are realised as moving image with a soundtrack, as sound designs, and/or imagery, and are disseminated at conferences and symposia, screened at festivals of artists' moving image, exhibited in galleries and other locations, and may be distributed online.

About place and landscape
2017 On Location HD film, a hybrid form of landscape cinema and self-portraiture through place, which observes meteorological phenomena and the natural world over a twelve month period at the bottom of a sunken lane in rural mid-Devon, accompanied by field recordings made at the site that capture the sonic architecture of the space. Supported by research awards from Plymouth University.
2014 Maelstrom HD film capturing the confluence of the histories and lived experience of the rocky promontory on the westernmost edge of Plymouth known as Devil’s Point. Commissioned by Centre for Moving Image Research, University of the West of England, and Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. Supported by a CMIR-RWA Moving Image Art Bursary.
2014 Reach HD film created by burying 16mm filmstrips in the mud of the banks of the Tamar, in the upper tidal reaches of the river still affected by arsenic and other mining activities. Commissioned by The River Tamar Project for the It’s All About the River film festival; additional funding for 360 installation provided by an ICCI Support Fund grant.
2014 Heaven is a Place HD dance film made in collaboration with Roberta Mock and Ruth Way, working with emergent professional performers and members of Plymouth's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans communities. This was the outcome of an EU-funded project with partners in Greece, Spain, Turkey and France.

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 claymation film 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 digital film 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.

360 cinema with Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries (ICCI)
2014 Reach 16mm film presented as 360 installation in Calstock Arts, Cornwall for The River Tamar Project's It's All About the River film festival (13 and 14 September 2014)
2013 NectarTeign 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. The 2-day festival attracted an audience of over two and a half thousand people.
2011 Teign Spirit 360 presented in the ICCI 360 Arena during the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Open Weekend in Weymouth (22 to 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 to 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

Sustainable communities for Plymouth City Council
2009 Hidden Harm mixed media animated film project exploring 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 video 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 to create a comprehensive multiple media archive and evaluation report for this ground-breaking urban regeneration public art project in Mount Wise, Devonport, Plymouth.

Grants & contracts

2016 Plymouth-Nicosia Artist in Residence Award, Plymouth University and Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre [NiMAC], Nicosia, Cyprus; for Father-Land: (re)visiting the past

2015-6 Research awards: Escaping Notice: the Annabel Nicolson project

2014 CMIR-RWA Moving Image Art Bursary, from Centre for Moving Image Research, UWE, and the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, for Maelstrom.
2014 16mm film commission from The River Tamar project for It's All About the River film festival, for Reach.
2014 Grant from the Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries (ICCI) Support Fund for Engaging Communities, for Reach 360 installation at Calstock Arts, Cornwall.

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 and Transgender (LGBT) 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 and Ruth 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 - London 2012 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).

2010 Research award from MADr: the Centre for Media, Art and Design Research at University of Plymouth, for Measure.

2010 Media Innovation Award: Independent Film for Sea Front, a Sundog Media production directed, filmed and edited by Stuart Moore; and produced by Kayla Parker

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)

2009 Media Innovation Award: Collaboration between Business + Young People for There2 Care: The Voice of Young Carers; a Sundog Media production with young people at The Zone, Young Carers Project, Plymouth

2008 Research award, Plymouth College of Art and Design, for Immersion exhibition by Locate research group

2008 Hold, large scale 16mm film projection, Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth

2007 Travel bursary: Plymouth Media-Partnership (PM-P)

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

1988 Film and Video Award, South West Arts

Creative practice & artistic projects

Sundog Media is the principal distributor and sales agent for all titles: info@sundog.co.uk or sundogmedia@gmail.com

LUX distributes and is a sales agent for 9 titles: http://lux.org.uk/collection/artists/kayla-parker then http://lux.org.uk/collection/how-to-order


The 35mm film Sunset Strip is available on AnimateTV: 20 years of experimental animation from the UK (2010) [DVD] from Animate Projects and LUX and BFI and Amazon
Sunset Strip with production notes is also on Into animation: a video compilation and teaching guide (2003) [VHS, CD-ROM and booklet] from BFI Education ISBN1-903786-10-X
Sunset Strip is distributed by Animate Projects in its touring programmes Animate Retrospective, and Themed programme 2: Marking Time; contact: distribution@animateprojects.org


Physic is included on Dartmoor Lives and Landscapes (2001) [DVD] from Aune Head Arts

The BFI distributes Night Sounding as a 16mm print in the Free Radicals touring programme

The films As Yet Unseen and Unknown Woman are also available from European Media Arts Festival (EMAF) distribution@emaf.de Tel: 00 49 /(0)541 / 2 16 58

Animate Projects distributes Teign Spirit, which is also available for download from iTunes
Teign Spirit is one of four moving image artworks selected by Tate Youth Forum for the Paintings in Hospitals 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 mail@paintingsinhospitals.org.uk

Several films are included in the One Minute collections of artists’ moving image curated by Kerry Baldry
One Minute volume 3White Body and Verge: Nocturne
One Minute volume 4Twenty Foot Square
One Minute volume 5
One Minute volume 6: Yessling
One Minute volume 7Project
One Minute volume 8: Night Sounding

One Minute volume 9: Maelstrom

One Minute RemixFlora
One Minute Remix 2: Flora

Bookings, contact kerrybaldry@gmail.com

White Body is available on the Screenworks volume 2 DVD: the AVPhD Issue, published in association with Intellect Books' Journal of Media Practice (volume 9 issue 3, November 2008), as the silent loop presented as a floor projection in the Immersion exhibition at the Land/Water and the Visual Arts annual research symposium with Plymouth University; to buy the DVD contact screenworks@jmpscreenworks.com
Published online 2011: JMPScreenworks

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

Aniont (Animation Online Theatre), Czech Republic
ASIFA Archive, Cinematheque, Lausanne, Switzerland
British Council London, UK

BFI National Archive
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 Media Museum, 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
2017 On Location digital film

2014 Maelstrom: The Return* digital film

2014 Reach* 16mm film, direct animation
2014 Heaven is a Place digital film (director)

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)

2011 Cinematic City HD film (producer)
2011 Flora* 35mmfilm, direct animation

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 Front Super 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 University for 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 and 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

2004 A Short Walk* one minute 16mm film, for no.w.here launch London
2004 Wort /Wall / Water* 16mm film (triptych), installation [from DVD](silent)

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

1991 Unknown Woman 16mm film, for Arts Council/South West Arts

1990 Fanny and Johnny on Acid* U-Matic video
1990 Nuclear Family 16mm film, for Television South West/South West Arts FilmAward

1989 Lighter Hands U-Matic video, for Electro Acoustic Sound and Moving Image residency, Plymouth Arts Centre

1988 Looks Familiar 16mm film loop (silent), Spacex Arts Centre, Exeter/Exeter Film Workshop; 1989 16mm film with sound
1988 The Internal Voice 16mm film (silent)

1986 Adult Day Return 16mm film, for Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

* collaborative moving image artworks with film-maker and sound artist Stuart Moore


One Minute special programme of artists’ moving image curated by Kerry Baldry for Visualcontainer’s [.BOX] Videoart Project Space Milan, Italy; part of the MIART 17 contemporary art fair (23 March to 2 April)

MIA: 3 exhibition, Centrespace, Bristol (25 to 28 February, group exhibition of moving image art)
On Location: Kayla Parker Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth; shown in the cinema between regular cinema programme screenings, part of the Gallery in the Cinema exhibition programme of artist's moving image (solo exhibition, premiere, 10 to 19 January)


Elemental Animation opening programme of the Edge of Frame Weekend, Close-Up Cinema, London; part of the 2016 London International Animation Festival (9 December)

Shedding Light screening of short films to accompany the exhibition of Andy Warhol's film 'Sunset' at The Menil Collection; Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX, USA (7 September, 2 screenings)

Edge of Frame programmes 1 and 3, curated by Edwin Rostron; DIY Space, London (30 June and 26 July)
Trans(m)it International Film Festival, featuring films that have been made through meaningful collaboration; daily programme presented online by Project Trans(m)it, with Heaven is a Place in Day 5 ‘best of’ selection programme and screened live at The Iron Factory Philadelphia, PA, USA (27 May)
Digital Bristol Week 2016 part of the Digital Cities initiative, presented by CMIR at venues across the city: BBC Bristol, Arnolfini, MShed, Engine Shed and the Big Screen in Millennium Square, Bristol (9 to 15 May)

Animfest Athens (11 and 12 April)
CMIR: TWO Focus on New Practice Research in the Moving Image exhibition, part of the Digital-Cultural Ecology and the Medium-Sized City conference, Arnolfini, Bristol (1 April)
The Animated Ground Meets the Film Strip LUX Cornwall, curated by Vicky Smith; Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall (23 March)

Scena Tańca Studio (Studio Dance Stage), the Polish Institute for Music and Dance, The Studio Theatre, Warsaw, Poland; a programme of selected dance films from the Short Waves Festival (22 to 24 March)

Short Waves Festival Dances with Camera Competition, Poznań, Poland: “Everybody has a definition of what dance is. Dance helps to overcome barriers, to express emotions freely, and opens you for other people. By dancing, everyone can become an artist” (16 March)

Tricky Women international animation festival, Vienna, Austria (2 to 6 March)
One Minute volume 8 international collection of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry:

Bloc Projects, Sheffield (4 February)
Light a programme of animation and experimental films curated and presented by Professor Suzie Hanna, featuring work created by film-makers who have taught at, or graduated from Norwich University of the Arts; Norwich Puppet Theatre (3 Feb)

One Minute volume 9 collection of artists’ moving image curated by Kerry Baldry:

The Project Space, Rogue Studios, Manchester (20 October)

DL à la carte 48 Stunden Neukölln arts festival, presented by Directors Lounge; Berlin (24 June)

C.A.R. Media Art Fair (Contemporary Art Ruhr), presented by Directors Lounge Contemporary Art and Media, Berlin; Zollverein World Cultural Heritage Site, Essen, Germany (3 to 5 June)

Light Night Liverpool Liverpool Small Cinema (13 May)

Oblíqua Mostra Internacional de Videoarte and Cinema Experimental, Lisboa, Portugal (premiere, 5 May, Fábrica Braço de Prata's ‘Sala Visconti’; Teatro do Bairro 9 May)


CMIR: ONE exhibition curated by Lucieta Williams, Centrespace gallery, Bristol (5 to 8 December)

CineStar Artists’ Film Programme Cornwall Film Festival, Redruth, Cornwall (14 November)

One Minute Hull artists’ moving image festival, Hull (6 to 8 November)
Short Wildlife Films and Animation curated and presented by Professor Suzie Hanna of Norwich University of the Arts, South Yare Wildlife Group Claxton Village Hall, Claxton, Norfolk (28 October)

163 RWA Annual Open Exhibition Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (4 October to 29 November)

Green Film Festival Cornwall Film Festival, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall (19 September)

Showcase, exhibition of artworks selected from the Paintings in Hospitals collection, Menier Gallery, Southwark, London (9 to 12 June)

Kino der Kunst 2015 Highlights an exhibition and festival featuring "films by visual artists who take cinema beyond its traditional boundaries and explore new narrative fictitious forms; Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany (17 May)

ANIFILM 06 international festival of animated films, Trebon, Czech Republic (International Competition for non-narrative, experimental and boundary forms of animation, 5 to 10 May)
KINO DER KUNST Selbstfindungen programme Audimaxx of Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Germany (22 to 26 April, International Competition)
Cornwall Film Festival, Competition Winners 2014; Falmouth (17 April, Official Selection; and Runner Up, Cornwall Film Festival Audience Award)

One Minute volume 8 international collection of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry:

One Minute Hull artists' moving image festival, Museum of Club Culture, Hull (6 to 8 November)

C.A.R. presented by Directors Lounge at Contemporary Art Ruhr, Media Art Fair, Germany (29 to 31 May)

Light Night, Liverpool (15 May)

BEEF: Handmade, programmed by Kim Knowles and Vicky Smith, Bristol Experimental Expanded Film (24 April)

Move on Up collection presented by Animate Projects at Salford Quays Open Day, part of Media City UK  (1 November)

One Minute volume 8 international collection of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry:

Galeria ArtAffairs-Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland (28 and 29 November)

Night Cinema, Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia (20 November) 

Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park, London (Saturday 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 November) 

Helfa Gelf / Art Trail, Ty Coch Farm Nature Reserve, Nantlle, Caernarfon, Snowdonia National Park, Wales (Premiere, 12 to 14, 20 and 21 September)

Reach [360 gallery installation], Calstock Arts Centre, Cornwall; for the River Tamar Project's It's All About the River festival (13 and 14 September, solo exhibition with Stuart Moore)

One Minute volume 7 international collection of artists' moving image, 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 Sweet FA (25 March) 
Bloc Projects Sheffield (13 to 15 February)
Furtherfield Gallery Finsbury Park, London (with One Minute remix programme, 25 and 26 January, and 1 and 2 February)

Making Tracks Retrospective presented by Whirlygig Cinema, for the 11th London Short Film Festival, with the new score created and performed by the Cabinet of Living Cinema in 2011; Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London (11 January)

Experimental GothicRomantic 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)

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) 

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 to 28 July) 

One Minute volume 7 international collection of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry:
Projection Rooms Museum of Club Culture, 10 Humber Street, Hull (12pm to 4pm, 26 and 27 October)

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 to 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)
Helfa Gelf Art Trail, Cofi Roc, 26 > 28 Y Maes, Caernafon (Premiere: 11am - 6pm, 6 and 7 September)

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 and 20 July; volumes 5 and 6, 11 and 12 October)
Hong Kong Contemporary, The Excelsior, Hong Kong (volume 6, 24 to 27 May)
Magmart International Video Art Festival, CAM, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum,near Naples, Italy (volume 6, 4 May)

Light and Shade exhibition curated by KINO 10, The Public, West Bromwich (7 November 2012 to 3 February)

One Minute volume 6 international touring programme of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry:
Furtherfield Gallery, London (volumes 3 and 4, 26 and 27 January; volumes 5 and 6, 2 and 3 February)

One Minute volume 6 international touring programme of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry:
Museum of Club Culture, Hull (24 November)
Aid & Abet, Cambridge (25 October to 10 November)
One Day Wonder(ment) Alexandra Park, Manchester; screening in Alexandra Arts' pedal-powered cinema (30 September)
The London Underground Film Sessions, The Horse Hospital, London(premiere, 27 September)

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)

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)

Welcome to the Treasuredome artists’ moving image festival curated and presented by Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker, ICCI 360 Arena, Weymouth seafront (10 and 11 August). Also, Teign Spirit 360 is screening throughout the Olympics and Paralympics in the ICCI 360 Arena at Weymouth from July to September. Part of Maritime Mix - London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea.

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) 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).

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)

Manifestations of Place postgraduate research by Lu La Buzz, Gabrielle Llewellin, Kayla Parker and Yan Preston, Scott Building, PlymouthUniversity (14 to 23 March)

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 to 26 April)
DL8 the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for contemporary media and film, Berlin, Germany (15 February)
Artist Cine Club FACT, Liverpool (25 January)

One Minute volume 5 international touring programme of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry:
The Void Cinema, Sheffield Hallam University (8 December)
Vertical Cinema, Cardiff (28 November)
GLIMMER InternationalShort Film Festival, Hull (8 October) 
The London Underground Film Sessions curated by Robert W. Monk and presented by David Sharkey; the Horse Hospital, London (17 August 2011)
The One Minutes exhibition at Peloton Gallery SydneyAustralia. Presentation of the One Minute collections volumes 3, 4 and 5 (24 November to 17 December)
Aid & Abet Cambridge (premiere: 15 July)

Art in Large Doses Paintings in Hospitals annual summer exhibition, Menier Gallery, London (27 July to 12 August)

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)

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)

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 to 8 July)

Fest Anca, City Theatre Zilina, Bratislava, Slovac Republic (2 July)

Melbourne International Animation Festival, Cinema 1, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia (24 June)

Vienna Independent Shorts (VIS) Animate Projects: Marking Time programme, International Short Film Festival,Vienna, Austria (30 May)

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) 

Animate Retrospective programme at Animateka, curated by Animateka Festival Programme Director, Igor Prassel; Slovenian Cinemateque Ljubljana, Slovenia (22 and 23 April)

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)
Flatpack and Fierce Festival, presented by VIVID Birmingham, UK (23 March)
The Museum of Club Culture Hull,UK (5 February)

Crafty Animators exhibition, Thelma Hulbert Gallery Honiton, UK (15 January to 5 March)

Making Tracks presented by Whirlygig Cinema and the Cabinet of Living Cinema:
Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham (3 June)
Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London (20 May)
London Short Film Festival Live Event, Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London (14 January)

Shorts a la Carte London Short Film Festival Special Event, Inamo Restaurant Soho, London, UK (9 January)

Hand Eye Visions: the films of Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore Cine-City the Brighton Film Festival, Lighthouse, Brighton, UK (27 November 2010)

Animated Encounters AnimateTV, Arnolfini's Dark Studio,Bristol, UK (18 and 21 November 2010)

Abertoir Short Film Competition Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Cymru, UK (13 November 2010)

Brisbane International Film Festival Animate Retrospective, curated by Malcolm Turner, Australia (6 and 10 November 2010) 

Visions in the Nunnery exhibition, the Nunnery Gallery,London, UK (2 to 17 October 2010)

Haifa International Film Festival Start Making Sense programme presented by Animate Projects for The British Council; Haifa, Israel (23 to 30 September 2010)

ICCI 360 Festival the Piazza, Plymouth, UK (14 to 18 September 2010)

public//domain a festival of digital art, music, interaction and screenings, Lower Gardens, Bournemouth, UK (16 to 18 July 2010)

Village ScreenScreen Two - Film at the Glastonbury Festival, UK (23 to 25 June 2010)

The Purpose of Drawing exhibition curated by Patrick Lowry and Jacqui Knight, Cube Gallery, University of Plymouth, UK (7 June to 2 July 2010)

The Falmouth Convention Annexinema film programme, The Poly cinema, Falmouth, Kernow, UK (22 May 2010)

One Minute volume 4 international touringprogramme of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry:
Kinofest, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Romania (3 to 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 to 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 (2to- 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 at Spacex, Exeter, UK (30 April 2010)

The Women's Art Show 2010 exhibition Fairfields Arts Centre Basingstoke, UK (27 February to 1 April 2010)

Experiment Week: IDA 360 (Immersive Digtal Arena); IglooVision and ICCI (Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries),University of Plymouth (15 to 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).

Finding Place Scott Building, University of Plymouth, UK (3 to 26 February 2010)

Big Screen, Piazza, Plymouth, UK (12 January to 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 to 29 January 2010).

London Short Film Festival programmes Femmes Fantastique (9 January 2010) and Leftfield and Luscious (10 January 2010) Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK

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 to 14 January 2010)

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)

Aurora 09: Common Ground OpenProjector programme, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK (14 November 2009)

SeaScape an international conference exploring culture as a regenerative force for coastal communities, part of the Skegness International SEAS festival, Skegness UK (premiere, 2 October 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 to 14 January 2010)
The Foyer Gallery, Hull School of Art and Design, UK (26th October to 12th November)
PRISM at Bank St Arts Sheffield, (23 October 2009)
Half an Hour from Paradise at the Marseille Project Gallery, France (19 to 26 September 2009)
All UK Big Screens (27 July to 2 August)
Presented by Directors Lounge (Berlin) at Contemporary Art Ruhr c.a.r. 09, Essen, Germany (5 to 7 June 2009)
The Apollo Opening Night Herne Hill, London, UK (4 June 2009)
Hull Big Screen (1 June to 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 to 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)

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 to 2 July 2008)

Film Circus! Artists’ films at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (10 and 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)

Strange Screen 6th audiovisual festival of Experimental Video and Creative Documentary, Cinema Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece (9 to 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 to 30 June 2007).

Extending the Imagination: Dick Arnall and Artist's Animationintroduced 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)

animate! Re-visions: Life Beyond Live Action Aurora: Norwich International Animation Festival, UK. Group exhibition with AL + AL, Phil Mulloy, Ruth Lingford, Tim Macmillan, Ann Course, and others.

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 to 2 September 2006)

Drawn to the Valley Cube Gallery, University of Plymouth, UK. Group exhibition

The New Flesh Incarnate Artists' 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)

Artist's Films from Lux, Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich, UK (25 March 2006)

Extending the Image 2, Kultur Cine Club,Leeds, UK

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 to 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 to 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)

Lux Unlocked 2, curated by Ian Helliwell, Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad, Norway (June 2005)

Verge 16mm film installation, Salt Gallery, Hayle, Kernow (Solo exhibition with Stuart Moore)

The Naked Animator Edinburgh Filmhouse, Scotland, UK (2 April 2005)

Focus Great 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)

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 to 30 October 2004)

Stuart Moore & Kayla Parker, 16mm triptych installation Wort/Wall/Water and other works including ProjectNight Sounding,and Sunset Strip (with 35mm artwork shown on lightbox) SaltGallery, Hayle, Kernow (solo exhibition with Stuart Moore (24 September to 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)

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 to 17 October 2003, UK

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 to 27 October 2002)

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 to 10 November 2001)

MUTELOOPS Lux Centre, London, UK (11 July 2001)

Best of British British Council programme, Annecy International Animation Festival, France (4 to 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 Connections at Animated Exeter festival, UK

Blood, Tag/Traum for ZDF/ARTE. Television broadcast, Germany

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)

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 to 2 May 1999)

Abstract Art on Film, London Film Makers’ Co-op and the Lux Centre, London. Group exhibition, UK

Stuttgart Filmwinter 
Festival, Germany (14 to 17January 1999)

Berlin InterFilm Festival, Germany (8 to 13 December 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 Festival British Animation, Zita Cinema,Stockholm, Sweden (presented by The British Council) (21 to 23 August 1998) 

Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films Animania: Special Invitation, Zagreb, Croatia (17 to 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 AwardsPublic Choice touring programme, UK (1 February – 5 March 1998)

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 to 13 April 1997) 


Happy Families? ICA, London. Group exhibition, UK

Impakt 97 festival, Utrecht; and touring programme,Netherlands

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

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 Biennial Programme One: Alive and Kicking; international touring programme, curated by John Wyver.

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 to 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 to 1995)

Secret Passions, interview with Kayla Parker and extracts from the film in 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 to 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 Desire ICA Biennial international touring programme, selected by Peter Wollen (1992 - 1993)

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)

Research groups

  • Moving Image Arts (MIA)

 Journal articles and essays

2016 'Co-creating in the landscape with Dominica Williamson' [catalogue essay for Leverhulme Trust Artist-in-residence exhibition at The Royal Geographic Society Annual International Conference, London, 30 August to 2 September 2016]. Plymouth: School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University.

2016 'Not playing ball: Steven Paige’s Let’s Go Bowling' [catalogue essay on printed broadsheet for Gallery in the Cinema artist’s film exhibition in the cinema at Plymouth Arts Centre, 5 to 14 April 2016]. Plymouth: Plymouth Arts Centre and Moving Image Arts.

2015 'Artwork - Kayla Parker - White Body' [film and artist's statement] Critical Contemporary Culture Journal Issue IV PLAY. 1 April 2015. London: LSE. Available: http://www.criticalcontemporaryculture.org/category/issues/issue-iv-play/

2014 'Blobs in tartan colours: Margaret Tait's Painted Eightsome' [essay] Frames Cinema Journal Issue 5 'Framing animation' October 2014. University of St Andrews. ISSN 2053-8812. Available: http://framescinemajournal.com/

2012 'Making Glass' [paper: critical reflection,video documentation with monologue, and film] with Stuart Moore, in Annette Arlander, Yvon Bonenfant and Mary Agnes Covey-Krell (editor-curators) Ex-Trauma: The Opposite of the Traumatic, Experiments and Intensities volume 2, November 2012. Winchester: University of Winchester Press. See online: Experiments and Intensities

2011 ‘White Body’ [film, with research statement and peer reviews] in Charlotte Crofts (ed.) JMP Screenworks Volume 2 AVPhD Issue, Summer 2011. See online: JMP Screenworks

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 [print and online]. Brunel University, West London. ISSN 1470-9120. See online: BST Journal


2010 ‘Memories wanted’ [essay, with film and colour photographic series] in Nicholas Rombes (editor and convenor) REQUIEM // 102.Minute #2916 December 2010. See online: REQUIEM 102

2010 ‘Art of research’ [feature article/interview with Roberta Mock] in Lee Morgan (ed.) Arts Culture Plymouth Issue 3. June 2010 [print and online]. Exeter: News and Media Republic. pp. 26 - 30. See online: 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. 2001. 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 3 feature articles] in Bel Mooney (ed.) Proof: Year of the Artist in the South 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].

Book chapter
2017 ‘In, with and of the world: elemental and environmental direct animation film-making’ [chapter] in Vicky Smith and Nicky Hamlyn (eds.) Experimental and Expanded Animation: Current Perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2017 With Roberta Mock and Ruth Way ‘Heaven is a Place: The politics and poetics of LGB and T location in a community dance film’ [chapter] in Sarita Malik, Caroline Chapain and Roberta Comunian (eds.) Community Filmmaking: Diversity, Innovation, Policy and Practice. London: Routledge. [Submitted]. Publication: 24 April 2017

2016 'Filming the river: memories of the tidal Tamar' [chapter/conference proceedings] in Costa Valenta A., Capucho R. (eds) AVANCA | CINEMA 2016. Avanca: Edições Cine-Club de Avanca.

2013 'Jamming the machine: the personal-political in Annabel Nicolson's Reel Time' [chapter] in Rebecca Emmett (ed.) The Arts in popular culture in history. Plymouth: Plymouth University Press (UPP).

012 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.

“In Chapter 5, “Moving Image Production and the Pedagogical Development of Media Literacy,” Liam French, Stuart Moore and KaylaParker reflect through an experiential learning case study on the extent to which the involvement of young people in filmmaking develops their critical thinking abilities and personal and social development, in addition to fostering such transferable skills as reasoning, meaning negotiation and problem solving. The results of the discussion relevant to various Enquiry-Based-Learning pedagogies also make it quite clear that much could be borrowed from such projects to reach others through curricula that value media literacy, not in the traditional sense of critical reading of media texts, but rather through involving learners in the making of media products and artefacts” (Bahloul, 2012: 7).


Internet publication

2007 Art of Conversation [online creative media education research project]. Plymouth: Sundog Media. See online: Kayla Parker

2006 Unity [site for cultural diversity project]. Plymouth: Plymouth College of Art and Design. Hosted by PCAD until summer 2010.


2005 Street Rat [online film production site] First Light (UK Film Council). Plymouth: Sundog Media. See online: Sundog Media


2004 Wild Ideas: a Perfect World [online film production site] Wild Ideas, Bristol Natural History Consortium. Plymouth: Sundog Media. See online: Sundog Media 


2000 You Are Here [poetryfilm project documentation] Miniature Film Project, Poetry International, and RoyalMail. Plymouth: Sundog Media. See online: Sundog Media


1997 Project [blog: film production diary] One Minute Film commission, London Film Makers’ Co-op. Plymouth: Sundog Media. See online: Sundog Media


DVD publication

2011 ‘White Body’ [film and artist’s statement] in HerStory (July 2011) [DVD of exhibition, 8 June - 8 July 2011, 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 selected films, with booklet]. London: Animate Projects. Order from Amazon and Animate Projects and BFI and LUX


2008 ‘White Body’ [film and research statement,with peer reviews] in Screenwork2 AVPhD Issue [DVD showcase of practice-based doctorial research in screen media - moving image work on film, video and new media 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 video compilation 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 [VHS and DVD]. Princetown: Aune Head Arts (AHA). Order from AHA


Exhibition catalogue

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 on merch (promotional materials, such as postcards and cloth shopping bags).


2008 Spectacular visions [programme notes for x 3 screenings, Jill Craigie Cinema] British Animation Awards 2008: Public Choice Awards. Plymouth: Peninsula Arts.


2004 ‘Project’ in Memory, Narrative, Imaging the un-see-able programme; and ‘As Yet Unseen’, ‘Walking Out’ and ‘Elemental’ in Cinema, spectacle, immersion programme [enlarged film stills], in Jackie Hatfield and Stephen Littman (editors and curators) Experiments in moving image [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 large b/w photograph] in Brion Clinkingbeard (editor and curator) Strandline: where Plymouth meets the sea [exhibition publication, 23 April - 11 June 1994, Plymouth City Art Gallery] Plymouth: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.


Other publication

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 (reprinted twice, 2006) [comprehensive guide to study for level 3 learners, x 64 pages]. Plymouth: Plymouth Learning and Work Partnership, and the 14 - 19 Pathfinder Project [author; design in collaboration with Stuart Moore; production: SundogMedia].


Image publication

2012 ‘Teign Spirit’ [large colour still, Coastcards section], and ‘Sunset Strip’ [large colour still 35mm artwork, penultimate page] with quotation from Kayla Parker, in Animate Projects: experiments in animation [brochure, print and online]. London: Animate Projects. 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, inside back 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 colour film stills] in ‘Images’ chapter Jackie Hatfield (ed.) Experimental film and video: a new anthology. Eastleigh: John Libbey ISBN0-86196-664-3 p. 275. Order from Amazon and John Libbey


2005 ‘Cage of Flame’ [large film still, the cover image; 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 animation techniques (revised edition, 2003; original edition, 1996). London:Quarto ISBN 0-240-51488-2 pp.64 – 65; 131. ‘Walking Out’ film frame also included 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 of British 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 Amazon and John Libbey


1996 ‘As Yet Unseen’ [enlarged film still, the cover image, exhibition programme] (July - September 1996). London: London Film-Makers’ Co-op.


1993 ‘Unknown Woman' [x 2 colour 16mm film frames] in Ilona Halberstadt (ed.) PIX 1. ISSN 0967 8727.


1992 ‘Unknown Woman’ [colour enlarged film still], and ‘A-Z: Parker, Kayla GB’ [bio/filmography] in Jayne Pilling (ed.) Women and animation: a compendium. London: British Film Institute ISBN0-85170-377-1 pp. 80 -81; pp. 133 – 134. Order from Amazon

Esteem items
2015 Victoria Hunter Moving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Performance. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. p. 346.

2015 Zata Kitowski 'Send & Receive: Poetry, Film and Technology' [paper] symposium, FACT Liverpool, University of Liverpool, PoetryFilm and The Poetry Society (5 February 2015)

2013 'Animation' in Alan Burton and Steve 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 animated film directed by Professor Suzie Hanna, Norwich University College of the Arts, in consultation with Dr Sally Bayley, Balliol College, University of Oxford, featuring 'stimmung' sound design 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 features as the window view in scenes with the animated silhouette of American actress Elisabeth 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 emulsion leader. Practitioners of the technique include Len Lye, Norman McLaren, andKayla Parker. Their work can be seen in A Colour Box (1939), Begone Dull Care (1949), and Sunset Strip (1996), respectively.”

2009 Coastcards: a response to the three films Gareth Gardener, Animate Projects (13 October 2009) [online].


2009 A short guide on Britain animation films, British Girl, San Francisco, CA: HubPagesInc. [online, to 2013].

2008 'Experimenting on air: UK artists' film on television' AL Rees in Laura Mulvey and Jamie Sexton (eds.) Experimental British television.Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, p. 158

2008 ‘Composers and animators - the creation of interpretive 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 page illustrated feature on Kayla Parker] Lee Morgan (author and ed.) Art in Devon magazine February/March 2008 [print and online]. pp. 16 – 17.

2007 ‘Transitions and Transgression: The British avant-garde and methods of opposition, 1985-1994’ Gareth Buckell in Filmwaves Issue 34 Autumn 2007. pp. 34 – 39. See on Juliet Jacques At Home 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.”

2007 A history of artists’ film and video in Britain David Curtis (ed.).London: BFI ISBN 1-84457-096-7 pp. 140; 255. Order from Amazon and BFI

2006 ‘Categories of mixed-media artists’ Suzie Hanna in Paul Wells The fundamentals 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.”

2005 ‘Image is everything’ Esther Johnson (curator) in Britishartists' film and video study collection [online exhibition]. See on British Artist's Film and Video Study Collection

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.


2002 Beautiful littlemovers: Everconsidered animation? Annette Ward (2002) in Members newsletter,British Society of Comedy Writers, Edition 037 10 April 2002 (online)

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 the Artist 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.

1999 ‘Animation’ [section] Chris Byrne, in Peter Childs and Mike Storry(eds.) Encyclopaediaof British culture. London: Routledge. p. 27:

"Kayla Parker makes films that are experimental in form, with uncompromising subjectmatter. Cage of Flame (1992) celebrates menstruation 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 one year. The images are drawn directly onto the film using a variety of materials including nail varnish, magnolia petals, hair and net stockings."

1999 Vertigo Volume 1 No. 9Summer 1999 ‘Rendered invisible: the silence of the critics’ by Ruth Lingford: "Kayla Parker's film Cage of Flame, full of rich and powerful images that communicated directly with my body"; and ‘Cage of Flame’ film still ('Woman in Smoke') in 'Breer's babes' by Samantha Moore; 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 page feature; ‘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.

1998 Eatingand Animating: Balancing the Basics for U.K. Independents Marie Beardmore's article in Animation world magazine 3.7, 1 October 1998,Animation World Network pp. 21 – 24.


1998 EuropeanMedia Arts Festival 1998 Andreas Denk in Kunstforum International (Volume 141 p. 362).

1996 ‘British Animation Past and Present’ Pat Raine Webb in Animatoon: world animation journal 6 (2) 1996, Korea pp. 8 - 9, pp. 41 - 42; (Korean translation, illustrated, pp. 36 - 40).

1996 Will the Monster Eat the Film? Or the Redefinition of Animation 1980-94 Simon Pummell in The British avant-garde film 1926 to 1995: an anthology of writings Michael O’Pray (ed.). Luton: John Libbey, University of Luton with the Arts Council ofEngland ISBN 1-86020-004-4. p. 308:

"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, pastel pretty version we are conditioned to accept'".


1996 The NationalLottery: A Polemic Jill McGreal in Animation world magazine 1.8.Animation World Network.

1994 'Mistress of the moving picture' [Frame by Frame exhibition at Plymouth ArtsCentre, review by Isabel Stott] Evening Herald newspaper. Plymouth:Western Morning News (15 December 1994).


1994 Potato: a film and video show Gary Thomas, Steve Mcintyre and Alison Jacques. London: Independent Art Space.Published to accompany the exhibition 'Potato: a film and video show'. ISBN: 1898973009.


1994 ‘Life and times: Kayla Parker film-maker’in Networking: the film, video and television organisation for women newsletter. Leeds: Vera Productions. p. 4.


1994 ‘Art into film’ Philip Dodd, Will Bell and Richard Humphreys, Sight and sound special magazine supplement (July 1994) to accompany the R.B. Kitaj exhibition at Tate Gallery. London: British Film Institute.

1992 Animation in the UK in Women and animation: a compendium Jayne Pilling (ed.). London: British Film Institute ISBN 0-85170-377-1 p. 82. Read René Walling's review in 'Flashback' frames per second July 2005 (online) p. 18.

1989 ‘Learning New Technology with Exeter Film andVideo Workshop’ [report on Arts Council Animateur project at South Dartmoor School, 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


'Experience not Object: the Personal Cinema of Malcolm Le Grice' Art Bite gallery talk for Malcolm Le Grice: Present Moments and Passing Time exhibition, Plymouth Arts Centre and Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth. 2 March 2017

'Seeing is Believing?' Art Bite gallery talk for Searching for Genius: Douglas Gordon exhibition, Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth. 2 November 2016

'Filming the river: memories of the tidal Tamar' [joint paper with Stuart Moore, 20 minutes] AVANCA | CINEMA Conferência Internacional Cinema, Avanca, Portugal. 27 to 31 July 2016

'Reach and Maelstrom: filming the tidal Tamar' [joint paper with Stuart Moore, 20 minutes] Traffic: movement / place / flow / mobility Land2 and Land/Water and the Visual Arts Conference, Plymouth University and Plymouth College of Art. 15 and 16 April 2016

Careers in Academia [20 minute talk, postgraduate research training event for PhD students and research staff from Health, Social Science, Arts and Humanities] the Graduate School, Plymouth University. 16 March 2016

'First Person Film: Performing the Self' [research practice talk] for Bristol LUX Open Forum: First Person Plural session, part of PARALLEL – ICO Art + Cinema Weekend 2016, Arnolfini, Bristol. 15 March 2016

'On location: (re)visiting the past' [paper, 20 minutes] Performance. Experience. Presence. research seminar, Plymouth University. 2 March 2016

Ben Rivers: Short Films [introductory talk, with discussion after the screening] Plymouth Arts Centre. 11 February 2016


'Film' [introduction to research practice] for Bristol LUX Critical Forum, BEEF,  Bristol. 25 June 2015

Image Movement Story symposium [practice-as-research presentation] University of Roehampton, London. 14 June 2014

'Bodies of Water' [introductory talk, with discussion after the screening] for programme of artists' moving image curated in response to the Royal West of England Academy exhibition The Power of the Sea, RWA Bristol. 3 May 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

'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: A Journey Through Artists’ Film, an initiative between Sundog Media and Plymouth 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

'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 history interdisciplinary 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

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

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 SymposiumThe 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


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


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


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

REPORTS selected
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)

AURORA2007: Possible Worlds for Plymouth Media-Partnership (PM-P)

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)

Greenlink Environmental Arts Project evaluation report. Plymouth: Plymouth City Council and Arts Council England (co-authored with Stuart Moore; production: Sundog Media)

Other academic activities

2016-            member of the Digital Research in Humanities and Arts (DHRA) conference Plymouth 2017 organising committee
2015-            ECR member of The Arts Institute steering group
2015-            member of Peninsula Arts Project Group, for moving image
2010 - 2013 member of School of Art and Media Research and Graduate Committee, representing staff doctoral candidates
2008 - 2013 member of Peninsula Arts Film Programme Advisory Committee
2009 - 2010 member of Faculty of Arts Practice and Work Experience Group
2008 - 2010 Faculty of Arts representative on Plymouth University Race Equality Action Scheme Sub-committee; and member of Faculty of Arts Equality and Diversity Committee

Active contributor to Faculty of Arts and Humanities' widening participation and enterprise agendas (2008 to date); animation and creative 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 Jill Craigie Cinema during the 16mm Unravel animation workshop 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 End Film 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 autumn 2012.  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 Diploma Conference, 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 time-lapse 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 and Craig Whyte, and Media Arts Student Ambassadors, and Catherine Slim, Plymouth College of Art. Creating Opportunities 14 - 19 Creative and Media 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 of Arts 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) and other awards from The Learning and Skills Council. As well as programmes of college-wide activities, initiatives included:

·      a residency by Punjabi-British artist Chila Kumari Burman

·      the recording and release of Beyond Words a hip hop/rap album by Jibi/The Loane Ranger; with Kristian Sharpe

·      Diversity Day : a collaborative event with the University of Plymouth Students Union (UPSU) during Fair Trade Week, for BME students in Plymouth

·      D-Day: a day event at PCAD, celebrating diversity and multiculturalism; with a 40 foot-long outdoor graffiti wall, film screenings, non-stop music and jewellery-making workshops

Additional information

2011 Person Centred Planning DVD (producer), a Sundog Media production with Stuart Moore and Logan Baird; commissioned by the Learning Disability Partnership, Plymouth City Council

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, clay animation 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 University College Plymouth St Mark and St John, and National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth.

Previewed at the International Scientific Congress on Climate Change, Copenhagenworld premiere at The Royal Institution of Great Britain. 20 March 2009

Read articles by KelvinBoot: Helping Planet Ocean in Devon LifeThe 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 Mustn't Grumble (consultancy) Young Advisors DVD presentation, Mount Wise, Plymouth; for Devonport Regeneration Corporation

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.

2008 Our Coast, OurSea, OUR PLANET! DVD,animated film about the effects of ocean warming, made with gifted and talented pupils and staff at Ridgeway School, Plymouth; a Sundog Media production. Winner of EUR-OCEANS' European Schools Film Contest about climate change and ocean ecosystems.

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 secondary education, 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 four 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 News Flash Osiris DVD, animation and film drama production with children atGlen Park Primary School in Plymouth; a Sundog Media production for Creative 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 Wild Ideas 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’t Matter if You’re Black or White video documentation of BME young people'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 direct animation 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 a media-based research project, gathering data (first person testimonials to inform policy-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).


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) [animated title sequence and additional artwork]


ARTIST'S WORKSHOPS including continuing professional development (CPD) events for professionals selected
2015 Scratching the Surface 16mm film workshop day for artists; for Sweet FA: A Journey Through Artists’ Film initiative between Plymouth Arts Centre, MIA and Sundog Media; at Studio One, Plymouth Arts Centre. 16 May 2015

2014 Framing the Valley 16mm film-making workshop for artists in Cornwall, at Calstock Arts; for the River Tamar Project's It's All About the River film festival; supported by ICCI at Plymouth University, and Creative Skills. 13 September 2014

2014 Film Time digital film-making workshop day for artists; for Sweet FA: A Journey Through Artists’ Film initiative between Plymouth Arts Centre, MIA and Sundog Media; at Studio One, Plymouth Arts Centre. 12 July 2014

2013 Scratch That! 16mm film-making workshop day for artists; for Sweet FA: A Journey Through Artists’ Film initiative between Plymouth Arts Centre, MIA 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 Gaze exhibition programme for Darwin200, celebrating Charles Darwin and ‘On the Origin of Species’. 28 March 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 Gaze exhibition programme for Darwin200, celebrating Charles Darwin and ‘On the Origin of Species’. 21 February 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). 25 October 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 Estrategia exhibition). 29 May 2008

2007 Move It! Move It! 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 Animation Art day exploring physical (16mm and 35mm film) and digital image-making for Foundation Studies students, Bridgwater College, Somerset (May 2007) Watch the 16mm direct animation created fromfound footage on Vimeo

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 Get Animated! 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 - 2003 Get 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 Wild programme. 

Many projects are in collaboration with Stuart Moore and/or credited to Sundog Media


Kayla Parker
Kayla Parker: Vimeo

Sundog Media
Sundog Media: Vimeo

Animate Projects