Workshops

I design and deliver animation and video worshops and collaborative projects for children and adults, artists, community groups and creative organisations. These have included  Craft Victoria, the 'She Can Create' projectArtplay, Signal, Chamber Made Opera at the Venny and the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre in Yirrkala, Arnhem Land. (Examples below).

I recently spent 1 year as the Public Programs Producer at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, where I was responsible for programming and producing a diverse slate of public programs, including talks, workshops and special events, for children, specialist and general public audiences and communities. Prior to that I have worked at ACMI regularly since 2006 as Digital Storytelling Coordinator, Public Program Facilitator and Screen Education Deliverer, teaching skills in video, animation and TV studio production and facilitating documentary storytelling. (You can watch examples from the ACMI Digital Story collection here).

I was a sessional lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University from 2004-2008. I wrote and taught multiple courses per semester combining theory and analysis with practical screen outcomes. Courses I taught included Concept Development, Narrative, Time Based Media, and Collaborative Project production. I also supervised graduate projects ranging from short films to interactive works. I am currently a Teaching Associate at Monash University's Art, Design and Artchitecture School (MADA), teaching Video Production.

Some examples from my independent workshop practice -

Here is the film created by young people at the Venny with Christie Stott and I, as part of a partnership between the Venny and Chamber Made Opera. (Read more about it here).




Here's one of the works created with students at Yirrkala School in North East Arnhem Land as part of an 'Artists in Schools' residency I did there in 2013. You can read more about that project here.




Here's a project Dell Stewart and I made with children at Artplay in 2011. You can find out more about this project and see more of the children's work over here :


What Animal Are You? from Kate Matthews on Vimeo.

And some excerpts from 'The Whole World Smells,' a film Dell and I made with children at Wooranna Park Primary School. Wooranna Park has a very culturally diverse school community, with many children who have had refugee experiences. The children explored their sense of smell and how it connects them with the world around them, their memories and their cultures. This film screened at the Melbourne International Animation Festival in 2008.



International Noses from Kate Matthews on Vimeo.


Smells and Memory from Kate Matthews on Vimeo.

Here's the animation a group of teenage girls made during a workshop with Dell and I for the 'She Can Create' project (this one is silent):



Here are some examples of animation from some short workshops I ran at Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre in Yirrkala, Arnhem Land in 2012 - the top one of the clips created by a Grade 5 class from the Yirrkala School, the bottom by Randjupi Mununngurr and Ishmael Marika from the amazing Mulka Project. (These ones are also silent). Randydjupi's scene uses offcuts from the bark canvases Yirrkala's amazing bark artists use for their paintings. 









My friend Donald Russell the carpenter helped build a stop animation rig for these workshops out of scrap materials from the art centre - I was so excited to see that Randjupi and the Mulka team then used the setup to make their 27 minute (!!!) film combining animation and video, 'Baywara Manda', which you can watch over here. And these workshops were also a 'getting to know you' opportunity with the community and the school that led us to get back together for the longer project in 2013.