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Riverina Recollections

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Riverina Recollections by Pam Readford

Thursday 20 July through to Wednesday 9 August nightly from 6.00pm – 11.59pm

Australians are truly lucky to live in a country so densely beautiful. However, the beauty of the world around us can get lost in the bustle of day to day life and consequently we often take for granted the lushness and variety of our native flora and fauna.

The Riverina is buzzing with native fauna; by positioning them on a screen in the centre of the city this project seeks to bring the attention to the beauty of the creatures that we share our space with and endeavours to represent their ongoing, parallel and intertwining presence throughout our region. The animals move in silhouette which serves to challenge the viewer’s familiarity with the subject - Can the animal be identified by its silhouette and the mannerisms of its movement?

Pam Readford is a digital artist and animator who grew up in Dubbo, Central West New South Wales. Completing her Honours in Animation and Visual Effects in 2015, Pam specialised in Animation and Visual Effects at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga. Along with teaching Animation and Visual Effects at CSU, she has worked on several local community projects including a series of short animated Wiradjuri language learning resources in collaboration with Wiradjuri elders and Sharing and Learning. 

Pam has a long history with the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF), and the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF). Pam was a judge for MIAF in 2011, a technical assistant for AIAF and screened several of her short animated films at both festivals.

After spending two years living in Vancouver Canada, Pam’s practice has naturally evolved around the idea of home; Australia. It's vast beauty, and how lucky we are to call it home.

Pam participated in the NightLights Masterclass led by Joel Zika in April 2017, and was one of three participants to be commissioned to complete projects. Currently resideing in Sydney, Pam is working in motion graphics and animation for the TV show MythBusters.