SHOWREEL, June 2011
About Me: I am an artist who works predominantly with animation. I incorporate it into installation, films, music videos, commercial work and anywhere else it might fit in. I aim to do projects that are out of the ordinary and show me new ways of using animation.
ISOBEL KNOWLES BA(Media Arts)
Isobel is an award winning artist and animator. Her multidisciplinary practice spans short film, interactive installation, cross-platform performance, music, painting, photography and illustration. Her most recent achievements include winning the 2010 Premier of QLD's National New Media Art Award, being given an Award of Distinction at the 2012 Ars Electronica Festival and publishing a children's book with Thames & Hudson.
Graduated Bachelor of Arts (Media Arts), RMIT, 2001
Certificate IV Small Business, RMIT, 2005
Certificate IV Training & Adult Education, TDIA, 2015
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 The Great Bubble & Squeak Factory, Artplay Gallery, Melbourne
2015 A Matter of Factory, Turner Galleries, Perth
2013 A Matter of Factory, Westspace Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Rooftops en plein air, C3 Gallery, Melbourne
2011 It’s a jungle in here, Screenspace Gallery, Melbourne (Melbourne Arts Festival)
2011 ACMI Video Garden, Melbourne.
2010 There is something missing from your magic realism, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne
2004 Retrospective, Next Wave Festival, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION / SCREENINGS
2017 Summer Kids Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2016 Faux Studio, C3 Conteporary Art Gallery, Abbotsford
2016 What Happens Now? Queen Vic Market, Melbourne
2016 Playful, City Library Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Space (Works on Paper Prize), Banyule Arts & Culture Centre, Ivanhoe
2015 Art At Play, Ars Electronica & Singapore Science Centre, Singapore
2014 In Your Dreams, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick
2014 Animafest, Zagreb, Croatia
2014 Journey to Fantastic Lands, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
2013 Responsibility, Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Zürich, (Switzerland).
2013 It's a jungle in here, The Rocks, Sydney. Part of ISEA 2013
2013 Experimenta at Powerhouse Museum for ISEA 2013, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
2012 CyberArts 2012, OK Centrum, Linz, (Austria) Part of Festival Ars Electronica.
2012 Cinekid, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2012 Contemporary Australia: Women, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
2012 Selectively Revealed, Chulalongkorn University Art Space, Bangkok (Thaliand)
2012 Selectively Revealed, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (Taiwan)
2011 Selectively Revealed, Aram Art Gallery, Seoul (Korea)
2011 The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me, Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles (USA)
2011 Secret Animal Realms, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Studio Apartment, C3 Conteporary Art Gallery, Abbotsford
2010 Premier of Queensland's National New Media Art Award, QLD Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
2010 Experimenta Utopia Now International Biennial of Media Art, BlackBox Melbourne, Carriageworks, Sydney.
2010 Experimenta Screening Program, World Expo, Shanghai (China)
2009 Next Wave Time Lapse program, Federation Square, Melbourne
2008 Under the Influence: Art and Music, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2008 MIFF music video selection, Melbourne
2008 Next Wave Nightclub Project, Billboard, Melbourne
2007 MIFF music video selection, Melbourne
2005 Option Escape, Next Wave Festival, Westspace Gallery, Melbourne
2004 2004, ACMI, Melbourne
2004 One Last Look, 4 channel audio visual performance, ACMI, Melbourne
2006 Sundance Film Festival, Park City (USA)
2005 Chicago International Film Festival, AFI Fest (Los Angeles), Cinanima (Portugal), Stockholm International Film Festival, Anima Mundi (Brazil), KROK (Ukraine).
2005 Cannes Film Festival, in competition, (France).
2005 Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane International Film Festivals.
2005 Experimenta's House of Tomorrow, FACT, LIverpool (UK)
2004 Experimenta's House of Tomorrow, ICA, London (UK)
2004 Experimenta's House of Tomorrow, Media City Seoul New Media Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art.(Korea)
2003 Experimenta's House of Tomorrow, Black Box, Melbourne.
2015 City of Melbourne Art Play New Ideas Lab
2013 Australia Council Emerging & Experimental Arts
2011 Australia Council Inter-Arts
2009 Experimenta Commission
2009 Next Wave Time Lapse
2007 Australia Council Runway Initiative
2003 Experimenta New Vision Commission
2012 Award of Distinction – Interactive Art, Ars Electronica Festival
2010 Premier of Queensland's National New Media Art Award.
2005 Golden Hugo for Best Animation, 2005 Chicago Film Festival.
2005 Special Mention, Cannes Film Festival.
2015 Wilson, Clare, Freelancing in the Creative Industries,
pg 21-2, 49-50, 55, 228, 39, 138
2015 Bailey, John, "House built at Big West festival for Dwelling, a show about homeless women and children", The Sydney Morning Herald, November 12.
2012 Blair, Ulanda, “interactivity, agency & the ethics of participation”,
RealTime issue #108 April-May 2012 pg. 22
2012 Warren, Kate, “Animated Encounters”, Excerpt Magazine #03 online May 2012, pg. 59
2010 McKnight, Brendan. "You Were In My Dream", Desktop Magazine online March 2010 desktopmag.com.au/features/you-were-in-my-dream
2010 Valent, Danni. "Favourite Things", The Age Good Weekend, February, 2010, pg 33
2009 Flannigan, Mary, Critical Play: Radical Game Design pg 44, 45
2009 Tofts, Darren. “Stacked” Realtime online, October 2009 realtimearts.net/studio-artist/I-fell-off-my-bike
2007 Bailey, John. "The great video revival", Sunday Age, July 2007