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Continuum: Independent animation from Japan and Australia

  • Art, Film and video
A truck made out of vibrant pink and orange thread
Photograph: SuppliedTjanpi Desert Weavers, 2017

Time Out says

Explore the magic of moving pictures, claymation and beyond at this free exhibition and screening series

Nothing showcases the endless possibilities of imagination quite like animation. Japan and Australia are home to many major animation companies but both also have a thriving indie scene full of creativity and flair. Continuum is a free exhibition that scratches the surface of both countries' dynamic independent animation scenes at The Japan Foundation, Sydney. Head in for a free exhibition, event series, screenings and behind-the-scenes gems.

Continuum will show 15 exceptional works from indie animators from Japan and Australia. Curated by Deborah Szapiro and Honami Yano, the exhibition will travel through different forms of the craft like stop-motion, strata-cut, claymation and more. United by imaginative storytelling the works in Continuum follow narrative threads around time, history, subtle subversion and our relationship with nature and each other. See video presentations, 3D objects, sketches and artefacts that document the particularities of fascinating animation processes.

Exhibiting artists include: Cynthia Burke, Jonathan Daw, Jake Duczynski, Simon Japanangka Fisher (Jr.), Kiyamamizuki, Anthony Lawrence, PAW Media, Ryōtaro Miyajima, Jilli Rose, Jelena Sinik, Shinobu Soejima, Nicholas Tory, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Shane Jupurrurla White, Jason Japaljarri Woods, Kōji Yamamura, Honami Yano, Steffie Yee and Song Yungsung.

Dive into this underrepresented world and discover your new animation obsession. Continuum: Independent animation from Japan and Australia runs until July 2.

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Opening hours:
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 11am-4pm
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