Japan Foundation

Continuum: Independent Animation from Japan and Australia

Discover the boundless possibilities of independent animation in continuum: Independent animation from Japan and Australia.


Event Details



This exhibition celebrates 14 vibrant and subtly subversive works of contemporary independent animation from filmmakers across Australia and Japan. The works featured in the collection seek to stand apart from mainstream animation, offering viewers a perspective into the unique forms of storytelling from each country. Connected by the concept of continuum as expressed through separate yet coalescing moments, these films tell us much about ourselves, often challenging long-held narratives surrounding our relationship to nature, history and each other.

continuum features recent video works from award-winning filmmakers including Kōji Yamamura and Jilli Rose, as well as remote indigenous media organisation PAW Media and social enterprise Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Presented alongside the collection of films are 3D objects, sketches and other media that document the laborious and intricate processes of animation production.

Curated by Deborah Szapiro (UTS) and Honami Yano (Nagoya University), this exhibition offers attendees a unique chance to explore the continuum of human connections, through untold and underrepresented narratives.

An event program featuring film screenings, workshops, talks and a catalogue launch will run in conjunction with the exhibition.

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