Artists turn animators

Turning 'stone age animation' into new contemporary narratives thanks to COVID upskilling.

Data has shown that during the past two years of the pandemic, there has been a significant uptake in animation. It is not surprising to see creatives moving across the porous art silos to the medium, from what would have been a more traditional divide between fine art and creative industries.

But up-skilling is not about throwing what you know out the door. It is about adapting, amplifying and finding a broader context for what you do.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina