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Presented by RMIT Culture

Into the Collection: Women in Animation

Featuring screenings of Lee Whitmore’s Ned Wethered and The Safe House.

A Culture Salon celebrating the AFI Research Collection Fellowship

For over 10 years, the AFI Research Collection Research Fellowship has supported scholars to delve into the wealth of the archive.

The AFI Research Collection holds countless gems and current AFIRC Fellow Ruth Richards has spent a year exploring the remarkable archive of Australian film and television for her research project Histories of Australian Women in Animation.

For this Culture Salon, Ruth will share some of the highlights of her research with two very special guests adding colour to those stories: multi-award-winning animator and local trailblazer Lee Whitmore, and animator and RMIT Master of Games, Animation and Interactivity educator Kate Cawley. An incredible opportunity to hear these influential voices discuss the story of animation in Australia – past and present.

The evening will feature screenings of Whitmore’s award-winning work: her debut animated short, Ned Wethered (1984), and 2006 autobiographical work, The Safe House.

We’re also delighted to announce 2023/24 AFIRC fellowship winner on the night.