Associate Professor Andi Spark
Andi heads the Animation program at Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, from a long background in character animation for a variety of commercial studios, and independent film productions in both Sydney and Melbourne. Her position as animation director led to collaborations with artists, animators and musicians as supervising producer for internationally award winning short films and music videos, garnering prizes from numerous film festivals including Annecy, Cannes and Melbourne.
Her career as an educator began with the Victorian College of the Arts and Swinburne University and she has travelled extensively as a visiting scholar, including to California USA, Taiwan, China, Malaysia and New Zealand. She has exhibited works in a number of group exhibitions, including animation installations and site-specific projections for public art screenings, and recently produced the animated 'sets' for Opera Queensland's La Boheme season.
Her current research project focuses on responses to issues of anxiety and depression, specifically postpartum depression as part of a major research project regarding the representation of adult women in animation.