Winner: Animation 2010 International Film Festival Ireland
The Traveller is an allegorical tale featuring a small intrepid voyager who takes a dreamlike journey in his quest to try and find his place in the world.
The film was created by contemporary Australian artist Anna Glynn and features her original artwork, animation and music. The haunting original soundtrack was also a finalist in the 2006 Australian song writing awards. It is the beautiful vocal improvisation by singer Nina Morrison that makes it so special, cello by - Anne Stuart, violin by Maria Perez-Pulido and Glynn on keyboard.
Over the past six years Glynn has spent time in China creating new works, as artist in residence thru the Australia China Council and 24HR Art/Asialink, collaborating with Chinese artists and exhibiting her artwork. The characters in this film are taken from her paintings which featured in an exhibition at the Zhu Qizhan Art Museum in Shanghai.
2010 Winner: Animation International Film Festival Ireland
2011 Finalist: International Video Art Competition Germany
2006 Finalist: soundtrack Australian Songwriting Awards
2011 Peking University, Beijing, China
2011 Selected as the premier work to launch the Albury Outdoor Digital Gallery, Australia
2011 Dare International Film Festival Ireland
2010 Shoalhaven City Art Centre, Australia
2010 Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Australia
2010 Dungog Film Festival, Australia
2010 Escape Arts Fest, Australia
2009 Casula Powerhouse Art Gallery, Australia
Director's biography - Anna Glynn
Anna Glynn is a multi media artist, whose work includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, writing, music, sound, installation, film, animation and theatre. In 1998 she received an International Women's Day Award for her contribution to 'Women, Art & the Community'. In 2010 she completed an artist-in-residence at the invitation of the French Government/City of Antibes -- France spending three months creating new multimedia works.
She has exhibited internationally: including Peking University, the Art Museum of Zhu Qi Zhan / China & the Kyoto Museum / Japan. At the invitation of the Australian Trade Commission she has exhibited in USA, Canada & China. She has had exhibitions at the Australian Museum, Shanghai Art Fair, Korean International Art Fair and through State public galleries. Her work is represented in government, corporate and private collections. Her sound works have been played on ABC Australia Radio National's Poetica program and ABC 360 Documentaries featured her 'Yarra River Stories', a 30 minute program in 2011. In 2009 her painting 'The Brave Hunter' was selected for the cover of 'A Concise History of Australia'.
In a unanimous decision by the panel of three judges, her digital video artwork, 'Verse Versus...' won the 2009 Historic Houses Trust, Meroogal Women's Art Prize.
March 2010 - Gael Seymore, Project Manager Entente & Official sponsor Heart of Gold International Film Festival
"The Traveller took me to a place of dreaming - of a place we long for, that space of belonging.... that we ultimately discover to be right there inside us. The compelling music accompanying the film adds to the mystery of it all ... I loved it"
January 2010 - Anne-Louise Rentell, Theatre Director, Merrigong Theatre Co. Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
"Anna always takes her viewer to a beautiful and magical place, made all the more exciting and compelling because of her sophisticated but playful engagement with the natural world."
"Wonderful...beautiful - love it!"
January 2010 - Dr Claire Manning BA MEd EdD
"The Traveller inspires all of us to look at our world a little differently. By surrendering to the precious moments, seeing what is good and learning more about ourselves we gain strength to face our everyday challenges."
"Don't let those precious moments fly by"
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