Ry Wilkin

Freelance Animator & Digital Artist

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Location:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/rywilkin
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2 Skills
$60
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Artist Statement
Ry Wilkin is a self-taught artist who works with a range of mediums. He was born in Adelaide, South Australia (SA) in 1983, and grew up in rural SA. Before pursuing his art career, Ry worked as a carpenter, which required working with a range of domestic and industrial building materials. The skills developed from this trade have carried over to his art practice. In addition to wood and metal work, Ry’s hybrid art practice incorporates stencilling, digital painting and 2D animation. In 2006 Ry co-founded design label are/why?, a creative space for a range of artists across Australia to collaborate in fashion, design, music and animation. Highlights for are/why? include animation projection at Fuse Festival and This Is Not Art festival, and the nationally-screened video clip for Australian band Sydonia. Ry has exhibited extensively in Newcastle with the ArtHive crew and in 2012 had his first solo show in Melbourne. Ry has since been commissioned by local theatre and music groups for animation projections, digital artwork and short animated clips.

Education
Certificate 3 in Carpentry
Completed SACE (Year 12, South Australian Certificate of Education) in 2000

Skills
Solid understanding of Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects. Skills in Adobe Illustrator and Premier. Comfortable with Ink, Aerosol, Watercolour and Oil paints. Great at cutting out stencils with a pen knife. Has a variety of styles and good communication skills. Can build a house.

Exhibitions
Cat Stuff – Pop up shop and group exhibition curated by Eileen Braybrook at Tinning Street Gallery, Brunswick VIC – August 2014
Diseased – Group exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy VIC – July 2014
40 x 40 – Small works group exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy VIC – December 2013
Mothers Milk – Projected animation background for theatre performance at Forty-Five Downstairs, Melbourne VIC – October 2012
Let Go – Solo exhibition at No No Gallery, Nth Melbourne VIC – June 2012
This Is Not Bart – Simpsons’ themed group exhibition for This Is Not Art Festival at ArtHive, Newcastle NSW – September 2011
Art Vandelay – Seinfeld themed group exhibition at ArtHive, Newcastle NSW – May 2011
Alternate Woodland Critter Evolution Fan-Fiction - Group exhibition at ArtHive, Newcastle NSW – March 2011
A Heaped Serving Of Head Space – Solo exhibition at Green Point Gallery, Green Point NSW – December/ January 2010/11
The Annual T- Shirt Show – Group show curated by Gregory Deakin Bell at Newcastle Art Space, NSW – December 2010
Sneaky September – Group exhibition at ArtHive, Newcastle NSW – September 2010
Catch 22 – Joint exhibition with James Jeffery at ArtHive, Newcastle NSW – August 2010
This Is Not Art Festival, Newcastle - Animated installation Does This Animation Look Big On Me – October 2009
FUSE Festival, Adelaide - Animated installation for Adelaide band Tony Font Show – March 2007

Publications
YP Country Times – Featured with Daniella Trimboli for artistic involvement in I’ll Be Your First Mate – Dec 2014
Cordite Issue 47 – Featured illustration with poem by Nick Hadgelias – July 2014
Transverse Journal Idle/Stasis Issue (Canada) – Featured illustration with poem by Nick Hadgelias – 2013
Art Almanac – listing for No No Gallery solo exhibition Let Go – June 2012
Adelaide Magazine – Featured write up for clothing and design label are/why? – 2007
Tsunami, Street press magazine QLD – Featured write up for clothing and design label are/why? – February 2007
Rip It Up, Street press magazine SA – Featured write up for clothing and design label are/why? – November 2006
Time Off, Street press magazine QLD – Featured write up for clothing and design label are/why? – November 2006

Store/Cafe Exhibitions
E For Ethel – A continued relationship with unique Melbourne St Café and Gift Shop, Nth Adelaide 2013 to present
Zetta Florence – Collaboration with Dallape Chant for Christmas window installation, Fitzroy VIC – December 2012
One Penny Black – Vintage frame stencils and one proud cat stencil still adorn the café’s walls, Newcastle NSW – 2011 to present
Pink Metal ¬¬– Featured artwork in clothing store, Newcastle NSW – 2011

Illustration/Animation
The Nonnas – Animated film clip for Melbourne based band (yet to be officially released) – 2015
Pansy – CD Design and layout for Melbourne based band – 2014
Three D Radio 93.7fm SA – CD Illustration for Depthcharge 13, a compilation of South Australian artists – 2014
MoonRabbit – Illustration and animated content for Melbourne based band – 2013 to present
Society Of Beggars – Illustration, poster artwork and web based content for Melbourne based band – 2013 to present
I’ll Be Your First Mate – Illustration, street art, web content and animation for Melbourne based non-profit organisation – 2014 to present
The Shivering Timbers – Illustration and poster art for Melbourne based band – 2013
Level 30 Podcast – Illustration and web content for Melbourne based podcast – 2013
Sydonia – Animated film clip for Melbourne based band. The clip for the single Taste More was nationally screened on Channel V and Rage – 2008
Doch – A collaboration with Brisbane based gypsy band for their range of clothing designs – 2007
Get Up! – Illustration and design work for Australian non-profit organisation – 2007
Skills (2) Rating
Animation
Digital Art