Rowena Crowe


  • Perforations
    A group show originating on 16mm - work by Rowena Crowe, Ryszard Dabek, Virginia Hilyard, Peter Humble, Geoff Weary.

    2020 has been a year of sucker punches for many. A year beginning with catastrophic fires we hadn’t seen before, settling in for winding path of the COVID 19 pandemic, we talk of before times; a structure has been ruptured. These perforations have become our new time keeping.

    The works that form this show, are all created to the rhythm of our machine time 16mm perforations. In the context we find ourselves these works also reference our new daily rhythms.

  • Window
    Window was an Artist Film Workshop initiated project that invited artists across Australia to make a collaborative work during lockdown.
    Taking inspiration from Hitchcock’s Rear Window, each filmmaker contributed one roll of black and white celluloid film shot through a window of their house, documenting the visual aspects particular to their confinement.
    Moved to be amongst this crowd of analogue film makers, many of whom I have never met, to see our collective experience come together. Thankyou Windows!
  • Don’t Wait
    Don’t Wait
    Don't Wait is a series of looping animations inspired by Buddhist mind training concepts. It exists in several forms; on 16mm film as a looping animation for projection and as a online interactive meditation designed for hand held devices. The interactive version can be seen at It has been exhibited on 16mm at the Byron School of Art  BSA project space Mullumbimby as part of a group show called ‘Each to Each’ and as an interactive 'book' on a ipad at the 6th Annual Art Book and Multiples fair held at the Queensland College of Art.
  • Music for projection
    Music for projection
    5 animations for projection commissioned by The Letter Quartet. Projected at the Melbourne Recital Centre 2016.
  • Written on the Body
    Written on the Body
    This film was exhibited as part of the Caring for Country exhibition at the Senic Rim Regional Gallery. The film was made by photographing tree trunks in intervals on a medium format film camera. After developing and scanning the film I animate the images in editing software. The accompanying soundtrack is perhaps a surprising choice, a recording of fish singing. Bringing these two unlikely elements together, one from the surface and another from the sea I show that nature is full of exaltation and exists in ways we cannot know but are lucky to glimpse. Sounds of fish were supplied by the Centre for Marine Science and Technology of Curtin University.
  • Artist in residence Rotterdam
    Artist in residence Rotterdam

    Dot and The Tyrannosaurus was an installation using interactive old school hand cranked animation machines and was the result of a residency at Kaus Australis. It was shown at the ‘Route Du Nord 10th anniversary’ exhibition in Rotterdam in 2015.

  • Bloody Mary
    Bloody Mary
    Bloody Mary was a looped animation projection using video mapping software commissioned during my MA animation at St Joost by the Huis Voor Beeldcultuur. The animation team are Rowena Crowe, Armando Goedgedrag and Raimke Groothuizen.
  • Leerlooien
    Leerlooien is a short animation commissioned by the art organisation BKKC in The Netherlands for an app on a land art walking and cycling route. I was inspired by old machines I found on a visit to the leather museum in Waalwijk. The sound track is made by actual recordings of these machines.
  • DropStuff
    A silent short animation commissioned and screened by DropStuff for the art in public spaces screens showing throughout The Netherlands.

Loading images...