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Friday, October 10, 2014

Joanna Quinn ~ 'Beryl Dreams of Cherubs'

Joanna Quinn discovered the magic of animation during her BA in Graphic Design at Middlesex University. Her first film, 'Girl’s Night Out' (1986), won 3 prizes at the Annecy Animation Festival in 1987 and thrust her into the international animation scene. The film introduced the anti-heroine character of Beryl and follows her antics when she goes to see a male stripper. Since then, Joanna has founded her own company, Beryl Productions producing commercials for Charmin, Whiskas and United Airlines as well as her own personal films. Joanna has won a raft of top awards, including Emmys, Baftas and Jury prizes at all the major animation festivals. Two of her films, 'Famous Fred' (1996) and' The Wife of Bath' (1998) have received Oscar © nominations. Her masterpiece, 'Britannia', a brilliantly biting view of British Imperialism, won her the prestigious Leonardo Da Vinci award in 1996, which was ironically presented by Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace!

Joanna has been honoured with retrospectives of her work in all over the world including Rome, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Stuttgart, Zagreb, Hiroshima, Toronto, Montreal, Gothenburg, Bradford, Cordoba, Tampere, Ottawa, Valencia and Taiwan. 2008 saw the culmination of her work in a beautiful exhibition called ‘Drawings that Move’, curated by Michael Harvey at the National media Museum in Bradford.

Joanna has very kindly donated an original frame from the fabulous 'Dreams and Desires: Family Ties'. The artwork is entitled 'Beryl Dreams of Cherubs'. She has also included for auction on November  - a dvd collection of her films, a book and 3 beautiful flipbooks.