Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Jill Kennedy took degrees in Design at Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology, majoring first in painting (2002) and then animation (2006).
Following the experimental animation that emerged from her later studies, Jill developed the concept for New Educational Series. This collection screened at numerous local and international venues, including museums, film festivals, as well as public and private galleries. Jill's work has gained attention from artists such as Mark Braunias, with whom she worked to animate a number of his drawings.
Found images from old books and journals are given life-like qualities and juxtaposed to absurd effect.
Stop-frame animation of a man and a woman from 1970s magazines.
Animations of an aeroplane alternate with animals and birds, and scraps of onscreen text which reference science, environmental issues, and music.
A collage and cut-and-paste of fish, soldiers, and other miniature moments.