EDWIN ROSTRON

 

 

Edwin Rostron is an artist, animator, writer and curator based in London. He studied Animation at the Royal College of Art and his work has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals around the world including Ann Arbor Film Festival, Pictoplasma and Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. He is the editor and principal writer for the Edge of Frame blog and programmes Edge of Frame screening events. He has been a juror at a number of festivals and is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art.

edwinrostron@gmail.com

 

EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS:

2016
(As Curator) Edge of Frame Weekend, Whitechapel Gallery and Close-Up Cinema, London, England
(As Curator) No Place Like Home: The Films of Karen Yasinsky, Close-Up Cinema, London, England
(As Curator) Edge of Frame Screening Series at DIY Space for London, London, England
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, USA
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Chitose, Japan
Parts & Labour screenings, (touring) UK
Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, England
Swedenborg International Short Film Festival, London, England

2015
Parts & Labour, Quad, Derby, England (group exhibition)
Lovecraft Re-animated, Spectacular Optical, Toronto, Canada
TAIS Annual Showcase, Toronto, Canada
Directors Lounge, Contemporary Art Ruhr, Essen, Germany
Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, England
London Animation Club, London, England
Ghosting, California, USA

2014
Festival Experimentálních Filmu, Plan 9, Prague, Czech Republic
Outcasting: Fourth Wall Festival, Cardiff, Wales
Carroll/Fletcher Onscreen, online exhibition space for Carroll/Fletcher Gallery, London, England
Floating Cinema, Angel Canal Festival, London, England
Spotlights: Animation, Whirlygig Cinema at Hackney Picturehouse, London, England
Topography Disarranged, Queen of Hungary Project Space, Norfolk, England
One Minute Volume 7, (touring), UK
'Artgrease', Public Access TV, Buffalo NY and Philidelphia PA, USA

2013
Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, Chicago, Brooklyn and Richmond, USA
Helsinki Comics Festival, Helsinki,  Finland
Imagina Animation Festival, Lima, Peru
One Minute Volume 6, (touring), UK
One Minute Volume 7, (touring), UK
Winnepeg Undergound Film Festival, Winnepeg, Canada
ArtLacuna Film Festival, London, England
Night Light, SOMArts, San Fransisco, USA
Magmart International Video Festival, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Italy
Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, USA
The World In Your Mind, Strzelski Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany (group exhibition)

2012
Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Swedenborg International Short Film Festival, London, England (in competition)
Experimentica Festival, Cardiff, Wales
Streaming Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Transcosmic Geometry, University of North Texas, USA
The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, Brooklyn, USA
Sonica Festival, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
Digitalis, MediaCityUK, Salford, England
Outcasting: Fourth Wall Festival, Cardiff, Wales
Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, Chicago, USA
One MInute Volume 6, Aid & Abet, Cambridge, England
Assembly13, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, England
One Minute Volume 6, One Day Wonder(ment), Manchester, England
One Minute Volume 6, The Horse Hospital, London, England
art:gwangju:12, Gwangju, South Korea
Welcome to the Treasuredome, ICCI 360 Arena, Weymouth, England
Vertical Cinema programme at Being², Cardiff, Wales
Unoccupied Territory, Tunbridge Wells, England
Animasivo, Mexico City, Mexico
Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, England
Last Friday Shorts, TAP, Southend on Sea, England
Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Cinema Centre, Montreal, Canada
Vertical Cinema, Cardiff, Wales
London Short Film Festival, ICA, London, England

2011
Digitalis, BFI Southbank, London, England
Electric Literature at The Franklin Park Reading Series, New York, USA
Animation Open, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, England (Group Exhibition)
Pop Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Hackney Film Festival, London, England
Animate OPEN: Digitalis, www.animateprojects.org (Group Exhibition)
The Great Big Empty Shop Experiment, Cardiff, Wales (Group Exhibition)
Transcosmic Geometry, Austin, Texas, USA
Plastic Paper Festival, Winnepeg, Canada
Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Cinema Centre, Montreal, Canada
Vertical Cinema, Cardiff, Wales
Transcosmic Geometry, Artists’ Television Access, San Fransisco, USA
Last Friday Shorts, TAP, Southend on Sea, England

2010
Abertoir National Horror Film Festival of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales
Rough Machines, Animate Projects, www.apengine.org
New Management, Magistrale2010, Berlin, Germany
Day at the Beach, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
Lightbox Festival, Sligo, Ireland
Fastnet Short Film Festival, Schull, West Cork, Ireland
Plastic Paper Festival, Winnepeg, Canada
Drawn, The T-Room, Berlin, Germany
Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, England
Last Friday Shorts, TAP, Southend on Sea, England
London Short Film Festival, London, England (in competition)

2009
Darklight Festival, Dublin, Ireland
Sydney International Animation Festival, Australia
London International Animation Festival, London, England
Melbourne International Animation Festival (in competition), Australia
A42D, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK (Group Exhibition)
Kurye International Video Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
AIAF Tour: Bendigo / Adalaide / Newcastle, Australia
Australian International Animation Festival, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Underground City, Divus, London, England
onedotzero at EMPAC, Troy, New York State, USA
Némo Film Festival, Paris, France
Pictoplasma, Haus der Kulteren der Welt, Berlin, Germany
ANIMEX Festival, Middlesborough, England
MG Fest '09, Chicago, USA (Group Exhibition)

2008
onedotzero Festival, BFI Southbank, London, England
Talent 2009, The Designhuis, Eindhoven, Netherlands (Group Exhibition)
RCA Graduation Show, Royal College of Art, London, England (Group Exhibition)
IWMSFF – Imperial War Museum, London, England
Eat Our Shorts Festival,  BFI Southbank, London, England
2007
The Disaster Area: Edwin Rostron and Kate Allen, Bloc, Sheffield, England (2 person exhibition)
Bloc Projects Billboard Commission, Sheffield, England
Future Shorts, Camden Arts Centre, London, England

2006
Bloc Assembly, Bloc, Sheffield, England (Group Exhibition)
His Life Is Full Of Miracles, Site Gallery, Sheffield, England (Group Exhibition)
Beneath, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, England (Group Exhibition)
Short Circuits Interrupted, The Forum, Sheffield, England
The Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales, England
Consortium, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Space, London, England
Le Festival International du Premier Film, Annonay, France

1999 - 2005
S1 Members Show, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, England (Group Exhibition)
Side Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Cornwall Film Festival, Falmouth Arts Centre, England
Host:Cinema, Showroom, Sheffield, England (and compilation DVD)
Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, England (Yorkshire Short Film Award Nominee)
Short Circuits: UK Touring Programme (and compilation DVD)
Exploding Cinema, London, England
Candid Arts, London, England
Picture Palace North, Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

COMMISSIONS AND AWARDS:

AS CURATOR:
2016: Arts Council England and Jerwood Charitable Foundation grants for Edge of Frame Weekend

AS ARTIST:
2015: Animate Projects / London Sinfonietta opera animation commission
2011-12: Two Electric Literature 'Single Sentence Animation' Commissions
2010: Animate Projects 'Rough Machines' commission
2005: Arts Council England Research and Development funding
2003: UK Film Council ‘Digital Shorts’ commission
2002: Sheffield Independent Film Bursary

 

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