Andrew Hagan has over 20-years’ experience as an academic and practitioner. He is a digital artist, visual effects producer & supervisor, co-director of the Australian International Animation Festival, Adobe Certified Expert, Autodesk Certified Maya Instructor, international judge, and with relevant degrees in BA (Fine Arts) (Honours) and BA (Television Production), he established Australia’s first undergraduate university degree dedicated to the artistry of Animation and Visual Effects.
He has exhibited large-scale projections in Wagga Wagga including Their Light Shines On (2015), WATCHES (2015), Brightlights (2017), The Poet’s Exchange (2017), and Christmas & New Year animations (2013-2017).
Andrew has innovated change within the university sector to enable creative artists to embrace new technology but wants to future-proof more than graduates, and has an optimistic vision of how beneficial to society shared knowledge can be. His broad experience of researching creative technology has provided him with professional expertise while also supporting his educational interests in sharing comprehensive artistic theory and practice with others. His latest work is in real-time visualisation that combines the art and science from diverse fields spanning primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary industries.
Andrew wants to help democratise digital arts so that regional artists can transition from storytelling to story-living.