PHOEBE BOSWELL

Phoebe Boswell (b. 1982) is an artist/animator who was born in Kenya, brought up in the Middle East, and moved to London in 2000, where she now lives and works. With a formal background in Fine Art, Phoebe has always been concerned with finding the relevant architecture for storytelling, and began to animate in recent years, intrigued by making her drawings move. At first mentored by renowned animation studio 12foot6, Phoebe now works independently and most recently completed the animation for a Wingspan Productions documentary titled ‘The Pendle Witch Child’, presented by poet Simon Armitage, which aired on BBC4 in August 2011. She has since been awarded the Sky Arts Ignition Futures Fund Award to create ‘Nyumbani’, a multimedia installation which uses animation and projection to tell stories based on her parents’ interracial marriage. She has also been shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Animation Fellowship, nominated by Jayne Pilling, founder of the BAAs, and is excitedly awaiting the results. Phoebe is delighted to be involved in Smile For London.

www.phoebeboswell.com