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Kate Balchin

MA work

Beastly Places

My final project, Beastly Places, is an abstract narrative animated short which contemplates in part the complex entanglings of human-animal relations in our shared spaces. 

It is a meditation on woman-nature interconnectedness and the call for individual thinking in reaction to the mob-like enthusiasm for eradicating perceived threats to established power structures. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Animation, 2017

  • Mixed-media animation director.  Soft and sensitive style with an interest in the complex entanglings of human and non-human relations in our shared spaces. Funny/serious abstract narratives.  London via Scotland.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons)Textile Design, Heriot-Watt School of Textiles, 2002; DipHE Animation, Middlesex University, 2016
  • Experience

  • Studio Days Workshop Leader, ReachOutRCA, London, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • SHOW 2017, Royal College of Art, London, 2017; WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2017
  • Awards

  • Honourable Mention, Maureen Furniss Award for Best Student Paper on Animated Media, 2017