Dr Lienors Torre



Senior Lecturer, Screen and Design


Faculty of Arts and Education


SCCA Arts & Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2013
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
Master of Fine Arts, California Inst. of the Arts, 2000
Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University, 1996


+61 3 924 46167


Lienors Torre has a history of practice-based research specialising in animation and material design, including glass art.  Much of her creative practice explores how objects might be manifest through animation in their various forms of existence and the identity/persona they might convey. She curated the innovative Glassimations exhibition, Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, Australia 2013 and Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 2012. This travelling exhibition highlighted the similarities and intersections between glass and animation. The material and philosophical qualities suggested by this work has generated research into the nexus between the screen and the object – between the ephemeral and the material, between time-based and stationary aspects, between light, optics and image. Lienors Torre’s research also explores how objects exist and are experienced in new forms of media and how they can inform and impel the language of these media. These ideas extend into larger questions investigating the human condition and how it exists within the digital realm and in artefacts.
Lienors has also collaboratively pioneered research into the history of Australian Animation, interviewing key figures and animators, as well as conducting archival research. She has co-written two monographs on this subject: Australian Animation: An International History (London: Palgrave, 2018), the first comprehensive history on this subject, and Grendel Grendel Grendel – Animating Beowulf (Bloomsbury 2020).

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Research interests

Australian Animation History
Animation Theory
Animation Practice
Material Design, Craft, Glass making and 3D Printing
Ephemeral and Material Objects
Optics, Light, Screens
New Technologies
Object Theory


Society for Animation Studies
Craft Victoria

Teaching interests

Animation, Screen media, Design

Units taught

ADA102 Building 3D Worlds
ADA201 Creating 3D Characters
ADD103 Design Technologies 2 (3D Printing)

Knowledge areas

Animation Technique
Australian Animation History
Animation Theory
Material Design/Glass Art


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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


Associate Supervisor

Robyn Fuerst

Thesis entitled: Trauma, Memory and Secrets of Holocaust Survivors and the Second Generation. The Australian Context.

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Sally Jeannette Morgan

Thesis entitled: The Poetics of Labour: The Processual Artworks of Sally J Morgan, 1993-2017

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts