We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Spencer Clark Rocket

Work by Spencer Clark

My body of work is based on the untamed creativity in the mind of a child, and the rare, engaging quality found in its imperfection. I used hand-drawn stop-motion animation to visually convey this, using animation’s own imperfections and simplistic style to parallel the protagonist’s childlike creative outbursts. I was inspired by the films of Don Hertzfeldt, and his use of voiceover and minimalistic script to create emotion in the most unlikely places. I created my film through the repetitious drawing of over 2000 frames of animation, altering each frame slightly each time.

Influencing artists:
Don Hertzfeldt
Chesley Bonestell
Charlie Kaufman
Gene Roddenberry


Newtown High School of the Performing Arts



HSC year