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Mirranda Burton Mirranda Burton i(A141647 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Mirranda Burton grew up in New Zealand. Moving to Australia, she studied briefly at the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music before completing an Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts at the North Adelaide School of Art. Burton then lived for a time in the UK and France prior to returning to Australia where, based in Melbourne, she undertook a Bachelor of Multimedia Design at Swinburne University.

Burton has specialised in 'animation, printmaking and writing comix'. Her stories depict 'a myriad of moments, from the mountain peaks of Morocco to lettuce invasions, to rare meetings with caterpillar psychiatrists and vacuum cleaner genies'. Her comics have appeared in Tango and Going Down Swinging since 2006. In 2010 she won the Scenario Prize at the Fumetto International Comix Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland for her comic strip P. S.

Source: Miranda Burton's website, http://www.pawpedaller.com/nav.html and the Melbourne Writers' Festival website, www.mwf.com.au/
Sighted: 05/10/2011

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Fellowship Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $10,000.00

Awards for Works

Hidden 2011 selected work autobiography graphic novel 'At first glance, Mirranda Burton's art room is a hidden world full of strange eccentric characters and mysterious minds. But stay a while and in that room you'll find all the joy and sadness of life, the pain and comfort of community, and the ultimate meaning of art. This hidden world is our world; it is where we all live, together and alone. In Hidden Mirranda Burton is writing about what matters most, and she does so with such gentle humanity and wisdom these stories will stay with you long after you turn the final page and reluctantly close the art room door.' Source: Publisher's blurb.
2011 joint winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Illustrated Book / Graphic Novel Joint winner with Tom Taylor and James Brouwer's The Deep: Here Be Dragons.
Hidden 2011 selected work autobiography graphic novel 'At first glance, Mirranda Burton's art room is a hidden world full of strange eccentric characters and mysterious minds. But stay a while and in that room you'll find all the joy and sadness of life, the pain and comfort of community, and the ultimate meaning of art. This hidden world is our world; it is where we all live, together and alone. In Hidden Mirranda Burton is writing about what matters most, and she does so with such gentle humanity and wisdom these stories will stay with you long after you turn the final page and reluctantly close the art room door.' Source: Publisher's blurb.
2011 joint winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Illustrated Book / Graphic Novel Joint winner with Tom Taylor and James Brouwer's The Deep: Here Be Dragons.
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