Tamlyn Young Curriculum Vitae

Name: Tamlyn Philippa Young (Ms)
Address: Viborg, Denamrk
Cell: +45 81510531
E-mail: justamyoung@gmail.com
Website: young.withtank.com
Nationality: South African
Sex: Female

An Illustrator, animator and multimedia artist. Currently researching digital storytelling as a socially engaged art practice. Focusses on animation and interactive books as tools to develop literacy and promote the sharing of stories in communities.

Stellenbosch University: Master of Visual Communication (Illustration) 2011
Durban University of Technology: Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts -2007
Vega Imagination Lab: Brand Communication & Graphic Design -2004

August 2012- Current
The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark:
Illustrating and Co-developing an Interactive digital book : ‘The Possibilitree’
Assistant teacher in the International module ‘Animation as a Learning Tool’
Animation Workshop facilitator Centre for Animation Pedagogics ( department of the Animation Workshop)

July 2012- August 2012
Guest teacher and resident artist at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Summer program,
Venice, Italy

August 2010- Current: Illustrator
Happy Artworks Studios, South Africa
Educational Art (textbooks and readers), Picture Books

April 2011-May 2011: Guest Lecturer
Stellenbosch University, Visual Arts Department, South Africa
Developing and co-facilitating ‘Traces and Trajectories’ a drawing and mapping workshop with 1st year Fine Arts students.
Aim: to encourage creative development through experiential arts practice in public spaces.
Conducting feedback and consultation sessions with students.
Assessment of projects.

March 2011: Website Illustration
Shuttleworth Education Foundation, Siyavula Trust
Developing illustrations for the promotion of printed and digital high school textbooks.

November 2008- December 2009: English and Art Teacher,
Yeong-Cheon Elementary School, Gwangju, South Korea.
Arts and English Instructor
Development of instructional material for English Immersion Camps.
Initiating and facilitating animation workshops with learners aimed at developing conversational English skills through visual storytelling.

Jan.2005-August 2008: Creative Development Lecturer, Vega Imagination Lab College, Durban, South Africa
-Exposing learners to a variety of creative tools and disciplines including Illustration, Animation, Digital design, Documentary Film, Fashion Design, Printmaking, and Installation Art.
-Encouraging an interdisciplinary approach integrating traditional and digital creative media
-Developing integrated conceptual and crafting skills (2D & 3D) in tertiary learners.
-Developing a curriculum designed to encourage creativity with strategic intent
-Facilitating brainstorming and feedback sessions aimed at developing creative solutions in response to a project brief..
-Facilitating creative and personal development through the cultivation of social awareness, in learners.

2011: Participant in Art Enclosures Residency Venice , Italy.
2011: Awarded Oppenheimer Trust Bursary for international study.
2008: Participant in residency at la Corbiere, Switzerland
2007: Winner of the Emma Smith Art Scholarship.
2007: Finalist in the Fulbright Scholarship Awards
2005: Loerie Award -Bronze (Brand Identity Campaign, Book Design,)


2012, October ‘Piece_by_Peace’ .Animated short film 2012: Animated film selected for screening during African Animation festival ‘Kunjanimation’
Venue: Alliance Francais, Johannesburg, South Africa

2011, October ‘Trace’
Venue: Casa Di Trei Oci, Venice, Italy
Multimedia Exhibition of works exploring migration produced during the Art Enclosures residency ,including an animated interactive book

2011, August ‘I Wish’
A series of ‘I Wish’ portraits of members of Khayaletsha township.
For new community hospital

2011, June ‘First Editions’
Venue: ‘Salon 91’, Cape Town, South Africa
Exhibition of picture books and animations

2009, ‘Here_Now’
Venue: Kwangju International Centre, Kwangju, South Korea
Solo Exhibition of illustrations made during the Day_2_Day Project (day2day.withtank.com)

2009, September ‘Peace Project’, Venue: Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition sponsored by Chinese and Korean Government

2009 September ‘Space We Share’ ,Venue: Kwangju, South Korea
Multi-media exhibition by members of the Kwangju International Artists Collective

2008, October ‘Silent Shadows’, Venue: Village Nomade, Switzerland
Exhibition of artists book as a culmination of a one month silent residency.

2008, September‘A Place I Know Well’ , Venue: PROGR, Bern, Switzerland
Exhibition as a culmination of a one month residency investigating mapping and memory. Collaboration with Pro Helvetia & Laboratoire Village Nomade,

2008 March “Cream”, Venue: K.Z.N.S.A Gallery (Durban, South Africa)
Multimedia exhibition featuring the “I Wish…” project produced during the CASCOLAND residency (animation, installation)

2008, February CASCOLAND (Amsterdam) International Public Arts Project
Venue: Durban, South Africa
Developing site-specific artworks/interventions for public spaces.
Projects: ‘Wish Collecting’ and ‘Along the Way’.

2007, November ‘Outside-In’
Venue: Durban University of Technology (Durban ,South Africa)
Graduate Solo Exhibition: video, animation, installation

2007, September“Human Insides” Selected to film and edit a documentary for the project initiated by PULSE / RAIN Artists’ Initiatives Network)


2012 (October) Animation Workshop Copenhagen , Denmark. Animated storytelling with groups of students from Local schools

2011 (February) Traces and Trajectories, Stellenbosch University Visual Arts department. Workshop investigating drawing and personal cartographies with 1st year Fine Art Students.

2009 (September) Kwangju International Centre Stop-Motion Animation Workshop with local community members
Techniques: Claymation, Flipbook animation, Found object animation.

2009 (August) What Goes Around ,Kwangju, South Korea Animation workshop with Grade 6 students as part of English Summer Camp
Techniques: Flipbook, Whiteboard animation, Live-action animation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze1Ao9h6L44 To view the results of this workshop view this link or search: You Tube Justam78 Round

2008 (August) Home is… Durban South Africa. 1 week Stop motion animation workshop for teenagers/young adults exploring ideas of what ‘home’ means for them.

2007 (April) Wentworth, South Africa. (Assistant) Youth Workshop: drawing /painting to map and assess the impacts of pollution and gangs in the local community.


‘Along the Way’ (2008): A collection of stories profiling the lives of ten people living and working in Durban city and informal settlements.

‘Trace’(2011): A collection of visual stories documenting the daily lives and earliest memories of people living in Venice , Italy and Stellenbosch , South Africa.

People in Space make Place’, An Investigation of Art as Social Practice