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Kirsty Boyle is an Australian artist whose passion for robots has driven her to travel the world in order to work with other like-minded puppeteers, animators and roboticists. During 2002, Kirsty began study under Mr Shobei Tamaya, a ninth generation Karakuri Ningyo craftsman and last remaining mechanical doll master in Japan. She is currently his only student.


Her practice is truly interdisciplinary, encompassing skills in sculpture, theatrical performance, film and animation, digital arts and design, mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science. She has presented her work via various mediums, primarily via exhibition, but also television, radio and magazine interviews, to delivering lectures and hosting forums and workshops at educational institutions and festivals internationally.


She is currently an Artist (sometimes) in Residence/Guest Researcher at the MedienKunstLabor producing girltron 3.0, supported by The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) and the AI Lab, University of Zurich in association with the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.