Simon Ward is a video maker and animator from Wellington, New Zealand.
He has made music videos, co-directed three seasons of the animated comedy series, Aroha Bridge, with Jessica Hansell through Piki Film and collaborates with visual artist Jess Johnson, turning her drawings into animated videos and virtual reality artworks.
Hayden, Leonie “Coco Solid on the return of Aroha Bridge and the fight for Ihumātao” The Spinoff, July 25th, 2019
Lopesi, Lana “Finally, a TV series that reflects intelligent young brown people – and foretells Ihumātao” Noted, Aug 22 2019
Aoake, Miriama “A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge” The Pantograph Punch, Sept 9th, 2019
Behan, Alex “Why Kiwi animation will never be the same after Aroha Bridge” Stuff, July 25th, 2019
WORK WITH JESS JOHNSON
Frasier, Suzanne. “Terminus: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward,” Un Projects, September 27, 2018.
Wilson, Emma Kate. “Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds,” (interview), Ocula, 15 November 2019.
Wallen, Doug. “A Surreal Psychedelic VR Adventure Comes to Heide,” Broadsheet (website), 14 November 2019.
Smith, Andy. “Jess Johnson, Simon Ward Bring ‘Terminus’ to Heide Museum,” Hi-Fructose (website), November 6, 2019.