Dr Kit Devine

PhD (Archaeology and Anthropology), Postgraduate Diploma (Computer Science) BA Hons (Graphic Design)
College Arts & Social Sciences
T: 02612 58342

Research interests

Digital Art

Digital Heritage

Digital Special Effects 


Serious Games

Video Art

Virtual Heritage



Kit Devine lectures in VR, digital visual effects, visual storytelling and interactive art. Her doctoral work examined the importance of time to the user experience of virtual heritage place. Kit has been involved in computer graphics since 1984 when she created her first animation using code while in her last year at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design in the UK. In 1986 she joined XYZap Productions, one of only two 3D cgi companies in Sydney, as an animator. Over the next 15 or so years she worked in Sydney, London and LA as an animator and effects artist on film, tv and game projects and received various Australian and international awards. She began lecturing at AFTRS in 2002 and has been at the ANU since 2011. Her research interests include Digital Art, Digital Heritage, Virtual Heritage and VR. She is a founder member and Empress of the DLF, a significant though informal, network of industry professionals.

Researcher's projects

Virtual Sydney Rocks 1788-2015

VR Sydney Cove circa 1800

Narabeen Lakes Aboriginal settlement 1950s


Return to top

Updated:  06 June 2020 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers