Joseph has given talks, lectures and workshops to a wide range of audiences and offers bespoke sessions in animation and puppetry. Animation topics include; stop-motion animation, puppet and model making, ideas development, storytelling and animation history. Puppetry and theatre topics include cinema on stage, improvisation, devising, characterisation and visual storytelling. Joseph has spoken at festivals and universities and held workshops at arts centres and schools. From 2011 to 2013 Joseph worked as one of the key workshop leaders for Bristol Old Vic Young Company, he has acted as a student mentor at Central School of Speech and Drama, ran a new-writing module at London Academy of Dramatic Art and curated the film programme for Bristol Festival of Puppetry 2015 featuring the Quay Brothers and Barry Purves.
Selected talks and workshops
Creating Animated Worlds, Masterclass, Camberley International Festival, UK 2018
Facilitating the Puppet Party + workshops, Flatpack Festival, UK, 2018
The World of Ivor Wood panel, Manchester Animation Festival, UK, 2017
Péter and Joseph's World of Stop Motion, 4 day workshop at Primanima Festival, Hungary, 2017
Desert Island Flicks, interviewing Michael Dudok de Wit, Encounters Festival, UK, 2017
The Great War Horse - closing plenary, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, 2017
Animated Worlds on Screen and Stage, Falmouth University, UK, 2016
Aesthetics & Storytelling in Puppetry on Stage & Screen, University of Surrey, UK, 2016
Joseph Wallace Retrospective, Kiskakas FilmKlub, Hungary, 2016
Director, New writing project, London Academy of Music and Drama, 2016
Student mentor, Central School of Speech and Drama, 2016
Puppets on Screen: Aesthetics & Storytelling, Curious School of Puppetry, UK, 2016
Animation is not a Genre, University of South Wales, UK, 2016
Creative Practices on Stage & Screen, lecture, University of Bedfordshire, UK, 2015
37 Years With Puppets: In Conversation with Barry Purves, Bristol Festival of Puppetry, UK, 2015 Alchemists of the Inanimate: In Conversation with the Quay Brothers, BFP15, UK, 2015
Joe & Péter’s Film & Music Show, Animac Festival, Spain & Bruz Festival, France, 2014-2015
Midsummer Night’s Dream panel with Tom Morris and puppetry workshop, Spoleto Festival, USA, 2013 A Midsummer Night's Dream Adult Performer Puppetry Workshop, Bristol Old Vic, 2013
Workshop leader, Bristol Old Vic Young Company, 2011-2013
I am Making Art - Animation Puppet Workshop, Spike Island, Bristol, 2013
Making The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling, TAF, France, 2012
Animation Sans Frontières presentation, FMX Festival, Germany, 2010
Workshop assistant for Barry Purves, Animation course, Italian National School of Cinema, Italy, 2008
'The experience of the whole workshop was incredible. I feel excited to experiment with the knowledge and ideas that came from the workshop and more ready to say YES to projects'
Heather Colbert, Péter & Joseph's World of Stop Motion workshop participant
'The students loved it'
Matthew Veitch, Programme Leader: BA Professional Production Skills, University of Surrey
'Joseph Wallace gave an utterly inspirational talk to our animation and visual effects students. He kept them entertained and enthralled with words of wisdom – pure gold! Come back soon Joseph!'
Andy Joule, Head of Animation & VFX, Falmouth University
'Joseph has given a wonderful talk about his commissioned and personal work which have left the students and staff alike absolutely inspired. Students have been talking about and referring to the talk months later and it’s left an absolute impression.'
Anna Eijsbouts, Course Leader, Animation, University of Bedfordshire
'An extraordinary workshop on puppetry at Bristol Old Vic led by Joseph Wallace yesterday, greatly inspiring!'
Workshop participant, A Midsummer Nights Dream puppetry workshop
'I find that working intensively on something changes your way of approaching stuff and you see things differently. I’m motivated to step up my work.'
Abel Carbajal, Péter & Joseph's World of Stop Motion workshop participant
'Thanks for the excellent talk this evening! Seeing your process and work was very inspiring!'
Audience member on masterclass at Camberley International Festival
'Joseph’s lecture and masterclass on the crossovers between puppetry and animation was informative, provocative, and an affirmation that opportunities exist for those with the creativity and the will to seize them! Joseph also reminded us that the 'industry' is in fact made up of a host of imaginative freelancers working at many different scales of production. The students talked about his visit for weeks afterwards.'
Leonie Sharrock, Senior Lecturer, BA Animation 2D & Stop-Motion, University of South Wales, Cardiff.