Joseph has given talks, lectures and workshops to a wide range of audiences and offers bespoke sessions in animation and puppetry. Joseph has spoken and run workshops at festivals and universities as well as interviewed on stage major artists such as Aardman Animations, the Quay Brothers, OSCAR-winner Michael Dudok de Wit and BAFTA-nominated Barry Purves. Lecture topics include; his work and methodologies, puppet aesthetics on stage and screen, stop-motion animation, ideas development, storytelling and animation history (Ivor Wood, Eastern-European animation). Joseph has acted as a student mentor at Central School of Speech and Drama, ran a new-writing module at London Academy of Dramatic Art, led a week-long stop motion workshop with fellow animator Péter Vácz at Primanima Festival in Hungary and curated the film programme for Bristol Festival of Puppetry 2015 featuring the Quay Brothers and Barry Purves.
Selected talks and workshops
Puppets on Screen, live-action puppetry workshop, Materia Magica Festival, Lithuania 2019
Animated Worlds on Screen and Stage, Ravensbourne University, UK, 2019
Inspiring Stories, Q&A, Screenology, UK 2019
Animated Worlds, Leeds Arts University, UK 2019
Performance for Animation workshop, Central St Martins, UK 2019
Guest speaker, London Animation Club, UK 2019
Plymouth Illustration Event, Plymouth University, UK 2019
Stop motion tutor, Arts University Bournemouth, UK 2019
Creating Animated Worlds, Masterclass at Silk Road Int’ Film Festival, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 2019
Aardman: One Frame at a Time, in conversation with Peter Lord & David Sproxton, Bristol Library, UK 2018
Ivor Wood: A celebration, talk & panel, British Film Institute, UK, 2018
Creating Animated Worlds, masterclass, Camberley International Festival, UK, 2018
Student mentor, University of the West of England, UK 2018 / 2019
Facilitating the Puppet Party + workshops, Flatpack Festival, UK, 2018
Animated Worlds on Screen and Stage, Middlesex University, UK, 2018
Stems: Post Modernism in Puppet Animation, talk, Manifest, Netherlands, 2017
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
Handspring Puppetry Workshop, Arts and Ideas Festival, USA, 2013
Midsummer Night’s Dream panel with Tom Morris and puppetry workshop, Spoleto Festival, USA, 2013
Workshop leader, Bristol Old Vic Young Company, 2011-2013
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 talk I waited two years for!’
Student, Royal College of Art
"Joseph’s talk was very informative and thoroughly enjoyable, enabling our students to gain an in-depth insight into the world of stop-motion directing”.
Dotty Kultys, Lecturer for BA (Hons) Animation, Leeds Arts University
'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
‘Wonderful and inspiring talk’
Jonathan Hodgson, Programme Leader BA (Hons) Animation, Middlesex 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
“My favourite talk I’ve had in my time of being a student”
Student, Middlesex University
'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
'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
'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.