Nina is a story that explores family, environmentalism, and legacy. (currently a graphic novel in development). Special scribbles: Concept Art: More scribbles: A previous development of this work was created during a residency with Backbone Youth Arts).  

Circus Connections

Vulcana partnered with Junction Park State School, Annerley TriCare Aged Care Residence, Annerley-Stephens History Group and Annerley RSL to deliver Circus Connections, funded by We Are Queensland through the Queensland Government. Video created by Ashleigh Djokic. Life-drawings from the workshops:

The Magic Bunyan Tree

The Magic Bunyan Tree (2018) was an interactive community performance created for the Maryborough’s Mary Poppins Festival with Fraser Coast Regional Council. For this project, I created animated sequences and interactive elements for the show. Below is a promotional video and a playlist for some of […]


Ashleigh creates animation traditionally and digitally for short films, music videos, and live performance. SEE. (2016) is an animated film that explored the thoughts and feelings associated with gender dysphoria. The film is hand drawn by Ashleigh Djokic, with sound/music composed by Dan Anderton. The film […]

Nina – Backbone Youth Arts Residency

Nina is a story that explores family, environmentalism, and legacy. I completed a residency with Backbone Youth Arts where I created a short play that has since developed into a graphic novel concept. I collaborated with Nevin Howell (Video Designer) and Siobhan Martin (Stage Manager) […]


I am practicing a bit of music here and there for fun (Glockenspiel and electronic) and have been composing music for various projects. Nina (2018 graphic novel development)   Sampling/remixing (2017 – current) In my spare time I love mixing and mashing sounds and music […]

Birdnest Hair

by Matt Hsu and Ashleigh Djokic, 2017 Role: animator, performer, co-director and editor. ‘Birdnest Hair’ is a playful celebration of womanhood and scrappy optimists, inspired by the many incredible women in Matt’s life and one newly minted human, Wednesday. Credits: Ravi Singh, Kate Woodhouse, Maddy Payne, […]

Hold That Thought!

Festival of Australian Student Theatre 2017 Role: performer, facilitator, animator. About: An collaborative and experimental performance that explored gender identity with animation, music, and physical comedy. Co-creatives: Matt Hsu and Lana Bellingham-Young     


Digital illustrations from over the years! I’m leaning back into this kind of work recently – stay tuned! Digital painting (2013 – 2014) Digital art (2013 – 2017)

Show Yourself!

‘Show Yourself’ is a zine created to celebrate selfies! Selfies were donated by friends to compile into a series of portraits. Copies can be printed for purchase or sometimes found at Junky Comics in Brisbane.

Thoughts and Feelings

‘Thoughts and Feelings‘ in an ongoing series that visually and textually expresses tough or strange thoughts and feelings. This process has evolved further into my short film SEE. and my performance art piece Hold That Thought! Follow me on instagram for daily drawings! @ashalegs 2018: 2016 – 2017:

Let it be.

Concerned Humans 2017  Role: Performer, Animator, co-creator and designer. About: Let it Be is a theatrical production that premiered at the 2017 Anywhere Festival. The performance combined live performance and animation to share the story of a girl who wants to save the world, one bee […]