Myanmar

May 2014

Yangon; Mandelay; Bagan; Inle Lake.

Elektra

Sydney Symphony Orchestra and dancers from the Sydney Dance Company perform the opera Elektra, by Richard Strauss. Based on Greek mythology, the opera tells the story of Agamemnon’s daughter who seeks revenge for the murder of her father. The artwork features the golden mask of Agamemnon, 1550 BC – 1500 BC, found 1876 at Mycenae.

http://www.sydneysymphony.com/production-pages/2014/concert-season/elektra.aspx

Animated poster created for Sydney Opera House concourse and Opera Bar.

 

 

Absolutely Beethoven

Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s 2014 Absolutely Beethoven
Concert featuring new Chief Conductor, David Robertson.

The design brief required a focus on Beethoven’s influence over the musical program, as well as advertise David Robertson’s first concert as chief conductor. Each letter of Beethoven’s name contains an image; starting with a childhood portrait, the series continues through to a posthumous statue and evokes the immortal breadth of the composer’s work.

STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements
ADAMS Absolute Jest
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7

“A vibrant, dancing symphony by a classical master gives us the foundation. But Beethoven’s Seventh is there for another reason as well: John Adams’ Absolute Jest takes its inspiration (and its musical ideas!) from the late Beethoven quartets. It’s like Beethoven that’s been passed through a hall of mirrors, says Adams, and the result is a turbo-charged showpiece for string quartet and orchestra. And Stravinsky enters the picture because he, too, liked to take the music of other composers and make it his own.”

http://www.sydneysymphony.com/production-pages/2014/concert-season/absolutely-beethoven.aspx

India

2013/2014
Delhi; Agra; Fatehpur Sikri; Bharatpur; Jaipur; Mandawa; Bikaner; Jaisalmer; Osiyan; Jodhpur; Varanasi; Fort Kochi; Varkela; Alleppey; Udaipur; Jhansi; Orchha.

 

Conquerors of the World

Four inspiring stories of exploration, adventure and discovery.

Included are the real-life tales of french hero Jeanne Baré, the first lady to circumnavigate the world… whilst dressed as a man; Matthew Flinders’ much loved travel companion, Trim the cat; the rapacious Spanish Conquistadors’ search for El Dorado; and the amazing survival of Ernest Shakelton’s crew on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

The stories take shape over four booklets. Each cover is adorned with a historical map relating to the adventures within. The booklets’ spines were stitched on my home sewing machine and sit snug inside a folder. Outside labels are hand-printed and tied with string. Illustrations through out the book are my own interpretations of traditional cartographic elements, including rhumb lines and compass roses.

Love at the House

A joint marketing campaign between Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia,
The Australian Ballet and Sydney Theatre Company. Included were DL flyers; EDMs; and digital poster displayed on the Opera House concourse and at Opera Bar. The creative uses original photography snapped from the ferry on my iphone.Loveatthehouse

Winter Nights

Sydney Symphony Orchestra 2013 winter concerts brought together in a “Winter Nights” campaign with collateral that included roll folded direct mail brochure, postcard and posters.

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