Event Design for NIDA’s 60th Gala. The event catered for 250 people, with bespoke centerpieces for each of the 25 tables set on stage in the Parade Theatre at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. Styling included a promenade of student work through the institution foyer, plus a pre drinks live music set up. Photography by Christian Gillies.
A collaborative project to design and install the exhibition for all 104 students across 12 cohorts graduating from NIDA in 2018 — including myself! From concept and curation to drafting and construction, we explored the ideas of process, collaboration and connection between NIDA’s different cohorts.
A modern version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. My concept explores the idea of Shakespeare’s transhistorical relevance; how the themes in The Tempest would translate and adapt for a not too distant future.
Set and costume design for Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita. Play adaptation by Simon McBurney. Set design includes two tangent revolves, both half encased in sharkstooth scrim allowing for projection and transparency.
Panoramic tableau re-enacting the dramatic moments backstage before curtain call. An 8 meter print installed in the NIDA foyer. Developed with Natalie Beeson, Laurence Boxhall, Luke D’Alessandro, Bride McKim and Marnie Perkins. Spot the chicken amongst the chaos!
A reinterpretation of the movie “Trainspotting”, I chose to set my conceptual version in The Philippines, Davao City, 1996. At this time, Rodrigo Duterte was mayor of Davao City. He is linked to the vigilante group “The Davao Death Squad” formed around this time. His open campaign to purge The Philippines of anyone associated with illegal drugs by supporting an extrajudicial shoot-to-kill policy came about when he was elected president of The Philippines in 2016.