WORLD THEATRE DAY

World Theatre Day

Please follow link above to find info from UAL website.

Image from my interactive installation Please Touch The Artwork, PM Gallery.

Image from my interactive installation Please Touch The Artwork, PM Gallery.

 

Drawing

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Drawing is at the core of all my work; so here are a few recent images of Scotland, Bloomsbury and a couple of dancers rehearsing at The Place.

Wimbledon College of Arts BA Theatre Design Show

Martha Webb

Martha Webb

Ruby Gaskell

Ruby Gaskell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wimbledon College of Arts will open its doors on the 13th June for the BA Summer Show. The Theatre Design students have been working hard and have created some fantastic work…so please come and have a look. The show is open from the 13th – 21st. Mon – Fri, 10-8pm. Sats 11-5pm. Closed on Sundays.

 

Wimbledon College of Arts

Merton Hall Road, London

SW19 3QA

 

 

 

Costumes for The Magic Flute

My first year Theatre Design students at Wimbledon College of Arts recently showed their fantastic Costumes for The Magic Flute.

As part of the design process for these costumes the students worked in the Wimbledon College of Arts theatre on a huge drawing.

More about the costumes can be found here on the Wimbledon blog WCA blog

 

Ecocentrix Exhibition

The Ecocentrix exhibition, designed by me, runs until the 10th November.

EcoCentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts

International Exhibition of Indigenous Art and Performance

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Southbank, London
Open Daily 11am – 7pm,
Free Admission
25 October – 10 November 2013

Alive to the power of performance, contemporary indigenous artists merge the familiar with the unexpected, the traditional with the experimental, creating new forms and objects along the way. They provoke dialogues about resources, social justice and stereotypes, and show the triumphs and failures of our times.

EcoCentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts brings to London the work of more than 40 artists from the Americas, Australia, the Pacific and South Africa. Uniquely comprised of both live performance and the traces it leaves behind in images, digital media, sounds, texts and crafted objects, this interactive exhibition offers fresh ways of grasping what sustainable can mean.

 

New Job!

From the 19th August I will be the new Pathway Leader BA Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London. It’s an incredibly exciting new challenge and I am so looking forward to being part of the Theatre team at WCA. Here’s the info about the course from the UAL website.

 

BA Theatre Design at Wimbledon will equip you with knowledge and professional skills in the specialist areas of both theatre set and costume design and realisation for performed events.

The course has a long-standing reputation in the entertainment industry and is synonymous with theatre design training at the highest level.

The broad base of the programme gives you increasing freedom to specialise in related areas of theatre production such as film-making or animation and pursue areas of practice-based study that will prepare you for employment in an increasingly widening field.

You will be navigated through a sequence of projects that encourage you to take total command of all visual and other sensory aspects of live productions. You will be guided through a broad range of technologies including: scaled precision model-making, costume construction and treatments, scenic art, specialist carpentry and metalworking, computer- aided design and technical drafting.
Your final year is designed to give you opportunities to use your imaginative and technical potential to the full. In partnership with staff you will design a bespoke programme of study tailored to your ambitions. This can involve realised set and costume design for various forms of theatre, from site-specific performance to dance or, increasingly, exciting and diverse hybrids.

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2D – 3D Drawings and Models

I am fascinated by the performance making ideas and decisions that can spring from drawing. Even students who are comparatively unfamiliar with the process of drawing appear to be made free by the transition between 2D drawing and 3D model. These images are from workshops I ran at Leeds University and at Royal Holloway, University of London.