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Lucy Algar  Artist – Designer – Director – Educator

This website shows just a sample of my work – for more information and images please contact me at lucy@lucyalgar.com

I gained my BA (Hons) Theatre Design in 1988 and then in 2010 my MA Art and Design in Education. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. My work encompasses design and direction for performance, both theatre and TV, and site-specific installation artwork. I have created a variety of public art installations, primarily for hospitals and also exhibited installation work in galleries. My CV gives further details of the broad mix of my art and design practice.

From 19.8.2013 I will be the Pathway Leader BA Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London. I am really looking forward to this new challenge and am thrilled to be part of the WCA Theatre team.

I taught design (Costume Design, Scenography & Installation Art) part time in the Drama department at Royal Holloway, University of London from Setember 2010 – June 2013. Whilst at RHUL I also taught on other courses including MA Directing, MA Applied Theatre, Physical Theatre and Black and Asian Theatre. Teaching has always been an integral and very enjoyable part of my work and I am fascinated by the crossover of ideas between teaching and practice.  My recent use of drawing as a core part of my set and costume design teaching encouraged me to reconsider its central role in my own work.

I rely on drawing to help me explore and understand place, space and the body in relation to performance, both as designer and director My ongoing enthusiasm for, and research into, drawing has led me to encourage a variety of other practitioners, including doctors and dancers, to engage with drawing as productive process. I hope in turn that my findings will feed back into all areas of my practice and teaching.