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Make-Believe Masters: Young Theatre Designers Take a look behind the curtain with Isabel Hudson

15 & 16 July 2024

In the Centre for Creativity

Kids & Families

School Holiday Workshop

Ages 12 - 16 | Join us for a workshop on creating designs for set and costumes for live performance. Learn about theatrical design and creative world building for the stage. 

Surrealism works because there's reality.

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Peek behind the curtain of theatre design

Embark on an adventure into the world of theatrical design and scenography. Get ready to dive into the creative process as Isabel takes you on a journey from brainstorming ideas to the final production. With examples of her work, Isabel will reveal the secrets behind the scenes, giving you a sneak peek into how ideas come to life on stage. Whether you're a budding designer or just curious about the magic of theatre, Isabel's insights will spark your imagination and leave you inspired!

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Meet the artist

Isabel Hudson

Isabel Hudson is an award-winning set and costume designer. Isabel holds a Bachelor of Design from NIDA and a Bachelor of Arts (Screen and Sound) from the University of New South Wales. She is a lecturer at NIDA in Design for Performance.

For Global Creatures Isabel is associate set designer for Moulin Rouge Australia, Korea and Japan; for Opera Australia, Isabel was assistant designer for Merry Widow and My Fair Lady; and for Sydney Theatre Company, she was associate designer on Fun Home directed by Dean Bryant. 

Isabel has won four Sydney Theatre Awards for her outstanding designs; best set design for Constellations, American Psycho, and Cry-Baby, and best costume design for Hubris and Humiliation. She also won an APDG award for best set design for American Psycho. Nominations include: an APDG Award for best set design, and two more Sydney Theatre Award nominations for best set design. She was awarded the Kristian Fredrikison Scholarship in 2022 and The Thelma Afford Award for Costume Design in Stage and Screen in 2022.

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