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Julie Lynch

Designer Biography

Julie Lynch is one of Australia's leading Designers, having worked with many of Australia's most respected directors, including: Neil Armfield, John Bell, Jonathan Biggins, Richard Cottrell, Gale Edwards, Lindy Hume, Lee Lewis, Stuart Maunder, Elke Neidhardt and Marion Potts.

Her most recent work includes designing costumes for Opera Australia's Handa Opera production of Carmen on Sydney Harbour and Noises Off for Sydney Theatre Company.

Her extensive credits include costume design for

Carmen (APDG Award, Best Costume, Winner 2013)

Salome (APDG Award, Best Costume, Nominee 2013) (Green Room Awards, Best Opera Design, Winner 2012)

La Bohème (APDG Award, Best Costume Design, Winner 2011)

Travesties (Sydney Theatre Award - Best Costume Design, Winner 2009)

The Rocky Horror Show (Helpmann Award - Best Costume Design, Winner 2007)

The Bourgeois Gentleman (Sydney Theatre Award - Best Costume Design, Winner 2006)

Festen (Sydney Theatre Award - Best Costume Design, Winner 2005)

The Way of the World, (Helpmann Award - Best Costume Design, Winner 2003)

Julie has worked internationally including designing costumes for SPIRAL the musical, a multimedia and acrobatic spectacular in Beijing, China. In 2008, she completed the costume design for the World Youth Day Stations of the Cross, an open-air event staged across the city of Sydney and watched by 500,000 people in the presence of the Pope and millions of worldwide television viewers. Her opera designs have been screened around the world through Cinema Live.

In 2010, Julie received both the Women in the Arts Scholarship and The Rex Cramphorn Fellowship which allowed her to complete a costume research tour consisting of 4 months studying design practice in museums, productions and events across Asia, UK, US and Europe.

Julie has extensive teaching experience including Artist in Residence at The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. She is a regular guest lecturer in Design at NIDA and UTS. Julie was Head of Costume at NIDA from 2000 - 2005.

Julie has participated as a presenter at Design seminars for arts organisations, including the APDG, NIDA, The Sydney Film Festival, The Art Gallery of NSW, The National Portrait Gallery and OISTAT.

Julie is an APDG accredited designer, awarded to designers who have demonstrated consistently high creativity and aesthetic innovation, and have actively promoted the values of good design and given back to our industry.

Julie is a Board of Studies Member at The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), a Board Member of The NIDA Company. She is Vice President of The Australian Production Design Guild (APDG).

In 2013, Julie completed a Master of Arts by Research degree. She is currently a Doctor of Arts Candidate at the University of Sydney - Department of Performance Studies.

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