Julie Lynch APDG is one of Australia’s most highly awarded Designers, having won four Sydney Theatre Awards as well as receiving several Helpmann, Green Room and APDG Awards.


Julie has worked extensively as a designer for drama, television, opera, dance and exhibition. Julie has experience designing for large scale events including: costume design for Opera Australia’s Handa Opera production of Carmen on Sydney Harbour, and the Stations of the Cross – World Youth Day, performed on and around Sydney Harbour - broadcast around the world.


Her most recent work includes: designing The Tempest for Bell Shakespeare and Arms and the Man and Arcadia for the Sydney Theatre Company. Julie is an APDG accredited designer, awarded to designers who have demonstrated consistent high creativity and aesthetic innovation - who have actively promoted the values of good design and given back to industry.


Julie has wide-ranging experience as an educator and administrator: she is MFA Design Lecturer at The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and was Head of Costume at NIDA (2000 – 05). She was a member of NIDA’s Academic Board (2007 - 15), a Board Member of the NIDA Company, and is Vice President of The Australian Production Design Guild (APDG). Julie has given conference papers and presentations for: the Australian Production Design Guild (APDG), the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), the Sydney Film Festival (SFF), the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), the National Portrait Gallery of Australia (NPG), Organisation of International Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians, Antwerp (OISTAT) and Critical Costume Conference, Helsinki (CCC15).


In 2013, Julie attained a Master of Arts by Research degree, and is currently completing her Doctorate at the University of Sydney – Department Theatre and Performance Studies. 

'Scenography is not simply concerned with presenting images to an audience; it is concerned with audience engagement.'

McKinney and Butterworth - 2009



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