Anna Tregloan’s work does not fit traditional practice definitions. She has an extensive history in contemporary theatre and dance, physical theatre, opera, live-art and installation art and works collaboratively on live and interactive works as well as presenting performed installations, immersive installations, video and photographic works, exhibitions, interventions and participatory practice. Her works frequently utilise found objects and materials and for over ten years has been pushing for environmentally positive methodologies.
Presenting through out Australia and internationally she collaborates extensively and also works as a creative producer with other artists and groups.
Her works are held by the Performing Arts Museum, Victorian Arts Centre and she is Accredited by the Australian Production Designers Guild.
Anna has been presenting for over 25 years. Independently, through her business 'anarko' and with her presenting company "The Association of Optimism". While maintaining a unique vision she predominantly works in collaboration with companies, presenters and other artists and often in partnerships that grow over several projects and many years.
Her collaborators include:-
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI),
Performance Space, Sydney
Science Gallery Melbourne
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), Sydney
Arts Centre Melbourne
The Performing Arts Museum (ACM)
Sydney Opera House,
Melbourne Theatre Company,
Melbourne International Arts Festival,
Legs on the Wall,
Sydney Theatre Company,
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Bureau of Works,
Papermoon Puppet Theatre,
Finucane and Smith,
The Jewish Museum of Australia
Chamber Made Opera,
Garin Nugroho Film,
Sydney Chamber Opera,
Outside of creating works Anna also advises and consults on creative policy and dramaturgical approach.
RESIDENT ARTIST at Malthouse Theatre, 2005 -2008
ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE at Store Room Theatre Workshop. 2005-2009
ARTISTIC ADVISOR for Polyglot Theatre as part of the Artistic Catalyst Group, 2012-2018.
MEMBER, the Live Performance Committee, APDG.
NON EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, NIDA (National Institute for Dramatic Art) 2018 onward.
Residencies and Fellowships include:-
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FELLOW: Australia Council for the Arts, Theatre Board. Included the development of new work and research and collaboration nationally and internationally (Europe) focusing on contemporary audience and their relationship to performance and artistic development strategies. 2011-2012
ASIALINK RESIDENCY AT MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART, SOUTH KOREA. 2014.
POWERHOUSE NSW CREATIVE INDUSTRIES RESIDENT, 2019 onward.
Additionally she was the CURATOR OF THE AUSTRALIAN EXHIBIT at THE PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL OF SPACE AND DESIGN: 2014-2015 & 2018-2019.
Selected Awards and Nominations Include:-
THE PLANET: A LAMENT, Garin Nugroho Studio, AsiaTOPA, Amsterdam Festival, Theatre Der Welt. Stage and Costume Design. Winner, best stage design APDG design awards. 2021.
HAMLET, Bell Shakespeare. Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne. Stage and Costume Design. Nominated Best Design Visualisation, APDG design awards. 2021. Nominated Best Costume Design Sydney Theatre Awards, 2022. Nominated Best Set Design Sydney Theatre Awards, 2022.
THE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT, online work, acknowledgement of outstanding advocacy, Victorian Greenroom Awards, 2020.
OSCAR AND LUCINDA, Sydney Chamber Opera, Stage and Costume Design. Nominated Production of the Year, APRA/AMC Art Music Awards, 2020. Nominated best collaboration APDG design awards. 2021.
Nominated Best Design, Green Room Association Awards, 2019.
Winner. Excellence in Design for Performance, for Latai Taumoepeau.
WONDERLAND. Exhibition and Concept Design.
Winner of 2018 Victorian Museums Award; Winner of 2018 Australian Production Designers' Guild Award for Design of a Live Event ; Winner of the “Best of the GLAMi Awards” for Immersive technology and its integration with curatorial practice; Winner of the Exhibition Media or Experience: Immersive Category for the 2019 GLAMi Award; Commendation for Installation Design, The Australian Interior Design Awards, 2019.
THE GHOST PROJECT: SMOKE AND MIRRORS #1 Shortlisted Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, 2014 & SMOKE AND MIRRORS #2 and SUFFICIENTLY BREATHLESS #7 Shortlisted Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, 2017
BETWEEN 8 & 9. Installation and costume design.
Winner Best Production, Contemporary and Experimental Sound Performance. Greenroom Awards, 2018. Chamber Made Opera.
THE LONG PIGS: Set design.
Nominated Best Design, Green Room Award Association, We Three and Insite Arts. 2015.
Director, Designer and Devisor.
Finalist Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre. Single Channel Video and sound, 10min. #1 : 2014 and #2 & #6: 2017.
COLLETTE DINNIGAN UNLACED at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (The Powerhouse Museum). Exhibition design.
Nominated: Best Event, APDG Awards, 2016; Commendation for Installation Design, Australian Interior Design Awards, 2016.
THE DRAGON: Set and Costume Design.
Nominated Best Design, Green Room Award Association. Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne. 2013.
TWELFTH NIGHT: Set and Costume Design.
Nominated, Best Design. Green Room Award Association. Bell Shakespeare Company, National tour. 2011
VENUS AND ADONIS: Set and Costume Design.
Nominated, Best Design Green Room Award Association and Sydney Theatre Awards. Malthouse Theatre and Bell Shakespeare. Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. 2008.
BLACK: Director, Designer and Devisor.
Nominated Best Production (New Work), Green Room Award Association. 2007.
HOLIDAY: Set and Costume design.
Winner, Best Design. Green Room Award Association. With Ranter’s Theatre. Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Holland, Cardiff and elsewhere. 2007-2009
CRIMINOLOGY: Set and Costume Design.
Nominated, Best Design. Green Room Award Association. Malthouse Theatre/ Arena Theatre. Melbourne. 2007
ELDORADO: Set and Costume Design.
Nominated, Best Design. Green Room Award Association. Malthouse Melbourne. 2007
Body of work:
Winner of the John Truscott Award for Design Excellence, 2006.
THE ODYSSEY: Set Design.
Winner, Best Design. Green Room Award Association. Winner, Best Design, Helpmann Awards. With Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne and Perth Festivals. 2005
HAM FUNERAL / JOURNAL OF A PLAGUE YEAR. Set Design
Winner, Best Design. Green Room Award Association. Malthouse Theatre. Melbourne. 2005
SKIN FLICK : Director, designer and devisor.
Nominated: Innovation in Form, Green Room Award Association. 2001.
Other Selected Installations and Live Works Include:-
THE GHOST PROJECT: Performance lecture and public story exchange, photographic essays and installations examining fear and imagination. Melbourne at The Substation and in AsiaTOPA (2016 & 2017), Bundanon at Siteworks Festival (2016) & Shoalhaven Regional Gallery (2018), Albury (2017), Sydney (for SHIFA 2014), Hong Kong (2014), Prague (2015), Campbelltown Arts Centre (2014 & 2017), Yogyakarta (2014) and Seoul at MMCA, Goyang Studios (2014) - ongoing.
WONDERLAND: ACMI and Melbourne Winter Masterpieces. (2018). Exhibition, installation and Concept Design.
THE MUSEUM OF LOVE AND PROTEST: 40th Anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (2018) Exhibition Design.
THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE.: ACMI (2016) & Touring (2017-2018). Exhibition Design.
BLOOD & PERFECTION: The Science Gallery, Melbourne, Exhibition Design. (2017 & 2018).
THE COLOUR OF THE SKY TODAY: A participatory installation at the Prague Quadrennial (2015).
AM I: Shaun Parker and Company. Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals. Costume design. 2014.
MY BICYCLE LOVES YOU: Legs on the Wall, Perth Festival & Sydney Festival. Design and co-creator. Sydney, Perth. 2011.
SPRING AWAKENING: Sydney Theatre Company. Set design. Sydney. 2010
HOW HIGH THE SKY*: Melbourne Festival/ Victorian Arts Centre & Polyglot Theatre, 2012. Also presented at Macau Cultural Centre and Hong Kong City Hall, 2015. Installation design and concept.
RICHARD LOVES RICHARD: presented as development at Carriageworks. Sydney. 2012.
CAPES AND MASKS#1: presented at Carriageworks, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Orange Regional Gallery. As part of Performance Space’s Live Works season, 2010.
THE DICTIONARY OF IMAGINARY PLACES: created for the Melbourne Festival at Arts House North Melbourne in collaboration with SRTW, 2009.
OPTIMISM: Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Festival, Sydney Festival, Edinburgh International festival. Set and costume design. 2009.
The Tell-tale Heart: Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Festival, Edinburgh International festival. Set Design. Melbourne, Sydney, Edinburgh. 2007.
BLACK: Malthouse Theatre. Melbourne. 2005.
CONTEMPTUOUS PERPLEXITY: Chunky Move Studios. Melbourne. 2004.
SKIN FLICK: La Mama & ArtsHouse (NMTH). February 1999 & July. Melbourne. 2001.
THE LONG SLOW DEATH OF A PORN STAR: Hush Hush Gallery, Melbourne. 2004.
MACH: Melbourne International Festival or the Arts /Melbourne Museum. Melbourne. 2000
ST.KILDA TALES: Ranter’s Theatre/ Playbox. Set and Costume Design. Melbourne. 2001.
ART AND SOUL: Melbourne Theatre Company. 2000.
MENTAL: Back to Back Theatre, Costume design. Melbourne. 1999
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