Anna Tregloan is a multidisciplinary artist, designer and creative producer who creates enticing environments, object and costumes to explore complex ideas. She has an extensive history in contemporary theatre and dance, opera, live-art, installation art and exhibitions and an emphasis on environmental responsibility. She works collaboratively on live and interactive works as well as presenting performed installations, immersive installations, video and photographic works, exhibitions, interventions and participatory practice.
Based on Gadigal land/Sydney she presents and collaborates extensively throughout Australia and internationally. She is an Australia Council Fellow, her works are held by the Performing Arts Museum, Victorian Arts Centre, Powerhouse MAAS and she is Accredited by the Australian Production Designers Guild (APDG). Her work has been documented in numerous publications.
Past and current collaborators include:- ACMI (The Australian Centre for the Moving Image) // Arts Centre Melbourne // AsiaTOPA // AsiaNOW, South Korea // Back to Back Theatre // Bell Shakespeare // Bundanon Trust // Bureau of Works // Chamber Made Opera // Chunky Move //Circus Oz // Finucane and Smith // Garin Nugroho Studios, Indonesia // Greenroom Music // Griffin Theatre //The Jewish Museum of Australia // Legs on the Wall // Lucy Guerin Inc // Malthouse Theatre // Melbourne International Arts Festival // Melbourne Theatre Company // Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul // Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), Sydney // The Performing Arts Museum (ACM) // Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Jogjakarka // Performance Space, Sydney // Polyglot Theatre// Ranter's Theatre // Prague Quadrennial of Performance Space and Design // Science Gallery Melbourne // Substation, Newport // Sydney Chamber Opera // Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras // Sydney Opera House // Sydney Theatre Company
Residencies and Fellowships include:-
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FELLOW: Australia Council for the Arts, Theatre Board. 2011-2012
ASIALINK RESIDENCY AT MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART, SOUTH KOREA. 2014.
POWERHOUSE NSW CREATIVE INDUSTRIES RESIDENT, 2019 - current
STUDIO FAIRE, NERAC FRANCE, 2022
Outside of creating works Anna also advises and consults on creative policy and dramaturgical approach, takes part in grant and application assessments and is on the Australia Council Peer register.
RESIDENT ARTIST at Malthouse Theatre, 2005 -2008
ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE at Store Room Theatre Workshop. 2005-2009
Creative Director at The Association of Optimism. 2011- 2019
ARTISTIC ADVISOR for Polyglot Theatre as part of the Artistic Catalyst Group, 2012-2018.
CURATOR OF THE AUSTRALIAN EXHIBIT at THE PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL OF SPACE AND DESIGN: 2015 & 2019.
MEMBER, The Live Performance Committee, APDG.
NON EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, NIDA (National Institute for Dramatic Art) 2018 onward.
CHAIR, ACADEMIC BOARD, NIDA 2020 onward.
CURATORIAL PANEL, Performance Space, LiveWorks, 2020&2021.
Selected Awards and Nominations Include:-
THE PLANET: A LAMENT. Stage and Costume Design.Garin Nugroho Studio, AsiaTOPA, Amsterdam Festival, Theatre Der Welt. Winner, best stage design APDG design awards. 2021.
HAMLET, Set and Costume Design. 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.
CHILD OF NOW, Environment Design, Robert Walton and Clare G Coleman
Honorary Mention at the S+T+Arts Prize 2023, the Grand prize of the European Commission honouring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts.
THE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT, creative archive (online)
Acknowledgement of outstanding advocacy, Victorian Greenroom Awards, 2020.
OSCAR AND LUCINDA, Stage and Costume Design, Sydney Chamber Opera.
Nominated Production of the Year, APRA/AMC Art Music Awards, 2020.
Nominated best collaboration APDG design awards. 2021.
THE MISER. Set and Costume Design, Bell Shakespeare.
Nominated Best Design, Green Room Association Awards, 2019.
Winner. Excellence in Design for Performance for Latai Taumoepeau's work. 2019.
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 Single Channel Video.
Shortlisted Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, 2014
THE GHOST PROJECT: SMOKE AND MIRRORS #2 Single Channel Video.
Shortlisted Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, 2017
THE GHOST PROJECT: SUFFICIENTLY BREATHLESS #7 Single Channel Video.
Shortlisted Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, 2017
BETWEEN 8 & 9. Installation and costume design. ChamberMade Opera.
Winner Best Production, Contemporary and Experimental Sound Performance. Greenroom Awards, 2018.
THE LONG PIGS: Set Design. We Three Arts
Nominated Best Design, Green Room Award Association. 2015.
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. Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne. 2013.
Nominated Best Design, Green Room Award Association.
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. Ranter’s Theatre.
Winner, Best Design. Green Room Award Association. 2007
CRIMINOLOGY: Set and Costume Design. Arena Theatre Company & Malthouse Theatre
Nominated, Best Design. Green Room Award Association. 2007
ELDORADO: Set and Costume Design. Malthouse Theatre.
Nominated, Best Design. Green Room Award Association. 2007
Body of work, 2006:
Winner of the John Truscott Award for Design Excellence.
THE HIVE: Set and Costume design, Chamber Made Opera. Winner Best Opera Production, Green Room Awards. 2006.
THE ODYSSEY: Set Design. Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne and Perth Festivals. 2005
Winner, Best Design. Green Room Award Association. Winner, Best Design, Helpmann Awards.
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. LaMama Theatre and Arts House North Melbourne.
Nominated: Innovation in Form, Green Room Award Association. 2001.
Selected Exhibitions, Live Works and Installations not detailed on this site or listed above:-
HELMUT NEWTON: The Jewish Museum of Australia. 2022. Exhibition Design
MIRKA MORA: The Jewish Museum of Australia. 2021. Exhibition Design
THE MUSEUM OF LOVE AND PROTEST: The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. 2018. Exhibition Design.
THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE.: ACMI 2016 & Touring Nationally 2017-2018. Exhibition Design.
KYLIE MINOGUE : ON STAGE Arts Centre Melbourne 2016 & Touring Nationally 2017&2018. Exhibition Design.
THE COLOUR OF THE SKY TODAY: Prague Quadrennial 2015. Participatory Installation.
The Three Marys : Greenroom Music & Sydney Opera House, 2023. Set and costume design.
In a Nutshell: Bell Shakespeare. 2022 Set and Costume Design
The Difficult Come Down : Paea Leech and Alexandra Harrison for Dance Massive, 2019. Costume Design. Photo by Pippa Samaya above.
CERITA ANAK: Polyglot Theatre and Papermoon Puppet Theatre. Installation and costume design. Melbourne, Perth, Jogjakarta, Singapore, Shanghai, New York. 2017-2019
JULIUS CAESAR: Bell Shakespeare. National Tour. Set and costume design. 2018
BABY DOLL & FULLY COMMitted, Ensemble Theatre. Set and Costume design. 2018
FOOD, Force Majeure & Belvoir Theatre. Set and Costume Design. 2015
The Tale of Samulnori, Legs on the Wall & Asia Now, Sydney Opera House, Busan Cultural Centre. Set and costume design. 2015.
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.
WILD SURMISE, Malthouse Theatre. Set and costume design. 2012. (Photo by Pia Johnson featuring Jane Montgomery-Griffith below).
My Bicycle Loves You, Legs on the Wall, Sydney Festival, Perth Festival. Set and costume design. 2010.
The Tell-tale Heart: Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Festival, Sydney Festival, Edinburgh International Festival. Set Design. 2007.
ALIAS GRACE: LaMama and Malthouse Theatre. 2007.
The Hive: Chamber Made Opera. 2006
KITTEN: Malthouse Theatre. 2006
Sleeping Beauty: Malthouse Theatre. 2006
Gotharama: Finucane and Smith. Stage design. 2005
ST.KILDA TALES: Ranter’s Theatre/ Playbox. Melbourne. 2001. Set and Costume Design.
ART AND SOUL: Melbourne Theatre Company. 2000. Set and Costume Design.
CIRCUS OZ: Stage Designs 1997-2001 and collaboration on Big Top Design 2000
MENTAL: Back to Back Theatre. Melbourne. 1999 Costume design.
THE COLOUR OF THE SKY TODAY: Participatory project and installation. Prague Quadrennial,PQAU, Prague. 2015.
23 Moments of Abandon #1: Group Show. Gallery Jungmiso, Seoul, South Korea. (2014)
The Marconi Experiment: Participatory Public Art. 2013
RICHARD LOVES RICHARD: presented as development at Carriageworks. Sydney. 2012. Performance Installation.
CONTEMPTUOUS PERPLEXITY: Chunky Move Studios. Melbourne. 2004. Performance Installation.
THE LONG SLOW DEATH OF A PORN STAR: Hush Hush Gallery, Melbourne. 2004. Performance Installation.
SKIN FLICK: La Mama & ArtsHouse (NMTH). February 1999 & July. Melbourne. 2001. Performance Installation.
THE CHURCH OF PERPETUAL MOTION: Moomba Tram Parade. Tram installation. 2001
Body Function: Dance in public space. Melbourne International Arts Festival. 2001
MACH: Melbourne International Festival or the Arts /Melbourne Museum. Melbourne. 2000. Performance Installation.
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