GOOD READS • Australian Scenography ➤ Tessa Rixon

The first special edition in almost a decade to explore exploring Australian theatre design has been released, guest edited by QUT Design Lab member Tessa Rixon. Published by Scene (Intellect Books), ‘Australian Scenography’ explores all facets of our national theatre and performance design practice, education and research.  This special edition brings together traditional academic papers, along with perspectives from leading Australian design practitioners, on the state of Australian scenography.

Read Tessa’s editorial here: and access a special visual essay included in the special edition featuring pivotal Australian performance designs here This special edition also features a contribution from QUT Design Lab member Madeline Taylor on costume design in theatre


From article ‘Ecoscenography Conversations’ by Imogen Ross and Tanja Beer. Image: Christina Kapadocha in Strung (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, 2013). Design concept: Tanja Beer with active Scenographers Christina Kapadocha, Harry Webber, Ella Marie Fowler, Jacquie Holland and Natalie Jackson. Photograph: Alex Murphy.




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