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Peter England

Set Design

Peter England is an award-winning set designer. Peter has designed for numerous Bangarra Dance Theatre productions including Fire -2009, Mathinna - 2008, Boomerang -2005 (Green Room Award, 2005), Unaipon - 2004 (Helpmann, Award 2004), Bush - 2003, Walkabout - 2002, Skin - 2000 and Fish - 1997.

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Bio

PETER ENGLAND (Set Designer)

Bachelor of Performing Arts in Design from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons.) from the University of New South Wales. Tony Award Nominee for Best Scenic Design 2019. Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Projection Design 2019. Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Projection Design 2019. Helpmann Award for Best Set Design in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2013. Green Room Award for Best Opera Design in 1998 and 2002. Green Room Award for Best Dance Design in 2005. Mike Walsh Travelling Fellowship in 1997.

For Bangarra Dance Theatre: Fire (2009), Mathinna (2008), Boomerang (2005)(Green Room Award, 2005), Unaipon (2004) (Helpmann, Award 2004), Bush (2003), Walkabout (2002), Skin (2000), and Fish (1997). For Bangarra Dance Theatre and The Australian Ballet: Amalgamate (2006) and Rites (1997).

Other theatre credits include Global Creatures: King Kong – Alive on Broadway, New York (Tony Award Nominee for Best Scenic Design 2019, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Projection Design 2019, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Projection Design 2019), King Kong– Australian production (Helpmann Award, 2013). Opera Australia: Sweeney Todd (Helpmann Award, 2002, Green Room Award, 2002), Simon Boccanegra, La Bohèmeand Madama Butterfly (Green Room Award, 1998). Victorian Opera credits include Orpheus and Eurydice. Sydney Theatre Company: Bloodland,Tot Mom, Woman in Mind, Victory, The Virgin Mim, The School for Scandal, Betrayal and The Jungle. The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington DC: Hamlet, Richard III and Titus Andronicus. Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company: Antony and Cleopatra. The Australian Ballet: Aesthetic Arrest. Sydney Dance Company and Shanghai City Dance (China): Mulan. Gordon Frost Organisation+SEL: Man of La Mancha and Footloose. Installation and Arena: Global Creatures and BBC: Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular (THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement, 2008. Billboard Award for Creative Content, 2008. Pollstar Concert Industry Award – Most Creative Stage Production, 2009). Global Creatures and DreamWorks Animation: How to Train Your Dragon – The Arena Spectacular. Sydney Theatre Company and IWC Geneva: Notes on a Separation. Adelaide Festival of Arts 2004: Universal Playground. Asia Pacific Triennial festival of Contemporary Art 2007: Kin. 1996 Atlanta Olympics Closing Ceremony: Sydney Handover (Co-designer). Sydney 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Awakenings (Helpmann Award, 2001). Sydney 2003 Rugby World Cup: Avenue of Nations (Installation design). Sisters of St Joseph and Wintergreen Productions: Mary McKillop Museum (Exhibition design). The City of Sydney: Production designer of three New Year’s Eve Celebrations on and around the Harbour, including Millennium.

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Awards

  • 2009
    Helpmann Award for Best Ballet or Dance Work, Mathinna
  • 2005
    Green Room Award for Best Design (Dance), Boomerang
  • 2004
    Helpmann Award for Best Scenic Design, Unaipon
  • 2004
    Helpmann Award for Best Ballet or Dance Work, Bush
  • 2003
    Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work, Bush
  • 2000
    Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work, Skin
  • 2001
    Helpmann Award for Best Scenic Design, Awakening – Olympic Opening Ceremony 2000
  • 1998
    Nominated - Green Room Award for Best Design (Dance)
  • 2000
    Nominated – Green Room Award for Best set Design (Dance), Skin
  • 2004
    Nominated – Green Room Award for Best Design (Dance), Unaipon
  • 2003
    Nominated – Green Room Award for Best Set Design (Dance), Walkabout