Wimbledon College of Art’s Senior Lecturer in Theatre Design, Peter Farley has designed and curated The Society of British Theatre Designers exhibition, Transformation & Revelation. The exhibition, which is showing at the V&A from 17th March until 30th September 2012, follows its great success in Cardiff, where approximately 5,500 visitors saw the show and its trip to the Prague Quadrennial, where it won both of the special awards for Sound Design and was seen by approximately 40,000 people.
Exploring the theme of transformation, this exhibition reveals contemporary designs for performance by over 30 British Theatre Designers. It provides an intriguing insight into the designers’ creative process and includes costumes, set models, photographs, drawings, sound productions and lighting designs.
The exhibits include WCA alumnus Richard Hudson’s designs for the Royal Ballet, Pathway Leader of MA Drawing at WCA, Michael Pavelka’s designs for Off the Wall, LCF/V&A Research Fellow, Donatella Barbieri’s film Encounters in the Archive and distinguished former Course Director of Theatre Design at CSM, Ralph Koltai’s designs for An English Tragedy. The exhibition also includes the work of the 2011 overall winner of The Linbury Prize for Stage Design, Hyemi Shin, a recent graduate of WCA.
Admission is free, so why not take a look this weekend?