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Anna Cordingley

Lecturer In Design
designer, set, costume, theatre
theatre, designer, set, costume
meow meow, cabaret, designer, set, costume
white night 2013, design, public installation, graffiti
costume, design, theatre
contemporary dance, chunky move, miaf 2012, design, costume
geoffrey rush, artist, actor, exhibition, arts centre melbourne, design
designer, set, costume, new australian work, kate mulvany, miaf 2015, sydney festival 2015
meow meow, little match girl, southbank centre, theatre, designer, set, costume
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Anna Cordingley


ANNA CORDINGLEYDesigner Anna Cordingley is an award-winning set and costume designer for theatre, opera, dance, musicals and cabaret whose designs have been seen by audiences throughout Australia, Europe, Britain and the United States. She also designs exhibitions and creates public art and installation.Recent theatre designs include: for MTC, JASPER JONES, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN (with STC); for Bell Shakespeare, RICHARD III (currently in rehearsal), ROMEO & JULIET, TARTUFFE, PHEDRE, MACBETH, JULIUS CAESAR; for Sydney Festival, MEOW MEOW’S LITTLE MERMAID and MEOW MEOW’S LITTLE MATCH GIRL (with Malthouse), MASQUERADE (with Griffin & STCSA), FRANK WOODLEY’S INSIDE; for Melbourne Festival, M+M, THE BLACK ARM BAND’S HIDDEN REPUBLIC; for Malthouse, THE BLOODY CHAMBER, A GOLEM STORY, THE STORY OF MARY MACLANE BY HERSELF (with Griffin), TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE, ELIZABETH – ALMOST BY CHANCE A WOMAN, SAPPHO...

IN NINE FRAGMENTS, FURIOUS MATTRESS, ONE NIGHT THE MOON, KNIVES IN HENS (with STCSA), HAPPY DAYS (with Belvoir), A COMMERCIAL FARCE, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED and NOT LIKE BECKETT.Opera credits include: for Victorian Opera, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, THE THREEPENNY OPERA (with STC and Malthouse); for Melbourne Festival, RICHTER/MEINHOF OPERA. In 2017, Anna is designing costumes for Opera Australia’s production of AIDA for Opera on the Beach.Anna’s dance credits involve Chunky Move with AN ACT OF NOW, CONNECTED; Lucy Guerin inc., HUMAN INTEREST STORY (as assistant to Gideon Obarzanek); Rogue (with Malthouse), PUCK.Exhibition designs include LES MISERABLES: VICTOR HUGO FROM PAGE TO STAGE at State Library of Victoria, STAGE PRESENCE, THE EXTRAORDINARY SHAPES OF GEOFFREY RUSH, WAR HORSE & THE BREATH OF LIFE at Melbourne Arts Centre; AN ACCOUNT OF BRIDGES at Baltic Contemporary Art Centre (UK).Anna also creates installation and public art, including THE LETTER PROJECT for White Night Melbourne; numerous projects in France and the United Kingdom for BAMBUCO and facilitation for Brook Andrew’s THE HAGUE SCULPTURE DE OVERKANT/DOWNUNDER, The Netherlands. Anna’s major event design extends to being a principal member of the set, costume and projection design team for Melbourne Commonwealth Games OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES.Anna has been nominated for numerous Greenroom Awards, Helpmann Awards, Sydney Theatre Awards and Australian Production Designers' Guild awards. Anna won the Helpmann for Best Design in 2017 and the Greenroom Award(s) for Best Design in both 2012 and 2013. She is a recipient of the Kristian Fredrikson Memorial Scholarship for Design and the John Vickery Scholarship. Anna is Lecturer in Design at The University of Melbourne, Faculty of the VCA & Music, and the Design Akademie Berlin SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


The Helpmann Awards are accolades for live entertainment and performing arts in Australia, presented by industry group Live Performance Australia.

Helpmann Award (Best Design)


The Green Room Awards Association is an entirely voluntary organisation that exists to deliver the premier peer assessed live performance awards in Vi

Greenroom Award (Best Design)


The Green Room Awards Association is an entirely voluntary organisation that exists to deliver the premier peer assessed live performance awards in Vi

Greenroom Award (Best Design-Body of Work)


Kristian Fredrikson Memorial Scholarship





Lecturer In Design

Victorian College Of The Arts

Full Member

Australian Production Designers' Guild

Premium Plus Member

National Association of Visual Artists


Master of Art Curatorship

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Production)

Victorian College of the Arts