Grace Venning

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Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2017Grace Venning’s flexible, imaginative (yes, lots of imagination in this show) sets
Mike Smith
asiw.co.uk
2017Full credit for her role in this to designer Grace Venning [...]she has an assured eye
Cath Barton
walesartsreview.org
2017Witty and intelligent [..] a very specific and powerful kind of contemporary relevance
Glyn Pursglove
seenandheard-international.com
2017**** - Neon zigzags frame a (post-truth?) world in which visual artworks blur with kitsch
Steph Power
independent.co.uk
2017And there were names to watch. […]Blaise Malaba (Somnus) made an impression, as did the designer Grace Venning
Rebecca Franks
thetimes.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2019Resident Design Assistant for 1 year
Theatre
National Theatre Design StudioNational Theatre Studio
2018 - 2019Designer
Theatre
Spring Opera Scenes
Stephen Barlow
Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD)
2018Designer
Theatre
Time of Listening R&D
Rebecca Hanbury
Hanbury & Groves
Snape Maltings
2018Designer
Theatre
Stop Giving Me Grief
Gemima Hull
From the Forest Festival
Mirth, Marvel and Maud
2018Designer
Theatre
Masti Maja
Ajay & Tanvi Punatar
Sansaar
2017 - 2018Designer
Theatre
La bohème
Harry Fehr
Clonter Opera
2017 - 2018Designer
Theatre
Gaps
Matt Strachan
Woohoo Debbie
2017Designer
Theatre
Semele
Martin Constantine
Mid Wales Opera and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Richard Burton Theatre, Cardiff, and tour
2017Designer
Theatre
Fcuk'd
Niall Ransome
Jamie Eastlake Prodcutions
Bunker Theatre
2017Designer
Theatre
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Jonathan Humphreys
Attic Theatre Company
Merton Arts Space
2017Designer
Theatre
Spring Awakening
Megan McGeough
SOAS Drama Society
2017Modelmaker for Rosie Elnile
Theatre
Goats
Hamish Pirie
Royal Court
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
2017Design Assistant to Gabriella Slade
Theatre
Importance of Being Earnest
Alastair Whatley
The Original Theatre Company
National Tour
2017Set Assistant
Theatre
Loot
Michael Fentiman
Tom O’Connell, James Seabright and The Watermill Theatre
Park Theatre
2017Studio Assistant to Gabriella Slade
Theatre
Cinderella
Dominic Hill
Citizens Theatre Company
Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
2017Set Design Workshop Leader and LX operator
Education
Educational Set Design Workshops for Primary SchoolsClonter Opera
Clonter Opera
2017Design Assistant to Sophie Jump
Theatre
The Twelfth Player
Susanne Thomas
Seven Sisters
Sixfields Stadium, Northampton
2017Design Assistant to Sophie Jump
Theatre
Gauhar Jaan
Mukul Ahmed
Mukul and the Ghetto Tigers
2016Set Designer
Theatre
The cosmnonaut's message to the woman he once loved in the former Soviet Union
Simon Reeves
Richard Burton Company
Bute Theatre, Cardiff
2016Set Designer
Theatre
Road
Marilyn le Conte
Richard Burton Company
Bute Theatre, Cardiff
2015Costume Assistant
Theatre
Wolf's Child
Bill Mitchell
Wild Works
Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
2015Puppet Renderer
Event
Ar Waith, Ar DaithWalk the Plank
Wales Millennium Centre
2014Set Dresser and Concept Artist
Film
Pearl
Hannah Palumbo
Heslington Studios
2013Costume Assistant
Theatre
Epic StagesNational Youth Theatre
Hackney Empire
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2017Design for PerformanceThe Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
    2014Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignFalmouth University

    Additional Skills

    1:25 and 1:50 scale model making; soldering; Adobe Photoshop; AutoCAD; Sketchup; Adobe InDesign; scenic art; prop-making; mould making and casting; costume dressing and maintenance; costume sourcing and cataloguing; poly-carving ; bench, hand and power tools; full UK driver’s licence; conversational French

    Referees

    Sophie Jump, designer

    Martin Constantine, director

    Contact details available on request

    About me

    I recently graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) Design for Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. I'm a London-based designer and design assistant also able to work in East Anglia.

    Theatre makes us less alone. It brings us together and it shares stories. Design is a powerful means of uniting audience, performer, narrative and atmosphere.

    I have an intellectual and directorial approach to design based on thorough textual analysis, which is underpinned by my wide-reaching interests in art, history, literature and politics.

    I also firmly believe in the benefits of collaboration with the director and creative team. The best work comes from a discursive process which constantly evolves: distilling ideas to reach the essence of the piece and not being afraid to make changes.

    Now more than ever, theatre needs to keep pushing boundaries and creating environments where disparate groups of people come together to think and to feel. I want to be a part of making that happen.

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Driving Licences
    • Standard