Christina Smith (Costume Designer)
With 20 years experience designing set and costumes for live performance, Christina’s work is consistently recognised both within the industry, media and the wider audience for it’s beautiful attention to detail. Her persistent dedication to her craft has brought countless world’s to life on the stage and earned her both accolades and valuable life long collaborations.
Christina graduated from WAAPA’s design course in 1995 and has since designed work for a vast array of companies. Her relationship with the Melbourne Theatre Company stretches back to 1997 and began with her working as the assistant to the Senior Resident Designer Tony Tripp and has gone on to design over 20 productions for that company in her own right.
Outside of theatre she has contributed to numerous installations including the Tim Burton exhibition at ACMI, 2006 Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing ceremonies as part of the design team and Circa Theatrette at the Australian National Museum.
She is in demand as a guest lecturer at various performing arts institutions including Victorian College of the Arts, QUT and WAAPA. In 2014 she was a resident artist for Black Swan State Theatre Company, mentoring several emerging artists during this time. She is also currently a mentor for the current Women In Theatre program at the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Her work was recently published in Staging Ideas by Stephen Curtis (Currency Press) and also featured in World Stage Design 1990-2005 (OISTAT). Her designs have also been exhibited in the World Costume Design exhibit in Moscow in 2014.
She has been nominated for many awards and won a Green Room Award 2004 for Best Theatre Design as body of work for Honour (MTC), Daylight Atheist (MTC) and Julia 3 (Playbox).