The bleed of visual artists into theatre

Tim Storrier is the latest to join the long history of visual artists designing theatre sets. We take a look at that lineage.
painting of chair in landscape by Tim Storrier

Tim Storrier is a name familiar to visual arts circles in Australia – a multi-award winner with a commercially successful international career – he was even awarded an AM (Order of Australia) for his services to art in 1994.  

He is, however, less well-known within the spectre of theatre. This week, Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet Academy, Li Cunxin AO, announced Storrier’s artworks would be used in the forthcoming Summer Soirée.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina