Images of Chiyo-ni Woman Haiku Master (1703-1775), Kimono
suzushisa ya / suso karamo fuku / yabu tatami
the coolness— / of the bottom of her kimono / in the bamboo grove
Seasonal word: suzushisa coolness more>
Diploma in Theatre Design, Central School of Arts and Crafts, London
Assistant Designer to Sean Kenny, at Mermaid Theatre, and Stratford East Theatre. Designed costumes for productions of Treasure Island and Galileo. Assistant to Sean Kenny on the West End production of Oliver.
Won Arts Council Award for further study in design with English Stage Company, Royal Court Theatre. Worked under Jocelyn Herbert, Allen Tagg, Voitex and others. Designed Sunday night productions such as Wedekin’s Spring Awakening. Designed Skyvers.
Worked as Designer at Lamda (London), Dundee Rep. (Children’s Production funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation), Edinburgh Festival, Birmingham Rep. Worked as Assistant Designer for St. Joan of the Stockyard (West End) and The Seagull (West End). Directed Famine at the Duke of Wellington Theatre. Designed Joe Orton’s Good and Faithful Servant at the Old Red Lion.
Lectured in Theatre Design at Middlesex Polytechnic, Twickenham.
Design Tutor, Guildford School of Acting. Designed production of On the Town.
Fine Art Record
Paintings sold to:
Education Department, West Riding of Yorkshire
Private collections in England, France, Scotland, Japan, Germany, USA, Denmark
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1971, 1975. Sold paintings to private collector, Philadelphia, USA
One woman show, Greenwich, London; Mixed exhibition, Barbican, London
Paintings in Open Exhibitions: The Worx Gallery, London; The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
The Quaker Gallery, London; First Out Cafe/Bar, London
The Book Shed, London
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Gallery, London
Marks and Spencer Head Office, London
Institute of Physics Gallery, 76 Portland Place, London
South London Women Artists (SLWA) http://www.southlondonwomenartists.co.uk
Interviewed by Susan Wood for South London Women Artists.