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« The overall winner was Garance Marneur.

[...] We all agreed there was a great beauty to her design.

It was beautifully crafted, but it was beautiful to look at;

[...] she was very articulate,

she obviously had a very strong aesthetic,

a strong vision,

and she made it beautifully. »

Lady Anya Sainsbury



Industry Awards:

2014- Nominated for the Best Scenic Design for a Musical,
Broadway World UK Awards 14

2010- Shortlisted for the Most Successful Freelancer Award,
Creative Enterprise Awards 10

2009- Nominated for the Most Successful Freelancer Award,
Creative Enterprise Awards 09

2007- Overall winner of the Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design
held at the National Theatre in London

2007- Shortlisted for the Jocelyn Herbert Award

Theatre, Opera, Dance:

2014 – 2015

Costume Designer

Dreaming in Codes
Produced by 2 Faced Dance
National tour starting from January 2015

2014 – 2015

Set and Costume Designer

Get Santa
Produced by Northernstage
@ Northernstage Theatre, Newcastle

2014

Set and Costume Designer

‘untitled’
Produced by Theatre Rites

Research and Development workshop between dance, puppetry and design around the theme of inflatables
@ Graeae, London

2014

Set and Costume Designer

Another Place
Produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth
@ Theatre Royal Plymouth, UK

2014

Set Designer

Dessa Rose
Produced by Arions Productions Ltd
@ Trafalgar Studios 2, London

2014

Set, Costume and Projection Designer

I Promise you Sex and Violence
Produced by Northernstage
@ King’s Hall, Edinburgh Festival and Northernstage Theatre, Newcastle

2014

Set and Costume Designer

Clubbing
Produced by 2Faced Dance

Stage 1 and 2 of research and development workshops
@ Ibiza, and Birmingham Hippodrome, UK

2014

Set Designer

Echoes
Ella Robson Guilfoyle for Circus Fest
@ Round House, London

2013 – 2014

Set and Projection Designer

Une heure avant la mort de mon frère
Produced by Détour Theatre Company
@ Théâtre de Chartres and national tour, France

2013

Set, Costume and Projection Designer

Dark Woods Deep Snow
Produced by Northernstage
@ Northernstage Theatre, Newcastle

2013

Visual Designer and Dramaturge

Comfort Zone
Produced by Levy Dance and San Francisco Exploratorium Museum
@ Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco

2013

Set and Costume Designer

Narrative
Produced by the Royal Court Theatre
@ Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London

2012 – 2013

Set Designer

Peter Grimes
Produced by Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre
@ Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, Russia

2012 – 2013

Set Designer

King Lear
Produced by the Abbey Theatre
@ the Abbey Theatre, Dublin

2012 – 2013

Set Designer

The Prince & The Pauper
Produced by the Unicorn Theatre
@ the Unicorn Theatre, London

2012

Set and Costume Designer

Tenet
Produced by Greyscale & the Gate, with support from the Almeida Theatre
@ the Gate Theatre, London

2012

Set and Costume Designer

The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth
Produced by the Unicorn
@ the Unicorn Theatre, London

2011

Set and Costume Designer, Video Design

Marat/Sade
Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company
@ the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

2011

Set and Costume Designer

Measure for Measure
Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company
@ the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

2011

Set and Costume Designer

Sold
Produced by Theatre 503
@ Theatre 503

2010 – 2011

Set and Costume Designer

A new dance piece with San Francisco based choreographer Ben Levy.
Produced by Scottish Dance Theatre @ Dundee Rep
National tour starting from Feb. 2011

2010

Set and Costume Designer

Herding Cats
Produced by Bath Theatre Royal
@ Bath Theatre Royal Ustinov

2010

Set and Costume Designer

The Chairs
Produced by Bath Theatre Royal
@ Bath Theatre Royal Ustinov

2009 – 2010

Set and Costume Designer (4 plays)

A Prayer & Tonight David Ireland Will Lecture, Dance and Box
My Arm & What Would Judas Do
TITLE PENDING AWARD (for A Prayer)
Greyscale

2009 – 2010

Set designer

Huck
Produced by Fresh Glory in association with Shapeshifter & Chipping Norton
National tour from Feb./April 2010, Southwark Playhouse May 2010

2009

Set Designer (Lighting & Video collaborator)

Julia Und Romeo
Produced by Bern Ballet- Stadttheater
@ Stadttheater Bern, Switzerland

2009

Set and Costume Designer

Orphans
FRINGE  FIRST and HERALD ANGEL AWARD WINNER AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2009
Produced by Traverse Theatre Company & Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company
in association with Paines Plough
@ Traverse Theatre, Birmingham REP, Soho Theatre

2009

Set and Costume Designer (3 plays)

Commercial RoadKhadidja is 18The Sea at Night (reading)
Angle Theatre
@ Hackney Empire Studio

2008 – 2009

Set and Costume Designer

Gagarin Way
Produced by Bath Theatre Royal
@ Bath Theatre Royal Ustinov

2008

Set and Costume Designer

I Am Falling
NOMINATED FOR A SOUTH BANK SHOW AWARD
Produced by Gate Theatre
@ Gate Theatre & Saddler’s Wells

2008

Set and Costume Designer

Turandot
WINNING DESIGN OF THE LINBURY PRIZE FOR STAGE DESIGN 2007
Produced by Hampstead Theatre
@Hampstead Theatre

2008

Set and Costume Designer

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Produced by National Theatre
@ National Theatre Studio

2008

Set Designer

Gianni Schicchi
Produced by Mariinsky Theatre
@ Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia

2007 – 2008

Set and Costume Designer

Dirty Butterfly
FOR THE JERWOOD DIRECTORS AWARD AT THE YOUNG VIC
Produced by Young Vic Theatre Company
@ Young Vic Clare

2007

Set and Costume Designer

Suor Angelica
Produced by Central Saint Martins
@ Cochrane theatre

Film:

2015

Art Director

Creative Advert
The Integral Society- Ken Wilber
Produced by The Edge Picture Company, London

2015

Art Director

Creative Advert
Nokia 150th Anniversary Film
Produced by The Edge Picture Company, London

 2015

Art Director

Creative Advert
TU Go- Telefonica
Produced by The Edge Picture Company, London

2006

Production Designer, Costume Designer

Short Film
The Shooting directed by Emma Lightfoot
Produced by London Film Academy
Screened @ East London Short Film Festival 2006-Rio Cinema

2005

Art Director

Short Film
King of London directed by Valeria Ruiz Elliott
Produced by National Film & Television School
Screened @ National Film Theatre London
and Austin Film Festival, USA

Exhibitions & talks:

2013

Platform @ the National Theatre, London

LINBURY event,  Getting Started

Panel discussion examining the work of theatre practitioners, moderated by Professor Pamela Howard at the Shed.
With special guests Patrick Connellan (Theatre Designer), Garance Marneur (Theatre Designer), and Ben Stones (Theatre Designer).

 

2013

Platform @ Wimbledon College of Art and Design, London

ARTSMART event,  Starting out in Theatre and Performance

Panel discussion examining the work of theatre practitioners, moderated by Victoria Fabbri, Events & Showcasing Manager University of the Arts London.
With special guests Adam Barnard (Director, Company of Angels), Garance Marnuer (Performance Designer), Catrin Osborne (Aerialist, stilt walker and street theatre performer) and Naomi Dawson (Freelance Theatre designer).

2013

Platform @ Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

for TaPRA, the Theatre and Performance Research Association.

Panel discussion examining the work of theatre designers, writers and directors; moderated by Fred Meller,
Theatre Practitioner and Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins.
With special guests Greyscale Theatre Company (Lorne Campbell, Selma Dimitrievich, Garance Marneur and Oliver Townsend)

2013

Mentor @ Royal Opera House, London

Linbury Prize for stage Design 2013, portfolio review

Portfolio review and feedbacks for the new candidates of the Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage design 2013.
With special guests Pamela Howard (Director & Designer), Sophie Jump (Designer), Sacha Milroy (Head of Production at the National Theatre), Frances Tempest (Costume Designer), Ernesto Ruiz, Melly Still (Director), Lucy Bailey (Director), Colin Maxwell (Production Manager at the Royal Opera House), Ruary Murchison (Designer), Jamie Vartan (Designer), Mark Dakin (Technical Director at the National Theatre), Gary McCann (Designer) and Garance Marneur (Designer).

2012

Exhibitor at The V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum, London)- Set and Costume Design, Installation

Transformation and Revelation: Gormley to Gaga. UK Design for Performance 2007- 2012 at the V&A (London) from March 17th to September 30th 2012
Selected work from Es Devlin, Anthony Gormley, Richard Hudson, Sophie Jump, John F Macfarlane, Garance Marneur, Conor Murphy, Pippa Nissen, Michael Pavelka, Kathrine Sandys, Hansjorg Schmidt, Jamie Vartan and Naomi Wilkinson will be representing the UK at the National Exhibition.

2011

Exhibitor at the Prague Quadriennial- Set and Costume Design

Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition of Performance Design & Space from June 16th to 26th
Selected work from Es Devlin, Anthony Gormley, Richard Hudson, Sophie Jump, John F Macfarlane, Garance Marneur, Conor Murphy, Pippa Nissen, Michael Pavelka, Kathrine Sandys, Hansjorg Schmidt, Jamie Vartan and Naomi Wilkinson will be representing the UK at the National Exhibition.

2011

Exhibitor at the RWCMD, Cardiff- Set and Costume Design

Transformation & Revelation: UK Design for Performance 2007-2011
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff (3 weeks)

2009

Platform @ Meridien Piccadilly, London

Panel discussion examining the work of theatre designers, moderated by Dennis Zacek,
Artistic Director of Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater.
With special guests Mark Friend (Nation, National Theatre) and Garance Marneur.
30 patrons and U.S. theater producers from New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles
to be attending.

2009

Platform @ Soho Theatre, London

Garance Marneur discusses with Gary Thorne her inspirations behind her design
for Dennis Kelly’s ‘Orphans’ .
With special guest Jon Bausor.

2008

Exhibitor in Lethaby Gallery, London- Set and Costume Design

Art Hand Design
Central Saint Martins
Lethaby Gallery, London (1 week)

2008

Platform @ the National Theatre, London

Julian Crouch: the Designer as Creator, Cottesloe Theatre (National Theatre, London)
Marking the Linbury Biennial Prize, Julian Crouch discusses with Pamela Howard
how designers can be the creators of a project.
With special guest, Garance Marneur, overall winner of the 2007 Linbury Prize.

2007

Exhibitor at the NT (National Theatre, London)- Set and Costume Design

Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design 2007
National Theatre, London (2 months)

2004

Exhibitor in Art Gallery, France- 50 Art Pieces (paintings, drawings, photographs, textiles & a children book)

Le rêve
Atelier Catherine Protsenko, France

Other:

2015

Creative Director

The Minions Collective for NBC Universal
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London (2nd July 2013)

Designed by Sylvana Lautier, Philippine Laureau & Denisa Dumitrescu.

2013

Art Director

WPP, The Future of Retail (http://www.wpp.com/wpp/about/whoweare/mission/)
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London (2nd July 2013)

Designed by Zahra Mansoun, Florence Mein and Kate Auster. Stencil design by Marius Bogdanas.

2013

Art Director

Opening of the house of Peroni in London
Portland Place, London (2nd July 2013)
Intonarumori designed and performed by Sisters From Another Mister, and Sinziana Koening.
A collaboration with Bruno Zamborlin and his invention ‘Mogees’
for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

2013

Art Director

Spring awakening for the National Aids Trust’s annual Fundraising event.
Haberdashers’ Hall, 18 West Smithfield, London (30th May 2013)
In collaboration with Radley Yelder, a corporate communications consultancy that helps companies tell their stories simply, in one clear voice (ry.com)
With Special guest Andy Bell (from Erasure) and the actor Christopher Biggins.

2012

Set Designer

The Red Ribbon Art Exhibition, Spring awakening, ‘The Silver Soirée’
25th Anniversary of the National Aids Trust
Cavendish square, London (17th May 2012)

Auction at Lo Profile, Soho (30th October 2012)

2006

Urban Designer

London Loves the Thames, Bankside Gallery (Southbank)
Agora
London Architecture Week (16th-24th June 2006)

2005

Architecture model

Narrative design for urban interventions, project by Despina Hadjilouca
Exhibited @ Central Saint Martins

Publications:

Over her past 4 years of freelancing in the Performance Design industry, Garance has gathered over 100 press reviews praising her work.

Regular national press includes The Independent, The Guardian, British Theatre Guide, Time Out, the Evening Standard, The Stage, WhatsOnStage, and multiple other national papers.

Exclusive interviews include an App for the V&A (soon to be released), Ritz Carlton Magazinein New York (4 IN STUDIO:set and costume designer Garance Marneur, weaver and restorer Hayk Oltaci, furniture architect Werner Aisslinger and fashion legend Miuccia Prada, 2008), The Times (THE WORLD IS A STAGE FOR A FREELANCE, 2010), The Independent Art&Design (DRAMATIC PERSONA, 2008), The Stage (RISING STARS, 2007)

+ all press interviews related to winning the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2007.

Theatre Design work publications include BEHIND THE SCENES: SET DESIGN (BlackDog Publishing, London, to be released soon), GORMLEY TO GAGA: DESIGN FOR PERFORMANCE (exhibition catalogue published by the Victoria & Albert Museum, 2012), TRANSFORMATION & REVELATION: UK DESIGN FOR PERFORMANCE 2007-2011 (exhibition catalogue published The Society of British Theatre Designer, 2011).

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