The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: UK Design for Performance 2015-2019 (Image: Performing Architects)

Alison Neighbour

Gallery Images

  • Square Bubble
  • Lost in the Neuron Forest
  • Crazy Gary

Assisting Skills

Drawing Skills and Programmes

  • Drafting - Very Good

Other Computer Aided Design Skills

  • Photoshop - Proficient

Model Making

  • 1:25 Model Making - Excellent
  • 1:50 Model Making - Excellent
  • Soldering - Proficient
  • Figure Making - Excellent
  • Sculpting - Very Good
  • Painting - Excellent
  • Creating Surfaces and Textures - Excellent

Research / Sourcing Skills

  • Period Knowledge Both Costume and Set - Excellent
  • Basic Knowledge of Construction Methods and Materials - Proficient
  • Ability to put together Digital Mood Boards - Proficient
  • Prop and Costume Sourcing - Excellent
  • Knowledge of prop houses, hire shops, local knowledge of shops - Excellent
  • Ability to keep track of petty cash - Excellent

Practical Skills

  • Scenic Art Skills - Excellent
  • Hand Sewing Skills - Very Good
  • Machine Sewing Skills - Proficient

Other Skills and Experience

I have worked as a model maker for Lizzie Clachan on a number of large scale operas in the UK and abroad, and on Edward II for National Theatre. This role included onsite research and measuring up. Also with Lizzie I was assistant on Mark Ravenhill's Shoot, Get Treasure, Repeat, and became Associate Designer for the transfer to Latitude Festival. I was also Lizzie's Associate Designer for Phenomenal People for Fuel, re-designing the site specific production for a further 3 venues, and I was assistant designer and costume supervisor for Shunt's Money for 2 years. I am confident in rehearsals to provide a design eye, and to take notes and feedback, including both scripted and devised processes. I can also support with costume buying, costume maintenance and alterations, and with prop sourcing, making, and adapting. I am a skilled scenic artist. I try to be sustainable in my work as much as possible, and I am developing my knowledge of sustainable practices - I'd be interested to undertake more projects where the team are fully engaged with this. I am happy to travel out and about to research and document locations and objects for specific designs. I've also assisted Hannah Clark, and Kandis Cook.