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Matt Edwards

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Biography

Recent designs include " The Old Woman, The Buffalo and The Lion of Manding" performed by international storyteller Jan Blake in 2013 and 2016. Part two is currently being developed and designed for Arts Council bid and UK scheduled tour for 2017.
Currently Visiting Lecturer at University Arts London and Rose Bruford College.
Matt Edwards is a Performance and Museum and Gallery Exhibition Designer and Installation Artist. (Current Museum Exhibitions include Battle Museum and Rye Museum).
He gained his postgraduate training in theatre design at Motley.
He also recently completed an MA in Museum and Exhibition Design (2012).
Scenography training at Laban and design for film and television at Camberwell and Chelsea Art College.

He also is a fully qualified lecturer with experience as a Senior lecturer for MA and BA course delivery.

"The stylish costume designs of Matt Edwards for Harrogate Theatre's 2010 staging of 'The BFG' were very pleasing - dreamlike, with the washed and lined look of a Quentin Blake etching" Buzzmag.co.uk Transformation and Revelations Exhibition Review. 06.04.11.
Designs include "The BFG" for Harrogate Theatre (main stage August 2010) directed by Phil Lowe and "Cigarettes and Chocolate" and "Days Like These" at York Theatre Royal Studio February 2010) directed by Paul Osbourne. And "Beyond Measure" for York Theatre Royal Studio directed by Juliet Forster (2008).

Previous designs for theatre have included Best Design Award for "Underbelly" directed by Charlotte Conquest for the London New Play Festival, "The Liberation of Skopje" Vanessa Redgrave Productions, directed by Ljubisa Ristic at the Riverside Studios, "Purgatory" at the National Studios directed by John Crowley, "Revenge of the Story Spirits" performed and directed by Jan Blake at the Unicorn Theatre, "Iron Dreams" directed by Michael Royston for Pop-Up Theatre company," Sparkleshark" by Philip Ridley directed by Tyron Higgins for West Sussex County Youth Theatre produced by Anne Fenton, "A Mid-Summer Nights Dream" for Greenwich Youth Theatre directed by Laurence Wood, "Coffee Cantata" and "Trouble in Tahiti" (Operas) at the Battersea Arts Centre directed by Darren Royston and "Romeo and Juliet" directed by Simon Perry at the New End Theatre.

Previous designs for choreography have included set design, video art, and sculptural installations for "XXL" at The Place and The Arches Night Club, Glasgow choreographer Garry Lambert in collaboration with Tramway Theatre and "Breaking the Surface" at The Place, choreographer Amanda Gough.

Installation Art has included "The Lindberg Lounge" (set, lighting and projections) for the Royal Festival Hall and "The Unknown" (set and lighting) at the Museum Of.

Film and television work has included Co-Art Director for "Punch Bag" directed by John Sheikh and Assistant on The Bill and Eastenders.

His previous educational work has included Workshop Leader for The Royal National Theatre Education Department and Lecturer in set design at Laban. Matt also runs his own workshops in Art, Design, Model Making and Digital Animation.