JAMES BROWNE - PRODUCTION DESIGNER
James graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2001 with a degree in Set and Costume Design before attending the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Art Direction.
He has designed in all facets of the field in theatre, film and events. James designed the sets for the Love Cooking Festival in London as well as Jamie Oliver’s live stadium show in Melbourne and Rick Stein’s show in New Zealand. Event designs include the Prague Castle for the Visa Board Dinner, the Australian Jockey Club in 2007 and various floats in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. James has worked on television shows such as Survivor, All Saints and Australian Idol.
James designed a development production of Faust for the Sydney Theatre Company and costumes for New Breed for the Sydney Dance Company. Other theatre design credits include Love Bites, Fat Swan, Certified Male, CASPA, Hats Off, Side by Side, Ordinary Days, The Last 5 Years, the Singapore Theatre Practice, Iota, NIDA, the Human Nature Motown National Tour, and Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House starring John Cleese. James was the associate designer on Graeme Murphy’s AIDA for Opera Australia and Stuart Maunder’s SHOUT! James’ set for Reg Livermore’s TURNS (national tour) was nominated for the 2012 Greenroom Awards.
James has been the resident designer at the Australian Institute of Music for five years working with music theatre students on their major productions aswell as mentoring and teaching students and teachers in design.
James has recently designed for David Campbell’s Let’s Go national 2012 tour and Trevor Ashley's Little Orphan Trashley at the Sydney Opera House. James designs for four original circus shows for Pacha Sydney are currently running for one year at the Ivy. James is currently working on development pieces with Lunar Hare Productions and the Australian Ballet Co.