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Antoinette Barbouttis

Artist, Writer

Antoinette is a Sydney based designer, fine artist and now actor.

She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School, an incomplete Bachelor of Fine Arts from NIDA and a Master of Fine Art from NIDA. She has assisted designed shows for Barrie Kosky and Benedict Andrews at the Komische Oper as a part of her Berlin New Music Award, granted by the Opera Foundation for Young Australians.

Recent design work includes Puntila/Matti (Doppelgangster/MKA), Where the Streets Had a Name (Monkey Baa), Wonderfly (ATYP). She has been nominated for two Sydney Theatre Awards for her design work on All’s Well That Ends Well (Sport for Jove) and for her acting in Puntila/Matti at bAKEHOUSE Theatre in Kings Cross in 2017.

Read her thoughts on making the transition from designer to multi-faceted theatre artist here.

“My life is my job”
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Conversation 20 - 20 Jun 2018

“My life is my job”

In our series of interviews celebrating Australia's leading female designers, Antoinette Barbouttis talks opportunity, craft and career with Melanie Liertz.

“I enjoy designing spaces that are transformative, interactive and full of surprises”
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Conversation 20 - 20 Jun 2018

“I enjoy designing spaces that are transformative, interactive and full of surprises”

In the third in a series of interviews celebrating Australia's leading female designers, Antoinette Barbouttis talks life and art with Isabella Andronos.

“Design is so much more than making things look pretty”
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Conversation 20 - 20 Jun 2018

“Design is so much more than making things look pretty”

In the second in a series of interviews celebrating Australia's leading female designers, Antoinette Barbouttis talks life and art with Anna Gardiner.

Are antiquated ideas about female skillsets holding back some of our best designers?
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Conversation 20 - 20 Jun 2018

Are antiquated ideas about female skillsets holding back some of our best designers?

Anna Cordingley questions outmoded ideas in the first in a series of interviews with leading female theatre designers

The Nose: Nightmares and Ecstasies
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ArchivedSydney Opera House 21 Feb - 3 Mar 2018

The Nose: Nightmares and Ecstasies

Designer Antoinette Barbouttis spent a week observing the final rehearsals for Opera Australia's production of The Nose. It left a lasting impression.

“reframing my day-to-day life as performance”
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Conversation 20 - 20 Jun 2018

“reframing my day-to-day life as performance”

Antoinette Barbouttis speaks to Audrey about her evolution from theatre designer to multi-faceted theatre artist.

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