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Nick Schlieper

Artist, Writer

Nick Schlieper designs for all of the major performing arts companies in Australia, and works regularly in Europe and USA. 

He presented the 2017 Philip Parsons Lecture, which you can read in its 5000-word entirety here.

He is one of Australia’s most highly awarded designers having received six Melbourne Green Room Awards, five Sydney Critics Awards, the inaugural 2013 Australian Production Designers Guild Best Lighting Design Award, as well as Helpmann Awards in 2004, 2009, 2011, 2014 and in 2016 a Nomination for Best Lighting and Best Set (with Simon Phillips) for North by Northwest (MTC and Kay and McLean Productions).

Nick’s recent productions include All My Sons, Speed the Plow, A Flea in Her Ear and Switzerland (at MTC) for Sydney Theatre Company; a return commercial season at Melbourne’s State Theatre of North by Northwest, Twelfth Night for Company B Belvoir St and The Fiery Maze for MalthouseNick also returned to the National Theatre of Norway for Private Confessions, directed by Liv Ullman. He also lit Sydney Theatre Company’s revival of The Present with Cate Blanchett on Broadway.

What does a post-subsidy world mean for creativity in the arts?
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TalksBelvoir, Surry Hills 20 - 20 Jul 2020

What does a post-subsidy world mean for creativity in the arts?

Nick Schlieper delivers a sobering assessment of the state of play in the 2017 Philip Parsons Lecture.

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