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Designer of our dreams honoured

Windmill Theatre’s resident designer Jonathon Oxlade has won a $160,000 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship for his contribution to the arts.

Jonathon, whose design work for the Adelaide-based national children’s theatre company has included its internationally acclaimed Pinocchio, Grug, Big Bad Wolf and the film adaptation of Girl Asleep, was the only South Aussie among eight recipients of the tax-free grant.

The fellowship recognises the importance of artists’ contribution to society and are given over a two-year period.

“Each of these eight artists has worked tirelessly and I’m delighted that these fellowships directly support them and their practice,” says the selection panel chair, Andrew Myer.

He says Jonathon’s work combined his interests in puppetry, performance, illustration and sculpture.

“The various threads of his practice have coalesced to produce the sophisticated and imaginative work younger generations crave.”

Jonathon also designed the 2015 Adelaide Fringe poster…and has worked with State Theatre on shows including Volpone.

 

Originally published in The Advertiser.


By Chloe Svaikauskas

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