Amelia is a lighting designer based in Melbourne, whose practice encompasses theatre, dance, live art, television and events. In 2012 she completed a Postgraduate diploma at The Victorian College of the Arts, where she received the Orloff Family Charitable Scholarship for excellence in theatre. She is a graduate from The Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts and recently completed Lighting Engineering and Design at RMIT.
Her recent works include Julius Caesar (Sydney Theatre Company), SYSTEM_ERROR (Chamber Made), Hydra (Double Water Sign), DARK MOFO Festival, RISING Festival, Because The Night (Malthouse), My Brilliant Career (Belvoir), Leviathan (Circa), Torch The Place (Melbourne Theatre Company), Every Brilliant Thing (Belovir), The Nico Project (Associate for Paule Constable, Melbourne Festival), DIASPORA (Chamber Made), What Am I Supposed To Do? (Deep Soulful Sweats/Arts Centre Takeover), Australian Realness (Malthouse Theatre), The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You (MTC), EQUINOX (Deep Soulful Sweats/ Castlemaine Festival), Moral Panic (Double Water Sign, Darebin SpeakEasy), Next Move 11 (Chunky Move), Trustees (Malthouse Theatre), They Divided The Sky (25A Belvoir), Hand to God (Vass Productions), Desert 6.29pm (Red Stitch), Niche (Elbow Room & SpeakEasy), Looking Glass (45 Downstairs).
Amelia is a multiple Green Room Award winner and nominee. Amelia was awarded for her work on Contest (2018), Looking Glass (2017), and for her 2015 body of work. Amelia has been nominated for her lighting designs for Moral Panic (Darebin SpeakEasy), Ground Control (Next Wave), Dropped (Melbourne Fringe), and Foxfinder (Red Stitch).
With the support of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and The Australia Council, Amelia travelled to London to pursue placement opportunities with international lighting designers, Paule Constable and Jon Clark on Angels in America (National Theatre London), Seventeen (Lyric Hammersmith) and The Winter’s Tale (English National Opera).
Amelia has undertaken mentorships with Paul Jackson, The Rabble, and an international placement with Dewey Dell (Venice Biennale). Amelia is an Australia Council ArtStart and JUMP Mentorship recipient, and a past participant in The Malthouse Besen Family Artist Program. Most recently, Amelia was selected to participate in The Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre Program.
Amelia is currently developing The Double with Lucy Thornett, a work of immersive theatre based on the Dostoevsky novel.
Amelia is also a member of the NEW WORKING GROUP.