Artist Announcement / Marg Horwell Resident Artist 2017

1 March 2017

Malthouse Theatre is excited to announce that Marg Horwell is joining Malthouse Theatre as Designer in Residence in 2017.

Marg is a multi-award-winning theatre designer, installation artist and photographer with a Bachelor of Creative Arts from the University of Melbourne.

Marg will take on the role of Resident Designer, and will be designing four mainstage shows in the season this year: The Homosexuals, Or 'Faggots' a co-production with Griffin Theatre Company, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again, The Real And Imagined History Of The Elephant Man and The Testament Of Mary.

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In 2016 Marg designed set and costumes for Permission to Speak (Chamber Made Opera), Animal (Theatreworks), Lilith The Jungle Girl (Melbourne Theatre Company), Edward II (Malthouse Theatre), Peddling (Melbourne Theatre Company) and Effie: The Birgin Bride (Mushroom/Frontier Touring).

Marg has also designed set and costumes for The Good Person of Szechuan (Malthouse Theatre/ The National Theatre of China), Resplendence (Angus Cerini Doubletap/MTC Neon), Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography (Griffin Theatre Company/Perth Theatre Company), Cock (Melbourne Theatre Company/La Boite); 20 Questions (The Wheeler Centre Gala); Constellations (Melbourne Theatre Company), Ophelia Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Bell Shakespeare Company/Chambermade Opera), Nora (Belvoir), Marlin (Arena Theatre/Melbourne Theatre Company), Team of Life (KAGE Physical Theatre), Birdland, I Call My Brothers and Shit (Melbourne Theatre Company), I Am a Miracle (Malthouse Theatre), and La Traviata (Belvoir).

In 2011 Marg was appointed Designer in Residence for the Lawler Studio with Melbourne Theatre Company designing The Dream Life of Butterflies, The Water Carriers and Circle Mirror Transformation.

Marg has been recognised for her outstanding work with two Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Set and Costume Design for Summertime in the Garden of Eden, six Greenroom Awards for her designs on productions Shit, I Am a Miracle, Savages, Chapters from the Pandemic, Wretch and Test Pattern.

Marg was also nominated for Best Scenic Design for the 2015 Helpmann Awards for Marlin and the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards for La Traviata.