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Justin Nardella is a London based set and costume designer working in stage, screen and events. He has been involved in productions around the globe, from award winning fringe shows to West End residencies and international tours.  He has collaborated with some of the worlds leading companies and professionals to bring stories to life.  

Originally from Sydney Australia, Justin studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts.  This was the start of his dedication to a career in design, which now spans over a decade in the industry and credits him to over 50 projects.  He moved to the UK in 2012 and continues to make work from his London studio. 

His work has been acknowledged through grants and awards, including a DYCP Grant to develop skills in video design from the Arts Council.  OFFIE Nominations for Set, Costume and Video Design including Winner for Best Costumes 2021. A recipient of the Stage One Bursary for Producing and  BMW Young Artist Award for art.

PROJECTS

2022

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER'S FASHION FREAK SHOW

Dir. Jean Paul Gaultier and Tonie Marshal.  Artistic Advisor. Simon Phillips.   /  ROUND HOUSE - OFFIE NOM. for SET & VIDEO DESIGN

PETER GRIMES

Dir. Deborah Warner / Interlude Projections Video Designer  @ ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

MIMMA - A NEW MUSICAL

Dir. Luke Fredericks / Concert Performance raising funds for The Princes Trust @ CADOGAN HALL

PROUD

Dir. Marlie Haco / THE KINGS HEAD

 

2021

ARCADIA

Dir. Deborah Warner / THE FACTORY @ MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

THE SUGAR HOUSE

Dir. Tom Brennan / THE FINBOROUGH THEATRE - OFFIE WINNER for BEST COSTUME DESIGN

WAR REQUIEM

Dir. Daniel Kramer • Des. Wolfgang Tillmans / LICEU OPERA BARCELONA (ASSOCIATE)

2020

SONGS FOR NOBODIES

Dir. Simon Phillips / AUSTRALIAN TOUR

WAR REQUIEM

Dir. Daniel Kramer • Des. Wolfgang Tillmans / NATIONAL KAOSHIUNG CENTRE FOR THE ARTS (ASSOCIATE)

DIALOGUE DES CARMÉLITES

Dir. Matthew Everhardt / ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE SCOTLAND (not staged due to CV-19)

2019

YOUTH WITHOUT GOD

Dir. Stephanie Morh / CORONET THEATRE

EUGENE ONEGIN

Dir. Jamie Manton /  BUXTON FESTIVAL

SONGS FOR NOBODIES

Dir. Simon Phillips / AMBASSADOR'S THEATRE - WEST END

 

 

2018

ACIS & GALATEA

Dir. Sarah Tipple /   ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA  STUDIO-LIVE

THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK

Dir. Gemma Colclough /  AUSTRALIAN TOUR

SONGS FOR NOBODY

Dir. Simon Phillips•   WILTON'S MUSIC HALL 

THE TAP PACK

Dir. Nigel Turner-Carroll  /  PEACOCK THEATRE

LA TRAVIATA

 Dir. Deborah Warner / THEATRE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES (Co-desigener)

WAR REQUIEM

Dir. Daniel Kramer Des. Wolfgang Tillmans  / ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA  (Design Associate)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL 

Dir. Simon Phillips Des. Brian Thomson  /  AUSTRALIAN TOUR (Design Associate)

 

 

2017

THE LIFE

Dir. Michael Blakemore /  SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE

THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK  

Dir. Gemma Colclough /  VAUDEVILLE - WEST END

LE GRAND MORT

Dir. Christopher Renshaw /  TRAFALGAR STUDIOS 

GIANNI SCHICCHI

Dir. Matthew Barclay / JIANGSU OPERA HOUSE

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

Dir. Simon Phillips Des. Brian Thomson /  SOUTH AFRICA / HONG KONG 

 

THE TESTAMENT OF MARY

Dir. Deborah Warner Des. Tom Pye / COMÉDIE FRANÇAISE & ODEN THEATRE (Design Associate)

IN THE DEPTHS OF DEAD LOVE

Dir. Gerrard McArthur / THE CORONET THEATRE

 

 

2016

THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK

Dir. Gemma Colclough  / SHERMAN THEATRE 

 

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL 

 Dir. Simon Phillips Des. Brian Thomson / NEW ZEALAND

 

KING LEAR

 Dir. Deborah Warner Des. Deborah Warner & Jean Kalman /  THE OLD VIC (Design Associate)

TRISTAN AND ISOLDE 

Dir. Daniel Kramer Des. Anish Kapoor / ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA  (Design Associate)

MR INCREDIBLE 

Dir. Sarah Meadows /  VAULT FESTIVAL / EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO 

Dir. Sarah Meadows /  OLD RED LION

MAYOR OF SOUTHWARK CHARITY BALL 

Daniel Sparrow Productions •  HILTON HOTEL LONDON BANKSIDE

 

 

2015

CASA VALENTINA

 Dir. Luke Shepherd / SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE

 

WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO?

Dir. Sarah Meadows / EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL / UK REGIONAL TOUR

LEGENDS  

Dir. Christopher Renshaw /  AUSTRALIAN TOUR

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Dir. Dean Bryant  Des. Brian Thomson / NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES / UK TOUR (Design Associate)

SPOILERS

Dir. Brendan McDonall / IRIS FILM FESTIVAL

MLC COCKTAIL EVENT

brightyoungthings / MLC School

 

 

2014

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Dir. Simon Phillips Des. Brian Thomson / MADRID / SEOUL   (Design Associate)

WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO?  

Dir. Sarah Meadows /  CAMDEN PEOPLES THEATRE

 

 

2013

HANSEL AND GRETEL

Dir. Richard Pyros / BUSSEY BUILDING

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Dir. Simon Phillips Des. Brian Thomson / STOCKHOLM / UK TOUR  (Design Associate)

 

 

2012

TENDER NAPALM 

Dir. David Berthold /  LA BOITE THEATRE & BRISBANE FESTIVAL

L'ORFEO CONCERT (MONTEVERDI)

AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA & BRISBANE FESTIVAL

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION 

Dir. Shannon Murphy / ENSEMBLE THEATRE

PORN CAKE

Dir. Shannon Murphy /  GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY

MR CHICKEN GOES TO PARIS

NIDA Open Program Children's Production / PARADE THEATRE 

EVERY SINGLE SATURDAY

Dir. Lisa Freshwater / GLEN STREET THEATRE

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL HUB

brightyoungthings / SYDNEY TOWN HALL

JANE WILDE & GHD EXPO RUNWAY SHOWS 

THOMSON STREET EVENT - SYDNEY HAIR EXPO

 

SHISEIDO 140 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

THOMSON STREET EVENT / SYDNEY MUSUEM OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

 

CLOUD 9 MEDIA DINNER

brightyoungthings / SYDNEY

 

 

2011

SILENT DISCO 

Dir. Lee Lewis / GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY

 

BEFORE AND AFTER

 Dir. Cristabal Sved / SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY - NEXT STAGE

MEET IN BEIJING OPERA CONCERT

Dir. Matthew Barclay / BEIJING & OPERA AUSTRALIA

ANDY X

Dir. Jim Sharman / SUNDAY PICTURES

BRISBANE FESTIVAL SITE DESIGN

Spiegeltent, Santos Light Lounge, Under the Radar Stage and Bar

BRISBANE FESTIVAL

PRICELINE PAMPER PARLOUR

THOMSON STREET /  MELBOURNE

BRISBANE FESTIVAL PROGRAM LAUNCH

Dir. Justin Nardella BRISBANE FESTIVAL

ODE TO NO ONE SEASON LAUNCH

brightyoungthings - SYDNEY

MOUNT GAY RUM TOURING BAR

THOMSON STREET - SYDNEY

COINTREAU TOURING BAR

THOMSON STREET - SYDNEY

 

 

2010

ENGINE

Dir. Julian Louis / NORPRA & LA BOITE THEATRE

 

MACBETH

Dir. Christopher Hurrell /  DARLINGHURST THEATRE

 

GLACE CHASE in LAST NIGHT'S BEAUTY QUEEN

Dir. Christopher Hurrell  / DARLINGHURST THEATRE

BRISBANE FESTIVAL OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE

BRISBANE FESTIVAL

BRISBANE FESTIVAL SITE DESIGNS

Spiegeltent,  Under the Radar Stage and Bar

BRISBANE FESTIVAL

 

 

2009

BLISS

Dir. Shannon Murphy / DOWNSTAIRS BELVOIR

 

WHORE

Dir. Christopher Hurrell / DOWNSTAIRS BELVOIR

LADYBIRD

Dir. Lee Lewis / DOWNSTAIRS BELVOIR

 

THE SCARE MUSIC VIDEO "COULD BE BAD"

Dir. Tom Noakes / EMI

BENEFIT (Short)

Dir. Jakub Jacko  / Des. Julio Himede (Art Director)

 

AUDI LIGHTHOUSE BUILDING LAUNCH

THOMSON STREET  - SYDNEY