We are pleased to announce our Resident Artists for 2018 are; Tyler Hill (Designer), Ian Michael (Actor/ Director), Chloe Ogilvie (Lighting Designer) and Katt Osborne (Director).
Our Resident Artists Program provide artists within specific areas of expertise, sustained engagement with Black Swan across the year. Working alongside Artistic Director Clare Watson, these artists will develop leadership skills, collaborate on developing future programs, take on key creative positions throughout the season and become advocates for the company in the broader community. Our resident artists will regularly attend rehearsals, company runs and specific events and activities in the year.
In 2018, Tyler Hill worked as the set and costume designer for Black Swan, Perth Festival, and DADAA on You Know We Belong Together (directed by Clare Watson), and will be the set designer on Hir (directed by Zoe Pepper). He will also be adding his designer eye to the theming of the Summer of the Seventeenth Doll dinner party (Saturday 12 May) and the Dirty Dancing dance party later in the year.
As part of the Resident Artists program Chloe Ogilvie will be working as the Lighting Design Associate on the following 2018 productions: Assassins, The Events and Xenides.
Ian Michael will run post show events, script readings, attend rehearsals, company runs, events and functions and conduct artist meetings for the Company.
Katt Osborne comes with a wealth of experience from the independent theatre sector and will act as an Assistant Director on Xenides. She recently was the Assistant Director on Dr Seuss’s The Lorax forThe Old Vic in London. Katt will also be working with St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School on experiences for their community, aiming to inspire students in their leadership aspirations.
The Resident Artists Program has evolved over the years with assisting emerging and mid-career artists being mentored within the company across all disciplines on productions in both the Heath Ledger Theatre and Studio Underground.
Artistic Director Clare Watson, is thrilled to have these four highly skilled and diverse artists join the Black Swan family, which includes administration and technical staff, creatives who join us for each production, the Board and most importantly, the audience. She believes that “each of these artists is dedicated to their practice, adventurous, and have an abundance of creative energy. We are all looking forward to collaborating with each one of these passionate artists, sharing their ideas, and as a team emboldening our vision for the company.”
Black Swan Resident Artists are all practicing industry professionals and we welcome their specific skill-sets and enthusiasm as they too join the conversation in 2018.
Black Swan’s Resident Artists program is supported by Principal Partner Rio Tinto, McCusker Charitable Foundation, City of Perth and St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School.
Banner image L-R: Chloe Ogilvie, Ian Michael, Tyler Hill, Katt Osborne. Image by Cameron Campbell.