Amelia is 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 Turbine (Malthouse Theatre), Anti-Hamlet (Theatreworks) Conviction (Speak Easy), Ground Control (Next Wave Festival), Triumph (45 Downstairs), The Listies Ruin Xmas (Malthouse Theatre), Jurassica (Red Stitch), Sets (Dancehouse), Dream Home (Speak Easy), MKA Double Feature (MTC Neon), 10,000 Small Deaths (Dance Massive), Meta (Helium, Malthouse Theatre) and Hello There, We’ve Been Waiting (Next Wave/ACMI). Amelia received a Green Room Award for her 2015 body of work, and was nominated for her lighting designs for 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 is currently based in London to pursue placement opportunities with international lighting designers, Paule Constable and Jon Clark.
Amelia has undertaken mentorships with Paul Jackson, The Rabble, and international placements with Dewey Dell (Venice Biennale) and UK lighting designer Hartley TA Kemp. 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.