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THEATRE ART DEPARTMENT COLLECTIVE

THEATRE ART DEPARTMENT (T.A.D.)

A COLLECTIVE MAKING COSTUMES SETS

& ANYTHING FOR THEATRE DESIGN

 

TAD is a Theatre Art Collective who make theatre designs and theatre objects. Members of the collective describe their work as:

Miranda Cook “fun and cartoons inspired”

Anastasia Hatzikosmidis “fantasy and mythology”

The group formed in 2022, and has delivered remarkable masks and designs for The Amplified Elephants’ show DEEP CREATURES. At the end of 2022 outstanding Jamaican/Australian theatre maker Amarantha Robinson performed with a TAD designed and made headpiece in her show OSHUN (La Mamma Theatre 2022).

Collective the artists build imaginary worlds populated with their remarkable designs and characterisations. TAD has worked with several leading industry artists including Stelarc, Ben Merrylees, Alister Karl, James Hullick.

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ARTISTS

DEEP CREATURES /// THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

DEEP CREATURES /// THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

DEEP CREATURES THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS   A sonic and video media performance Called to the sea by The Following (performed by The Amplified Elephants) – a council of benevolent interdimensional aliens – a young woman is taken to a sunken ship where she unlocks a...

Alisa Chu

Alisa Chu

ALISA CHU Alisa joined The Amplified Elephants in 2022 with her first full The Amplified Elephants show being Hagoromo with Ryoko Aoki. The show was released as an album in 2023 (Hagoromo, Hullick Studios Label). Alisa contributes to The Amplified Elephants sonically...

Teagan Connor

Teagan Connor

TEAGAN CONNOR voice / kaossillator / synthesisers / electronics / percussion author / visual artist   Having joined The Amplified Elephants in 2013 and the Sonic Adventurers in 2023, Connor has rapidly developed her sonic talents locally and abroad. Connor’s work...

Jay Euesden

Jay Euesden

JAY EUESDEN synthesisers / electronics / percussion   Along with Robyn McGrath and Kathryn Sutherland, Euesden is a founding member of The Amplified Elephants (2006-). Euesden’s practice is focused on minimalist sonic patterns, usually realising these ideas through...

Helen Kruljac

Helen Kruljac

HELEN KRULJAC synthesisers / spoken word / visual design   Kruljac currently creates new works with the Sonic Adventurers Collective. Kruljac has spent many years working with The Amplified Elephants. Helen has released several albums with both groups. A...

Robyn McGrath

Robyn McGrath

ROBYN MCGRATH synthesizers / electronics   A founding member of The Amplified Elephants – a sound art ensemble – it was McGrath who originally thought of the name for the group. McGrath joined the Sonic Adventurers Collective in 2020. Sonically, McGrath primarily...

Daniel Munnery

Daniel Munnery

DANIEL MUNNERY computer-based sound maker Joining The Amplified Elephants in 2012, Daniel has quickly developed an oeuvre as an electronic laptop-based sound artist. Mentored by JOLT director James Hullick and sound artist Steve Richards (aka Cleaning Lady), Daniel...

Kathryn Sutherland

Kathryn Sutherland

KATHRYN SUTHERLAND voice / kaossillator / synthesisers / electronics / percussion   A founding member of The Amplified Elephants (founded 2006), Kathryn explores the physicality of making creative sound. Kathryn is also a founding member of Sonic Adventurers...

Esther Tuddenham

Esther Tuddenham

ESTHER TUDDENHAM voice / synthesizers / electronic music / poetry   Esther is a sound artist, poet, photographer and intermedia creative mind. Esther explores human emotions and their utterance in her work. In 2021 Esther completed her book of poetry and...

Natalie Walters

Natalie Walters

NATALIE WALTERS sound artist Natalie Walters is an electronic music sound artist. Her practise is focused on computer-based creation, with a unique voice featuring luscious soundscapes and long-form ambient textures with pointillistic percussion. Walters released her...