Lucy Thornett is Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces at London College of Communication. She is a designer, artist, scenographer and educator. She was born in the UK but grew up in Australia.
Lucy's main area of practice is in design for performance. She has designed for numerous productions in Sydney and Melbourne and has exhibited her own immersive installations.
Her research interests include design-led performance making practices and immersive and sensory audience experiences. She is an assistant curator for the Australian Section of the upcoming 2015 Prague Quadrennial.
In 2014 Lucy received an Australia Council for the Arts JUMP Mentorship grant for the first stage of development of 'The Double', a new design-led work of immersive theatre, in collaboration with lighting designer Amelia Lever-Davidson. She has also been the recipient of other grants and awards including an Australia Council Artstart grant and the Trina Parker Scholarship for artistic merit and commitment to a career in theatre design, awarded during her postgraduate studies at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Lucy has previously taught spatial design at institutions in Australia including RMIT and Whitehouse Institute of Design. She also has a background in textile and surface design for interiors and has worked for leading Australian companies such as Designer Rugs and holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of New South Wales.
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