DESIGNER, EDUCATOR, UPCYCLER, CREATIVITY CONSULTANT
Imogen has designed a wide range of theatre, public events, commercial interiors, weddings and themed parties in both Australia and the UK for over 25 years.
She has designed many award-winning productions (including shows that have toured both nationally and internationally); most notably with Monkey Baa Theatre, Merrigong, Shopfront, Darlinghurst Theatre Co., Blacktown Arts Centre, CDP and PYT.
Imogen regularly delivers ‘Introduction to Theatre Design and Concept Development’ workshops to high schools,The Arts Unit (DET) and selected tertiary institutions as a specialist Arts tutor, as well as conducting a range of creative craft/puppetry/mask workshops promoting imagination, upcycling and confidence in participants. She also works with young people from refugee, CALD and educationally diverse backgrounds, delivering creative arts workshops within schools and to youth organisations during school holidays.
Her passion is the creative reuse of found objects, using a range of sculptural and collage techniques to re-purpose and re-imagine ‘trash’ to ‘treasure’. In 2016 she was in residency in Deniliquin, working as an art instigator with youth and community to create roving sculptures made from found rubbish, culminating in a giant sculptural installation called Echidna.
Since 2017 she has been giving workshops to communities, demonstrating how to make beeswax wraps from fabric scraps, pure beeswax and locally sourced tree resin, effectively reducing the use of plastic wraps in the kitchen. Her workshops are regularly advertised on Facebook under the name Sticky Business – Beeswax Wraps.
Her popular schools theatre workshops are also found on Facebook under the name The Production Meeting.