Lynsey Brown (Lecturer Scenic Construction and Technologies)

Lynsey graduated in 2001 from The Central School of Speech & Drama in London with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Scenic Construction, Theatre Crafts, and has since led an extensive career in the building of large-scale sets for prestigious television and theatre clients in London and Australia.

She has also had experience working with theme parks and exhibitions, including set-building for the well-known Madame Tussauds franchise as well as constructing sculptures for internationally renowned artist Anish Kapoor.

Following her extensive industry experience, Lynsey then went on to teach at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for five years, where she taught the Scenic Construction Post Graduate Diploma course whilst managing the scenery workshop department and staging six public productions per term.

After moving to Australia, she continued her industry experience in Sydney, project managing the build for a variety of events, including Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras and Laser Tag arenas across Australia. She also spent some time in Argentina working at The Teatro San Martin in Buenos Aires.

Lynsey commenced work at NIDA in 2012 as Associate Lecturer for Scenic Construction and Technologies. She has been integral in developing the Bachelor of Fine Arts Scenic Construction and Technologies course, writing course content and teaching a variety of subjects from set construction in carpentry and welding to project management, computer-aided drafting, as well as supervising and working on staging elements of NIDA’s bi-annual play production program.

Qualifications: Business and Technology Education Council Diploma, Art Foundation (Merit); Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree, Theatre Practice and Scenic Construction (Second Class, First Division)

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