NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.
Imogen Ross is an eco-scenographer, writer and educator with an established track record in embedding environmentally sustainable practices and thinking. A graduate of Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and University of New England (UNE), she has worked as a live performance and event designer for over 30 years across Australia and London, on numerous plays, musicals, dance pieces and new works.
In her ongoing role at Australian Production Design Guild, Imogen reports quarterly on environmentally aware strategies and opportunities for screen and live designers across Australia. She was the co-initiator/writer/researcher of Performance Design in Australia, published by Craftsman House in 2001.
Imogen has lectured at the University of Notre Dame, College Of Fine Arts (formerly COFA, now University of NSW School of Art & Design) and Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). She is a regular guest teacher with Belvoir St, NIDA Open, Merrigong Theatre Company, Shopfront, Blacktown Arts Centre, The Arts Unit and NSW secondary schools.
She is known for her diversity of arts practice, and works collaboratively on most projects as lead artist or artist-in-residence, regularly running creative workshops and mentoring emerging performance makers. Imogen won a TAFE NSW award for outstanding collaboration and inclusion of students from diverse lower socio-economic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds into new career pathways for the Partners in Learning & Community Enterprise (PLACE) Project.