NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal people. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We also wish to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across this country's sacred homelands, and in particular, students and other First Nations members of the NIDA community.

Marnie Perkins

Marnie completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion) at the Queensland University of Technology in 2010. She worked as a Clothing Designer and Accessories Buyer for reputable Australian fashion labels Alannah Hill and Princess Highway.
After completing a Certificate of Millinery Construction and Design at the Melbourne School of Fashion (2014), Marnie also obtained a Certificate III in Millinery from TAFE Queensland (2015). She also worked as Costume Designer on numerous short films, including Dancing Goat (2015), Fitting (2018) and No Friend In The Forest (2018).
At NIDA, Marnie completed a secondment on the first Australian Netflix series Tidelands, as Costume Workroom Assistant and Costume Standby. For her final year research project, Marnie explored the fashion trajectory and cultural significance of the shepherdess hat during the 18th century. Marnie enjoys working in all facets of the costume industry, and has a shared love for designing and making, with a particular interest in millinery and historical costume.

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