Victoria studied a Diploma in Costume for Performance at Adelaide College of the Arts followed by an Advanced Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Technology at TAFE SA. She was able to experiment with a broad range of making, design and performance styles, which prompted her to pursue NIDA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (Costume).
During her time at NIDA she enjoyed collaborating on a wide variety of projects while building upon her interest as a costume cutter and maker. Victoria discovered an interest in art finishing and textile artwork, drawn particularly to traditional construction and dyeing, which was reinforced during her time as a costume maker on action/sci-fi film Mortal Kombat.
Twelfth Night - Costume Supervisor
Roberto Zucco - Costume Supervisor/Maker
Le Mariage Forcé - Costume Supervisor
The Way of the World - Costume Maker (Womenswear)
The Removalists - Costume Maker (Men’s Tailoring)
The Changeling - Costume Assistant
Hello Again - Milliner/Costume Maker (Woman’s Tailoring)
The Hypochondriac - Costume Assistant
Eurydike + Orpheus - Costume Maker (Womenswear)
The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Milliner
Mortal Kombat, Warner Bros. (feature film) - Costume Maker
Davi, White Shirt Films (short film) - Costume Standby/Maker
The Coronation of Poppea, Pinchgut Opera - Costume Assistant
F*!#ing Adelaide, Closer Productions (TV miniseries) - Costume Maker/Assistant
The Big Nothing, Sharptooth Pictures (TV miniseries) - Costume Assistant
Eugene Onegin, Co-Opera Australia - Women’s Costume Cutter
Peter Rabbit 2, PR Productions - Costume Maker/Assistant/ Extras Standby
The True History of The Kelly Gang, Punk Spirit Productions - Costume Maker
The basis of Victoria's major research project explored Japanese Hikeshi Banten (fireman’s coat) from the Edo period, which features traditional tsutsugaki printing – a form of freehand resist dyeing with indigo which was most popular in Japan over 200 years ago, combined with the traditional construction and quilting techniques. The outcome was a re-creation Banten for the purpose of film dramatisation, a subject she aims to explore further in her career as an emerging cutter, maker and textile artist for film, television and theatre.