NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the sacred lands, from the mountains to the sea, on which we learn and tell stories.

The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

Ben Hughes

Ben is a freelance lighting designer; he is also Associate Artistic Director of The Danger Ensemble. As lighting designer Ben has credits across theatre, dance and opera including productions with Queensland Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Opera Queensland, Belvoir, La Boite Theatre Company, Queensland Ballet, Sydney Festival, Brisbane Festival, Expressions Dance Company, The Danger Ensemble, HotHouse Theatre, The Nest Ensemble, Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, JUTE Theatre, Stella Electrika, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Phluxus2 Dance Collective, Collusion, Company2, Brisbane Writers Festival, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Woodford Folk Festival and Kooemba Jdarra.
As an associate lighting designer his work includes productions with Meryl Tankard and Barrie Kosky. Ben’s work has been seen on stages throughout Australia and internationally, including in the UK, US, China and New Zealand.
In 2013 Ben was invited to be the resident lighting designer with Queensland Theatre Company, and in 2011 and 2014 was an affiliate artist with the company.
Ben lectures in lighting design and scenography at Queensland University of Technology, is a professional member of the Association of Lighting Designers and holds accredited membership of the Australian Production Design Guild.

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