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.

Madeleine Barlow

Madeleine completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts at the University of Southern Queensland in 2013. Since graduating Madeleine has been an avid contributor to the Darling Downs creative community. In 2014 her collaborative installation ENTOMOS exhibited at the Dogwood Crossing Gallery as part of Tall Tales and Other Adventures. She also curated and contributed to TERRARIA, a collaborative installation at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery in 2015. Madeleine has designed extensively for musicals appearing at the Empire Theatre in Toowoomba. She designed the sets for My Son Pinocchio (2018), Sweeney Todd (2017), Grease (2016), Evita (2015), Miss Saigon (2015) and The Sound of Music (2014).
In 2018 Madeleine furthered her love for designing musical sets with NIDA’s production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown directed by Adam Mitchell. She also designed the costumes for The Removalists directed by Elsie Edgerton-Till and was the set and costume designer for Morning, a collaboration between the NIDA MFA (Directing) students and the Actors Centre Australia.
In 2019 Madeleine embarked on the next stage of her design career, travelling to New York to pursue secondments with Broadway designers.

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