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.

Henry Wilkinson

HenryBased in Sydney's Inner West, Henry found a passion for traditional design and craftsmanship. Working as a leather maker, cobbler and tailor he broadened his skills in traditional woodworking and copperplate calligraphy – which landed him a job as a featured calligrapher on Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. His calligraphy also featured on the Moët et Chandon 2016 campaign, and he began working freelance for commissions.

Finding a love for film/screen and working with art departments, Henry wished to expand his knowledge and study to become a props maker. Since then he has worked as props supervisor/maker for NIDA production seasons: Marat/Sade, LOVE, Wake in Fright, Realism, Eurydike + Orpheus.

Still inspired by his passion for traditional design and craftsmanship, Henry has been creating his own short films. Collaborating with the State Library of NSW he recently created a short film for his masterwork, To the COX’s RIVER (2019), based on pioneer bushwalking in 1916.

Henry completed his secondment on an ABC miniseries, Fallout, as props maker/art department. He aspires to work in film/screen in the future.

NIDA Productions
Marat/Sade - Props Supervisor
LOVE - Props Supervisor
The Rabbits (White Rabbit Gallery) - Play Writer/Puppet Maker
Wake in Fright - Props Maker

Other Productions 
To the COX’S RIVER (short film) - Design/Maker/Writer
Ashes (short film) - Design/Maker/Writer
Moët et Chandon campaign - Calligrapher
The Great Gatsby (feature film) by Baz Luhrmann - Calligrapher

Fallout (ABC miniseries) by Peter Duncan - Props Maker/Art Department

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