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Liv Hutley
2020 BFA Design for Performance alumni Liv Hutley

About Liv

Liv is a Sydney- and Brisbane-based production and costume designer. She has a strong passion for film design and period costuming. Prior to her studies she was a member of the Queensland Theatre Company’s Youth Ensemble where she discovered a deep love for the arts.

During her time at NIDA she expanded her knowledge and skill set in designing for film and theatre. In her second year she completed a secondment on the feature film Swimming for Gold, which she gained skills in graphic design and a greater understanding of the pre-production process. She then went on to be the Costume Designer for the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Short Film December 1940 as her third-year secondment.

Establishing Liv Hutley Designs to launch her career, she hopes to share her skills and passion for her work. She looks forward to finding new adventures as a designer for screen and live performance in the film and theatre industries.
Instagram: @livhutleydesigns

NIDA Productions

Set/Costume Designer
And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens


Production/Costume Designer
Super Single by GENES (triple j Unearthed music video)

Costume Designer
Weimar Kaberett

Co-Production Designer/Co-Costume Designer
I Wish You Knew What I Am Thinking (short film)

Swag Australian Student Entry, Prague Quadrennial of Performance, Space and Design 2019

Art Department
Unstable by Hope Wilkins (triple j Unearthed music video)

Art Department
Alienated (short film)

Design Assistant
Carking It

Design Assistant
The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Other Productions

Art Department
According to Otto (feature film)


Costume Designer
December 1940 (AFTRS short film)

Art Department
Swimming for Gold (feature film)