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Kate Beere
2020 MFA Design for Performance alumni Kate Beere

About Kate

Kate is a theatre and film designer in set and costume. At NIDA she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design for Performance) before continuing on in 2018 with a Masters degree. While studying her BFA she worked on a variety of projects including a 2018 short film Optics which she co-designed and co-directed.
She also worked as the set, costume and video designer on the graduate production Hedda based on Hedda Gabler and directed by Mikala Westall, and was the production designer for the Captives triple J Unearthed music video I AM HORROR directed by Darcy Green.
In 2019, Kate designed the set, costumes and video content for Patrick Marber’s Closer directed by Mark Gaal. She also was the costume designer for Alice in Slasherland at the Old Fitz directed by Rachel Kerry. Kate also worked as the costume designer for a new Australian musical production based on the 1982 film Starstruck directed by Kim Hardwick.
After graduation, Kate will continue to pursue her passion as a set and costume designer for screen and stage.

NIDA Productions

Costume Designer
Starstruck The Stage Musical

Set/Costume/Video Designer

Set/Costume/Video Designer

Co-Exhibition Designer

Production Designer
I AM HORROR by Captives (triple j Unearthed music video)

Co-Production Designer/Co-Director
Optics (short film)

Co-Art Director
The Horrific Murder of Grigori Rasputin (short film)

Set/Costume Designer
National Institute of Circus Arts collaboration 2017

Set/Costume Designer
Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts collaboration 2017

Design Assistant

Design Assistant
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Other Productions

Costume Designer
Alice in Slasherland

Production Designer
Musings (short film)

Production Assistant
Drunk History (TV Pilot)


Design Assistant
True History of the Kelly Gang, Punk Spirit Productions (with Designer Alice Babidge)

Design Assistant
A Place To Call Home, Channel 7 (with Designer Fiona Donovan)

Design Assistant
Man With the Iron Neck, Legs on the Wall (with Emma Vine)