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Elsbeth Cameron
2021 BFA Costume alumni Elsbeth Cameron

About Elsbeth

Elsbeth is a self-confessed nerd with a life-long love of art, history and costume which they have held since their youth, introducing themselves to the crafts surrounding them through their desire to play a part in bringing the impossible worlds and stories they treasure to life.

They are a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Art History.

During their time at NIDA, they have been able to transform their passion for costume creation from a self-taught craft into professional skills and techniques, and found that they thoroughly enjoy continuously learning as they work.

They have worked on several theatrical productions at NIDA in various roles involving crewing, making for and supervising costume. Through this they discovered a particular love for art finishing which they learnt in their course and then further polish during their work on shows and in individual projects. This culminated in a major research study where they investigated and experimented on the various applications for art finishing that depict genre within costume.

NIDA Productions

Costume Assistant, Dresser, Crew
Pool (No Water) 2019

Costume Assistant, Dresser, Crew
Starstruck 2019

Costume Supervisor, Maker, Art Finisher
Meat Eaters 2019

Tailor/Costume Maker
Twelfth Night 2019

Costume Maker
A Pox on Both your Houses 2020

Tailor/costume Maker
When the Rain Stops Falling 2020

Costume supervisor, costume Maker, Art Finisher
And tell sad stories of the death of queens 2020

Costume Assistant, Dresser, Crew
The Cat 2020

Costume Supervisor, Costume Maker, Art Finisher
Eat Me 2021

Costume Maker, Wig Maker, Art Finish
A Midsummer Nights Dream 2021


Costume Assistant, Art Department Assistant, Millinery Assistant
Opera Australia 2021 (Ernani, Tosca and Stuarta)