NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.
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.