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Bella Saltearn
2021 MFA Design for Performance alumni Bella Saltearn

About Bella

Bella is a multidisciplinary artist and designer for film and theatre. Bella’s passion for honest storytelling and creating emotive experiences led her to designing for the performing arts.

She is extremely curious and passionate about theatre, film and the performing arts. Her goal is to create visceral, poetic experiences that invite, or lure, audiences deep into the work, where they can engage intellectually, conceptually and emotionally.

Community is a key part of Bella’s practice, and she strives to create through all her work, and with her collaborators, environments where artists, audiences and performers can continue to grow and create.

Bella was a member of the student team representing Australia at the Prague International Design Quadrennial. She also has a keen interest in screen, and has worked has worked as a production designer, costume designer and art director in TV, film and music videos.

NIDA Productions

Design Assistant
Venus in Fur

Design Assistant
Way of the World

Co-Costume Desgner
Eat me

Other Productions

Costume designer
The Recidivists, The Old Fitz

Costume Designer
Privileged, TV

Costume Designer
Mary, short film

Production and Costume Designer
We have me, Sydney Film Festival


Design Assistant
Pinchgut Opera, A Delicate Fire