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Hayden Relf
2021 MFA Design for Performance alumni Hayden Relf

About Hayden

Hayden Relf is a Sydney-based, multi-disciplined artist and designer. His artistic practice extends into mixed media, time-based and performance art. He is interested in creating experimental work and immersive experiences for audiences, grounded in dramaturgical and conceptual meaning. Currently, he is primarily working as a production and costume designer for film and live performances and is a member of the Australian Production Design Guild.
Hayden's experience is primarily with art direction for live events and music festivals. Prior to studying at NIDA, he worked as creative director for Mountain Sounds Music and Arts Festival (2016-18).

NIDA Productions

Set Designer
Perfect Stranger

Production Designer (Set and Costume)

Design Assistant
Roberto Zucco

Design Assistant

Design Assistant
Twelfth Night

Other Productions

Creative Director
Mountain Sounds Festival (2016-18)


Design Assistant
Pinchgut Opera, A Delicate Fire