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Isabell De Laurentis
2021 BFA Properties and Objects alumni Isabell De Laurentis

About Isabell

In 2019, Isabell relocated to Sydney to undertake a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Properties and Objects at NIDA. In her final year she explored model making and puppetry in the form of a short film for her masterwork, ‘House of Circe’.

During her time at NIDA, Isabell has developed her skills as a maker, working on a variety of projects and NIDA productions. Her favourite project was designing and writing her own short film for the properties and objects model making assessment.

Isabell has utilised many opportunities to volunteer in extracurricular activities at NIDA such as acting and puppeteering on stage in And A Happy New Year, in 2020. She has also utilised her love of theatre making by writing and directing the annual puppet show in 2020.

Whilst Isabell enjoys all areas of prop making, she excels in painting, sculpting and model making. After NIDA, Isabell aspires to expand her knowledge of art and object-making.

NIDA Productions

Props Maker Love - Props Maker
God of Carnage

Props Supervisor
Dracula - Props Supervisor Solo

Puppeteer/ Performer
And a Happy New Year

Props Supervisor
Savannah Parade (White Rabbit Gallery) - Writer/Director/Puppet Maker Metamorphosis -

Props Supervisor
A Midsummer Night's Dream