Annette Ribbons (Head of Costume)
Annette has more than 25-years’ experience working on a freelance basis in theatre, television and film as a supervisor, cutter and maker and has been teaching for over 20 years in fashion and costume at the University of Technology, Karl von Busse Institute of Design and now NIDA.
Trained in England as a costume cutter and maker, Annette went on to work in repertory theatres throughout Britain before travel interests took her on a working holiday to Hong Kong and eventually Sydney.
She has cut and supervised for companies such as Opera Australia, Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Theatre Company, The Really Useful Theatre Company and Bazmark, and has worked on costumes as diverse as Dark City’s leather clad underworld to Strictly Ballroom’s sequins and feathers.
At NIDA, Annette teaches across the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Costume, Design for Performance and Properties and Objects.
Qualifications: Certificate of Art foundation, Derby, England; Higher National Diploma in Theatre Wardrobe, England; Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Australia; Certificate II Print and Graphic Arts-Screen Printing, Australia.