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2020 MFA Design for Performance alumni Aislinn King
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Aislinn King

About Aislinn’s

Aislinn’s interest in creating immersive experiences fuelled her desire to design for performance. Aislinn completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design for Performance) in 2018 and continued into the Masters program.
While at NIDA, Aislinn has deepened her experience of performative modes and interpretations, creating work inspired by movement, gesture and light through pursuing the scope for temporal and transformative design.
The 2019 NIDA production pool (no water) was a highly collaborative project with the scenography integrated into dramaturgy from the onset. Aislinn’s design incorporated a large-scale gestural set element conceived as both performance space and projection surface to forge an evocative and cohesive design and performance language.
In 2019, Aislinn worked with Jim Sharman on NIDA’s production of Twelfth Night to imagine and translate the movement and gesture of the characters into the performative space of the contemporary realisation.
Aislinn was awarded an exchange scholarship MADE by the Opera House 2020. The Multidisciplinary Australia Denmark Exchange entails a six-week collaborative project in Denmark involving design workshops and masterclasses aligned with the Utzon design principles.
Aislinn is excited to immerse herself in the interchange of design thinking that can contribute to a shared understanding of spatial and cultural contexts.


NIDA Productions

Costume Designer
Twelfth Night

Set/Costume Designer/Video Co-Designer
pool (no water)

Set/Costume Designer
Big Blue Sky


Set/Costume Designer
Angel Face by Imbi the Girl (triple j Unearthed music video)

Co-Production Designer/Co-Direction
Optics (short film)

Art Direction
The Horrific murder of Grigori Rasputin (short film)

Set/Costume Designer
Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts collaboration (Brisbane)

Set/Costume Designer
National Institute of Circus Arts collaboration (Melbourne)

Design Assistant
Vampires by Mid Ayr (triple j Unearthed music video)


Set Design Assistant
Kill All Men

Costume Design Assistant


Other Productions

Art Department Attachment
Joe Cinque’s Consolation (feature film)



Awarded exchange scholarship to take part in the MADE 2020 program Design workshops and masterclasses.
MADE by The Opera House (Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange)

Studio Assistant
Hannah Quinlivan (Immersive installation artist working with dancers and opera singers)

Jacob Nash (Set Designer), Dark Emu (Bangarra)