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2020 MFA Design for Performance alumni Grace Deacon
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Grace Deacon

About Grace

Grace is a set and costume designer working across theatre, film and television. At NIDA she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design for Performance) before continuing on with a Masters degree.
In her time at NIDA, Grace collaborated with some of Australia’s leading theatre directors, including Judy Davis and Kate Champion. 
Grace designed set and costumes for God of Carnage (NIDA), set and costumes for This Bitter Earth (New Theatre), set for MEAT EATERS (NIDA) and costumes for Blood on the Cat’s Neck (Kings Cross Theatre).
In 2020, Grace remounted her design for This Bitter Earth for Theatre Works and Midsumma Festival. In 2018, Grace seconded with Julio Himede in New York and Los Angeles on the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, and designed We Are Gods (NIDA), Distant Places by Essie Holt (triple j Unearthed/NIDA) and Optics (short film).
Grace is the recipient of a William Fletcher Foundation Grant and the Peter Ivany Award.

NIDA Productions

Set/Costume Designer
God of Carnage

Set Designer

Set/Costume Designer
We Are Gods


Set/Costume Designer
Distant Places by Essie Holt (triple j Unearthed music video)

Costume Designer
Stronger Lines by Rachel Maria Cox (triple j Unearthed music video)

Art Department
The Horrific Murder of Grigori Rasputin (short film)

Design Assistant
Another Country

Design Assistant
El Dorado

Other Productions

Set/Costume Designer
This Bitter Earth

Costume Designer
Blood on the Cat’s Neck

Assistant Stage Manager
there will be a climax (The Old Fitz)

Art Department
Drunk History, Australia Channel 10

Set/Costume Designer
The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Costume Designer
12 Angry Men


Design Assistant and Art Department
Julio Himede