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Zali Kassi

About Zali

Zali is a Sydney-based artist and maker raised on the Central Coast. Who has always been interested in the realms of visual arts and film. Zali’s fascination with drawing and making began at an early age, as she experimented with colours and forms, gradually honing her skills as an illustrator and maker. This foundation in the visual arts became the cornerstone of her artistic identity.

However, Zali’s artistic journey didn’t stop there, at the age of 10 she discovered the wide world of film. Already enjoying the behind-the-scenes disk of her ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ DVD, she was excited to learn this same concept applied to every movie ever made. Here she discovered an entirely new dimension to her artistic expression in prop-making.

Zali enjoys blurring the boundaries between visual arts and prop-making, after graduating she hopes to work in theatre whilst exploring the area of prosthetics for film and television.

NIDA Productions

Props Assistant
Perfect Stranger

Props Assistant
Love and Information

Props Assistant
Mr Burns

Props Maker

Props Maker
The Decay of Lying

Storyboard Artist/ Director

Installation Designer and Maker
June Season Foyer Installation

Props Supervisor
A Very Expensive Poison

Graphic Designer 
NIDA Makes