NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.
Lynsey graduated in 2001 from The Central School of Speech & Drama in London with BA (Hons) in Scenic Construction, Theatre Crafts. Central has given her an extensive knowledge of entertainment industry processes required to create given pieces in a wide range of industry contexts.
In her career of building extensive large-scale sets and as a scenery coordinator at Scott Fleary Productions in London, she has worked with many prestigious TV and theatre clients, directors and designers from various companies and industries, including the Royal Opera House London and Endemol.
Lynsey has freelanced in the industry for MDM Props, a theming company building sets for Madame Tussauds, theme parks, as well as large-scale art events and exhibitions including Anish Kapoor sculptures.
She also worked at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for five years, teaching the Scenic Construction Postgraduate Diploma course, while managing the scenery workshop department and staging six public productions a term for the BA Acting and Technical Theatre courses.
Lynsey has continued to develop her career through her work in Sydney, within a variety of industries and scenic companies including James Gordon Workshop and Creative Works Australia. There, she has project-managed the build for events such as Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras and laser tag arenas. She has also spent some time in Argentina working at The Teatro San Martin in Buenos Aires.
Lynsey commenced work at NIDA in November 2012 as Associate Lecturer for Staging and has played a large role in developing the Bachelor of Fine Arts course, writing course content and teaching a variety of classes from set construction in carpentry and welding to project management, CAD including CNC programs, and supervising and working on staging elements of the Production Program.