Bob Cousins

Set Designer

Headshot of the designerDesigner working across opera, theatre, dance and film. He has worked extensively in Australia and his designs have been seen in Hamburg, Zurich, Salzburg, London, New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Bogata, Berlin, Taipai, Dublin, Utrecht, Los Angeles, San Diego, Vienna, Moscow, and Montreal.

Opera designs include sets for Lear, Médée for Salzburg Festspiele; La Traviata for Opera National Paris and Der Ring der Nibelungen for Opera Australia.

Theatre designs include sets for Season at Sarsaparilla, War of the Roses, King Lear, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui  for Sydney Theatre Company; Cloudstreet, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Strange Interlude, and Waiting for Godot  for Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney; Moving Target for Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne; Medea and Husbands and Wives for Toneelgroep Amsterdam; Medea for Burgtheater, Vienna; Eine Griechische Trilogie for Berliner Ensemble; and Peer Gynt for Schauspielhaus, Hamburg.

Dance designs include Weather, Conversation Piece and Motion Picture for Lucy Guerin Inc Dance Company; Complexity of Belonging for Chunky Move Dance Company. Film designs include Candy, Romulus My Father, Balibo, and Ruben Guthrie.

Awards include the Melbourne Green Room Award, Sydney Theatre Award and the Ralph Hall Myers Award for Promising Young Designers

In 2012 Bob received a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in recognition of his career’s work.

(photo: artist’s archive)