About

what chantal's about:

design. sustainability. art. architecture.

Current student: Master of Design for Performance, Victorian College of the Arts/ University of Melbourne

Registered Architect in Victoria, Rego No. 19474 (2016+)

Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation (Design), Victorian College of the Arts and University of Melbourne (2014)

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Adelaide (2005-08)

Bachelor of Design Studies, University of Adelaide (2002-04)

Hello and thanks for stopping by!

I have practised architecture (consistently) and worked as a set designer (on and off) for over a decade. Currently I am balancing part time study with work as an exhibition designer at ‘Thylacine’. This shift into exhibition design has been fuelled by an enthusiasm to combine the order of my architectural experience with my more creative side as a set designer and painter.

Building all-encompassing worlds was a passion I discovered when I landed some work as an amateur set designer back in 2002. I painted colourful scenes on canvas flats in a range of styles from Van Gogh inspired landscapes to Kandinsky absurdist creations. Throughout my architecture studies I was fascinated by phenomenology and was driven to create site specific, sustainable work. After several years of architecture practice, predominantly working in the residential and education sectors, I undertook postgraduate studies in set design and was introduced to crafting fully immersive environments. During this initial time at the VCA I was awarded the Trina Parker Scholarship. In 2016, I completed my architecture registration exams in Victoria. In the future, I hope to continue working on projects that are immersive, memorable and meaningful.

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CONTACT:

chantalsmarks@gmail.com

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LIVE PERFORMANCE CREDITS:

‘Cocoon’ - 2017

Directed by Kotryna Gesait

Set + Costume Designer 

‘4.48 Psychosis’ – 2014

Directed by Justin Nott

Set + Costume Designer

 

‘William & Mary’ - 2014

Directed by Cameron Menzies

Design assistant

 

‘falling paper, falling pencils…’ – 2014

Choreography by Ashley Dyer

Dance performer

 

‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ – 2010

Directed by Melissa Sheldon

Set Designer + Scenic Artist

 

‘Mother Courage’ – 2010

Directed by Roger Masters

Set Designer + Scenic Artist

 

‘The Secret Garden’ – 2009

Directed by Roger Masters

Set Designer + Scenic Artist

 

‘Cabaret’ – 2008

Directed by Melissa Sheldon

Set Designer + Scenic Artist

 

‘The Popular Mechanicals’ – 2008

Directed by Roger Masters

Set Designer + Scenic Artist

 

‘King Ubu’ – 2007

Directed by Roger Masters

Set Designer + Scenic Artist

 

‘Beauty & the Beast’ – 2007

Directed by Roger Masters

Set Designer + Scenic Artist

 

‘The Kelly Dance’ – 2006

Directed by Roger Masters

Set Designer + Scenic Artist

 

‘Animal Farm’ - 2006

Directed by Roger Masters

Set Designer + Scenic Artist

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http://www.chantalmarks.com