An exhibition of Jane’s Designs and Costumes from various film and television shows.
February 4th until February 27th, 2011
A career in Costume Design with over 25 years experience working in Film, Television, Theatre, Opera, Dance & Commercials. A love of Theatre, Dance & Film, clothing, fabrics & their history combined to direct me to my chosen career.
After graduating from The West of England College of Art I worked for the London Contemporary Dance Theatre as Costumier & Designer, also in London formed my own fashion label Peachy Keen. Experience in film at this time included providing costume styling for Commercials shot by high profile Vogue fashion photographer David Bailey. Theatre experience included working backstage in West End Theatre productions,
Since living in Australia Career highlights have included: working as Costume Designer on the TV Mini Series ANZACS, working as assistant Costume Designer for Opera Australia on the controversial production of NABUCCO with Barry Kosky. Venturing to the gemfields of Central Queensland to work as Costume Designer on the Feature film Buddies starring Colin Friels. Designing the costumes for the 1st TV Series of Ocean Girl & my involvement from the Pilot episode through to the fourth series on the high profile TV series Secret Life of Us, with an exciting ensemble cast & supportive crew.
Through my career I have worked on many & varied productions & this experience has enabled me to study many aspects of the design of costume for performance & within many varying budget requirements.
This experience has enabled acquisition of excellent teamwork and people skills, experience co-ordinating departments, supervising staff, managing budgets and meeting deadlines.
- Currently studying Certificate IV in Training & Assessment CAE
- Diploma in Fashion Design West of England College of Art
- City & Guilds London Advanced Dress
- A Level Art
- A Level Dress
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTERESTS
Desire to develop as a Lecturer in Costume & continue studies in the History of Costume & the association with performance.
Preparing to develop Training & information classes in History of Costume, Costume Design & Costume Design Art Finishing.
Life Drawing & Mixed Media.
Future of Fabric & Clothing Technology.
Conservation of Clothing.
Innovations in Fashion Design.
2006 Volunteer experience at RMIT Frances Burke Collection learning conservation work practices.
Developing further IT Skills
SELECTED COSTUME DESIGN CREDITS
WALKABOUT Costume Designer
Music – Theatre by Richard J Frankland Chambermade 200
RAPID RESPONSE Costume Designer
Pilot for Police/Crime TV Drama Series Southern Star 2004
THE SECRET LIFE OF US Costume Designer
Pilot & Series 1–4, Contemporary TV Drama Southern Star, 2000 – 2004
MAMADRAMA Costume Designer
Feature Documentary Drama Amber Films, 2000
OCEAN GIRL Costume Designer
Children’s Futuristic TV Drama Series, Westbridge Productions, 1993
“THE SILVER BRUMBY” Feature film Costume Consultant, ,
Media World Productions, 1992
EIGHTBALL Costume Designer
Feature film, Contemporary Drama Meridian Films / ABC, 1991
SHADOWS OF THE HEART Costume Designer
TV mini-series, 1920’s Period Drama South Australian Film Corp, 1990
NANCY WAKE Costume Designer
TV mini-series, 1940’s Wartime Drama Simpson le Mesurier Films, 1988
BACKSTAGE Costume Designer
Feature film, Contemporary Drama Burrowes Film Group, 1986
SWORD OF HONOUR Costume Designer
TV mini-series, 1960’s Vietnam War Drama Simpson le Mesurier Films, 1985
ANZACS Costume Designer
TV mini-series, WW1 Drama Burrowes Dixon, 1984
THE SLIM DUSTY MOVIE Costume Designer
Feature film, Period & Contemporary Drama Kent Chadwick, producer 1983
BUDDIES Costume Designer
Feature film, Contemporary Drama John Dingwall, producer 1982
SQUIZZY TAYLOR Costume Designer
Feature film, 1920’s Drama Simpson le Mesurier Films, 1981
THE LAST OUTLAW Costume Designer
TV series, 1870’s Drama Pegasus Productions, 1980
Costume Supervisor, VCA School of Production, 2006
Costume Coordinator, Opera Australia, 2000
Costume Coordinator, Melbourne Theatre Company, 2000
“DEATH OF A SALESMAN”
“LIFE AFTER GEORGE”
Costume Coordinator, Playbox Theatre Centre, 2000
“SECRET BRIDESMAIDS’ BUSINESS”
Costume Coordinator, Melbourne Theatre Company, 1999
Lecturer, Costume Workshop, Geelong Grammar School, 1999
Costume Coordinator, Chamber Made Opera, 1998
“DR. FORBES WILL SEE YOU NOW”
Buyer, West Australian Opera, 1998
Costume Coordinator, Playbox Theatre Centre, 1997
“LIKE STARS IN MY HANDS”
Costume Coordinator, Victorian Arts Centre, 1997
Assistant Costume Designer, Australian Opera, 1995,Director, Barry Kosky
Costume Supervisor, Victorian State Opera, 1994
Assistant to Designer, Victorian State Opera,1993
Costumier, TV series, Central Films (UK)
Costume Coordinator, Washington State Opera, Spoleto Festival
“PORGY & BESS”
Costumier, Melbourne Theatre Company
Director of FOUR J & ASSOCIATES, Brisbane
Contracts with the following production companies
Arts Theatre –
Queensland Opera Company –
Conservatorium of Music ”
Costumier, Twelfth Night Theatre
Costumier, Queensland Theatre Company
Owner & Manager of Fashion Design Company
“PEACHY KEEN” London
Trick Film Studios, London
Costume Designer for various commercials for David Bailey
West End Productions, London – Costumes for:
“THE RED BUDDHA THEATRE”
“JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”
London Contemporary Dance Theatre
Designer, Costumier & Wardrobe Mistress
West of England College of Art
Diploma in Fashion Design