is an award-winning set and costume designer for theatre, opera, dance, musical theatre and cabaret whose designs have been seen by audiences throughout Australia, Europe, Britain and the United States. She also designs exhibitions and events; and creates installation and public art.
Opera designs include: Aida (Opera Australia) costumes; Sunday in the Park with George (Victorian Opera), The Threepenny Opera (VO/Sydney Theatre Company/Malthouse); Richter/Meinhof Opera (Melbourne Festival). Theatre designs include: Jasper Jones (MTC), Death and the Maiden (MTC/STC); Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, Tartuffe, Phedre, Macbeth, Julius Caesar (Bell Shakespeare); Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid (Malthouse, Sydney Festival, Edinburgh Festival); Meo Meow’s Little Match Girl (SF/Malthouse); Masquerade (SF/Griffin/STCSA); and for Malthouse, The Bloody Charmer, A Golem Story, The Story of Mary Maclane by Herself (with Griffin), One Night the Moon, Knives in Hens (with STCSA), Happy Days (with Belvoir).
Designs for dance include, An Act of Now and Connected (Chunky Move); Human Interest Story (Lucy Guerin); and Puck (Rogue/Malthouse).
Anna’s event design includes being a principal member of the set, costume and projection design team for Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Anna won a 2017 Helpmann Award for best set design and two Green Room awards for best design. She has been nominated for numerous Helpmann Awards, Sydney Theatre Awards and Greenroom Awards and was awarded the Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship the John Vickery Scholarship.
Anna Cordingley – image by Pia Johnson.