My work encompasses many areas of designing, including Performance, Museum and Exhibition and Garden design and I see a continuity in all of these areas and in my Design Approach and Education Delivery.

In The Winter Wood

Devised by Jan Blake Polka Theatre “Matthew Edwards brilliantly transforms the Adventure Theatre into a cozy and safe space that resembles a campfire site — a clever design that works perfectly with this genre and might even leave the grown-ups feeling nostalgic”.Caleb Lee Children’s’ Theatre Review“The execution is highly creative and Matt Edwards’ design is […]

Jean and Popy

Peacehaven, East Sussex “My son-in-law said that he could not believe, that one person did all of this, thank you and I do really appriciate all that you have done and I can enjoy my garden this summer now.” Jean

The Seven Gates of Damascus

Devised and performed by Maya Youssef South Bank Centre

Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams

Brunei Gallery SOAS Collection owner and curator Marian Ray Head of Galleries & Exhibitions John Hollingworth  

The Lost Fort. Newhaven Fort

Wave Leisure Trust and East Sussex County Council

Facebook Beach

Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity Innovision

Sketchbooks and Pop-Ups

Museum and Gallery observations and initial concept developments.

Character Development

Various productions

Storyboards

Matt studied Storyboarding on the Design for Television and Film vocational course at Chelsea Art College. He has taught storyboarding at Backstage Academy, Wakefield.

Higher Education Work

Matt has taught at every age level from Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form, through to BA Degree, MA and Adult Education. “Thank you for introducing me to Art…my favourite saying is now ‘free up your mind’ and that is thanks to you. Thank you!” Sarah 2017 Matt is an Associate Lecturer at Arts University London […]

Prop Making, Scenic Art and Puppet Animation

With a Degree in Craft Design and Sculpture from Manchester Metropolitan University and a Fellowship Award, Matt has used his 3D skills in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Textiles to work in Theatre and Production Company Workshops, as well as build his own set designs in Fringe Theatre venues and Art and Site Specific Installations. He […]

The Battle of Hastings 1066

The Danish War Axe battlefield find and the Stothard Bayeux Tapestry Battle Museum Curators: Trevor and Anne Wayne

Rye Museum

Merchandise Displace Case with storage units “…very many thanks both for your design and the very efficient and pleasant way in which you supervised its construction and installation. We enjoyed working with you very much indeed”.Jo Kirkham, Rye Museum Director April 2016

Machinal

Directed by Paul Jepson The Rose Theatre. Rose Bruford College Final Year Production and Performance students with professional Director Paul Jepson and professional Designer Matt Edwards. “Matt is a designer with a good eye for detail and is excellent at problem solving. He works well with colleagues and students alike and encourages input into the […]

Internship at Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton

3D Design Museum Exhibition Department After gaining an MA in Museum and Exhibition Design from Lincoln University in 2012, Matt undertook a six month internship at the Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton in the 3D Design Department. He worked in the 3D Design Department with the Head of Design Alex Hawkey. Areas of experience included: […]

Further Education and Sixth Form work

Archaeology

The Sussex Archaeological Society

Under a Foreign Sky

Theatre Centre

The Old Woman, The Buffalo and The Lion of Manding

Devised by Jan Blake Musicians Kouame Sereba and Raymond Sereba Adverse Camber Production

XXL at The Arches, collaboration with Tramway Theatre Company

Choreographer Garry Lambert Matt designed and constructed the suspended sculptures, screens and performance deck with moving screens. Matt also shoot and edited the projected films. He also worked on the editing board for the event mixing live re-layed images combined with the pre-recorded films and stills of the dancers and public photographed the week before […]

Revenge of the Story Spirits

Unicorn Theatre Devised and performed by Jan Blake “…with a backdrop of cobalt blues and blood reds, and five gorgeous banners depicting the stories, this visually beautiful show stretches children’s cultural perspectives, imaginations, and vocabularies”.William McEvoy Time Out Review

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Greenwich Youth Theatre Directed by Tony Forsyth and Laurence Wood

Iron Dreams

Pop Up Theatre Directed by Michael Royston “…Against Matt Edward’s appropriately innovative set, constructed in metal and lacquered wood and augmented by a couple of exquisite models which most children (and this adult), would give their teeth for, Brunel’s life and achievements are recounted in flashback”. Sara O’Really

Romeo and Juliet

New End Theatre Directed by Simon Perry Means and Ends Production “…intended to make the play relevant to a new, younger audience,…Matt Edwards’ design of stained walls, steps and ramps works well for the kitchen knife brawls breaking out among unkept city lads, as well as for Romeo’s subsequent trawl through the back streets of […]

Coffee Cantata and Trouble in Tahiti

Battersea Arts Centre Directed by Darren Royston

The Liberation of Skopje

Redgrave Season with Moving Theatre. Riverside Studios Venessa Redgrave Directed by Ljubisa Ristic

The Lindberg Lounge

South Bank Centre Installation for Magnus Lindberg

Lower Depths

Directed by Simon Scardifield The Rose Theatre. Rose Bruford College Final Year Production and Performance students, working with Professional Director Simon Scardifield and Professional Designer Matt Edwards

Beyond Measure

York Theatre Royal Directed by Juliet Forster Performed by Rina Mahoney Written by Bridget Foreman

Underbelly

Directed by Charlotte Conquest London New Play Festival with five writers working on one script. “The unusual staging is a treat: two bedrooms, a pub and a shabby launderette are established around the walls, chairs are discarded, and the audience settle in the middle, turning to keep up with the action.” Maddy Costa. Time OutTime […]