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 worked for two seasons as an Assistant Designer at the New Victoria Theatre in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent as a Prop Maker and Scenic Artist.

He has worked for various production companies including Codsteaks in Bristol and Souvenir in South London, predominately as a polystyrene carver, scenic artist and carpenter.

He designed / storyboarded and made the backdrops and scenes with a team at Cosprop, for John Bright‘s own puppet production short film of The Moon Princess.

He also has completed an internship at the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museums 3D Department and has a certificate in Conservation and Restoration from Craven College (Wood Carving and Traditional Timber Framework, Stone Masonry and Plaster Mouldings).

3D Costume and Prop making for “Tinderbox” New Victoria Theatre Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
“The Moon Princess”. Design and construction of the backdrops and scenic props for John Bright’s short puppet film.
Floorcloth design and scenic artwork for “The Revenge of the Story Spirits”. Unicorn Theatre
Set construction and Scenic Artwork for “Underbelly” winner of Best Design, London New Play Festival
Suspended sculptures for The Arches takeover event XXL with Gary Lambert and Tramway Theatre. A range of sculptural shapes created in willow cane and gauze suspended above the bar areas.
Prop Sand Dunes for Trinity Blackheath Halls Opera production
Sculptural Installation for Facebook Cannes festival 2016
Animal cut out figures for “Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams. The Brunei Gallery SOAS
Gate prop for “The Seven Gates of Damascus”. South Bank Centre
Wooden Drum Box for “In the Winter Wood” turned by drilling out areas on the backs of the tongues
Laterns, Vapour container and instrument frame for “In the Winter Wood”.

Published by Matt Edwards

Performance Designer (Set, Costumes), Museum, Exhibition and Art Installation Designer Visiting Lecturer in Performance Design (ual London College of Fashion, Performance Design Department and Rose Bruford College) Secret Spaces: Children's' Spacial Design. Upgrading and restoring garden furniture and garden centre pieces. Garden Design (Plumpton College Vector Works and RHS).

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