Anastassia Poppenberg is a designer, maker and drafts-person for live performance and film. In 2011 she completed a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) graduating with Distinctions and the Deans Award for Academic Excellence. In 2015 she also completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) at Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) graduating with first class honours and an intense enthusiasm for scenography. Stage design is now where most of her artistic practice exists.
Her creative practice is guided by the notion that art should occur within a wide spectrum of conversation. She thrives within devised, collaborative environments seeking to investigate scenographic methods of community engagement.
Anastassia is currently designing for the premier of a David Williamson play at La Mama as well as assistant set dressing on SBS’s new drama series ‘Sunshine’. Credits include set and props design ‘Ladycake’ as part of the Poppy Seed Theatre Festival (2016) and Sad Digger Mad Mary as part of the Midsumma Festival (2017), Set realisation and collaborator ‘Beneath and Beyond’ at La Mama (2016), Costume designer/maker ‘Colonies in Conflict’ (Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design 2015), designer ‘Smithereens’ (FRISK Festival, 2015), props design 'Cloudstreet' (VCA Contemporary Play Season 2015), set building and scenic painting on feature films ‘The Dressmaker’ (2015), ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ (2017) and New You Hair and Beauty (2014), production assistant intern ‘Motel of Memory’ (OzFrank Theatre, 2013), designer ‘A Practical Users Guide to the Afterlife’ (Vena Cava in collaboration with Zen Zen Zo, 2011).
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