Bronwyn Pringle is a Lighting Designer and Theatre Maker based in Melbourne/Naarm. She has worked around Australia with companies such as Pop up Playground, NICA, ArtPlay, MTC, Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Australian Theatre of the Deaf, Arts Projects Australia, Anna Seymour and Collaborators, Black Hole Theatre, JoltArts, Outback Theatre for Young People, Chamber Made, Marruk Marruk and more, working across all genres of performance, on projects ranging from large festivals to community engagement to small developmental pieces in venues that include The Princess Theatre, a London West End Nightclub, Falls Festival in Lorne, a warehouse in Buenos Aires, the Federation Square air-conditioning ducts, The Segerstrom Arts Centre in California, and a woolshed in Glencoe, plus many more conventional and non-conventional theatre spaces.
Bronwyn has a strong focus on immersive works that engage in the tactile and three dimensional qualities that only live experiences offer. With Melanie Liertz, she formed the company Making Space, to create opportunities for design driven, immersive works. She is also deeply committed to art that engages with social justice; elevating marginalised voices and engaging with members of our community that are often overlooked.
While her main focus is lighting design, Bronwyn has undertaken a variety of roles within the arts and entertainment industry, including stage management, set design, production management, teaching, venue management, venue redevelopment consultation and even performing, many years ago.
Bronwyn has been a member of a number of peer assessment panels including the Victorian Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel, the Melbourne Fringe Festival Performance panel and the Australia Council of the Arts.
Teaching credits include VCA, NMIT, Monash University, Collarts, The Women’s Circus, Victorian Drama League, Box Hill Tafe, VUT, Koorie Heritage Trust, Footscray Community Arts Centre and ArtPlay, with workshops focused on adult learning through to colour theory with 6 year olds. At Collarts, Bronwyn is currently the teaching Live Production as part of the Bachelor of Comedy and Lighting for Live Production. At the University of Melbourne, Bronwyn is currently a tutoring Lighting For Performance.
In 2020, Bronwyn completed a Masters in Design for Performance at The Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
2020 Green Room Award for Technical Achievement
2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival Award Nomination – Best Kids Event – Beneath – ArtPlay/Making Space
2016 Green Room Award Nomination – Best Lighting Design Independent Theatre for Yarn – La Mama
2015 Green Room Award Nomination – Best Lighting Design Independent Theatre for Songbirds and Angels – La Mama Courthouse
2010 Green Room Award Nomination – Best Lighting Design Independent Theatre for Aviary – Branch Theatre – La Mama
2009 Green Room Award Nomination – Best Lighting Design Alternative & Hybrid Theatre for Serial Blogger – X:Machine – Meatmarket
2008 Green Room Award Winner – Best Lighting Design Independent Theatre for Letters from Animals – Here Theatre
2004 Green Room Award Winner – Best Lighting Design – Drama for alias Grace – Malthouse Theatre
2004 Melb Fringe Festival Award for Outstanding Design – with Clare Watson & Marg Horwell for Uninvited Guests
1998 Melb Fringe Festival Award for Best Lighting Design – Co-design with Richard Vabre for Anachronisticity
Sustainable practice in theatrical lighting design: A designer’s perspective
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