Costume and set designer
Gabriela Tylesova is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed designer. Her awards include: Helpmann Award for Best Set Design in 2009, 2011 and 2014; Helpmann Award for Best Costume Design in 2011, 2012 and 2014; Green Room Award for Best Set Design in 2003 and 2011; Green Room Award for Best Costume Design in 2002, 2006 and 2011; Australian Production Design Guild Award for Best Set Design in 2012; Australian Production Design Guild Award for Best Costume Design in 2012 and 2014; Sydney Theatre Award for Best Costume Design in 2012 and 2013; and Sydney Theatre Award for Best Set Design in 2013.
Some of Gabriela’s career highlights include designing Love Never Dies for Really Useful Group; Cosi Fan Tutte, Sweeney Todd, L’elisir D’amore, Baroque Masterworks, Salome, Il Turco In Italia and The Rabbits for Opera Australia; The Visit, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Pillowman, Urinetown, and Tomfoolery for Melbourne Theatre Company; Macbeth, Fireface, Attempts On Her Life, Volpone, This Little Piggy and Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead for Sydney Theatre Company; Schéhérazade for The Australian Ballet; Boomerang and Of Earth And Sky for Bangarra Dance Theatre; Can we Afford This/The Cost of Living for DV8 Physical Theatre (Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To the Forum for Gordon Frost Organisation; and the Broadway musical adaptation of First Wives Club (USA).
Gabriela recently worked on Love Never Dies for Germany and USA and the Queensland Theatre Company’s musical Ladies In Black, directed by Simon Phillips. Gabriela is also Creative Director of Aviatrix, a multi-national design house specialising in luxury woven textiles, wall coverings, Bohemian crystalware and bone china.
Jon Buswell has designed lighting for well over 100 productions in the UK, Europe and Australia. A graduate of Croydon School of Art in the UK, Jon first worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company before becoming a freelance designer in 1997, working across all disciplines of the performing arts.
His previous lighting designs for The Australian Ballet include Raymonda, Constant Variants, Symphonie Fantastique, Night Path and Monument. His recent ballet work also includes La Sylphide, Coppélia and Cinderella (West Australian Ballet), and The Sleeping Beauty and Coppélia (Queensland Ballet). Recent theatre work includes Glengarry Glen Ross, Blithe Spirit, The Seagull, Twelfth Night and Madagascar (Black Swan State Theatre Company) and Signs of Life (Black Swan / Sydney Theatre Company co-production).
His overseas work includes Lady Windemere’s Fan with Vanessa Redgrave, and The Royal Family with Judi Dench (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Vagina Monologues (The Royal Court at the New Ambassadors Theatre), My Brilliant Divorce with Dawn French (Apollo Theatre) in the UK, Otello (Lyric Opera of Chicago), The Magic Flute, Oedipus Rex and Gianni Schicchi (Royal College of Music), The Flying Dutchman (New Zealand Opera), The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, A Christmas Carol and Swan Lake (Royal New Zealand Ballet), and Pinocchio (Opera du Rhin / West Australian Ballet).
Jon has also worked as lighting designer for televised features, including the UEFA Gala Awards 2000 and Nutcracker Sweeties for Birmingham Royal Ballet and the BBC. He has also worked as visiting lecturer for The University of Central England in Birmingham and the Victorian College of the Arts.