Left – Michael Hankin. Photo – Brett Boardman
Sydney based designer Michael Hankin is the 2018 recipient of The Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship For Design in The Performing Arts.
Michael graduated from NIDA with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in 2009. He has designed for Belvoir St Theatre, State Theatre of South Australia, Melbourne Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Malthouse Theatre, and Chunky Move. He has held the positions at NIDA, Associate Lecture in Design in 2016 and Guest Lecture in Design for Belvoir Street Theatre Education Department.
His Awards include, The Mike Walsh Fellowship, Winner of Best Independent Stage Design at The Sydney Theatre Awards for Truckstop, plus four nominations for Best Stage Design Sydney Theatre Awards and is a recipient of the NSW Artstart Grant. Michael is a member of The Australian Production Designer’s Guild and has received two nominations for Best Stage Design. with this association
This year his set design for Memorial, a production which is being co-produced between Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne Festivals will travel to The Barbican Centre in London.
The scholarship was created to provide an ongoing memorial to the brilliant designer Kristian Fredrikson who died in 2005. The $12,000 biennial travel scholarship provides a designer or theatrical maker with the opportunity to further their career overseas.
To see Michaels Designs please go to: www.michaelhankin.com.au
For further information visit www.fredriksonscholarship.org