I am a freelance costumer, designer and academic, with 16 years experience working in theatre, both classic and modern dance, opera, circus, contemporary performance and film around Australia and in the UK.

Some of my recent design credits include Arcadia for Brisbane Festival 2016, PreHistoric, Miracle in Brisbane,  and Bright Lights, Big City in London. I have been involved with productions for the Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Ballet, Opera Queensland, Kite Theatre Company, and La Boite Theatre Company and worked as Expressions Dance Company's Wardrobe Coordinator for several years, as well as numerous other independent and festival projects. Equally comfortable behind a sewing machine, sourcing and shopping, building something outrageous or balancing a budget other career highlights include A Christmas Carol for Queensland Theatre Company, BoomBah! for Windmill Theatre Company and The Tragedy of King Richard III for The Good Room/ La Boite Theatre.


Since returning from an internship at the V&A Museum in London in 2010, I have taught costume, fashion history and design theory at Queensland University of Technology. Currently a PhD candidate at University of Melbourne, my research focuses on contemporary costume practice. Other research interests include technical production’s interpersonal dynamics, design movements and alternative modes of engaging with, and displaying, fashion and clothing. I am also a co-director of The Stitchery Collective, a design collective focused on fashion, clothes and wearing.

© 2018 by Madeline Taylor

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