Lian Bell

Prague Quadrennial 2015

by Lian on October 21, 2015, no comments

Thanks to Travel and Training support from the Arts Council of Ireland, I was able to attend the Prague Quadrennial earlier this June. PQ is the world’s largest exhibition of design for performance that takes place in Prague every four years. In 2007 Ireland was represented officially for the first time, and as Exhibition Coordinator, […]

It’s all go.

by Lian on September 10, 2015, no comments

A bit of an overview post of the past couple of months. It’s been busy. – A Girl is a Half-formed Thing won a Fringe First and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2015 during its run at the Traverse this August. Aoife Duffin also won the Award for Acting Excellence from The Stage. […]

Design for Stage and Screen Ireland website

by Lian on July 9, 2015, no comments

Earlier this year I worked with Ewa Segner and Siobhán Bourke of Irish Theatre Institute to compile a website to highlight stage and screen designers coming from and working in Ireland. You can access the website here. It is in Beta mode for the next few weeks, and the content is being updated and added […]

Sometimes we break (again)

by Lian on June 18, 2015, no comments

In March this year I got to work with junk ensemble again for the first time since Drinking Dust. Another manky disused space transformed into something a little magical, if I do say so myself. They were reprising Sometimes We Break, a performance they had originally made for the (much cleaner) Tate Britain in 2012. […]

A Girl and Star of the Sea on tour

by Lian on June 6, 2015, no comments

Very happy that the two shows I designed last year, Star of the Sea for Moonfish Theatre and A Girl is a Half-formed Thing for The Corn Exchange, are both off on tour this year. A Girl has already been remounted in the MAC Belfast and at Norfolk and Norwich Festival this year, and next […]

Prototype Festival box bunting

by Lian on November 11, 2014, no comments

The fastest decor design & make ever. Just over 48 hours from first thoughts to doors opening to create a playground space for Prototype Festival, Hilary O’Shaughnessy’s 2-day festival of play and interactive games. Featuring pallets from the Fruit & Veg market and cardboard boxes supplied by arts organisations across Temple Bar. And thanks to […]