Lian Bell

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 […]

Performing Space symposium – DTF 2014

by Lian on October 11, 2014, no comments

Thanks to Noelia Ruiz and Siobhán O’Gorman for asking me to speak on a panel as part of this event – a day-long symposium on scenography in Trinity College Dublin. It really was a great day, and felt like there was a lot still to say by the end of it. While I missed some […]

The Performance Corporation’s SPACE programme

by Lian on February 11, 2014, no comments

Just back from an overwhelming two weeks in Castletown House Celbridge, as a participant on the 2014 SPACE programme, run by The Performance Corporation. Focusing on fostering cross-artform collaboration, the programme threw nine makers together to see how we got on. As a designer it was a real treat to be able to get a […]

World Scenography 1975-1990 now available

by Lian on November 29, 2013, no comments

Some years ago I was hired by Irish Theatre Institute to research Irish design for performance as part of the Irish contribution to World Scenography 1975-1990, a publication commissioned by OISTAT, the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians. The book is now published and available to buy online. OISTAT says: World Scenography 1975-1990 […]