Lian Bell

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 […]

Ireland mapping report for IETM

by Lian on July 9, 2015, no comments

Earlier this year, I was commissioned by the secretariat of the IETM international network to write a ‘mapping’ report that outlines the current situation of the contemporary performing arts in Ireland. Incredibly difficult to distill it all down, but I had a go. Here it is in all its sweeping, unsubtle, gap-filled glory. (Thanks to […]

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 […]