Cathy Stewart Head Of Scenic Art
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Cathy Stewart

Head Of Scenic Art


Cathy trained in Fine Art and Theatre Design and has enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a freelance scenic artist based in Leeds, London and Scotland working alongside friends and colleagues in the industry.

Theatre and Opera include Opera North and Northern Ballet, Edinburgh Lyceum, York Theatre Royal, Garsington Opera Festival, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Manchester Royal Exchange, Buxton Opera Festival and Bristol Old Vic.

West End shows include Beauty and the Beast, We Will Rock You, and League of Gentlemen.

Plymouth Theatre Royal, large scale commercial pantomimes and musicals.

Film and Television include Wes Andersons Fantastic Mr Fox, Max and Co (Swiss film), BBC – Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Torchwood and various TV commercials.

Museum and Events include English Heritage – Dover Castle – Major Restoration project recreating 12th Century Wall Hangings working in accordance with historical research, filmed for a BBC time team special documentary.

Scenic Route British Exhibition for Kiev – Russia, Carrickfergus visitors centre – Ireland, Carlise Visitor Centre, Painted sculpted figures for Exhibition in Singapore.

Staged Civic Events including Nelson Mandela becoming an honorary freeman of the city of Leeds.

York Mystery Plays performed in York Minster.

International Public Murals Dubai and Paris – Designing and painting themed public areas.                                                                                                   

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Working relationships made at BOVTS often extend beyond the course, design commission rates are excellent, it’s fantastic to see the graduates embracing successful and rewarding careers as Performance Designers in a professional environment. Angela Davies, Head of Performance Design