ABOUT

Grace is a freelance designer for performance with bases in London and Norfolk. She undertook a full-time residency in the National Theatre's Max Rayne design studio from 2018-2019.

 

In 2019 Grace was a finalist for the JMK Award with Jocelyn Cox, and for the inaugural Naomi Wilkinson Award for Stage Design with Told by an Idiot.

 

Grace graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in Design for Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2017. She is a contributor for Blue Pages, the Society of British Theatre Designer's journal.

"Theatre makes us less alone. It brings us together and it shares stories. I strongly believe that design has a crucial voice in these stories. I have a particular interest in the role of design in gender, race, class, disability, climate and queer politics.

In a time when the future of the arts is so uncertain, theatre needs to keep pushing boundaries. We need to keep providing platforms for oppressed voices and creating spaces where disparate groups of people come together to think and to feel, whether physically or digitally. I want to be a part of making that happen."

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Photographer: Allie Saunders

© Grace Venning

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