Amelia Lever-Davidson is a multi award-winning lighting designer for theatre, dance, live art, installation and events. Amelia is a graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts, The Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts and RMIT.
Amelia has designed lighting for Sydney Theatre Company, The Melbourne Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Malthouse Theatre, Chunky Move, Red Stitch, Chamber Made, Elbow Room, Belarus Free Theatre, Deep Soulful Sweats, The Hayloft Project, MKA, Circa, and many others. She has collaborated with a diverse range of directors and choreographers including Susie Dee, Daniel Schlusser, Robin Fox, Yaron Lifschitz, Dean Bryant, Kate Champion, Declan Greene, Luke Kerridge, Janice Muller, Sarah Aiken, Martin Hansen, Prue Clark, Bridget Balodis, Gary Abrahams, Samara Hersch, Le Gateaux Chocolate, Adrienne Truscott, Lauren Langlois and Joel Bray.
Amelia’s work has been presented both nationally and internationally at festivals including Wuhzen Festival China, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin Festival, Dark MOFO, Dance Massive, Castlemaine Festival, Next Wave, FOLA, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Auckland Fringe, NZ Fringe Wellington and Edinburgh Fringe.
Her design credits include JULIUS CAESAR (STC); LEVIATHAN (Circa); ADMISSIONS, TORCH THE PLACE, THE VIOLENT OUTBURST THAT DREW ME TO YOU (MTC); MY BRILLIANT CAREER, EVERY BRILLIANT THING (Belvoir); THEY DIVIDED THE SKY (Belvoir 25A); BECAUSE THE NIGHT, AUSTRALIAN REALNESS, TRUSTEES, TURBINE (Malthouse Theatre); MYSELF IN THAT MOMENT, SYSTEM_ERROR, DIASPORA (Chamber Made); NEXT MOVE 11 (Chunky Move); MORAL PANIC, CONTEST, NICHE, CONVICTION, DREAM HOME (Darebin Speakeasy); HAND TO GOD (Vass Productions); LOOKING GLASS, TRIUMPH (fortyfivedownstairs); DESERT, 6:29PM, JURASSICA, FOXFINDER (Red Stitch Actors Theatre); MKA’s DOUBLE FEATURE (MTC Neon); META (Malthouse Helium Season); GROUND CONTROL, CAMEL, HELLO THERE WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU (Next Wave Festival); as lighting associate, THE NICO PROJECT (Melbourne Festival); as tour lighting associate MINNIE AND LIRAZ (MTC).
Amelia’s work has been recognised with Green Room Awards for DIASPORA, CONTEST, LOOKING GLASS and her 2015 body of work. Amelia is an Australia Council ArtStart and JUMP Mentorship recipient, Ian Potter Cultural Trust recipient, and a past participant in the Malthouse Besen Family Artist Program and the Melbourne Theatre Company’s inaugural Women in Theatre Program.
Amelia has also worked as a lighting director and lighting technician for Channel Ten, Channel Nine, the ABC, the National Gallery of Victoria and Fremantle Media. As lighting director, her work includes: THE SUNDAY FOOTY SHOW; TAC FUTURE STARS; KIDS WB; A CURRENT AFFAIR, NATIONAL NINE NEWS.
Amelia has undertaken mentorships with Paule Constable, Jon Clark, Paul Jackson, The Rabble, and international placements with Dewey Dell (Venice Biennale) and Hartley TM Kemp (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Amelia is a founding member of The New Working Group, a network of independent artists, bringing together the creative output, ideas, resources and skills of writers, directors and designers to create a support structure for new work development and presentation.