Hugh is a designer and creative director. He is Senior Exhibition Designer at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. In addition to overseeing and designing multiple exhibitions at the museum, Hugh will be instrumental in the opening of the Parramatta Powerhouse as well as the renewal of the Ultimo site. With an interest in work that is playful, theatrical, and detailed, Hugh works across theatre, dance, musicals, cabaret, experimental performance, and events. Hugh has created designs for directors including: Craig Baldwin, David Berthold, Richard Carroll, Lucas Jervies, Mark Kilmurry, Paige Rattray, Iain Sinclair, Imara Savage and Janine Watson.
Design for theatre includes: ONCE (multicity tour including seasons at Black Swan State Theatre Company and Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre), SILENT NIGHT, GOODWORKS, RIDE AND FOURPLAY, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (Darlinghurst Theatre Company); THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Bell Shakespeare); THE WITCHES (Griffin/Malthouse); THE FLICK, THE ALIENS, 4 MINUTES 12 SECONDS (Outhouse Theatre Co.); HIDDEN SYDNEY: THE GLITTERING MILE (Vivid Festival); NEARER THE GODS,STILL UNQUALIFIED, A LETTER FOR MOLLY, THE ODD COUPLE, FOLK, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, RELATIVELY SPEAKING, NEVILLE’S ISLAND, THE WOMEN IN BLACK (Ensemble Theatre); WE ARE THE GHOSTS OF THE FUTURE (Art and About Sydney); GOD OF ISSAC, THE MAN IN THE ATTIC, MY NAME IS ASHER LEV (Moira Blumenthal Productions, Eternity Theatre); 4 MINUTES 12 SECONDS (Old Fitz); WE’LL BE GOOD PEOPLE, YOU’LL SEE (Crack Theatre Festival); 4000 MILES (Critical Stages); THE FANTASTICS (Hayes Theatre); A RIFF ON KEEF (Griffin Independent); THIS HOUSE IS MINE (Milk Crate Theatre); THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, COSI (La Boite); A DOLL’S HOUSE (Sport for Jove); and WOYZECK co-design with Elizabeth Gadsby, COSI, THE WITCHES (NIDA); and ZEROVILLE (The Anywhere Festival Parramatta).