Pip Runciman designs large-scale cultural and international events, theatre and film. She has worked extensively across the creative industries for the past 18 years as a production designer, event designer, set and costume designer, and graphic artist.
Pip’s creative spark was ignited from a young age attending the iconic Adelaide Festival and later seconding on the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games where she got her first taste for large scale events.
Pip is the Head Designer for 1001 REMARKABLE OBJECTS, the largest exhibition ever presented by Powerhouse Museum. Pip designed the Closing Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games produced by Jack Morton Worldwide. Pip was Festival Designer for Sydney Festival 2017-2019 including the Meriton Festival Village.
In theatre, Pip has designed for companies including: Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir, Griffin Theatre, and State Theatre Company of South Australia. Pip was associate designer for PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL in Milan and San Paolo; and was scenic associate for MY FAIR LADY directed by Dame Julie Andrews for Opera Australia. Recently for theatre, Pip designed MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for Bell Shakespeare, THE NETHER directed by Justin Martin at the Seymour Centre; and the acclaimed production of RUBY’S WISH for Make Believe Productions which toured nationally including a season at Belvoir.
Other major local and international cultural events which Pip has worked on include: Illuminate, White Night, Harvest Music Festival, Chinese New Year, Handa Opera on the Harbour, Vivid Sydney, Sydney New Year’s Eve, Sydney Mardi Gras, the 2006 Commonwealth Games Ceremonies and the 2003 Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony.
View images of Pip’s work at piprunciman.com