Associates of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

November 2014

My husband Michael Whitfield has a long and distinguished career as lighting designer for theatre, opera and ballet productions around the world. We have often worked together. We were invited by the Associates of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to give a talk as part of their Design Series.The talk about our work as designers for theatre, opera and ballet was illustrated by a series of photos of designs for different productions and photographs illustrating how a production is mounted. The stages of building costumes, scenery and props were shown with photographs of backstage areas. The relationship of design for the theatre to the world of fine arts was also illustrated with some of the paintings that I have been working on recently.