Artist Profile
School Mural
School Mural

Meredith Russell

Age Suitability

  • JP
  • P
  • S

Meredith is a visual artist and set and costume designer with over 25 years experience working, teaching and exhibiting in a variety of media including painting and works on paper, in both visual and performing arts. She has taught Painting, Drawing, Foundation studies, Concept Development, Design Studies and Set and Costume Design at the Adelaide College of the Arts and has worked as ‘Artist-in Residence’ in many primary and secondary schools around Adelaide, facilitating murals, school design enhancement; including paving, fencing, mosaics, flags, school signage, pots and gardens, and umbrellas, ceramics, paper and wire sculpture, and sets and costumes for school musical events.

In her art practice, she has progressively explored the dynamic energy associated with movement of the human form in space, and this has led to a fascination and passion for modern dance as a focal point for visual expression. Meredith’s work utilizes her research in traditional Indian dance theories of movement and time, and the concept of sacred space as it relates to theories of ‘place-making’ in post-modern dance. Her masters degree research led to new roles of artistic director and production manager, as well as designer for the large outdoor community event, ‘Circling the Square’ involving local schools and community. She has also collaborated with students, of different year levels to evolve props for various festival events.

Meredith recently worked on the OzAsia, ‘Moon Lantern Festival’, both constructing large signature lanterns from cane and paper, and facilitating lantern-making workshops at primary schools for the moon lantern parade.

As an artist and set and costume designer, Meredith is interested in working with primary and secondary schools in multiple avenues of expression, including design for live performance, festival and community events, school enhancement and design projects, painting murals, or extending the school’s visual art practice.

Qualifications/Training
B.A. Visual Arts
Masters in Visual Art
Adv. Dip. Live Design for Theatre & Event
Teacher Training and Assessment

Contact Details

Mobile: 0431 730 270
Email: mrussell@adam.com.au
Website: www.meredithrussell.com.au