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Benjamin's reputation is for finesse, excellence and a gutsy approach to design, based in light. Benjamin is known for creating bold designs that are integral to a project.
He works collaboratively on all projects and has been involved in all forms of Museums /Exhibitions and Performing Arts projects for 15 years. Benjamin is passionate about the capability of light in spacial design, performance and its role in art.

Benjamin has extensive experience working both nationally and internationally with diverse teams and projects. Benjamin is a team leader and has an in depth and personal understanding of artistic practice and collaboration. Benjamin splits his time between exhibition / museum specification and performing arts design where he is especially well known for work in dance.
Since 2002 Benjamin has led teams of designers in the creation of lighting designs and specification of multimedia services for various performance exhibition / museum, and architectural projects. As a designer and design manager Benjamin leads by example and his work has been recognised with awards by both the greenroom and illuminating engineers society on multiple occasions.
Benjamin has a working knowledge of construction practices in Australia and abroad. As team leader, Benjamin has worked in many different parts of the world, managing crews and delivering large projects. Throughout the industry Benjamin has a reputation as being the person to solve a problem.

Projects:

Sydney Dance Company: with Rafael Bonechella: 2 one Another, Emergence, Louder than Words, Project Ramaeu, Les Illuminations, Plus Contemporary Women with four emerging choreographers.

Bell Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet,  Richard 3rd

Sydney Theatre Company: Dance Better at Parties, Perplex, Mrock

Belvoir: Medea, Human Interest Story, Hamlet, A Christmas Carol, Mother Courage

Chunky Move: Keep Everything, Connected, Mix Tape, It Sounds Silly

Balletlab: Nativity, Fiction, Origami, Brindabella, Aviary, Miracle,

Australian Ballet: Halcyon, Sweedeedee, There’s Definitely A Prince Involved, Filigree and Shadow, Squander and Glory

Plus works with Artists: Lucy Gurein, Luke Geoge, Leigh Warren, Lee Serle, Byron Perry, Antony Hamiton, Gavin Webber and Dance North, Stompin, The Lyon Ballet Opera, Australian Theatre For Young People, Skanes Danteater, Kristina Chan

The Australian War Memorial: Post 45 Galleries, Anzac Hall, G George, Over the Front, First World War and World War II Galleries, Recent Conflicts

Australian Infantry Museum, Singleton

Bass Strait Maritime Center, Devonport

Fraser Coast Discovery Centre

State Library NSW, Amaze gallery / Michael building, Temporary exhibitions

Museum Victoria, Many Nations

Supreme Court of Queensland, Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre

Governor Macquarie Museum

Queensland Museum, Foyer and Discovery Zone

The Reserve Bank of Australia: Currency Museum and 50th anniversary exhibition

Perkins Medical Research Facility, Perth

Whitlam Museum, UWS Parramatta

World Heritage Centre, Blue Mountains

The Darwin Entertainment Centre: Street Front and Bar Redevelopment

Bradman Museum, Bowrell NSW: The Game and Function areas.

National Fossil and Mineral Museum in Bathurst

LECTURE IN LIGHTING: VICTORIAN COLLAGE OF THE ARTS 2010, 2011

Education:

ADVANCE DIPLOMA OF PERFORMING ARTS (LIGHTING), WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS