Set Designer for Abandon
Bruce graduated from QUT’s Visual Arts course in 1994 and NIDA’s Design course in 1997. In dance Bruce has designed productions for Force Majeure, Australian Dance Theatre, Expressions Dance Company, Tasdance, Queensland Ballet and WA Ballet, working with choreographers Kate Champion, Natalie Weir, Raewyn Hill, Garry Stewart, Brian Lucas, Lisa Wilson, Clare Dyson and Barry Moreland. In theatre, Bruce has designed for directors Neil Armfield, Wesley Enoch, John Bell, Michael Gow, Adam Cook, Jon Halpin, Jean-Marc Russ, David Fenton, Kate Gaul, Leah Purcell, Marion Potts and Kate Cherry. Over his 20-year career, he has worked with companies including Company B Belvoir, Bell Shakespeare, Queensland Theatre Company, Brisbane Festival, La Boite, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Queensland University of Technology, University of Southern Queensland, Australian Theatre for Young People, Griffin, Jute Theatre, Hothouse Theatre, Perth Festival and Perth Theatre Company. Bruce has also worked in numerous roles for the Adelaide Festival since 1994, most recently as Designer and Site Co-ordinator for the 2013 Adelaide Writers’ Week. Film credits include costume design for Leah Purcell’s AUNTY MAGGIE AND THE WOMBA WAKGUN. In 2001, Bruce was awarded The Mike Walsh Fellowship, enabling him to work with Dublin dance company Cois Ceim.