Camden People’s Theatre, ARC Stockton, Colchester Arts Centre 2014-2015
An immersive environment for a programme of relaxed performances and interventions by female artists, celebrating their female heroes.
The designs built on Lizzie Clachan’s original conception of an indoor garden space, and developed that into a full tactile and sensory experience with real grass, trees, a pond, and gentle lighting. Multiple stage spaces around the room doubled as seating areas, and blankets on the floor invited a picnic-feeling and space for young children. The design was recreated from local natural materials at each space it visited, and transformed according to the space offered, from a nighttime garden with a full canopy of branches on the main stage at ARC, to a brightly lit spring paradise complete with stained glass and apple tree at Colchester.