I graduated from the RSAMD in technical and production arts in 2010, I specialised in Set and Costume design. Since returning to education I have been trying to gain as much experience within the entertainment and creative arts industries as I possibly can. I previously studied Fine Art at Grays School of Art, where I chose to focus on  ainting. After art school I spent 3 years in Denmark, working at a boarding school teaching English and Art. On returning to Scotland, I chose Glasgow as a place that could provide other opportunities. I worked for two years in Govan as a youth worker before applying to the Academy. I wanted to return to education because I felt that my best skills were not being used and I could make a career for myself within a creative industry with more specific training.

In my second year I went on exchange to the Californian Institute of the Arts where I chose to focus on Costume Design and Construction. On my return I was chosen to co-design Jerry Springer the Opera and be sole designer for the award winning musical Rocket Science, which just recently won the Richard Rodgers Award. This was in conjunction with the MA Musical theatre course at RSAMD both directed by Andrew Panton and went to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009.

In my final year I designed Black Snow a play by Mikhail Bulgakov which was directed by Neil Doherty and was also shortlisted for the National Youth Music Theatre’s Associate designer job for their production of Sweeney Todd. On graduating I was employed by the RSAMD to design the set for Edwin Morgan’s play, The Play of Gilgamesh directed by Tam Dean Burn.

I have since been employed as a scenic artist by the Pitlochry Festival Theatre in September 2010, to work on their first panto Cinderella, directed by John Durnin and designed by Adrain Rees. That contract has ended and now I am designing for the theatre company SeenUnSeen, a show called ‘DEATH, DUMB, BLONDE’ directed by Neil Doherty. This took place at the Citz’s Studio space  on 9-12th of March,

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Gemma Patchett CV

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