John Macfarlane : at the Edge of The Wings, Set and Costume Drawings and Paintings

5th-28th October 2017

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John Macfarlane is regarded internationally as one of the leading designers of stage sets and costumes for Opera, Ballet and Theatre. Recognised by his tutors early on as a rising star, John graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1970. He left Scotland to start his career spending two years as resident designer at the Young Vic Theatre, London and for the first fifteen years of his career he designed mainly for dance for many of the major International companies including the Netherland Dance Theatre, The Danish Royal Ballet, The Vienna State Opera, The Canadian Royal Ballet and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Macfarlane’s classic Ballet repertoire includes Giselle and Sweet Violets for The Royal Ballet, La Ronde for the Canadian Royal Ballet and Cinderella, Birmingham Royal Ballet. John regularly collaborates with many eminent producers and choreographers for both ballet and opera, for which he has won several prestigious awards, including an Olivier Award for Opera (Hansel and Gretel, Trojans and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) and The Royal Philharmonic Award for Opera (The Queen of Spades). He has designed costumes and sets for Scottish Opera, including Julius Caesar and The Rake’s Progress.