LIMINAL SPACES | national shortlist

Posted 1 October 2021

More national recognition for LIMINAL Spaces and The Bleeding Tree! We’re celebrating being shortlisted for the 2021 IDEA (Interior Design Excellence Awards) in the Event category. 



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Australian playwright, Angus Cerini’s The Bleeding Tree taps into the theme of ongoing violence towards women and challenges notions of disempowerment.

LIMINAL Spaces collaborated with Tasmania’s newest live performance and theatre company, Archipelago Productions, to reimagine the acclaimed Australian play.

Embodying the conflicting worlds of the female characters, the simple planar set is constrained, manipulated and expanded as the story moves from one of volatility to empowerment and stability. The minimalist form shifts to become two open, balanced planes, visually framing and exposing the strength of the female protagonists.

The production opened theatres in Tasmania post the peak of Covid-19, which required all creatives and crew to take on the box-office risk, as audience capacity was reduced to 25% without any government guarantee or subsidy.

The design was intensely frugal and the collaboration between the design team, Archipelago Productions and the set fabricator was heightened with resourcefulness and creativity. The three-week production had a (Covid) sell-out season. The passion and commitment of the team enabled theatre to be brought back to local and interstate audiences.

The Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) is Australia’s largest and most successful independent design awards program and celebrates Australian interior and product design.  

Thank you to our collaborators Marta Dusseldorp and Ben Winspear at Archipelago Productions and to the IDEA jury members. And congratulations to other category winners and our shortlisted peers!

Read more about The Bleeding Tree here

Learn more about the Interior Design Excellence Awards here