LIMINAL SPACES | on the AIDA shortlist!

Posted 24 May 2021

We're on the national shortlist for the 2021 Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA)!

Photography: Rosie Hastie

Recognised by AIDA for the third year in a row, LIMINAL has made the shortlist in 2021 for our LIMINAL Spaces and Archipelago Productions collaboration, The Bleeding Tree.

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 50% 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.

Thank you to our collaborators Marta Dussledorp and Ben Winspear at Archipelago Productions and to the AIDA jury members. And congratulations to our shortlisted peers!

Read more about The Bleeding Tree here.

Learn more about the AIDA Awards here.