Elizabeth Gadsby


Elizabeth Gadsby is an artist and set designer. She primarily creates work for live performance including Theatre, Dance, Ballet and Opera and has designed a number of TV and film works.

Elizabeth’s most recent credits include designing the set and costumes for THE PRESIDENT starring Hugo Weaving for The Gate and Sydney Theatre Company, set for YULDEA by Bangarra Dance Theatre, set and costumes for COSI FAN TUTTE for Opera Queensland and set and costume design for THE VISITORS at Sydney Theatre Company directed by Wesley Enoch.

Elizabeth designed the critically acclaimed operas AWAKENING SHADOW and ANTARTICA for Sydney Chamber Opera. Additional opera highlights include, co-director and costume designer for the Sydney Chamber Opera and Victorian Opera production of THE RAPE OF LUCRETI’A’, presented at Carriageworks in Sydney and the Theatre Royal in Hobart.

Gadsby’s theatre credits include set and costume design for JULIUS CAESAR and costume design for THE TEMPEST, also both directed by Kip Williams; APPROPRIATE directed by Wesley Enoch and SEVEN STAGES OF GRIEVING directed by Shari Sebbens all presented by Sydney Theatre Company. Elizabeth served as Sydney Theatre Company’s resident Designer from 2016-2019.

Elizabeth has been a recipient of numerous Australia Council and Create NSW grants, a William Fletcher Scholar, and was the 2015 artist in residence for City of Sydney’s Creative Living Work Space program. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from National Art School and a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Design) from NIDA.