Julie Lynch

Costume & Set Designer

Julie has worked extensively as a costume and set designer in Australian theatre and was Head of Costume at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) between 2000 and 2005.

Julie has won four Sydney Theatre Awards, a Green Room Award, two Australian Production Design Guild awards and two Helpmann Awards for Best Costume Design. These awards were for: Noises Off (Sydney Theatre Award 2014, STC), Carmen (APDG Award 2013, Opera Australia), Salome (Green Room Award 2012, Opera Australia), La Boheme (APDG Award 2011, Opera Australia), Travesties (Sydney Theatre Award 2009, STC), The Rocky Horror Show (Helpmann Award 2007, Dainty Consolidated Entertainment), The Bourgeois Gentleman (Sydney Theatre Award 2006, STC), Festen (Sydney Theatre Award 2005, STC), and The Way of the World (Helpmann Award 2003, STC).

Her major credits include for the STC: Arcadia (2016), Arms and the Man (2015), Noises Off (2014), Zebra (2011), The God of Carnage (2009), Chasing the Dragon (1998), Del Del (set and costume, 1998), What is the Matter with Mary Jane (set and costume, 1997), The Herbal Bed (1997), Death and the Maiden (1992), The Byzantine Flowers (1989) and The Ham Funeral (1989). For Opera Australia: Carmen (2013) Salome (2012) La Boheme (2011), Don Giovanni (costume design realisation, 2008) and The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (1995). For State Theatre Company of South Australia: The Misanthrope (2011), Hating Alison Ashley (set and costume design, 1988), Beauty and the Beast (set and costume design, 1988), Shepherd on the Rocks (1987), Shorts in the Space (set and costume design, 1987), Pravda (1986) and The Small Poppies (set and costume design, 1986). For Belvoir Street: Ghosts (2017), Mark Colvin’s Kidney (2017), Buried Child (2002), Trouble in Tahiti (1998), Love Burns (1998), The Floating Lady (1997), The Floating Zig Zag Woman (1997) and Wasp (1996). Other credits include Pericles (Bell Shakespeare Company, 2009), Little Women: The Musical (Kookaburra National Musical Company, 2008), Mary Stuart (Ensemble Theatre, 2008), Madam Butterfly (Oz Opera -set and costume design realisation, 2008), The Stations of the Cross (World Youth Day Incorporated, 2008) and As You Like It (Bell Shakespeare, 2008), Company (Kookaburra National Musical Company, 2007), The Birds (NIDA, 2007), Kaidan (Sydney Festival, 2007) and Sweeney Todd (NIDA, 2006).

Her television credits include Costume Design for Hi 5 (Channel 9) in 2010.

Julie was the recipient of the Woman and Arts Fellowship and the Rex Cramphorn Scholarship in 2010. She lectures in Costume Design and History of Costume at NIDA, UTS, and Ultimo Institute of Technology.


For enquiries regarding Julie Lynch please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199.