Technical Production & Design
Staff Profile: Cornelis (Casey) van Sebille
Co-ordinator Lecturer Design
Educated at ANU, (BA) Leeds Metropolitan University, (B Fine Arts) HK Polytechnic Uni (Research) and Adelaide University. (Business Enterprise) Casey is a theatre designer, visual artist, (Icons from the Red Chamber HK Arts Centre, Parodies of Utopia –Chinese University) cultural researcher (Renegotiating the Role of the Scenographer in Hong Kong HK Polytechnic University) and educator (CPA 1978-1985, Senior Lecturer in Applied Arts at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing 1989-1997) Casey’s introduction to theatre design began with the Stage Company in the 70’s-80’s, (The Ballard of Billy Lane, On Our Selection , The Death of Danko, The Death of George Reeves and Julia Britton’s Miles Franklin and the Rainbows End – San Antonio Festival Texas) His designs for State Opera of SA included Britten’s Noye’s Fludde Performing Arts Collection Acquisition. He was appointed Designer in residence with Harvest Theatre Company from 1984-9 touring throughout Australia works including Facey’s A Fortunate Life, Archer’s Songs from Sideshow Alley Williamson’s The Perfectionist, The Government Inspector, and Gulls. Casey free-lance design work throughout South East Asia includes Servant of Two Masters HK Repertory, Medea, Contemporary Legend Theatre Co, and Taiwan for Singapore Festival, Mandala, Tai GU Tales Dance Taiwan National Theatre, The Lament of Sim Kin Benny Cia/ Kai Tai Chan HK Fringe, Die Fledermaus HKAPA (costume designs in Chris Patton collection) and HK Handover Rave in 1997. Awarded Designer of the Year 1992 for Don Juan by HK Association of Drama Societies and by the Design Institute of Australia for his Centenary of Federation design of Eva Sallis’s AlieNation in 2001. Casey toured Romeril’s Carboni to Urbino Italy and Australia in 2002. Designs include Dark Paths, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Vigil, Under Milk wood, and Julius Caesar. With Accidental Theatre Casey designed Arabian and Innonce. His major work in disabilty arts was the Wheelie Big Event in 2002. Casey coordinated the Vanuatu National Museum interior redesign project and exhibited at the first World Stage Design 2005 in Toronto and Seoul in 2009. Casey was awarded an Asialink residency to work alongside Teamwork in New Delhi in 2008. Casey designed the actorless theatre installation The Story Thieves for Windmill Theatre working in collaboration with the Mimilli Anangu School in 2012-13. He is currently creating the Coorong based Lake’s Angel tetralogy. His work was lately presented at the Antwerp meeting of OISTAT’s theatre technology commission.