Hayley Nebauer

Detail of costume designed by Hayley Nebauer employing ‘hybrid design’ method.

We hosted a workshop at LUX led by costume designer Hayley Nebauer. The workshop facilitated artists who work with moving image to consider innovative ways to approach costume within their work.

The workshop included insights into Nebauer’s practice with a presentation of her portfolio and experience. Practical sessions included discussions and activities related to the process of  ‘Hybrid Design’ – the process of fusing different time periods, aesthetics or characters to create new styles of costume.

Artist bioCreating unique costumes ideal to the needs of each director and production, Hayley Nebauer has worked as a costume designer for film, television and theatre since 2000. Originally from Australia, Hayley has also worked in England, Wales, the Czech Republic, Italy, Hungry, Scotland, Spain, France, Northern Ireland, Greece, Morocco and Brazil, but has been based in the UK since 2005.

Growing up in Tasmania with an early interest in costume history and science fiction, Hayley works from varied sources, often uses a process called ‘Hybrid Design’ to blend her love of rich historical costume with contemporary design or other contrasting aesthetics. With strong costume cutting and making skills, many of the productions she designs for have a high percentage of custom made costumes.

Recent work includes a new TV series for NBC Universal/ BBC called ‘The Capture’ that will be out late in 2019, series 10 of BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’, as well as the 2016 and 2017 Christmas Specials, feature film ‘Close’, starring Noomi Rapace and series 3 of the swashbuckling 17th Century BBC drama ‘The Musketeers’.