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Kristian Fredrickson, 2000 (printed 2001)

Peter Brew-Bevan

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 49.6 cm x 40.6 cm, image: 45.9 cm x 37.6 cm)

Kristian Fredrikson (1940–2005) was a designer for opera, drama, ballet, film and television. Born in New Zealand, Fredrikson’s training as an artist began with classes at the Wellington Polytechnic College, which he undertook while working as a journalist and reviewer. In the early 1960s, having completed a theatre design apprenticeship, he moved to Australia and assisted with the design for the Australian Ballet’s Aurora’s Wedding (1964). Resident designer for the Melbourne Theatre Company from 1966 to 1974, he designed a great number of productions for the Australian Ballet, the Australian Opera, the Western Australian Opera, the South Australian Opera and the Sydney Theatre and Sydney Dance Companies. From 1975 onwards, Fredrikson collaborated regularly with Graeme Murphy, working with him on many productions including Body of Work for the Sydney Dance Company and Tivoli, a co-production with the Australian Ballet. His numerous awards include three Helpmann Awards and an Australian Dance Award for services to dance (1999). The Arts Centre Melbourne presented a retrospective exhibition of his work in 1995, and in 2008 the Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship for Design in the Performing Arts was established in his memory.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001
© Peter Brew-Bevan courtesy of Sue Southam Management

Accession number: 2001.174

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Peter Brew-Bevan (age 31 in 2000)

Kristian Fredrikson (age 60 in 2000)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.