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Jacob Nash

2017
Ingvar Kenne

inkjet print on paper, edition 1/7 + 2 A/P (image: 68 cm x 80 cm, sheet: 90 cm x 100 cm, frame: 93 cm x 103 cm depth 3.8 cm)

Jacob (Jake) Nash, production designer, is Head of Design at Bangarra Dance Theatre. A Murri man raised in Brisbane, Nash studied theatre design at NIDA from 2003 to 2005 and joined Bangarra as a roadie and odd-jobs-man after graduating. Eventually he moved into a design role with the company, winning the Green Room Award for Best Design in Dance for their 2010 production earth & sky. Appointed artist-in-residence at Bangarra the following year, Nash has created the sets for each of the company's annual productions, including Bennelong (2017), for which he won a Helpmann Award for Best Scenic Design in 2018. In addition, Nash has created production designs for productions by Belvoir St Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Theatre Company, Riverside Theatre and the Sydney Festival. Since 2014 he has worked with Bangarra's artistic director Stephen Page to produce content for Sydney's annual Vivid festival, and he was the production designer for Page's film Spear (2015) and the short film Sand. He worked on the costumes for Baz Lurhmann's Australia, and was the production designer for the joint Australian-American sci-fi drama Cleverman (2016–2017). In 2021 he became the inaugural creative artist-in-residence for the Sydney Festival.

Gift of the artist 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
© Ingvar Kenne

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Artist and subject

Ingvar Kenne (age 52 in 2017)

Jacob Nash

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Citizen Kenne

Magazine article by April Thompson, 2013

April Thompson explores an exhibition of Ingvar Kenne’s global portrait project.

Names not known by Ingvar Kenne
Names not known by Ingvar Kenne
Names not known by Ingvar Kenne
Names not known by Ingvar Kenne

Ingvar Kenne

Citizen

Previous exhibition, 2012

Swedish-born Australian photographer, Ingvar Kenne, captures both individuality and shared human experience in his ongoing portrait project Citizen.

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