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The International Organisation of Scenographers Celebrates 50 Years of Design and Cultural Influence at the Royal Welsh College this Summer

This year the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) will be celebrating fifty years of cultural influence and international importance over the performance landscape. The celebration takes place at Cardiff’s Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama between 29th August and 2nd September 2018.

The Royal Welsh College, which was the venue for World Stage Design 2013, will be the host for the four-day series of public celebratory activities and events, including workshop and performance presentations, exhibitions, symposium and keynote speakers.

Events will cover areas from performance design to technical theatre, theatre architecture to education and research. Highlights include a collaboration workshop with National Theatre Wales’s STORM project, and workshops with guest artists renowned Japanese scenographer Kazue Hatano, and leading scenographer and art director Aby Cohen.

The Celebration will also see the launch of the Society of British Theatre Designers new digital gallery.

The College’s Linbury Gallery will feature a graphic installation exhibition charting OISTAT’s fifty year history, and there will be a chance to reminisce and reflect on OISTAT’s contribution to cultural life with RWCMD International Chair in Design, Pamela Howard OBE.

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