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ABOUT Kim Carpenter AM

Visual Artist and Theatre Creator

Kim Carpenter is the founder and artistic director of Theatre of Image.


He is an established director/designer, and has created productions for most major drama, dance and opera companies in Australia.


His designs have embraced puppetry and digital arts as well as conceptual sets, props and costumes.


His art works and designs are represented in collections and exhibitions around the world. 


Kim is a former co-artistic director of Nimrod Theatre (now Belvoir) and a former head of design at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.


He makes distinctive visual theatre, often in collaboration with other companies, including the Australian Youth Orchestra, Opera Australia, Kageboushi Theatre  Company (Tokyo), Manitoba Theatre For Young People (Canada), Belvoir and Sydney Theatre Company.


He is a Churchill Fellow and the recipient of two Helpmann Awards, a Centenary Medal, four Sydney Theatre Critics Awards and three AWGIEs; he is a member of The Order of Australia.


Most memorable productions for Theatre of Image include The Book of Everything (a collaboration with Belvoir), The Happy Prince (a play for Theatre of Image) and Monkey ... journey to the west (national tour).

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