Simon Banham

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Simon Banham (UK) is a founder member of Quarantine, and is responsible for the scenography on all their productions. In 2005, Quarantine was awarded the ‘Art 05’ prize for outstanding achievements in the arts. Two of his designs, Ion, (Opera National du Rhin) and Rantsoen, (Quarantine and Victoria Theatre Company), were chosen for presentation at the inaugural World Stage Design 2005 exhibition. For WSD 2009, he was invited to exhibit For You (Music Theatre Wales), Grace (Quarantine) and Rebekka (Norwegian National Opera). He has a long working relationship with Music Theatre Wales, most recently Greek, which was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Opera 2011 at the Theatre Awards UK. He recently designed Coriolan/us, the second collaboration with Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes for National Theatre Wales; his first collaboration, a production of The Persians, was awarded the Best Design 2010 award by the TMA. His work has been part of a Gold medal-winning British entry at the Prague Quadrennial. Since 1999, Simon has taught at Aberystwyth University, where he is a Senior Lecturer in Scenography and Theatre Design. Simon is the Commissioner of the Weather Exhibition for PQ15.

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