Stage set – Act [?]

white model, scale approx. 1:50

Wire, tissue paper, string, balsa wood, construction paper and cardboard.

The above is a so-called working model, or white model, a three-dimensional sketch of a sort, in which the designer experiments with ideas before embarking on a finished version double its size; the latter will then be used by a theatre's workshops for contsructing the actual 1:1 scale stage set(s).

Intended for the Victoria State Opera Company
State Theatre, the Victorian Arts Centre (since 2003: the Arts Centre) Melbourne

Première scheduled for July 1985. The production was called off, the real stage set never built

Collection Barry Kay Archive

photo © Michael Werner