Image descriptions: 1) Carnival Studios photographer Mark Rogers 2) Carnival Studios photographer Mark Rogers 3) The Chaser in
The Has Beens sketch dir. Brad Howard, ABC TV 4) MTV Awards promo dir. Mick Wong 5) Toyota TVC dir Tim Bullock, Prodigy Films
6) The Little Death, dir. Josh Lawson, Ticket to Ride (photographer Sal Flegg)
Image descriptions: 1) Wolfmother ABC TV Dir. Stewart Burchmore 2) A Clockwork Orange: A Play with Music dir Jason Clarke Tamarama Rocksurfers 3) Australian Chamber Orchestra ACO on the Wharf benefit 4) The Chaser’s War on Everything Are You Being Shagged? sketch, ABC TV 5) The Chaser’s War on Everything Seasons 1-4 directors Craig Melville, Nathan Earl, Brad Howard, ABC TV
A Clockwork Orange – Reviews: “Ingrid Weir’s set and costume design is of mammoth importance to the whole feel of the production and delivers a certain energy to the piece” The Telegraph | “Ingrid Weir’s set and costume designs are impressive” SMH | “… an excellent and brave production… the costumes and sets are superb” The Sunday Telegraph
Ingrid Weir was born in Sydney to an artistic family and a gypsy life of creativity and travel. Involvement in the creative undergraduate scene at Sydney University led to designing the Architecture Revue, Dramatic Society plays and various uni publications, before she graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Architecture). Ingrid then spent a year at CCAC art school in San Francisco majoring in installation and jewellery design. Theatre work continued with sets and costumes for early Tamarama Rock Surfers Productions at the Old Fitzroy, Belvoir St and the Wharf. This exciting but nominally paid work was supplemented by working as assistant to Tracey Moffatt and a couple of years art directing & prop-making for ABC TV’s “Playschool”.
Entry into film and television design came via the role of art department graphic designer. This involved much research and immersion in period and place: 19th century London for Channel 10′s “The Potato Factory”, the 1940s for the feature “In a Savage Land”, ABC’s “Changi” and US television’s “South Pacific”. The most rigorous and detailed graphic design job being the 1805 world of warfare and botany in “Master and Commander”, shot on location in Mexico.
Ingrid then returned to theatre- this time the STC, working as costume designer on “Away” in Wharf 2, and David Williamson’s ” Influence” in the Opera House. A job as art director working with Roy and HG, at the ABC led to the position of series designer on “The Chaser’s War on Everything”. A two year adrenalin fueled experience designing costumes and sets- from Trojan horses to sweatshops to Elizabethan palaces. This was followed by working as costume designer on shows airing on the ABC; “Chandon Pictures 2″, “:30 Seconds”, “Laid” as well as Channel 9′s “Blood Brothers”.
In tandem with her career as set and costume designer, Ingrid has worked on several interiors. The decoration of a Chinese/Indian inspired Flickerfest Bar at the Bondi Pavilion. The design and construction of “The Monkey Bar” in Fox Studios, Mexico: a Quonset hut customized with set pieces from the film “Titanic” and flea market finds. Her renovation of the old schoolmasters house in the historic Gold Rush town of Hill End has been covered in her blog oldschoolmastershouse.com.au.
Her photographic work has twice been featured on the popular Brooklyn based website Design*Sponge, as well as the Instagram blog. She was one of 32 photographers from 8 cities around the world to be employed for the Samsung Galaxy campaign “Life’s a Photo – Take It”. In 2014, her photographs of the Old Schoolmasters House were featured in Frankie Magazine’ special publication ‘Spaces”.
Her most recent costume design work has been for “The Little Death”, a feature written and directed by Josh Lawson, which will be screening in the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.