Niall is an emerging Irish Theatre/Production Designer based in London who graduated from Wimbledon College of Art in 2017. In 2018 he was awarded the 1 year full time residency at the National Theatre's Max Rayne Design Studio.
“Stories constantly inspire, re-inform and and develop my own aspirations and sensibilities when designing for theatre, with the intent to create spaces and impressions as nuanced as the characters within them. Whether in a theatre space, village hall, warehouse or coffee shop, my work aspires to be honest, expressive and truthful”
Recent Theatre Design work includes: Associate Set and Costume Designer for Translations (National Theatre) and Designer of The World We Made (CHANGE Festival) - a new play using the latest sustainable sound and lighting technology to create an immersive design that is adaptable to any venue it travels, that is as low environmental impact as possible.
Within his practice, he continues to work across many disciplines including sculpture, where he has worked on HBO’s Game of Thrones for three years and gained his first two professional TV credits. Niall has worked in the Art Departments on Peter Strickland's In Fabric, LOVE directed by Alexander Zeldin and Ben Wheatley's latest horror In The Earth.
Niall is a frequent collaborator with Yellow Belt Productions, in which he has designed two Short films - Dungarees and Al(ly)ien. He is currently developing the design for their latest production (short), Trigger Point - directed by Dan Clifton: A submarine commander must follow orders and despite her doubts, press the launch button triggering the earth’s final nuclear apocalypse.
He is currently developing his practice within video and sculpture concerning the passionate and often conflicted attitudes towards questions of cultural identity within Northern Ireland. Using ancient legends and urban mythic spaces in an attempt to investigate cultural hijacking.
Who are we? Maybe it’s about time we had that conversation.