Edie Kurzer

Costume Designer, IF: Industrial Fashion

“When Donna told me that the costumes would be based on the local industrial architecture, I was intrigued. I love the idea that a costume can represent a piece of the environment that one might see every day and then show it in a completely different light. My contribution highlights some big silhouettes on the landscape, a familiar artwork and a lamb. You might never view these landmarks in the same way again.”

A highly experienced and sought after costume designer, Edie Kurzer has numerous credits across film, theatre, television and commercials. She recently completed season 4 of Please Like Me for ABC-TV, the 2 part mini-series Molly and a Gillian Armstrong documentary about the Australian costume designer Orry Kelly. She also designed the 2 part mini-series Secret River released on the ABC in 2015. Edie has worked with some of the great names in Australian film-making. Her feature film credits include South Solitary starring Miranda Otto, Matching Jack with James Nesbitt and Kodi Smit-McPhee, Look Both Ways written and directed by Sarah Watt, Tempted directed by Bill Bennett and starring Burt Reynolds and Thank God he Met Lizzie starring Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh and Frances O’Connor. In theatre Edie has worked with esteemed directors including Mike Leigh, John Bell and Neil Armfield designing costumes for the Royal Stratford Theatre (UK), Belvoir Street Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, the Bell Shakespeare Company, Stalker Theatre Company and Sydney Festival productions.

Edie has been a guest lecturer in Costume at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, the National Theatre Drama School and at Aalto University in Helsinki, to name a few. She has also taught fabric printing in the Arnhem Land community of Ngukurr has traveled extensively for work and pleasure.

See Edie Kurzer’s work during the Festival in IF: Industrial Fashion

e: ediek@optusnet.com.au   

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