Student Profile

Julie Lynch


Masters by Research

Thesis Title

From Character to Cloth: Observing Costume Design on Screen


Laleen Jayamanne

Thesis Abstract

‘From Character to Cloth’ examines five key areas in costume design for screen including:

Observation: Finds design inspiration from accurate observation methods.

Collaboration: Analyses director and designer practices and partnerships.

Character and Function: Investigates how the performer’s physicality and character interpretation is supported by the costume.

Design Styles: Studies the creative advantages for developing design styles utilising layered and ambiguous elements.

The Costume in the Frame: Observes the costume’s impact within the screen composition.

Professional and/or Community Engagement

Conference Presentations

James Findlay, “They Came in Chains to Build a Television Nation” (paper presented at the Another World of Popular Entertainments conference, School of Creative Arts – Newcastle University, Newcastle, New South Wales, June 12-14, 2013)

James Findlay, “Bolters, Blacks and Bushtopias, Convict Escape on the Australian Screen” (paper presented at the Australian Historical Association Annual Conference, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, 8-12 July 2013)

Favourite Films

Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, 1971)
The Draughtsman’s Contract (Peter Greenaway, 1982)
Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)