Rose Montgomery
Rose Montgomery is an Australian set, costume and props designer, and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Design for Performance from The National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney). Prior to studying at NIDA, Rose completed a Bachelor of Spatial Design and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. 
Rose works between Australia and The United Kingdom as a freelance designer across theatre, opera, dance, film, television , video games and events.

Awards and Nominations

2021 Recipient of the Loudon Sainthill Memorial Scholarship 
2020 Recipient of RN’s TOP 5 Arts ABC Media Residency 2020
2020 Finalist for the JMK Theatre Award (Designer) 
2020 Selected for BAFTA Connects (paired with mentor renowned costume designer Phoebe De Gaye)
2017-18 Selected for Sydney Opera House’s MADE Program  
Theatre includes: Set and Costume Designer for Marie Curie the Musical (Charing Cross Theatre) 2024, Graphics Designer for Operation Mincemeat (Spit Lip) 2023, Graphics Designer for Sylvia (The Old Vic) 2023, Graphics Designer for The Great Gatsby NYC (Immersive International) 2022, Graphics Designer for The Burnt City (Punchdrunk) 2022, Designer of Chiaroscuro (Canberra Theatre Centre) 2021, Designer of This Modern Coil (Redfern Pop Up Theatre) 2021, Associate Designer of Hamlet (The Young Vic) 2020, Costume Designer of Uncle Vanya (UK Touring Production) 2019, Designer of Post (The Old Red Lion Theatre) 2019, Set and Props Designer of The Way Of The World (NIDA Theatres) 2018, Designer of The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (NIDA Theatres) 2018, Costume Designer of Me Right Now (Canberra Theatre) 2012. 
Opera includes: Associate Designer on LA Philharmonic's Weimar Nightfall: Seven Deadly Sins (Walt Disney Concert Hall) 2021.
Film/Television includes: Production Designer of Short Film  'kjærlighet' (Primary Colour Pictures) 2023, Design Assistant on The Great Season 3 (Hulu) 2022, Production Designer of Svengali (Badlands Productions) 2021, Set Decoration Assistant on Piece's of Her (Netflix) 2021, Set Decoration Assistant on Thor Love and Thunder (Marvel) 2020/21, Art Department and Wardrobe Assistant on Home & Away 2020, Properties Master of The Home Team (AFTERS Pilot) 2020, Design Intern for graphics designer Annie Atkins 2018/19,  Wardrobe Assistant on All About E (Girls' Own Pictures) 2013. 
Music Videos include: Production Designer of Lime Cordiale's Reality Check Please.
Events include: Graphic Designer for Winter Wonderland 2022 and 2023, Designer for DJ Flume's European Tour pop-up stores 2020.
Design Assistant for: Anna Fleischle, Jon Bausor, Tom Scutt, Ben Stones, Michael Levine, Peter McKintosh, Chloe Lamford, Laura Hopkins, Mel Page, Michael Hankin, and more. 
Marie Curie The Musical - Charing Cross Theatre
"Rose Montgomery’s set design is a masterclass in the power of simplicity: a rotating staircase on wheels becomes Curie’s laboratory, a classroom in the Sorbonne, a factory staircase, the outside of a building, and a symbolic representation of the passing of time."

— Theatre Vibe UK
Marie Curie The Musical - Charing Cross Theatre, London
"The design of the set (Rose Montgomery) was also incredibly interesting. With moving parts and little to no blackouts, it was a tough job to ensure that the changing of set pieces was done successfully, but the way it was incorporated into the show added to the atmosphere and enhanced the performance. The set appeared simple, with chalkboards and science equipment being nowhere near glamorous, but clearly, every piece was designed and made precisely."
— Adventures In Theatreland UK
Marie Curie The Musical - Charing Cross Theatre, London
"The set and costumes, by Rose Montgomery, are excellent, offering moments of light and shade.They come into their own when the glowing property of radium is both celebrated and feared."

— Lou Reviews UK
Marie Curie The Musical - Charing Cross Theatre, London
"The intelligent showmanship of the production (Rose Montgomery’s set of sliding staircase and screens makes an elegant backdrop for some highly impactful projections by Matt Powell, while Prema Mehta’s lighting uses shadow to fascinating effect) means that Curie’s moral dilemma of having discovered an element that can simultaneously heal and destroy humans feels real and focused."

— What's On Stage UK
Marie Curie The Musical - Charing Cross Theatre, London
"Rose Montgomery’s set design swivels from trains to labs and there is also a revolving staircase. It all leaves your head spinning."
— The Guardian UK
Marie Curie The Musical - Charing Cross Theatre, London
"Rose Montgomery’s constantly moving set, paired with Matt Powell’s projections of Marie’s handwritten journal entries looks impressive, and makes the small space feel like it’s hosting a much larger musical."

— Theatre Weekly UK
Punchdrunk's The Burnt City - Woolwich, London
"The set, with attention to the smallest detail, has an intimate filmic beauty." 

— The Guardian UK
This Modern Coil - Redfern Pop Up Theatre, Sydney
"The use of gravel by set designer Rose Montgomery added an especially delicious aural experience, with every crunch-under-boot ricocheting through the audience"
— ★★★★-
Chiaroscuro - Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra
"Rose Montgomery’s setting makes effective use of the limited space, and is successful in suggesting the disarray of an artist’s studio"
— Australian Arts Review