Artist and designer Jacob Nash, whose work is well known to Sydney Festival and Bangarra Dance Theatre audiences, has been appointed as Sydney Festival’s inaugural Creative Artist in Residence. Having begun his residency on 7 April, he will be charged with creatively, artistically and culturally envisaging and overseeing major projects within the 2022 program, working closely with Festival Director Olivia Ansell.

Jacob Nash Artist and designer Jacob Nash. Photo courtesy of Sydney Festival

“I am really excited to be joining the Sydney Festival to work alongside the brilliant Olivia Ansell,” said Nash. “I look forward to sharing my diverse career experiences and cultural knowledge with her and the festival team, to help shape and define her vision for our city in summer.”

Nash’s work for Sydney Festival includes creative direction for Proclamationin 2020 as well as production design for ALWAYSin 2019, BLACK TIESin 2020 and To cook or not to Cookin 2021. He is also Head Designer at Bangarra – a role he will maintain while undertaking the residency – and has designed the sets for...