City of Sydney – Envirobank sculpture

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In conjunction with their Envirobank program the City of Sydney commissioned Papermoose to create a giant 10c coin sculpture out of plastic bottles. It was installed at Customs House in June/July 2014. I was brought in as lighting consultant. Challenges on this project were that the lighting solution had to be attractive, low power, low maintenance and weatherproof. To meet these requirements IP rated LED strip with PWM colour changing was installed. Timers were used to make it set and forget – lighting automatically came on and off as designed. 

Client – City of Sydney

Art direction & design – Josh Flowers, Laura Ives, Reese Geronimo

Producer – Yingna Lu

Lighting consultant – Toby K 

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Incredible Book Eating Boy Gallery

Incredible Book Eating Boy. Produced by CDP Theatre Producers. Lighting Design by Toby K.The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Produced by CDP Theatre Producers

With
Gabriel Fancourt, Madeleine Jones and Jo Turner

Writer – Maryam Master
Based on the book by Oliver Jeffers
Director – Frank Newman
Designer – Andrea Espinoza
Composition – Tina Harris and Mark Harris
Sound Design – Mark Harris and Daryl Wallis

Lighting Design by Toby K

Photographs by Toby K

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Alls Well That Ends Well 2014 Gallery

Sport For Joves Alls Well That Ends Well

Photo by Seiya Taguchi

“Set, lighting and sound design are incredibly impressive. Ambitious in scale and scope, the creatives have outdone themselves with a show that is glorious in its look and feel.”
– Suzygoessee, Suzy Wrong, 28 Mar 2014
“Toby Knyvett’s lighting is masterful.”
– Sydney Arts Guide, Lynne Lancaster, 1 Apr 2014
” …black square shifts artfully from the vital, central image of a bed into a sauna, camp hospital, mortuary and other army scenes – all excellently lit by Toby Knyvett.”
– Stage Whispers, Martin Portus

Produced by Sport For Jove Alls Well That Ends Well runs till Sat Apr 12 at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre, Sydney. 

With

Christopher Stalley, Christopher Tomkinson, Damien Strouthos, Edmund Lembke-Hogan, Eloise Winestock, Francesca Savige, George Banders, James Lugton, Megan Drury, Michael Pigott, Robert Alexander, Robin Goldsworthy, Sam Haft, Sandra Eldridge, Teresa Jakovich

Director – Damien Ryan
Designer – Antoinette Barbouttis
Sound Design/Videography – David Stalley
Fight Director – Kyle Rowling

Lighting Designer – Toby K

Photography by Seiya Taguchi and Toby Knyvett

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Twelfth Night 2014 Riverside Gallery

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Toby Knyvett’s lighting design is notable for seamless invisibility (in my book, if you don’t really notice it, it’s a lighting story well-told, without affectation or “look at me!” self-seeking)” – Lloyd Bradford Syke, Crikey Daily Review, Mar 10 2014. 

Produced by Sport for Jove this is a remount of their excellent production of Twelfth Night at Riverside Theatre, Parramatta

With
Abigail Austin, Anthony Gooley, Bernadette Ryan, Christopher Stalley, Christopher Tomkinson, Damien Strouthos, Edmund Lembke-Hogan, Eloise Winestock, Francesca Savige, George Banders, James Lugton, Megan Drury, Michael Pigott, Robin Goldsworthy, Sam Haft, Teresa Jakovich, Tyran Parke, Terry Karabelas

Director – Damien Ryan
Designer – Anna Gardiner
Music Composition – Christopher Harley
Assistant Director – Dan Graham
Sound Design/Videography – David Stalley
Stage Manager – Ruth Horsfall
Set Construction – Nick Catran
Set Construction – Barry French

Lighting Designer – Toby K

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Cyrano de Bergerac Gallery

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With
Barry French, Bernadette Ryan, Christopher Stalley, Christopher Tomkinson, Damien Strouthos, Francesca Savige, James Lugton, John Turnbull, Julian Garner, Lizzie Schebesta, Madeleine Jones, Robert Jago, Scott Sheridan, Tim Walter, Vanessa Downing, Yalin Ozucelik

Director – Damien Ryan
Costume Designer – Anna Gardiner
Set Designer – Barry French
Sound Designer/Videography – David Stalley
Fight Director – Scott Witt
Production Manager – Jess Penny
Technical Manager/Operator – Jeremy Page
Stage Manager – Lija Simpson
Assistant Stage Manager – Rebecca Poulter

Lighting Designer – Toby K

Photos by Toby Knyvett and Seiya Taguchi

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The Man Who Dreamt The Stars Gallery

Malcolm Allison and Alicia Battestini in The Man Who Dreamt The StarsMalcolm Allison and Alicia Battestini

 “Dazzling stars, protruding beams and projected imagery – The senses are definitely stimulated by interactive video projection that amplifies emotion and immerses the audience in the story.” – Dean Margerison, Sydney Arts Guide, Feb 17 2014

Visually, The Man Who Dreamt The Stars is one of the most spectacular shows I’ve ever seen. The lights and the technical effects in this show are absolutely, gobsmacking exquisite. Toby Knyvett, the lighting and video designer, deserves every accolade that can be heaped on him. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a show that was so visually stunning.” – Jodi McAlister, Australian Stage, 18 Feb 2014

The Man Who Dreamt The Stars is the final version of the Star Project. Developed over three years by Merrigong Theatre Company and the Illawarra Disability Trust

The project features a mixed ensemble including performers who identify as disabled. It made use of infrared tracking technology and responsive projected environments. 

With –
Alicia Battestini, Drayton Morley, Malcolm Allison, Phillip Prentice

Director – Anne-Louise Rentell
Set & Costume Designer – Imogen Ross
Sound Designer – Daryl Wallis
Movement Director – Lee Pemberton

Lighting & Video Designer – Toby Knyvett

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Much Ado About Nothing Gallery

Damien Strouthos, Barry French, Chris Stalley and Robert Jago in Much Ado About NothingDamien Strouthos, Barry French, Chris Stalley and Robert Jago

“Toby Knyvett lit the beautiful venue in a way that almost made you feel as though you were amongst the oil lamps of the Globe.” – Jessica Lovelace, Stage Whispers 

Much Ado About Nothing at Bella Vista Farm

Produced by Sport For Jove

by William Shakespeare 

With 
Barry French, Christopher Stalley, Damien Strouthos, Francesca Savige, James Lugton, John Turnbull, Julian Garner, Lizzie Schebesta, Madeleine Jones, Matilda Ridgway, Robert Jago, Scott Sheridan, Tim Walter and Vanessa Downing

Director Adam Cook
Design Elizabeth Gadsby
Sound Design David Stalley
Choreographer Julia Cotton
Fight Director Scott Witt

Production Manager Jess Penny
Stage Manager Rebecca Poulter
Technical Manager/Operator Jeremy Page
Assistant Stage Manager Lija Simpson

Lighting Design Toby K

Playing till Jan 26 2014, full details here.

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Anaconda Gallery

Simon Lyndon in Anaconda at Bondi Pavillion 2013. Lighting Design by Toby K

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Anaconda at Bondi Pavillion

Produced by Paddington Arts Club and Tamarama Rock Surfers

Writer / Director Sarah Doyle
With Martin Broome, Damian de Montemas, Simon Lyndon, Leeanna Walsman
Composer & Sound Design Max Sharam
Set Design Tom Bannerman
Costume Design Emma Kingsbury
Costume Assistant Giulia Revolo
Design Consultant Lauren Brincat

Lighting Design Toby K

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Dead Man Brake Gallery

Sabryna Te'o in Dead Man BrakeSabryna Te’o

“The lighting by Toby Knyvett –  extremely evocative of the mood of the piece,  adding to the intensity of the emotions being shown and felt” – Stage Whispers

Directed by Anne-Louise Rentell

Costumes Designed by Imogen Ross

Sound Designed by Daryl Wallis

With Alicia Battestini, Nicholas Brown, Gerard Carroll, Phillip Hinton, Drayton Morley, Katrina Retallick and Sabryna Te’o

Produced by Merrigong Theatre Company

Lighting Designed by Toby K

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