Toby Knyvett CV

Updated 17.06.15


Best lighting design for an independent production - Sydney Theatre Awards 2014 - for Alls Well That Ends Well by Sport For Jove Theatre Company



May/June 2015

Independent Artwork, Beatdice, Vivid Festival 2015, Sydney


Apr 2015

Interaction Design, The Difference Between You And Me Is That I'm Not A Shark, 7mm pitch, Ramus Illumination and We Buy Your Kids, Central Park, Sydney. Installation.


Mar 2015

Lighting Design, The Ashgirl, Kincoppal-Rose Bay School, Sydney.


Feb 2015

Interaction Design, Chinese New Year, 7mm pitch, Ramus Illumination, Central Park, Sydney. Installation.


Jan 2015

Interaction Design, Build The Music, Sydney Opera House Presents: Creative Play, Sydney Opera House Western Foyer, Sydney. Installation.

Dec 2014

Lighting and Interaction Design, Panacea project, Griffin Theatre Company and Google, Stables Theatre,

Kings Cross

Nov 2014

Lighting Design (Main Stage), Inside Out Festival, Astral People, Manning Bar, Sydney.

Nov 2014

Lighting and Interaction Design, Redfern Talks Back, Sydney Opera House Presents, Sydney Opera House Studio, Sydney.

Oct 2014

Lighting Design, Journeys End, Seymour Centre, Sydney.

Sep 2014

Interaction Design, Lego Suits, Sydney Opera House Presents: Creative Play, Sydney Opera House Western Foyer, Sydney. Installation..

Sep 2014

Lighting Design, Audrey of the Outback, Eaton Gorge Theatre Company, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra.


August 2014

Co-Lighting Design with Chris Gregory, Psyfari Festival 2014 - Stampede stage and Life Cycle stage, Noisy Chickens, Capertee Valley NSW

July 2014

Lighting Consultant, Envirobank Sculpture, City of Sydney and Papermoose 

June 2014

Concept/Interaction Design, Echo Table, Sydney Opera House Presents, Sydney Opera House Western Foyer, Sydney

March/April 2014

Lighting Design, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, CDP Theatre Producers, Australian East Coast Tour including Playhouse, Sydney Opera House and Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Center.

March 2014

Lighting Design, Sport For Jove Repertory Season, Alls Well That Ends Well and Twelfth Night, Sport For Jove, Riverside Theatre, Parramatta and York Theatre, Seymour Centre, Sydney

February 2014 

Lighting, Video and Interaction Design, The Man Who Dreamt The Stars, Merrigong Theatre Company and Illawarra Disability Trust, Gordon Theatre, Wollongong

January 2014

Video Systems Design, Creative Play: Lego, Sydney Opera House Presents, Sydney Opera House Western Foyer, Sydney

December 2013/January 2014

Lighting Design, Sport for Jove Summer Season Much Ado About Nothing and Cyrano De Bergerac, Sport For Jove, Bella Vista Farm, Bella Vista and Everglade Gardens, Leura

October 2013

Lighting Design, Anaconda, Paddington Arts Club, Bondi Pavillion, Bondi

 August 2013

Lighting Design, Australian Dance Awards 2013, Ausdance ACT, Canberra Playhouse, Canberra

Lighting Design, Dead Man Brake, Merrigong Theatre Company, IPAC, Wollongong

July 2013

Lighting Design, Hit The Floor Together, QL2 Dance, Canberra Playhouse, Canberra

Interaction and Lighting Design, The Star Project, Development #3, Merrigong Theatre Company and Illawarra Disability Trust, IPAC, Wollongong

June 2013

Interaction and Lighting Design, The River Eats, Justin Shoulder, Performance Space, Carriageworks, Sydney. 

May 2013

Generative artwork, Textflock, dotdotdot, Wired #NextFest, Milan, Italy

Generative artwork, A Better Place, dotdotdot, Milan, Italy

Interaction Design, Untitled, Toolkit Festival Workshop, Venice, Italy

February - May 2013

Production Manager, Hitlers Daughter USA Tour, Monkey Baa Theatre Company, National tour - United States.

January 2013

Lighting, Video and Interaction Design, V and Gala & Hypnos, Faux Mo Festival Nightclub, MOFO Festival, Hobart.

December 2013 - January 2013

Lighting Design, Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors and The Tempest, Sport for Jove Theatre Company. Elizabeth Farm, Bellavista and Everglade Gardens, Leura.

September 2012

Lighting, Video and Interaction Design, The Star Project, Development # 2, Merrigong Theatre Company and Illawarra Disability Trust, IPAC, Wollongong

August 2012

Creator, Realnaut (working title), alpha presentation at Rapid Prototype, Open Source and Legs on the Wall. Alaska Projects, Kings Cross.

July 2012

Lighting Design, Blood Pressure, Bodysnatchers theatre co. Old Fitzroy Theatre, Sydney.

June 2012

Lighting Design, Hamlet, Sport for Jove Theatre Company. York Theatre, Seymour Centre, Sydney.

May 2012

Lighting and Video Design, V and The River Eats, Justin Shoulder & Co w/Next Wave Festival. Arts House, Melbourne.

March 2012

Lighting Design, Bugalugs Bum Thief, Monkey Baa Theatre Company. National Australian Tour.

November - December 2011

Interaction Design, Forestation, The Rocks Moonlight Markets, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. The Rocks, Sydney.

December 2011

Interaction Design, Feedback 2011, Critical Path and Performance Space. The Drill Hall Rushcutters Bay, Sydney.

November 2011 - January 2012

Lighting Design,Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth, Sport for Jove Theatre Company. Elizabeth Farm, Bellavista and Everglade Gardens, Leura.

October 2011

Lighting, video and Interaction Design, Superb and Broken, Circus Monoxide. IPAC, Wollongong.

September 2011

Interaction Design, Cubejam, South Coast Childrens Festival, Merrigong Theatre Company. IPAC, Wollongong

April 2011

Lighting and video Design, The Dapto Chaser , Merrigong Theatre Company. IPAC, Wollongong.

January - April 2011

Lighting Design, Funk it Up About Nothin' World Tour, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and Merrigong Theatre Company. Chicago, Australia, London.

November 2010

Lighting Design, Death in Bowengabbie, Merrigong Theatre Company. IPAC, Wollongong.

July 2010

Creator, Lighting, Video and Interaction design, Feedback 2010, Gordon Theatre, Wollongong

March 2009 - May 2009

Lighting Design and Production Management, Project: ALICE, Concrete Heartbeat. Carriageworks, Sydney.


2013: Test and Tag Qualification, NSW Electrical Test & Tagging

2009: Masters of Creative Arts, Theatre, University of Wollongong

2008: Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Essentra, Wollongong

2007: Bachelor of Creative Arts, Performance, University of Wollongong

2007: Senior first aid certificate, (refreshed Sep 2010), St Johns First aid, Wollongong

2006: Riggers Licence, Illawarra TAFE/Workcover, Wollongong

2006: Workcover General Induction for Construction Work (Green Card), Illawarra TAFE/Workcover, Wollongong


Toby K is an emerging lighting, video and interactive artist from Sydney, Australia. He recently designed The River Eats in collaboration with Justin Shoulder at performance space and lit the 2012/2013 Sport For Jove Western Sydney Shakespeare festival. Most recently he worked with Merrigong Theatre Company and development #3 of The Star Project. He has upcoming designs for Hit the Floor Together for QL2 Dance, The Australian Dance Awards, and Anaconda at Bondi Pavillion. In the past he has lit national tours for Monkey Baa Theatre company and internationally for Merrigong Theatre Company and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. As an independent artist he undertook a residency in May with interactive media collective DotDotDot in Milan and is planning a further development of his own work CubeJam later in 2013. 



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