Degree : B.A. Fine Arts (Hons) Printmaking/Painting/Art History (1981-84)
Diploma: Higher Diploma in Education Natal University, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (1985)
Degree: Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama: B.A. Technical and Production Arts (2004-2007)
RSAMD Student Projects Prague Quadrennial: June 2007 (Prague/Nottingham) Student Representative for the RSAMD / UK schools exhibit
The Caucasian Chalk Circle: RSAMD : Designer (2006/7) The Jack Bruce Wall (Sculpture) - Café Bar - RSAMD: Designer(2006/7)
Professional Development Prescott & Mackay : Classical Tutu-making course (2012)
Employment History: Scottish Learning Festival : Creative Space Designer : 2017 Scottish Dance Theatre : Tutu Mucky - Tutu Maker (2017) Tutu Maker : Scottish Ballet : Hansel and Gretel - Nov 2016 RCS Modern Ballet : Graduation Performance - Costume Maker , Designer and Supervisor Lecturer in Set and Costume Design at RCS (Cover-2014-2015) Costume Designer/Maker : RCS Modern Ballet Show (2015/16) Temp. Tutor - Design/ Production Arts : Royal Conservatoire Scotland (09:2012 - present) Costume co-ordinator and Maker : Opera Project - "L' incoronazione di Poppea" : RCS - Director - Mark Hathaway (09:2012) Scenic Art Tutor (Part Time) RSAMD (09:2007 - 11:2008) CostumeRe-design / Making / Altering : RCS Modern Ballet Performance (May 2012) Costume Co-ordinator /Maker : DSS Annual Show (06 - 2012)
Design - Set and Costume : Mela Festival:Edinburgh-Goddess-Chroegrapher:Alan Grieg RCS:Il Rittorno di Ulisse:RCS - Agos Studio: Director - Mark Hathaway (November 2013) Dance School of Scotland Annual Show: Theatre Royal: Artistic Director - Kenny Burke (June 2013) Women Beware Women: Designer:RCS-AGOS Studio: Director-Gordon Barr (May 2013) All's Well That Ends Well: RCS: Director-Bill Wright (May 2013) L' incoronazione di Poppea : Costume Designer : RCS-AGOS Studio - Director : Mark Hathaway (Nov 2012) Dance School Of Scotland Annual Show : DSS-King's Theatre : Artistic Director - Kenn Burke (June 2012) Motherland : RCS -Tron Studio: Director - Jane Hensey (May 2012) The Wizz : UKTS : Director - Alasdair Hawthorn (July 2011) Mother Courage : Birds of Paradise Theatre Company : Director - Morven Gregor (March 2011) Cinderella: UK Theatre School : Director - Alasdair Hawthorne (November 2010) Pinocchio : Arches : Director - Julie Brown (December 2010) Sea and Land and Sky : Tron Theatre : Director - Andy Arnold (October 2010) Fame : UK Theatre School : Director - Alasdair Hawthorne (August 2010) Clutter Keeps Company : Birds of Paradise Theatre Company : Director - Morven Gregor (February 2010) Little Red Riding Hood : The Arches : Director - Julie Brown ( December 2009) Julius Caesar and King Lear : RSAMD @ SYT Studio Theatre: Directors : Robert Carson / Gordon Barr (May 2009) Offshore : Birds 0f Paradise Theatre Company-Director - Morven Gregor (September 2008)
The Drawer Boy : Tron Theatre Company-(May 2008)Director - Andy Arnold The Irish Season:The Arches Theatre Company Translations: Citizen Theatre -Director – Andy Arnold Bailegangaire : Arches Studio - (Feb 2008) The Kelman Season : The Arches Theatre Company Herbal Remedies – Director : Andy Arnold They Make These Noises –Director : David McKay (August/ November 2007) Zombie Prom : The Tramway , Glasgow (August 2007) UK Theatre School - Director : Alasdair Hawthorn. Nonsense Room Productions : Costume designer and maker for Midsummer Night’s Dream 2006
Costume Maker : Linda Lowry School of Ballet since 2002
The Water Babies : The Arches Theatre Company : Props Maker( November 2007)
"...the production which Arnold has created on Hazel Blue's impressively functional and naturalistic farmhouse set, is a tight and affecting premiere and a fine beginning to his tenure at the Tron." Mark Brown - The Telegraph on 'The Drawer Boy'
"Hazel Blue’s splendid barn and home setting overarches the action beautifully." Steve Cramer - The List on 'Translations'
"Hazel Blue's set and costume designs are so gorgeous ..." Mark Brown - Sunday Herald on 'Pinocchio'
"with the assistance of Hazel Blue's atmospheric two-level set, (Docherty's)play takes us into a compellingly re-imagined version of the Russian front" Mark Brown - The Sunday Herald on 'Sea and Land and Sky'
'Hazel Blue's impressive two-tier set ... ' Robert Dawson Scott - The Times on 'Sea and Land and Sky'
Achievements Simon Crowther Award-RSAMD 2007 Design for Selfish Giant selected as 1 of 7 groups worldwide for participation in Showcase event.
Jamie Mackay : RSAMD - Scenic Art / Design Lecturer firstname.lastname@example.org Kenn Burke : Artistic Director - Dance School Of Scotland email@example.com Linda Lowry : Linda Lowry School of Ballet firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Experience and Skills
Fabric Silkscreen Printing and Fabric Painting Bobbin Lace Making
Supply Teaching (Art) : Scotland : Clydebank High School Vale of Leven High School : Douglas Academy National School of the Arts, Johannesburg ( 7/1989 – 5/1994) Printmaking, Art History and Drawing Teacher Matric or final year Dance - fund raising / organisation / co-ordination Twilight Children project: Art classes for Johannesburg street children. European Tour – 40 pupils from NSA on a 2-week Art Tour of Europe. Drama Department: Designing , constructing and painting sets , props and backdrops for Annie, Fiddler on the Roof , The Boyfriend and The House of Bernada Alba. Merit Award : Merit for teaching by the Education Department Willowmoore High School – Benoni: Teacher of Art and English. (2/89 – 6/89) Port Shepstone High School - Teacher of Art. (1/88-12/88) Co-ordinated Final Year Farewell Dance and took pupils on a week-long Art tour of Johannesburg. Little Flower School, Ixopo Natal, South Africa: Teacher of English (1/1986 – 12/1987) Only Kids Art Club : Old Kilpatrick. (2000 – 2004) Standard Bank National Drawing Competition (1992) South Africa : Drawing "Going Home?"- purchased for the permanent collection of the Durban Art Gallery. ‘Journey’ at the Tramway, Glasgow : Costume / Screen printing