Set and Costume Designer
Gabriela Tylesova is an award winning, internationally acclaimed designer. Gabriela works across the full spectrum of the arts, designing sets, costumes, concepts and animation for opera, theatre, large scale events, dance and film.
Gabriela was born in the Czech Republic, studied in Europe and Australia, and graduated in Design in 2000 at NIDA.
Gabriela has won multiple awards including: Helpmann Award for Best Set Design in 2009, 2011 and 2014. Helpmann Award for Best Costume Design in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Green Room Award for Best Set Design in 2003 and 2011, Green Room Award for Best Costume Design in 2002, 2006 and 2011. Australian Production Design Guild Award for Best Set Design in 2012, and Best Costume Design in 2012 and 2014, Sydney Theatre Award for Best Costume Design in 2012, 2013 and Best Set Design in 2013.
Gabriela’s work has been exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial in 1999 and 2015, as well as in the upcoming Moscow exhibition “Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990-2015”. Some of Gabriela’s career highlights include designing Love Never Dies, the Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s follow up musical to The Phantom of the Opera (Australia, Japan, Germany), Cosi Fan Tutte, Sweeney Todd, L’elisir D’amore, Baroque Masterworks, Salome, Il Turco In Italia, The Rabbits for Opera Australia, The Visit, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Pillowman, Urinetown, Tomfoolery for Melbourne Theatre Company, Macbeth, Fireface, Attempts On Her Life, Volpone, This Little Piggy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead for Sydney Theatre Company, Scheherazade for The Australian Ballet, Boomerang, Of Earth And Sky for Bangarra Dance Theatre, Can We Afford This/The Cost Of Living for DV8 Physical Theatre (Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum for Gordon Frost Organisation and the Broadway musical adaptation of First Wives Club (USA).
Gabriela also designed the sets and costumes for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar.
Gabriela is currently designing sets and costumes for The Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty, redesigning Love Never Dies for Germany and USA, and designing sets and costumes for the Queensland Theatre Company’s new musical Ladies In Black to be directed by Simon Phillips.