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Brendan de la Hay


Australian born award-winning entertainer, tv personality, performance artist, designer, creative director and visual artist, Brendan de la Hay is a powerhouse of innovative activations and striking creations featured at festivals, events, galleries, in print and on stages and screens across the globe.

Brendan’s work explores his unique perspective as a gender queer international nomad, blurring the lines between performance, wearable and visual art, contrasting obscure constructed beauty with innate darkness.

Having recently returned from living abroad between Berlin, Edinburgh and New York, Brendan brings to Sydney an eclectic and cutting-edge body of diverse new visual art, performance and design work, alongside ever increasing collaborations and connections in fashion with partnerships and creations for online and social mediums.

Award winning entertainer, tv personality, performance artist, costumier and fashion designer. Creative Director of Sydney’s newest cabaret venue – The Emerald Room.

Recent works include: Big Tinder Wedding (Event Design), Beyond the Break (Designer, Belvoir), Immersive Gatsby (Designer, Australian Tour, Viral Ventures), Canva Mardi Gras (Designer / Brand Ambassador), Karen’s Diner (Designer, Viral Ventures),  Love Ball 3 (Susanne Bartsch, New York), All Together Now (Judge, Channel 7/Endemol Shine), Candide (Production Design, Sydney Phil Choirs/Sydney Opera House), The Philosopher’s Strip, A Harry Potter Burlesque (Host, Oxford Art Factory), Funny Girl (Costume Design, SSO/Sydney Opera House) CAKE (Production Design, Adelaide Cabaret Festival), Lola Montez (Costume Supervisor, Riverside Theatre), The Bleeding Bride (Performance Art, Art Gallery NSW/Queer Art After Hours), Secret Garden Festival (Headliner), Vogue Australia (Stylist, cover shoot & editorial), Alice in Wonderland (Stylist, Sydney Festival), Miracle City (Art Department, Sydney Opera House), Menzies Research Centre 75th Anniversary Dinner (Event Design, Old Parliament House), BENT 101 (Art Director, 7Plus), Guilty Pleasures Cabaret & Burlesque Festival (Performer), Egyptian Mummies (Costume Design, British Museum/Sydney Powerhouse Museum), Cosi Fan Tutte (Costume Design, Sydney Conservatorium of Music), Into The Woods (Costume Design, Australian Institute of Music), Paul in Kiss Me Kate (Performer, Squabbalogic, Everest Theatre), Wonderful Town (Production Design, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs/Sydney Opera House), Risqué Revue (Costume Design, Slide Sydney), Into the Woods (Costume Design, Australian Institute of Music), Victoriana! (Production & Event Design, St Paul’s College), Little Black Dress Exhibition (Stylist, Sydney Fair), Rodeo Queen (Prop Stylist, Peter Alexander), The Original Grease (Costume Design, Squabbalogic), Vaudevillia (Performer, Rocks Village Bizarre), Grey Gardens (Costume Design, Squabbalogic), Of Thee I Sing (Production Design, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs/Sydney Opera House), El Circo Blanc (Costume Design, Slide Sydney), Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical (Director & Designer, Exclaim Theatre Company), Man of La Mancha (Costume Design, Squabbalogic), Australia’s Got Talent (Finalist, Channel 9/Fremantle Media).

Performances with state opera south australia