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Zepur Agopyan


Zepur Agopyan


Designer and Maker


of Set and Costume











2002 - 2004



1995 - 2001




Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, M.A. Theatre Design


TAFE, N.S.W.: Diploma of Theatre Costume

Awarded the ‘Mary Ellen Roberts Memorial Trust Fund’ 


Gary Friedman Productions, Sydney: Short Course- Puppetry for Film and Television


TAFE, N.S.W.: Certificate IV, Clothing Production


Sydney University; Sydney College of the Arts: Bachelor of Visual Arts

1st year in Sculpture; 2nd and 3rd year in Object Art and Design; Major in Glass


Higher School Certificate (HSC): Davidson High School, Sydney


TAFE, N.S.W.: Certificate IV, Fine Arts, 2D Imaging and Animation for Artists

Notable Accomplishments:

Awarded the ‘Mary Ellen Roberts Memorial Trust Fund


Award Winner, Costume Design for 'Contendō', World Stage Design 2017 (WSD) Taipei


Selected exhibitor for World Stage Design 2017, (WSD) Taipei

Awarded a bursary from the Society of British  Theatre Designers towards WSD




Employment and Experience:


Oct 2016 - Oct 2016



Oct 2016 - Oct 2016



July 2016 - Oct 2016



June 2016 - Sept 2016



Jan 2016 - March 2016





Feb 2015 - Oct 2015




May 2014 - Dec 2014



Nov 2013



Nov 2013- 2014



Oct, Nov 2013




Oct 2013



July 2013



July 2013




Feb 2011 - Aug 2012

Aug- Oct 2011



April 2010 - Jan 2011




2006- 2012



Costume Designer 

'Donald Muhammad Trump', short film by dir. Darragh Mortell.


Costume Maker

'Dr Who', BBC Wales, Roath Lock, Cardiff Wales U.K.


Costume maker 

'Will', Series1, a Ninth Floor U.K. Production Ltd. Dragon Studios Wales, U.K.


Costume Designer

'Aberystwyth Mon Amour', for Lighthouse Theatre Company, Touring show. Dir. Abigail Anderson


Performance Designer

'Contendō', self funded and directed, In collaboration with Gundija Zandersonna, coreographer/ dancer, Volcano Theatre Swansea, U.K.

'World Stage Design'  Taipei,  2017 (WSD 2017) Exhibition selection in emerging designer catagory


Lead Drapes Person / Leatherworker (HOD) 

'The Bastard Executioner', pilot, a Fox 21 Television Studios, imagine Television, and FX Production. Pinewood Studio, Cardiff, and Dragon Studio,Wales, U.K. 


Drapes Person

'Da Vinci's Demons', Season 3, a Starz T.V. series, Swansea, Wales, U.K.


Assistant and Model Maker

For Designer Rhys Jarman, ‘The Nutcracker’ By Hattie Naylor and Paul Dodgson, The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton.


Model Maker

For Michael Taylor, Figures, model making, and ‘Around the world in 80 Days’ Figures


Teachers Assistant

Model Making, Royal welsh College of Music and Drama, assisting senior lecturer, Christine Marfleet. 1st year Model making projects and skills.                        


Model Maker 

For Carys Beard


Set Designer

‘A Chorus of Disapproval’, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, dir. Marilyn Le Conte


Costume designer

‘Alternative Routes’ 'They Seek to Find the Happiness They Seem', and 'Encore', National Dance Company Wales.  In collaboration with choreographers Lee Johnston and Christopher Scott, lighting designer Joe Fletcher.   


Tailoring, Opera Australia

‘La Boheme’, ‘Of Mice and Men’, ‘La Traviata’ (Opera on Sydney Harbour), Julie Taymor’s ‘The Magic Flute’, ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, ‘Don Giovanni’, Don Pasquale’, ‘South Pacific’, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies’, Madama Butterfly’, ‘Lakme’


Tailoring, ‘The Great Gatsby’

Tailoring Assistant, 'The Great Gatsby', dir. Baz Luhrman, Bazmark Film



Costumier (Ladieswear)

Sydney Theatre Company ‘Uncle Vanya’, ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’, ‘Orestia’,’ In the Next Room’,  ‘A Comedy of Errors’, ‘Our Town’, ‘The Wharf Review’


Puppet Maker

Corporate Creatures; Gary Friedman Productions


Costumier, 'Australia'

Assistant, ‘Australia’ dir. Baz Luhrman, Bazmark Film


Aboriginal Art Buyer

Photographer, and Vendor for Six Sixes Pty Ltd Trading as ‘Viewspace’ online gallery


2005-2009  Work Experience:​

-        Bill Hargate Costumes; Hollywood California

         general workroom

-        Opera Centre, Sydney Australia

         general workroom

-        Designer Jenny Tate: Madama Butterfly

         costume alterations, sourcing, breakdowns

-        Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir; ‘The Fairy Queen’

         dressing, wardrobe

-        Mathew Eager (Fashion House) work experience leading to casual employment,

         sample cutting, marker making, production assistant work

-        Glen Street Theatre, Sydney

         backstage wardrobe duties

-        Carla Zampatti (Fashion House), Sydney

         dispatch, clerical duties, cutting

Special Skills:​

-        Model, and figure making

-        Technical drawing

-        Flat patternmaking, draping and sewing of ladies’ period undergarments and dresses, modern clothing, and  dancewear

-        Fabric embellishment, eg: dying, embroidery, beading, printing, painting

-        Theatrical millinery

-        Making “Muppet” puppets

-        Leather carving, moulding and working

-        Costume props and accessories, designing and making eg: armour, belts, jewellery

-        Making foam latex prosthetics

-        Modelling in clay, plasticine, wax, ‘Kleen Clay’

-        Carving in foam, wax, glass

-        Sculpture in varying materials, including glass

-        Casting and moulding in plastic, silicone, plaster, resin, fiberglass

-        Rendering and drawing using paint, Photoshop, pastels, pencil, chalk, ink

I have a full clean driving licence, and car 

I hold dual citizenship with the EU, and Australia. I do NOT require a work visa.

I have experience teaching art classes to children of all ages, and have been a teacher’s assistant in University classes. 


On Request



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