A new book about Kristian Frederikson details the life of an Australian theatre designer with an international reputation

By Sasha Grishin
January 15 2021 - 1:00pm
Kristian Fredrikson making adjustments to costumes for Royal New Zealand Ballets production of Cinderella, 1991. Picture: Ross Giblin, courtesy Stuff/The Evening Post Collection, New Zealand.
  • Kristian Frederikson: Designer, by Michelle Potter. Melbourne Books, $59.95.

Kristian Fredrikson (1940-2005) was an extraordinary theatre designer who had a profound impact on Australian design for dance, opera and drama. This new exemplary monograph by Michelle Potter convincingly argues the case for him to be recognised as a designer of international significance.