Creative & Design
With 20 years professional experience, I dream, create and realise playful, insightful and powerful works. From stage design to advertising creative my work ranges from the super-dooper serious to totally outlandish.
Having worked with some of the leading names in world theatre on productions for companies such as the UK's The Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre, I have an international eye for the very best. Locally I have created designs for Opera Queensland, The State Library of Queensland, Queensland Theatre and LaBoite.
I am also a Co-Artistic Director of Little Match Productions
a home of women conjuring high quality music driven productions ranging from contemporary opera to feminist comedy cabaret. Visit Little Match Productions for updates on our all new opera for children, The Owl and The Pussycat touring Australia in 2020.
WINNER 2018 MATILDA AWARD - BEST COSTUME DESIGN
THE OWL & THE PUSSYCAT
"Penny is a champion you want on your team. Indefatigable in her efforts to arrive at the best creative solution. Possessing a great sense of humour along with a deep passion for the work. You rarely if ever hear no, just positive little Challen steps in the direction of said challenge. A wonderful collaborator, a genuine creative talent."
Craig Ilott, Award-winning Director
“Penny is truly great. A wonderful planner and problem solver, always available with a new great idea if needed and a wonderfully flexible collaborator. She has the skills, the creativity and the stamina for large projects.”
Wesley Enoch, Artistic Director, Sydney Festival