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Daniel had his first taste of theatrical lighting at the age of 12 with his high school musical, Pendragon.



Having been given the opportunity to test some of his own design ideas, increasing his understanding of the intrinsic role lighting design plays in theatre, Daniel gained valuable knowledge working in children’s theatre at the Odeon, Adelaide during school holidays.



From his first complete design at age 17, Daniel’s career path was set and he went on to train at the Adelaide College of the Arts. During his study he continued to operate and design many varied live performances around Adelaide whilst being mentored by industry professionals.



Daniel has established himself as an innovative designer. His collaborative approach to design and willingness to attempt the impossible have made Daniel well regarded in the South Australian theatre scene through this reputation, and is now emerging in the national theatre scene.



Of particular note, Daniel owes a great debt of thanks in his career development to David Lampard and Daniel Jaber for providing him with the opportunity and artistic freedom to innovate. The trust they placed in him enabled Daniel’s lighting to realise their vision, capturing the essential and underlying emotion of each production.

© 2014 Daniel Barber