Robin Hall - Costume Designer

Robin Hall started her career in the entertainment industry when she trained as a dancer at the Australian Ballet Academy in Sydney. She then moved down to Melbourne where she started working in the wardrobe department at the Australian Ballet. In 1971 she began work on her first film, ("Don Quixote"). Ron Williams was the wardrobe supervisor and Robin worked as his assistant. Then from 1973 until 1976, Robin worked with the Australian Opera Company, before moving on to do her next film, "Between the Wars", in 1977 - '78.

In 1979 Robin was invited by Wardrobe Supervisor Ron Williams to join him as his assistant at Crawford's. She did this for 3 months before taking over as Head Designer for "The Sullivans", as well as becoming Wardrobe Supervisor for other Crawford shows, such as "Cop Shop", "Skyways" and "Young Ramsay". Robin left Crawfords in 1981 to work on the feature film, "The Man from Snowy River".

Moving back to Sydney she became the resident designer for the Sydney Dance Company.
About 1985 Robin was once again in Melbourne working in wardrobe for both HSV7 and GTV9 on their various variety shows including "The Bert Newton Show" and "Hey, Hey, It's Saturday".

1986 saw Robin moving to Europe and studying in London before working for Berman & Nathan, now known as Angels, major suppliers of costumes and uniforms to the global film and television industry.

In 1987 Robin moved back to Australia and began working for the Playbox Theatre in Melbourne, working on a variety of stage shows including "Phantom of the Opera", "Mamma Mia", "Singing in the Rain" and "Shout", along with some television variety shows.
Robin moved back to Sydney in 1996 to work on the stage productions "Shout" and "The Lion King", as well as many Bell Shakespeare Company productions. Robin was a Costume Maker on the two "Star Wars" movies made in Australia and was the Costume Designer on the local feature film "Little Boy Lost". Her television work since that time also included the mini series "A Thousand Skies".

Currently, Robin is writing "The History of Costume Designers in Australian Theatre" for the SBW (Seaborn, Broughton & Walford) Foundation archives. She is also in pre-production as Production Designer for a Michael Thornhill film, "Vista Bay".