Jemima has been recently awarded the Max Rayne Design Bursary at the National Theatre where she is their production design assistant.
Jemima trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and was a winner of the biennial Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 2011. Her recent design for Thebes Land at the Arcola directed by Daniel Goldman was nominated for 'BEST SET DESIGN' and won 'BEST PRODUCTION' for OFF WEST END AWARDS 2017.
Formerly resident artist at Kenya’s Kuona Arts Trust, her art installation '327 Unreported' tackled head on the major issue of rape and gender violence in Kenya. In 2014 Jemima was resident designer for Istanbul’s Talimhane Theatre working with directors Mehmet Ergen and Lerzan Pamir.
Current projects include: The Majority (Dorfman theatre, National Theatre), Dyl (Old Red Lion).
Recent design credits include;
New Nigerians by Oladipo Agboluaje directed by Rosamunde Hutt at Arcola Theatre, Mapping Brent for the Tricycle Theatre, Thebes Land (Arcola Theatre), License to Ill (Southwark Playhouse), Parallel Yerma (Young vic, Maria studio), Maria de Buenos Aires (Arcola Theatre) Hearing Things (The Albany, co-designer Miriam Nabarro), Don’t waste your bullets on the dead (Vaults Festival), This Will End badly (Southwark Playhouse), Biedermann and the arsonists (Sadlers Wells), Sparks (Old Red Lion), Little Malcolm and his Struggle against the Eunuchs (Southwark Playhouse), Dark Vanilla Jungle (Arcola and Talimhane Theatre) I love you, you’re perfect, now change (Zorlu Centre, Istanbul) The Tempest (Watermill Theatre).
Along with her design work, Jemima enjoys illustrating, collaging and painting. She recently made puppets and ‘cardboard worlds’ for 20 Stories High and Theatre Rites ‘Broke n Beat Collective’. Described by Lynn Gardner as 'lo-fi inventiveness that verges on the brilliant. That’s particularly true of an early scene, in which life on the Cherry Bank Estate is evoked using a few boxes, some drawings and a projector. It’s a miniature world of modern Rapunzels, locked in their high-rise boxes, who can’t see a way to make an escape.’ (The Guardian)
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