Before studying at NIDA, Anthony worked as a scenic painter for several Brisbane events companies, and then completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production) at Queensland University of Technology, graduating with Distinction. During this degree, he assisted designers Bill Haycock and Bruce McKinven. His training culminated in designing set and costumes for The Crucible. While in Brisbane he worked with Grin and Tonic, designing sets and animation for several productions, and costumes for burlesque performance.
During his time at NIDA, Anthony has designed costumes for Kate Champion’s Not Who I Was, set and costumes for Loose Change’s Grown Up for triple j Unearthed, and set and costumes for a modern adaptation of Le Portrait de Dorian Gray. He also designed costumes for the hybrid documentary An Easy Death, and set and costumes for a new musical production of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom directed by Samantha Young with music by Matthew Predny. He assisted Mark Thompson on Opera Australia’s production of Aida.
Anthony is currently designing set and costumes for Kristine Landon-Smith’s new production of Capricornia. He is a recipient of the 2015 William Fletcher Foundation Tertiary Grant for emerging artists.