Peter Farley
Workshop Leader: Reaching for the Heavens  

Peter has worked in the theatre for over thirty years. He was trained at Wimbledon College of Art, London, and has a Master of Arts degree in Theatre Design/Scenography. Over the past 10 years, Peterís theatre work has been concerned with producing, devising and designing award winning new work based on classic renaissance plays in collaboration with the Director, Jane Collins. During this time, he has also been an Associate Designer for the Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. 

Peter is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre: Design for Performance at Wimbledon College of Art. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and The Slade School of Fine Art. He is External Examiner for the Post Graduate Course in Theatre Design at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Nightingale Theatre, Brighton. He has also made written contributions to books and catalogues and has curated many exhibitions. From 1997 to 2001, he was Course Leader of MA Theatre: The Visual Language of Performance at Wimbledon College of Art. 

In 2006, he was awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council Research Fellowship to explore ways in which current and historic scenographic process can be documented, archived and disseminated for the use of theatre specialists and the public at large. This work will become part of a scenographic archive at Wimbledon College of Art building upon the Collegeís recent acquisition of the Jocelyn Herbert, Richard Negri and remaining Motley archives.