On the Couch with Matthew Adey

Matthew Adey Arts Review On the CouchWho is Matthew Adey?
Lighting Designer of F. by Riot Stage for Poppy Seed Festival, and lead artist at House of Vnholy.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I do things differently everyday to avoid the mundane existence of a regular job.

Who inspires you and why?
My daughter Wilhelmina Wednesday. Her imagination is so refreshing and inspiring.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Put my privilege to better use.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
A beach. The country. Somewhere silent. Escapism is my why.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Take them outta town. Regional Vic is da bomb. Probably a cold stream in the summertime. Again, escapism is my why.

What are you currently reading?
The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus, The Australian Ugliness by Robin Boyd.

What are you currently listening to?
Elizabeth Dixon, Survive, HIRS, Swans, Sleaford Mods.

Happiness is?
Doing what you love.

What does the future hold for you?
The end.

Matthew Adey is a production designer and theatre artist based in Melbourne, Victoria. He works under the moniker House of Vnholy specialising in the creation of live performance, set and lighting design, installation and sculpture. HOV debuted his first theatre installation MONO – in Melbourne and Adelaide to sold out seasons, and premiered a new work HOMME with Rebecca Jensen at Darebin Arts as part of the 2015 Melbourne Fringe.

Other design collaborations include Phillip Adams, Atlanta Eke, Shian Law, Natalie Abbott, Sarah Aiken, Melanie Lane, Jo Lloyd, Lilian Steiner, Chunky Move, Matthew Lutton & Malthouse Theatre, Red Stitch Actors Theatre, MKA and Elbow Room.

Matthew is the Lighting Designer for Riot Stage’s world premiere production of F. at Victorian Trades Hall: 30 November – 11 December, as part of the 2016 Poppy Seed Theatre Festival. For more information, visit: www.poppyseedfestival.com for details.

Image: Matthew Adey