The Wig and Make-up Manager / The Skulltress

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07 Jun 2017

6pm to 7.30pm

Vanessa Davis is a creative makeup artist. Her influence extends to her 240k followers on instagram, 15k followers on facebook and her (recently launched) 2.7k followers on YouTube. She launched her platform over a year ago and her subject is creative skull face art makeup. Her full-time job is managing a team of 14 at the English National Opera. Vanessa designs and produces the wigs, hair and makeup for operas and musicals for ENO at the London Coliseum.

Vanessa holds a degree from London College of Fashion, University of the Arts in Costume, Wigs, Makeup and Technical Effects for the Performing Arts. She has been a makeup artist for 14 years, a wig maker supervisor for 10 and has produced, designed and worked on 43 operas and 5 musicals and plays. Vanessa has designed and collaborated with a number of designers including Zandra Rhodes, Isaac Mizrahi, David Bailey, Vicky Mortimer, Nicky Gillibrand and Anthony Minghella. Her work has been photographed and has appeared in Vogue and ID Magazine.  Her 'The Skulltress' videos and photographs have been shared virally on severals facebook platforms by Buzzfeed, Now This, David Avocado Wolfe and George Takei as well as various international Facebook news platforms. One of Vanessa's viral videos had 18 Million views.

To reserve a free space, please register via eventbrite.

This event is hosted by the Design for Performance research hub.