Thursday, January 4, 2018

GeekFest 2018 presenters: Sandra Reid

Working as a Costume Maker with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre (London) and Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Sussex), Alexandra (aka Sandra Reid) moved to BBC Television as a Costume Designer in 1964 working on drama and light entertainment productions, principally ‘Dr. Who’, for which she designed the Mark 1 and Mark 2 Cybermen.
After moving to Australia in 1968 she lectured in Costume, Fashion, Textiles and the decorative arts; her principal design credits being with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, both on staff and as a freelancer. Alexandra has also worked in the corporate sector as a trainer in Effective Speaking and Personal Presentation; in retail, employed by Myer Melbourne in the Import Fashion Dept.
Following her positions in the UK with Glyndebourne Opera in 2000/2001 and 2004/2006 she returned to Australia. Along with occasional appearances as a guest speaker she has recently begun writing her autobiography.

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