Åsa Norling

Scenkonstnär/Performance practitioner based in Hållnäs, Sweden

Åsa Norling is a multifaceted artist, working with spatialities on the stage and in the landscape.

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I am a theatre designer and performance practitioner based in rural Sweden.
Since graduating in 2008 from Central Saint Martins in London, I have worked as a set and costume designer on various theatre, dance and opera productions mainly in the UK.
I am particularly interested in devised work and site-specific projects.

Presently, I work together with artist Pavel Matveyev on a temporary public art project in Tierp, #möbleratierp.
For Tierp municipality, I also work on "Sagostigen", a series of permanent interactive art installations in a forested area in Tierp.

Apart from designing I have diverse experience of project management and educational work with children and adults.

I am also co-owner of Hållnäs Konstkoloni, a small-scale rural artists' retreat in Norduppland, Sweden. Visit www.hallnaskonstkoloni.com and www.instagram.com/konstkoloni for more info.



Mötesplats - scenkonst och landskap SKH15 p 2017

BA (1st Hons Degree) Theatre: Design for Performance.
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. 2005 - 08

Drama 40 credits. Göteborgs University. 2003 - 04

Fine Arts Foundation Course. Wiks Folkhögskola, Uppsala. 2001 - 03.



Temporary public art installations, Tierp. With Pavel Matveyev.

Art teacher at Kulturskolan, Tierp (2016 - )

Puppet workshop leader. Konstmuseet, Uppsala. With Arabiska teater/Reginateatern.

Producer. Snöskulpturfestivalen, Tierp. Studiefrämjandet.


"Kringelikråkgatan" by M. Hägglund. Set design. Möbeln, Tierp.

"Sanning, Saga, Sägen". Script/design. Lövstabruks Herrgård. Site-specific story telling promenade.


"The Firebird" by V. Ireland. Dir:Vicky Ireland. Corbett Theatre, Loughton.

"The Tellers' Tale", devised. Dir: Chris Meads. Corbett Theatre, Loughton.


"Middletown" by Will Eno. Dir: Chris Meads.
The Corbett Theatre. East 15 Acting School.

"Rörligt". Research and Development project within Acrobatic Sculptures, created by Ejnar Askberger.
Project manager and workshop facilitator.

Exhibition curator/ facilitator, Performance Design and Practice BA.
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.


"The Dream" by W. Shakespeare. Dir: Chris Meads.
Touring. East 15 Acting School.

Course Tutor “Introduction to Costume Design”. Clean Break Theatre, London

"Marat/ Sade" by Peter Weiss. Dir: Mike Bradwell.
Cockpit Theatre, London. East 15 Acting School.

"Good" by C.P. Taylor. Dir: Chris Meads.
Cockpit Theatre, London. East 15 Acting School.

"Swansong" by Anton Chekhov. Dir: Jeff James.
The Print Room, London.

"A Dream Play" by Carol Churchill after August Strindberg. Dir: Chris Meads.
Soho Theatre, London. East 15 Acting School.

"A Midsummer Night’s Dream" by W. Shakespeare. Dir: Chris Rolls.
Clifftown Studios, Southend. East 15 Acting School.


"Madam Butterfly". Adaptation/ dir: Adam Spreadbury-Maher.
Puppet design/ making only. Kings Head Theatre, London

"Noseferatu The Visitor" by Jonathan Holloway. Dir: J Holloway.
The Drill Hall, London. Red Shift Theatre/ East 15 Acting School

"Hansel and Gretel". by E.Humperdinck. Dir: Ian MacKenzie-Thurley.
Goodenough College, London. Bloomsbury Opera.

"The Dragon" by Yevgeiney Schwartz. Dir: Daniel Goldman.
BAC, London. Tangram Theatre/ East 15 Acting School.

"Tails from the Stray Dog Cabaret". Devised. Dir: Andrea Brooks.
BAC, London. East 15 Acting School.

"Attempts on Her Life" by Martin Crimp. Dir: Monique Wilson.
Tristan Bates Theatre, London. East 15 Acting School.


"The Prisoner of Zenda" adapted by Leon Rubin. Dir: Glen Walford.
Clifftown Studios, Southend. East 15 Acting School.

"A Bright Room Called Day" by Tony Kushner . Dir: Samuel Miller.
Clifftown Studios, Southend. East 15 Acting School.

"Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss Jr. Dir: Ian MacKenzie-Thurley.
Goodenough College, London. Bloomsbury Opera.

"The Venriloquist" by Larry Tremblay. Dir: Yolanda Ferrato.
Rosemary Branch Theatre, London. The London Quebec Festival 2009.

"The Silents" (Lighting design) Devised. Dir: Rachel Parish.
The Albany, London and Brighton Fringe Festival 2009. Three Birds Theatre.


"Graeculus" (Costume design/making). Choreography: Gerrard Martin
British Museum, London. UK Foundation for Dance.

Costume design/making. Choreographer Athina Vahla's residency at Science Museum, London.

"At Home" (Design/direction) Black Performance Laboratory,
Central Saint Martins, London.

"A Monopoly Game". Devised piece. Dir: Anastasia Revi.
Scene Pool, Camden People’s Theatre, London. Theatre Lab Company.

"From the Pit of my Stomach" by Rayna Campbell. Dir: Anastasia Revi.
Etcetera Theatre, London. Crazy Mother Truckers Ltd.


"Playhouse Creatures" by April De Angelis (Costume only) Dir: Zizi Sulkin.
Theatro Technis, London. Tower Theatre

"In Hysterics" by Yolanda Ferrato. Dir: Justin Martin/Y Ferrato.
The Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008.

Participant in SBTD’s "Taking Flight" workshops in 2007/08.
Nottingham, Prague, London (V&A).


"Biegga savkala ahte douddara douhken lea soames". Dance film, 8 mins. Prod. design.
Dir: Elle Sofe Henriksen/ Ken Are Bongo.


"Huset som Rut glömde" by Eva Brise. Dir: Louise Böregård.
Unga Folkteatern, Göteborg, Sweden.

"Störst är Kärleken" by A Reynolds & M Buffini. Dir: Ulrica Almgård.
Redbergsteatern, Göteborg, Sweden.

"I stand before you naked" by Joyce Carol Oates. Dir: Vanja Nilsson.
Unga Folkteatern, Göteborg (and touring), Sweden.

Work placements / assistant work:

Ass. Set Designer. "The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe".
Designer: John Riseboro. St. Stephen's, London. Antic Disposition. 2009

Assistant Set Designer. "Venus & Adonis".
Designer: Netia Jones. Wilton's Music Hall, London. Jan - Feb 2009

Art Dept. Assistant. Various Projects.
Production Designer: Eric Rehl. 2008

Work placement in Scenic Art dept. National Theatre.
March/April 2008

Assistant Costume Designer/ Maker. "Pheadre".
Designer: Stella Scott. Offstage Theatre. Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007

Work placement with prop/costume maker Leigh Cranston. 2007

Assistant set/lighting designer. "Pissungen".
Designer: Niklas Eriksson. Teater Bhopa, Göteborg, Sweden. 2004

Ass. costume designer/maker. "Är Jag Född så Vill Jag Leva".
Designer: Erika Von Weissenberg. Allikateatern, Göteborg. 2004

Workplacement in Masque and Wig Dept.
Designer: Carina Saxenberg. Stockholms Stadsteater, Sweden. 1998

Other employment:

Art teacher at Kulturskolan, Tierp. Ongoing.

Workshop leader. Konstmuseet, Uppsala.

Program coordinator, Tierp Library 2015/16

Workshop leader. Snöskulpturfestivalen, Uppsala.

Supply teacher at Hållnäs Skola, Hållnäs, Sweden. 2012.

Course Tutor “Introduction to Costume Design”.
Clean Break Theatre, London April – July 2011

Visiting Practitioner. Curator/facilitator.
Performance Design and Practice BA. Central Saint Martins. 2011/2012

Workshop leader coordinator. Don Giovanni Widening Participation Project.
Central Saint Martins. Dec 2008 – April 2009

Scenic Artist, various Drama Centre London productions.
Designers: Agnes Treplin, Mark Friend, Louie Withmore.

Technician, bar staff, box office and ushering staff at Cochrane Theatre, London. 2006 – 2010

Carer/ team coordinator. Göteborg City Council, Göteborg, Sweden. Sept 2004 – Aug 2005

Carer/ workshop leader. Beannachar Camphill Community, Aberdeen. Aug 1999 – Aug 2000


Co-president of the Performance Society for Student’s Union UAL

Participant in SBTD’s "Taking Flight" workshops in 2007/08.
Nottingham, Prague, London (V&A).

General computer skills (Word, Photoshop)

Clean Driving License


Set design
costume design
devised work
site specific
prop making