Performing arts, research & art
Aotearoa New Zealand
This website profile's the work of Lisa Maule.
Lisa works in the performing arts and events in Aotearoa New Zealand. She coordinates a Wikipedia project called Performing Arts Aotearoa Wikiproject as a centralised open source place for information about all aspects of performing arts in New Zealand.
Lisa's artistic practice mostly includes set design, lighting design, painting and drawing.
"Matiu-Somes Island, Wellington Harbour 3"
L Maule (2021)
acrylic on canvas (for sale)
Ko Pākehā ahau.
I am Pākehā, a white New Zealander, my family is English and Scottish in heritage.
I live in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.
My background is in the creative sector in Aotearoa. I started working backstage in performing arts in Wellington in my first year studying at university in 1990 at age 19. I have a career as a designer, organiser and educator, working across theatre, dance and events. I am currently working on research and development for projects.
In my creative practice I am best known for lighting design and I has been critically acclaimed with two Wellington theatre awards and a few more nominations. In my formative years I worked with Red Mole, Taku Rua and women's theatre such as 'Not Broadcast Quality' in Wellington. I am part of the Magdalena Aotearoa Trust and the international network The Magdalena project.
Between 2008 and 2017 I taught on the technical and management courses at Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School. During this time I was part of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority targeted review of qualifications (TRoQ) in performing arts.
I graduated in 2018 with a Master of Public Management from Victoria University of Wellington. Through this I focused on leadership, collaboration and organisation culture, and what in performing arts in New Zealand is known and practiced, compared to what is the rhetoric in government.