Sharka Bosakova originaly from the Czech Republic, has completed qualifications in Pre-School Special Education and Art Therapy followed by a bachelor degree in Fashion Design at the University of Liberec and masters degree in Theatre/Set and Costume Design at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. Her Masters thesis, recognised as an outstanding dissertation by Janacek University, was devoted to Seagull by A. P. Checkov, deconstructing alchemy and symbolism and interweaving with then current issues; threading the link between the past, present and the cyclical nature of human behaviour.

Inspired by her interest in anthropology and transition rituals and indigenous mythology and stories, she moved to Australia and studied at QUT in Brisbane and graduated with a masters degree in Theatre/Creative Industries in 2004.

‘As a designer I have the capacity to capture and enhance a director’s vision with strong, uncluttered design, focused on function and symbolic expression.’

Sharka has been active in the Industry as a designer for 20 years, working on projects and productions including ballet, contemporary dance, new music, opera, play and film. Her interests in visual arts include photography, painting, drawing, small objects and jewellery making.